Subscriptions are a form of recurring payment on a periodic basis, usually monthly, for a product or service. Subscriptions payments renew automatically unless you unsubscribe. If you don’t want your subscription to renew, you can cancel it easily.
See also: How to cancel your iTunes purchases
Your subscriptions may include:
- Apple Music
- Media subscription, newspapers, magazines etc.
- Streaming services, Netflix, Spotify, Pandora, Hulu etc.
- Other in-app purchases, like Tinder membership etc
If you want to put a stop to these ongoing renewal payments, you need to cancel them properly. Simply uninstalling an app will not cancel your payment. Please also note that after cancelling, you will still have access the services and/or products for the remainder of time that you have already paid for. For example, lets say that you purchased a one month subscription on June 12. If you cancel this subscription on June 13, you will still have access until July 12. Your access will end at the end of the billing cycle. After you cancel, your subscription will not be renewed.
How to cancel your subscriptions
Please note that there are two types of subscriptions: (a) subscriptions that are billed through Apple (iTunes) and (b) subscriptions that are billed through another company (not Apple).third-party subscription payment, this includes subscriptions via a third-party’s web site or app (for these subscriptions, you need to contact the subscription company).
If you want to cancel your subscripts that are billed through Apple, including trial subscriptions, follow the steps below:
- You can do this right on your iPhone or iPad. iOS device (iPad, iPhone or iPod touch):
- You can also to this on your computer: Mac or PC computer:
Do you want to re-subscribe again? You can do that too. On your iOS device, simply go to Settings > iTunes & App Store > Apple ID > View Apple ID > Subscription > you will see your (cancelled and expired) subscriptions where you can resubscribe.
Problems? If you don’t see any subscriptions when you sign in, make sure that you are signed in to the correct Apple ID account.
If you want to cancel your iCloud subscription (meaning downgrading your account to the free plan), you can do so also. On your iPhone or iPad, simply go to Settings > Your name > iCloud > Manage Storage > Change Storage Plan > Downgrade Options > and then tap Free.
See also: iCloud storage full?