Apple Now Lets You Turn Off Subscription Renewal Emails

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If you pay for several services like Apple Arcade and Apple Music on a monthly basis, subscription renewal emails can quickly become excessive. Fortunately, Apple now has a solution for this.

As noted by 9to5Mac, Apple has added a toggle switch to its subscription page that allows users to opt out of receiving subscription renewal emails. When the toggle switch is turned off, Apple will no longer send monthly emails confirming payment of $4.99 for Apple Arcade, $9.99 for Apple Music, and so forth.


The opt-out option applies to both Apple's services and subscriptions in third-party apps.

To opt out of subscription renewal emails, navigate to the Settings app, tap on your Apple ID account name, tap on Subscriptions, and toggle off Receive Renewal Receipts. This can be turned back on at any time.

Receipts are always available in Apple ID settings > Purchase History.

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Benschoman

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Apple, let me help you with this: it ain’t enough to just give us a global on/off toggle. In reality, people will want to be reminded of certain subscriptions while of others not. That’s so freaking obvious, why not give that option right away?

I’m annoyed by this development by baby steps.
 

sinsin07

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Need to opt out of subscription pop up adds.
After a few NO responses they should get the point.
 

ShadowJade

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Apple, let me help you with this: it ain’t enough to just give us a global on/off toggle. In reality, people will want to be reminded of certain subscriptions while of others not. That’s so freaking obvious, why not give that option right away?

I’m annoyed by this development by baby steps.
You hit the nail on the head with this. I do not need to be reminded on Apple Music, HBO and monthly storage. I want to be reminded of Apple Arcade until I decide to keep it or not.
 

konqerror

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Apple, let me help you with this: it ain’t enough to just give us a global on/off toggle. In reality, people will want to be reminded of certain subscriptions while of others not. That’s so freaking obvious, why not give that option right away?

I’m annoyed by this development by baby steps.
Disagree. Too complicated, too many things to go wrong. I turn off some subscription, forget about it, then realize a year later I've wasted $120+?

What they should do is offer a summary receipt that combines a week or month's worth of billing into one.
 

davidg4781

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Can they do the same for software updates too?
You’re getting emails for software updates??
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Disagree. Too complicated, too many things to go wrong. I turn off some subscription, forget about it, then realize a year later I've wasted $120+?

What they should do is offer a summary receipt that combines a week or month's worth of billing into one.
I like this. And how about combining all the subscriptions into one charge?
 

Benschoman

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Disagree. Too complicated, too many things to go wrong. I turn off some subscription, forget about it, then realize a year later I've wasted $120+?

What they should do is offer a summary receipt that combines a week or month's worth of billing into one.
If they are on by default, I don’t see the problem. You surely will think twice before turning specific reminders off. And it should be really easy to implement. Everybody knows why and how to mute specific chats in WhatsApp. It’s trivial.

This toggle for me and many others will be worth nothing. There is no way I will turn these reminders off globally - and then forget eg to cancel DAZN which I only subscribe to for the month of the Champion’s League Final. Or any other subscription I would like to give a try.
 
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cjducasse

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A better solution would be to allow users to combine subscriptions into a single payment. Then I’d only get a single receipt! #ThinkDifferent
 

furbzv1

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Apple- just let us bundle some of the subscriptions so we can have one payment instead of having multiple due dates a month
 
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CarlJ

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You hit the nail on the head with this. I do not need to be reminded on Apple Music, HBO and monthly storage. I want to be reminded of Apple Arcade until I decide to keep it or not.
"Hey Siri, remind me in 25 days to reconsider my Arcade subscription".

But, yeah, some more granularity to the settings would be nice.
 

fhall1

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A better solution would be to allow users to combine subscriptions into a single payment. Then I’d only get a single receipt! #ThinkDifferent
The problem with that is, they probably worry that people will see the huge monthly total in one lump and will start looking at what to drop, whereas $4.99 now and $2.99 a week later and $9.99 a few days later looks more manageable
 
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incoherent_1

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Next, please allow us to hide News+ stories from our timeline on the News app. Right now, half my news feed is taken over by what are effectively ads — stories I can’t read without a subscription.

As a result, I decided to rubbish the entire app. Atrocious user experience.
 
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macintoshmac

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Apple, let me help you with this: it ain’t enough to just give us a global on/off toggle. In reality, people will want to be reminded of certain subscriptions while of others not. That’s so freaking obvious, why not give that option right away?

I’m annoyed by this development by baby steps.
The baby steps is what they have been doing for years now. Incremental hardware updates, incremental software updates, going back and forth on functionality, it's a pretty wild time at Apple since some years now.
 

johannnn

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This is great. Unsubscribed instantly.

I know just have a todo that repeats every month to go into Settings and review my subscriptions.

However, I don’t see iCloud in this list? It’s a pity, this list should include ALL subscriptions.
 
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