Streaming Music, Podcasts, & Audio How to Cancel YouTube Music Pause or cancel your premium subscription when you need a break by Molly McLaughlin Writer, Editor Molly K. McLaughlin has been a technology writer since 2004. Her work has appeared on PCMag, Dealnews, Wirecutter, and many others. our editorial process Twitter LinkedIn Molly McLaughlin Updated on October 13, 2020 Music, Podcasts, & Audio Audio Streaming Spotify Pandora Apple Music Prime Music Music For Your Life Podcasts Radio CDs, MP3s, & Other Media Tweet Share Email What to Know From the website, click your profile picture > Paid memberships > Manage Membership > Deactivate.On mobile, tap your profile picture > Paid memberships > YouTube Music Premium > Manage > YouTube Music Premium > Deactivate.You can continue using it until your next billing date or when the YouTube Music free trial ends. This article explains how to pause or cancel your YouTube Music Premium subscription or free trial on the web and in the mobile app. How to Cancel YouTube Music Premium on Web You can cancel your subscription in a few steps using your preferred web browser. Go to youtube.com/paid_memberships in your browser of choice and sign in, if necessary. Click Manage membership next to YouTube Music Premium. Click Deactivate. You'll get the option to pause your subscription. Click CONTINUE TO CANCEL. How to Cancel YouTube Music on the Mobile App Managing your subscription via the Android or iOS app is just as straightforward as doing so in a web browser. The screenshots below are from an iPhone, but the process is nearly identical to Android. Open the YouTube Music app. Tap your profile picture. Tap Paid memberships. Select YouTube Music Premium. If you’re on an iPhone and don’t see an active subscription, you might have to cancel through the App Store. Tap Deactivate. Tap CONTINUE TO CANCEL. Choose a reason from the list and tap Next. Tap YES, CANCEL. How to Pause YouTube Music Premium on Desktop You can pause your YouTube Music Premium membership for one to six months, and you can cancel during that time. The pause begins at the end of the current billing cycle. You can un-pause your membership before the scheduled resume date. Pause Your Membership on a Desktop The instructions for pausing your membership are almost the same as canceling it. Visit youtube.com/paid_memberships and sign in, if prompted. Click Manage membership. Click Deactivate. Click PAUSE INSTEAD. Select how many months you want to pause your membership for using the slider, then hit PAUSE MEMBERSHIP. To resume your membership, go to youtube.com/paid_memberships and click Manage membership > RESUME. Click Resume on the confirmation message. Pause Your Membership in the App The process for pausing and un-pausing your account is similar for Android and iOS. Tap your profile picture. Tap Paid memberships and select YouTube Music Premium. Tap Deactivate. Tap PAUSE INSTEAD. Select how many months you want to pause your membership for using the slider, then tap PAUSE MEMBERSHIP. To reactivate your membership, follow the first two steps above and tap RESUME. Tap RESUME again on the pop-up message.