How to Cancel Subscriptions on iPhone or iPad

There are several reasons why some people prefer using Apple products. If you have an iPhone or an iPad, you can subscribe to Apple services e.g. Apple Music or Apple News. Also, you can subscribe to the services of other companies that operate on Apple platform e.g. Netflix, Hulu, HBO or the Washington Post. However, if you are no longer interested in these services, you can manage your subscriptions via Apple by canceling these subscriptions. These are the steps you need to follow when canceling a subscription on your iPhone or iPad:

Apple makes it easy managing third-party subscriptions on their devices

Navigate to the settings on your device

On your Apple device screen, tap ‘Settings’ for the Settings screen to be displayed. On top of the Settings screen, you will see a row that displays your account name and the Apple id profile picture. Select that row for you to see iCloud, iTunes and App Store and the Apple ID beneath the account name. On the screen menu, choose ‘iTunes and App store’. You will be able to see the iTunes and App store screen. Then, tap ‘Apple ID’ at the top of the screen. You will see an email that’s associated with your account being displayed in a blue text just next to the Apple ID. Also, at the center of the screen, an Apple ID dialog box will be displayed.

Navigate to the account settings

To display the Account Settings screen on your device, tap ‘View Apple ID’. You need to move the onscreen menu down to locate your subscriptions. Tap ‘Subscriptions’ to see the list of subscriptions that you can manage via your Apple ID.

Select the subscriptions

Tap the subscription you want to cancel and an information screen that’s associated with that subscription will appear. The information screen that appears will have several available options, for instance, canceling or renewing the subscription. Since the information screen can vary from one subscription to another, you should either see a cancel button or a path that can help you cancel your subscription.

Cancel your subscription

After locating the ‘Cancel Subscription’, tap the button to get a cancellation dialog box. The dialog box will provide valuable information that you need to know. For example, the time you have to access the service after you have canceled. To complete the cancellation process, tap the ‘Confirm’ button in the dialog box. After confirmation, the dialog box will disappear and you will automatically return to the information screen for that specific subscription. Here, you will have a list of options for re-subscribing to that particular service.

That’s it!

If you want to cancel another subscription, you just need to follow the steps discussed above to get it done. To navigate back to the list of your subscriptions, press the ‘Back’ arrow in the upper left corner of your device. If you want to go back to the home screen of your iPhone or iPad, just press the ‘Home’ button.

Remember, before you cancel any subscription, make sure you don’t need to use it in the future to avoid any inconveniences. Finally, double-check your subscriptions before canceling or renewing to avoid making a mistake.

Elliot V. King

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