How to Cancel App Store Subscriptions

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Several TV and music services and other apps offer free trials through the App Store that automatically renew to become paid subscriptions after the trial period ends.

If you want to prevent an App Store subscription from running beyond the trial period or cancel a subscription you're currently paying for, then read on. This article explains how to cancel any App Store subscription on iOS, Mac, and Apple TV.


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star-affinity

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It's seems to be difficult (impossible?) to manage subscriptions when not having an Apple device or iTunes around.

My friend who has an Android phone wanted to manage his daughter's subscription (she has an iPhone) and when clicking the link in an email from Apple to do so, it seems he was directed to the Android Music app which he didn't have installed. There was no mention about that app being required to manage the subscription.

I think this is something that should be manageable by logging into one's Apple ID in a web browser.
 

mtneer

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What is this, Apple trying to take a page off of Comcast when it comes to customer service?
 

Plutonius

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The best way to never get stuck paying on a trial subscription (when you don't cancel in time) is to not subscribe to the trial offer unless you actually plan on getting the service and you want to check it out (i.e. don't subscribe just because the trial is free). :).
 
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nburwell

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For me, managing subscriptions is a breeze on my iOS devices. I don't have to call anyone to cancel a subscription. I can simply just go into my Apple ID and cancel any of the services I'm subscribed to.

I really do loath calling to cancel service (I'm looking at you SiriusXM) only to have the phone rep go over "other packages" that I might be interested in.
 
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Michael Scrip

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How easy is it to switch to Yearly billing?

I signed up for Apple Music in the beginning after my trial ended. I think Monthly was the only option then.

I'd like to switch to Yearly if possible.
 

iGeek2014

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How easy is it to switch to Yearly billing?

I signed up for Apple Music in the beginning after my trial ended. I think Monthly was the only option then.

I'd like to switch to Yearly if possible.
I would imagine it’ll be quite straightforward; if you choose the Annual option once your next monthly period expires Apple will charge your account for yearly fee?
 

Michael Scrip

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I would imagine it’ll be quite straightforward; if you choose the Annual option once your next monthly period expires Apple will charge your account for yearly fee?
I looked it up. You can manage your subscription in iTunes or on an iOS device. It'll let you change your subscription type from monthly to yearly, or vice-versa. Perfect!

I'm glad I didn't have to totally cancel the subscription to do this. I didn't want to fool with all that. :)
 
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