How to Cancel Subscriptions on Your iPhone

It’s the start of the month and you get a payment notification on the email linked to your Apple ID. You don’t recognize the payment and feel irritated – you have a long list of things to do and this shouldn’t be one of them. Sometimes we all forget the subscriptions we signed up for using our Apple ID. Most subscriptions will renew unless you cancel them, so you might still pay for subscriptions you don’t use or need.

On iOS devices, you create a subscription when you purchase an app from the App Store or when you pay for in-app purchases for apps you install. You can also manage subscriptions for other Apple services, like Apple TV+ and Apple Fitness+.

The good news is Apple keeps track of all your subscriptions and in-app purchases and makes it easy for you to access or cancel them.

How to Check Active Subscriptions

Follow these steps to check active subscriptions linked to your Apple ID:

  1. Open the Settings app on your iPhone.

    Go to Settings App
    Go to Settings App
  2. Click on your Apple ID at the top of the screen.

    Select Apple ID
    Select Apple ID
  3. On the Apple ID page, select Subscriptions. Note: you will need to enter your password or use Touch/Face ID to log into your account. 
    Select Subscriptions
    Select Subscriptions

    On the Subscriptions page, you will find a list of all your current and expired subscriptions.

  4. You will find a list of all active and expired subscriptions.
    Subscriptions on your Apple ID
    Subscriptions on your Apple ID

    Note: If you’re looking for an active subscription and can’t find it on this list, it means the subscription is not billed through this Apple ID. For iOS users with more than one Apple ID, make sure you sign in with the right Apple account. 

How to Cancel Subscriptions

After looking through your subscriptions list, you might want to cancel one or more. Follow these steps: 

  1.  On the Subscriptions page, tap on the subscription you want to cancel.

    Subscriptions on your Apple ID
    Subscriptions on your Apple ID
  2. Select Cancel Subscription.

    Select Cancel Subscription
    Select Cancel Subscription
  3. To complete the cancellation, Select Confirm.
Confirm Cancellation
Confirm Cancellation

Depending on the app, you might instantly lose access after canceling your subscription. For others, you will continue to have access until the next billing date.

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