Apple is a fan of subscriptions and they have actually told developers to start adopting the model. This is because it creates a steady stream of revenue for developers, which in turn also means a steady cut from subscriptions that goes to Apple. As for the end user, the constant stream of revenue to developers can encourage them to keep the app constantly updated with new features and improvements.
However, there are times when you stop using an app or service and want to cancel that subscription. Unfortunately, the way Apple has designed its store makes it a bit hard to find where the subscriptions are kept. However, this guide will take you through all the steps that you need to view all your subscriptions, manage them, and also cancel them if you wish.
How To Cancel A Subscription From Your Computer
- Launch iTunes on your computer
- Go to Account > View My Account
- Enter your Apple ID and Password to login
- Scroll down to the bottom and under Subscriptions, click Manage
- You will be presented with a list of services you’re subscribed to. Click Cancel Subscription of the service you don’t want to be subscribed to anymore.
- Click Confirm to complete the process
How To Cancel A Subscription From Your iPhone
- Launch the iTunes app on your iPhone
- Tap your profile photo to the top right corner of the screen
- Tap your account name again. You’ll be asked to verify yourself either with a password or Face ID.
- Scroll down and tap Subscriptions.
- Click Cancel Subscription and confirm again to stop your subscriptions.
When you cancel your subscription, note that you might still be able to keep using the product or service. This is because depending on when you cancel your subscription, you could still have some time left. For example, if your subscription starts at the first of the month but you cancel it halfway through the month, you’ll still have until the first of next month to keep using it.
There are some apps that try to trick you into signing up for a free trial but will secretly try to make you pay for a subscription once that ends, so by following this guide, you’ll be able to keep tabs of your overall subscriptions and cancel them when you don’t want to use it anymore.