How to Cancel App Store and Apple Music Subscriptions

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.

How to Cancel App Store Subscriptions on iOS

  1. Open Settings on your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Tap iTunes & App Store.
  3. Tap your Apple ID at the top, shown in blue.

  4. Tap View Apple ID in the pop-up.
  5. Sign into the iTunes Store using your login credentials or Touch ID/Face ID if requested.
  6. Tap Subscriptions.

  7. Tap on the subscription in the list that you wish to cancel.
  8. Tap Cancel Subscription at the bottom.

How to Cancel App Store Subscriptions on Mac

  1. Launch the iTunes application.
  2. Select the Store section using the tabs along the top of the iTunes window.
  3. Click on Account, located under the store Quick Links.

  4. Enter your Apple ID login credentials if requested.

  5. In the Settings section, click Manage next to Subscriptions.

  6. In the Active Subscriptions section, click Edit next to the subscription that you want to cancel.

  7. Click the Cancel Subscription button.

How to Cancel Subscriptions on Apple TV

  1. Open Settings on your Apple TV.

  2. Select Accounts.

  3. Select Manage Subscriptions.
  4. Choose the subscription that you want to end.
  5. Select Cancel Subscription.
  6. Confirm that you want to cancel.

How to Re-subscribe to a Service You Canceled

Apple keeps a record of your subscription history, which makes it easy to re-subscribe to a service you previously canceled. (Note that after re-subscribing to a service, your subscription will automatically renew until you cancel it again.) The following steps relate to iOS.

  1. Open Settings on your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Tap iTunes & App Store.
  3. Tap your Apple ID at the top, shown in blue.
  4. Tap View Apple ID in the pop-up.
  5. Sign into the iTunes Store using your login credentials or Touch ID/Face ID if requested.
  6. Tap Subscriptions.

  7. Under the Expired section, tap on the service that you wish to re-subscribe to.
  8. Tap the payment option that you want to use to purchase the subscription.
  9. Enter your Apple ID password, or use Touch ID/Face ID when prompted.

How to Re-subscribe to a Service on Mac

  1. Launch the iTunes application.
  2. Select the Store section using the tabs along the top of the iTunes window.
  3. Click on Account, located under the store Quick Links.

  4. Enter your Apple ID login credentials if requested.

  5. In the Settings section, click Manage next to Subscriptions.
  6. In the Expired Subscriptions section, click Edit next to the service that you want to re-subscribe to.
  7. Select your desired subscription option.
  8. Enter your Apple ID password and select the payment option that you want to use.
  9. Click Done.

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