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How to cancel an App Store subscription

If you’ve been trying out Apple’s News+ subscription, TV apps, like STARZ or HBO GO, or music subscription services like Pandora Premium, but you want to cancel before you get charged, it’s simple to cancel in just a few steps.

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.

For example, Netflix is a monthly subscription service that will not show up on this list. In order to cancel your Netflix account, you have to go to Netflix’s website, log in to your account, and cancel your subscription directly.

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