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How to Cancel Your Subscription Service on Your iPhone: A Simple Guide

Guide to Cancelling iPhone Subscriptions Step-by-Step

In an age where convenience is king, Apple has streamlined the process of signing up for subscription services like Apple Music on the iPhone. While cancellation used to be more complicated, 🥳 they’ve simplified the process in a recent update. Still, there are two methods to do this, and we’ll walk you through each of them.


Quick Method to Cancel Subscriptions

Apple has made it very easy to cancel your subscriptions on your iPhone. Follow these simple steps: 👇

  • Tap on the App Store icon on your iPhone’s screen.
  • Look for your profile icon at the upper right corner and tap it.
  • Select the Manage Subscriptions option in the middle.
  • Wait 🕰 for a few seconds as your active and expired subscriptions load.
  • Select the subscription you want to cancel, for example, Ulysses.
  • At the bottom, there’s an option to Cancel Subscription. Tap it and voila! 🎉 You won’t be billed for that service anymore.

Lengthy Method to Cancel Subscriptions

If you’re curious or just prefer to do things the old way, here’s how you used to cancel a subscription on your iPhone: 👇

  • Go to Settings on your iPhone.
  • Your name will appear at the top. Tap it.
  • Scroll down to find iTunes & App Store.
  • Your Apple ID will appear at the top. Tap that and then tap on View Apple ID.
  • You can authenticate with Face ID or enter your password.
  • Scroll down until you reach Subscriptions.
  • Select the service you wish to cancel, wait for your menu to load, then select it and choose Cancel Subscription.

Conclusion: 🏁

These easy-to-follow methods make cancelling subscription services on your iPhone a breeze. Whether you find the quick or the lengthy method more comfortable, both will help you manage your subscriptions efficiently. So, give it a try and take control of your services 📱 today!


Go to Settings > [your name] > iTunes & App Store. Tap your Apple ID at the top of the screen, then click View Apple ID. Scroll down and tap Subscriptions. From here, you can manage and cancel your subscriptions.

When you cancel a subscription, you still have access to your subscription for the remainder of time you have already paid for. So, if you have paid for a month and cancel halfway through, you can still use it until the end of the month.

If you have started a free trial and decide to cancel it, ensure you cancel at least 24 hours before the trial ends, otherwise you will be automatically charged for the subscription.

Yes, if you decide to start your subscription again, you can go back to the subscription page and reactivate it.

Yes, deleting the app does not automatically cancel the subscription. You still need to manually cancel it in your Settings.

If you don’t see the cancel button, this means you have already turned off the auto-renewal option for that subscription.

Refunds are handled by Apple, not the app developers. To request a refund, you need to go to, sign in with your Apple ID, find the charge you want to refund, and select ‘Report a Problem.’

Yes, you can manage your subscriptions from your iTunes account settings.

This is your final confirmation before canceling your subscription. If you tap ‘Confirm’, your subscription will be canceled effective immediately, or at the end of your billing cycle if you’ve paid for the time already.

If ‘Subscriptions’ is not seen in Settings, this might imply that you do not have any app subscriptions. If you’ve subscribed through an app but don’t see ‘Subscriptions’, contact the app developer.

Yes, most services allow you to manage your subscription through their website. Check the service’s website for more details.

No, reinstalling an app does not reactivate your subscription. You would need to manually reactivate it.

Yes, as long as you use the same Apple ID, you can manage your subscriptions from any device.

No, uninstalling an app will not cancel its subscription. You’ll need to cancel the subscription manually in your Apple ID account settings.

Charges for canceled subscriptions might be due to the fact that they were not canceled prior to the start of the next billing cycle. Make sure you cancel at least 24 hours before the next billing date.

What happens to your data after cancellation is determined by the app’s privacy policy. Some might retain your data for a certain period, while others might delete it immediately upon cancellation.

Go to Settings > [your name] > iTunes & App Store. Tap your Apple ID at the top of the screen, then tap View Apple ID. Scroll down and tap Subscriptions. Find the subscription you want to reactivate and select a payment option.

Refunds for subscriptions are at the discretion of Apple. You can request a refund from Apple through the Report a Problem section on their website.

Go to Settings > [your name] > iTunes & App Store. Tap your Apple ID at the top of the screen, then tap View Apple ID. Scroll down and tap Subscriptions. Find the subscription and tap on it, then set the Auto-Renewal slider to Off.

Go to Settings > [your name] > iTunes & App Store. Tap your Apple ID at the top of the screen, then tap View Apple ID. Scroll down and tap Subscriptions to see a list of your active and expired subscriptions.

You can subscribe to music, video streaming, digital magazines, educational tools, cloud storage services, and other digital services.

You can manage your subscriptions by going to Settings > [your name] > Subscriptions. From here, you can view your active and expired subscriptions and make changes.

Yes, you can change the payment method for a subscription by going to Settings > [your name] > Payment & Shipping.

This depends on the app. Some apps allow you to share your subscription with family members while others do not. Look for ‘Family Sharing’ information in the App Store.

You can cancel your subscription on any Apple device as long as you’re signed in with the same Apple ID that you used to purchase the subscription.

This depends on the subscription. Some services offer monthly, quarterly, or annual subscriptions. Always check the billing period before subscribing.

Subscription cancellations take effect at the end of the current billing period.

Yes, you can usually change to a different subscription package by going to the app’s subscription settings within the app or within the settings of your iPhone.

You’ll still have access to the subscription until the billing period ends. After that, you won’t be charged for the next billing period.

Go to Settings > [your name] > Subscriptions and select the subscription. You’ll find details about the next billing date or renewal date.

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