How to Cancel App Subscriptions on iPhone or iPad

Logo of the App Store

The Apple App Store is full of applications with integrated subscriptions. This is good news for developers and users who do not want applications to go away. But if you do not use an app, why not cancel your subscription?

Canceling a subscription to an iPhone or iPad application has not always been the easiest thing to do because Apple has not always made the process obvious. Even if you knew it. it is likely that you do it so rarely that you forgot it, and there is always a chance that Apple has changed something in a recent iOS update.

In fact, Apple has recently changed the way iPhone and iPad owners cancel their subscriptions via the App Store. Fortunately, this is now easier than ever. As with all things in life, however, these things are easy only if you know how – and we'll make sure you do it.

How to cancel apps subscriptions

To start, open the App Store and tap the icon that represents your Apple ID at the top of the screen.

Click on the Apple ID icon

Then tap Manage Subscriptions.

Tap Manage subscriptions

Here you will see a list of all the in-app subscriptions for which you are currently paying. If you want to re-subscribe, you will also find those that have expired at the bottom of the list.

To cancel a subscription, tap the name of the application you want to manage.

Tap the name of the app

The next screen will show all available subscriptions, with a check mark next to the one you are currently subscribed to. To cancel, press the "Cancel Subscription" button at the bottom of the screen. You will be asked to confirm your decision before it is taken into account.

Do not forget that even after canceling your subscription, you will have access to the corresponding features until the end of your existing billing period.

Canceling unused app subscriptions can be a great way to save a few dollars here and there, but that does not mean subscriptions are bad. Sustainable models for application developers are essential, especially if we want to continue to enjoy what the App Store has to offer better.

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