Mobile Phones iPhone & iOS How to Cancel a Preorder on iTunes When you've changed your mind about a game, movie, or album purchase By Jennifer Allen Writer Jennifer Allen has been writing about technology since 2010. Her work has appeared in Mashable, TechRadar, and many more publications. our editorial process Twitter LinkedIn Jennifer Allen Updated February 18, 2020 S3studio / Getty Images iPhone & iOS Switching from Android Tweet Share Email iTunes offers a convenient way to preorder a much-anticipated movie, game, or music album before it's released so you can be among the first to receive it. But if you change your mind and decide you no longer want it, it's easy to cancel a preorder before you're charged. We've included instructions on canceling a preorder using your iTunes mobile app and using iTunes on a PC or Mac. Before You Cancel Your Preorder If you've decided you no longer want your preorder, make sure to cancel the preorder before the item comes out and is generally available. For example, if you wait too long and a preordered movie is released you'll still have to pay. With music albums and TV shows, if some tracks or episodes are released before you cancel your preorder, you'll need to pay for them. When preordering, the money isn't taken from your payment method until the item comes out, so there's no need to deal with refunds. Cancel Your Preorder on iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch It's easy to cancel a preorder on your iOS mobile device. Open Settings and tap your username/Apple ID. Tap iTunes & App Store. Tap your Apple ID, then tap View Apple ID. If you haven't signed in recently, you may need to enter your password or use Face ID or Touch ID to log in. Scroll down and tap Pre-Orders. Don't see that option? You don't have any preorders on your account. Tap the name of the item you want to cancel. You can also browse other details about the item, such as its expected release date. Tap Cancel. Tap Yes. You've successfully canceled your preorder. Cancel Your iTunes Preorder on PC or Mac Canceling preorders on your PC or Mac requires you to have iTunes installed. This method works for any PC or Mac with iTunes installed. Open iTunes. Select Account. You may need to sign in by entering your password here. Scroll down to the Settings section. Select Manage Pre-Orders. If there's no option for preorders, you don't currently have any preorders on your account. Find the item you wish to cancel, then select Cancel. You can also select the name of the movie or album to learn more about it. Select Yes. You've successfully canceled your preorder.