Here’s how to cancel subscriptions on an iPhone or an iPad

There are loads of different subscription services available on Apple’s iOS devices, whether you’ve got an iPhone XS Max, an iPhone 8, or an iPad Mini 5. You may have signed up for Apple Music, gotten a subscription to Wired through Apple News, or opted to get HBO Now via the HBO app. A lot of these subscription services suck you in with a free trial offer, but if you forget to cancel before your trial period is up, they’ll happily start taking your money.

Luckily, Apple makes it easy to check up on your subscription status. We’re going to show you how to cancel subscriptions on an iPhone or an iPad right now.

How to cancel subscriptions on an iPhone

It’s relatively simple to review your current subscriptions and change them or cancel them. Here’s how:

  1. Start by going to Settings > [your name] > iTunes & App Store.
  2. Tap on your Apple ID at the top of the screen.
  3. Tap View Apple ID and sign in if prompted.
  4. Scroll down and tap on Subscriptions.
  5. Find the subscription you want to cancel and tap on it.
  6. Tap Cancel Subscription at the bottom.
  7. You’ll get a pop-up telling you when the subscription will expire if you cancel and you can tap Confirm to complete the cancellation.

Remember that you can still use your subscription or free trial until the current subscription period ends.

How to cancel subscriptions on iTunes

If you prefer to review or cancel subscriptions on your PC or Mac, you can do it via iTunes. Here’s how:

  1. Open iTunes and click Account > View My Account.
  2. Sign in with your Apple ID and click View Account.
  3. Scroll to Settings and click Manage next to Subscriptions.
  4. Find the subscription in question and click where it says Edit next to it.
  5. Click on Cancel Subscription.
  6. You’ll see a pop-up highlighting the end of your current subscription period, and you can click Confirm to complete the cancellation.

Once again, you can still use your subscription or free trial until the current subscription period ends.

No cancel option or missing subscription?

If there’s a subscription in your subscriptions list and you tap on it only to find that there’s no Cancel Subscription option, then it may be because you’ve already canceled. If it says Expires [date] underneath, then you’ve already canceled it. When a subscription is still active, it will say Renews [date] underneath.

If you’re having trouble finding a subscription on your iPhone, and you’ve tried the iTunes method above as well, then you may need to dig into the relevant third-party app or check with the service provider directly. Depending on how you subscribed, some subscription cancellations may require you to jump through different hoops.

Movies & TV

Sling TV vs. Hulu: Which live TV streaming service is best for you?

Hulu Live TV and Sling TV both offer convenient ways to cut the cord without giving up your favorite television shows, but which one fits with your lifestyle -- and your budget? Our guide will help you decide.

Solve a galaxy of problems with a simple reset of your S10

If your Samsung smartphone is acting up, then you may want to try resetting it. We'll show you how to overcome simple issues with a soft reset and also how to tackle bigger problems or prep it for sale with a factory reset.

You can now stream PS4 games on your PC using Remote Play (and here’s how)

Remote Play is one of the PlaySation 4's most intriguing features. This guide will show you how to properly set up Remote Play, so you can start streaming your PS4 games on your PlayStation Vita, PC, Mac, or Xperia device.

YouTube Red is now YouTube Premium. What's changed, and should you subscribe?

Thanks to Google, YouTube Red is now YouTube Premium. We explain what exactly a YouTube Premium subscription gets you, how much it costs, and break down if it's a good choice for you.

Bigger isn’t always better: 5 of the smallest smartphones worth buying

Phones are getting larger and larger, but what options exist for the small-of-hand, or people who just want a phone they can use one-handed? In a world of phablets, some of the smallest smartphones can still pack a punch.

Waze vs. Google Maps: Which map app should you be using?

Waze and Google Maps are two of the most popular apps for those looking for turn-by-turn navigation, yet there are some notable differences to point out. Here, we examine both to decide which offers the best feature set.

Before buying a Fitbit, check out these Garmin fitness trackers under $100

The Apple Watch is a great fitness tracker, but it's not cheap. Thankfully, there are plenty of fitness trackers under $100, and they offer many of the same features. Here are the best fitness trackers under $100.
Health & Fitness

Google’s redesigned Fit activity tracker is now an iOS app

Google Fit has landed for iOS. The activity tracker offers the same clean design that arrived with the major revamp of the Android version a year ago, with features such as Move Minutes and Heart Points also included.

Stunning photo shows Honor 20 will get the full Moschino designer treatment

Honor will launch the Honor 20 on May 21, at an event taking place in London. A special Moschino version will also be revealed, potentially with a Lite version, and perhaps even another model also showing up on the day.

Leak says Huawei will supply 5G equipment to the U.K., but with a caveat

A leak from the U.K.'s National Security Council says Huawei has been approved to supply certain 5G infrastructure equipment, but not the core components related to secure aspects of the network.

Smash your carrier shackles with the best unlocked phones

If you want the freedom to switch carriers at will or you prefer to get your phone directly from the company that makes it, you'll want to buy an unlocked smartphone. These are the best unlocked phones you can buy in the U.S.

Google Assistant for Android and iOS wants to tell you a story

Just in time for National Tell a Story Day on April 27, Google has added the ability for Google Assistant for iOS and Android to read you a story. So now there's no excuse for not catching up with a good book.

Here's how much it will cost to buy the Galaxy S10 5G, and when it releases

Samsung announced a whopping four new Galaxy S10 devices, from the low-cost S10e to the triple-camera S10 and S10 Plus. But it's the Galaxy S10 5G that steals the show, as it will be the first 5G-ready smartphone to hit the market.

Verizon reveals 20 new cities that will get its 5G network in 2019

Verizon is in the midst of a massive 5G rollout. In addition to fixed 5G service, it has also begun deploying mobile 5G. Here's everything you need to know about Verizon's 5G network, including when it will be in your town.