How to Cancel PlayStation Plus

Get out of your PS Plus account with ease

A PS4 owner cancels their PlayStation Plus subscription using their console.

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PlayStation Plus comes with a lot of benefits, but there's no reason to stay subscribed if you aren't using the service regularly. Sony will continue to charge you every time your subscription comes up for renewal if you don't take specific action to cancel a PlayStation Plus subscription.

What Happens When You Cancel PlayStation Plus?

When you cancel PlayStation Plus, you actually turn off the auto renewal feature. The subscription isn't cancelled immediately, but it will be effectively cancelled the next time it comes up for renewal.

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Cancelling PlayStation Plus has a handful of consequence:

  • You lose access to your free games: Free PS Plus games are only available if you have an active subscription. You can't access these games as long as your subscription is cancelled.
  • You can no longer play multiplayer games online: With the exception of a handful of games like Final Fantasy XIV, you can only play offline games.
  • You lose access to your cloud save files: If you've used the cloud save feature, your cloud saves will no longer be available. You can only access save data that's stored on your console.

Cancelling your PlayStation Plus subscription doesn't cancel or delete your PlayStation Network account. You retain your PSN ID, saved game files, trophies, and any digital games and downloadable content (DLC) you purchased through the PlayStation Store.

Other than that, you can continue using your PlayStation to play games offline using your locally-stored save files.

If you renew your subscription at any time in the future, you immediately regain access to all PlayStation Plus features, including your entire library of free games.

If you had access to a game through PlayStation Plus prior to cancelling your subscription, you'll regain access to that game upon renewing your subscription even if months or years have passed.

If you used the PlayStation Plus Online Storage to transfer your save data to the cloud, make sure to retrieve your save files before you cancel PlayStation Plus. After you cancel, you'll no longer have access to this feature.

How to Cancel PS Plus

The easiest way to cancel PlayStation Plus is through the Sony Entertainment Network account management site. This process can be accomplished on any computer or mobile device that has a web browser and access to the internet, so you don't even need to have access to your PlayStation.

You can't immediately cancel a PlayStation Plus subscription or receive a partial refund. The only way to effectively cancel your subscription is to turn off auto renewal.

Here's how to cancel PlayStation Plus through the Sony Entertainment Network website:

  1. Navigate to the Sony Entertainment account management site and select Subscription.

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  2. Locate your PlayStation Plus subscription, and select Turn Off Auto-Renew.

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  3. Select Confirm.

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How to Cancel PlayStation Plus Using a PlayStation 4

If you still have access to the console you used to sign up for PlayStation Plus, and it's connected to the internet, you can cancel your membership directly through the account settings menu on the console.

Here's how to cancel PlayStation Plus using a PlayStation 4:

  1. Select Settings.

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  2. Select Account Management.

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  3. Select Account Information.

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  4. Select PlayStation Subscriptions.

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  5. Select your PlayStation Plus subscription.

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  6. Select Turn Off Auto-Renew.

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  7. Select Yes.

    A screenshot of the PS Plus cancellation confirmation screen.