How to Cancel Unwanted Subscriptions

It’s easy these days to become a victim of an unwanted subscription due to the free trial trick. In most cases, subscriptions are automated except you changed it to manual. However, there are few approaches to cut off unwanted subscriptions. So, in this guide, we will discuss all we know on how to cancel Subscriptions both wanted and unwanted subscriptions.

The reason why you got charged most times after several attempts to cancel auto-renewal subscription is that you adopted the wrong approach.

And once you added your credit card or PayPal ID as your payment method all due charges will be automatically charged as a pre-approved payment.

To save yourself from all these unwanted monthly or annual subscriptions we will share some tips to help you save more and cancel subscription automatically on the subscription you no longer want to keep.

How to Cancel Subscriptions on Merchants Website

Most merchants have the option to either cancel auto-renewal or end current subscription without renewing the subscription once it expires.

The option to cancel a subscription in most merchants websites is hiding under the platform payment method where you will be able to cancel a subscription at the end of the current plan.

Other than to contact the merchant customer service requesting that you want to cancel your subscription or through email, you can do this via your profile on the merchant site.

This allows you to cancel your subscription manually from the merchants’ site if the subscription is made via the official website.

However, if subscribed to the service using a third-party service such as Plau Store or Apple Store you will then need to switch to the third-party source to cancel your subscription.

Since authorizing automatic renewal in your account will set a pre-approved payment on your payment method them you can also cancel or remove pre-approved from the selected option to make your payment from the payment gateway profile such as PayPal.How to Cancel Subscriptions

How to Cancel Subscriptions on App

A lot of these services are now including the option to stop auto-renewal via the merchant’s official mobile app for Android or iOS. A good example is the Amazon Prime Video that now allows you to cancel Amazon Prime subscription via the official prime video app.

To be able to cancel your subscription via the merchant app for phone, you need to access your account and go to payment method where you will be able to access the option to cancel the subscription permanently or stop auto-renewal.

The methods above are traditional methods of cancelling subscription from merchants powered platforms.

While subscribing using a third-party platform can still cause some havoc to your savings if you failed to stop the unwanted subscription or renewal to take place. Therefore, we will walk you through how to cancel a subscription on other possible platforms that are third-party.

How to Cancel Subscriptions on iPhone

If you carried out an in-app subscription to any service via your iPhone or iPad on the Apple store then you need to unsubscribe from the service via the Apple store subscription option or via your iPhone or iPad profile on your phone.

So, to cancel your subscription on iPhone or iPad you need to follow the procedures below.

  • Open the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad.
  • Tap on your profile name to the top right
  • Tap Subscriptions on your profile.
  • Find the subscription you want to manage and cancel.
  • Tap Cancel Subscription.
  • Done.

Now, the pre-approved payment via automatic payment that is enabled via the in-app will be terminated and the subscription will not be authorized when it is time to renew.

So, that is how to cancel subscription on iPhone or iPad on services that are purchased via in-app on iOS.

How to Cancel Subscriptions on Android

Android users can cancel subscriptions on Android that are purchased via the Google play store either on the Google Plau Store app or via the play store website on

To stop auto-renewal or cancel an automatic subscription on Android kindly follow the steps below.

  • Open the Google play store app.
  • Tap on the hamburger to the top left of the screen.
  • Click on “Subscriptions” under “My apps & games.”
  • Tap on the “subscription” you want to manage”
  • Tap “Cancel” and follow the instruction on the screen.
  • Done.

This solves the in-app purchase on Android. But if the subscription is pre-approved on payment platforms such as Payoneer or PayPal you will still need to cancel pre-approved payment on the platform.

How to Cancel Pre-approved Subscriptions on PayPal

You also need to proceed to either delete or cancel pre-payment on your PayPal if it’s used as your payment method.

  • Log into your PayPal account.
  • Tap on the profile icon that is next to the log out button.
  • Click on “Preapproved Payment.”
  • Select the service you want to cancel preapproved.
  • Tap “Cancel.”
  • Done.

Now, the cancelled preapproved merchant service will be deleted from PayPal auto-renewal. 

Use Financial App to Stop Unwanted Subscriptions

There are few financial apps to monitor your subscriptions for free. These services help to monitor your subscriptions and stop all recurring charges on your credit card and stop all subscriptions you no longer want to keep.

Trim App

Trim subscription monitoring app works in just 4 steps. To start with

  • Create your account.
  • Link SMS
  • Connect your bank
  • Saving (delete unwanted subscription).

You can download the Trim App from the Google Play Store for Android or Apple Store for iPhone and iPad.


TrueBill is another financial app to monitor your subscription and terminates all wanted subscription. TrueBill monitors your credit cards and stops all reoccurring charges.

With this guide, you will be able to cancel unwanted subscriptions across all platforms.

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