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How to cancel an App Store subscription

What is a subscription?

With a subscription, you pay to access content from an app or service for a period of time. For example, you might subscribe to a video streaming service on a monthly basis. Subscriptions automatically renew unless you cancel them. Learn about the types of subscriptions and other in-app purchases.

If you signed up for a free or discounted trial subscription and you don’t want to renew it, cancel it at least 24 hours before the trial ends. Learn more

How to cancel an App Store subscription on iPhone or iPad

  1. Launch the Settings app.
  2. Tap iTunes & App Store.
  3. Tap on your Apple ID.Open Settings, then tap iTunes & App Store, then tap your Apple ID
  4. Tap View Apple ID when the pop up window appears.
  5. Enter your Apple ID password or fingerprint ID when prompted.
  6. Tap Subscriptions.Tap View Apple ID, then tap Subscriptions
  7. Tap the Subscription you want to cancel.
  8. Tap Cancel Subscription.
  9. Tap Confirm when prompted to confirm that you want to cancel your subscription.Tap a subscription, then tap Cancel Subscription

After your current period ends, whether it is part of a free trial or a regular recurring subscription, iTunes will no longer bill you for that subscription.

How to resubscribe to a service you canceled

Want to resubscribe to a service you once canceled? Apple keeps your past subscriptions on record, so you can always re-add them at a later time (if still available).

  1. Launch the Settings app.
  2. Tap iTunes & App Store.
  3. Tap on your Apple ID.Open Settings, then tap iTunes & App Store, then tap your Apple ID
  4. Tap View Apple ID when the pop up window appears.
  5. Enter your Apple ID password or fingerprint ID when prompted.
  6. Tap Subscriptions.Tap View Apple ID, then tap Subscriptions
  7. Scroll down to Expired.
  8. Tap the Subscription you want to renew.
  9. Tap the payment option for which you want to resubscribe.
  10. Enter your Apple ID password or fingerprint ID when prompted.Tap a subscription, then tap a renewal option

When you resubscribe, you will be charged the payment you agreed to and your subscription will automatically renew until you cancel it again.

What to do if you can’t cancel your subscription

If you see a subscription in your Active subscriptions listing, but don’t see the button to cancel when you tap on it, it means you’ve already triggered the cancelation but the subscription period hasn’t expired yet. You can confirm this by noting the date below the subscription. It will read, Expires [date]. If you were still paying for the subscription, it would read Renews [date] instead.

If you don’t see your subscription listed in the Subscription section at all, it means you have to cancel it directly from the source.

What to do if you don’t see the subscription that you’re looking for

If you subscribed with a different Apple ID

You might have been signed in with a different Apple ID when you originally subscribed. Sign in with that Apple ID and check to see if your subscriptions are billed to that account.

Change or cancel a family member’s subscriptions

A Family Sharing organizer can’t manage subscriptions for other family members. Ask your family members to view, change, or cancel their subscriptions from their own devices or when they are signed in with their own Apple ID. You can also use Ask to Buy or Restrictions to control what kids buy.

Turn on Ask to Buy

Use Restrictions on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

If you still can’t see your subscription and you signed up inside an app (not through a third-party provider), contact Apple Support