How to Unsubscribe From a Magazine or App on Your iPad

Unsubscribe when you don't want to pay for magazines or apps on an iPad

What to Know

  • Go to Settings > Apple ID > Subscriptions > select subscription > Cancel Subscription > Confirm.
  • Resubscribe: Go to Subscriptions. Tap the app or service under Expired > select a renewal option > confirm your password or Touch ID.

This article covers how to cancel an app subscription or a magazine auto-renewal on an iPad running iOS 11 or later.

Cancel a Subscription

It's easy to subscribe to video, music, and magazine services on your iPhone or iPad. Whether you want to save money or aren't interested in a streaming service, it doesn't take much to cut an app out of your life.

To cancel a subscription to a magazine or app on your iPad:

  1. Open Settings on your iPad.

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  2. Tap your Apple ID.

    Apple ID in Settings on an iPad
  3. Tap iTunes & App Store.

    Cancel subscription on iPad
  4. Tap Apple ID.

    Cancel subscription on iPad
  5. Tap View Apple ID, then verify your identity. Either enter your password or use Touch ID.

    Cancel subscriptions on iPad
  6. Tap Subscriptions.

    Cancel app subscriptions on iPad
  7. Tap the subscription you want to cancel.

    Cancel subscriptions on iPad
  8. Tap Cancel Subscription.

    Cancel subscription on iPad
  9. Depending on the subscription structure, you may be able to access the service until it's up for renewal. The expiration date appears on the Subscriptions page after you cancel.

Subscriptions apply to your entire Apple ID, so if you use one on your iPad, iPhone, Apple TV, and Mac, you only have to cancel it on one of them to remove it from all devices.

Resubscribe to an App or Magazine

You can also use these menus to resubscribe to services you've ended. Here's how:

  1. Return to the Subscriptions page.

  2. In the Expired section, tap the app or service you want to renew.

    Cancel app subscription on iPad
  3. Tap the renewal option you want.

    Unsubscribe from app on iPad
  4. Confirm your purchase with your Apple ID password or Touch ID.

    Cancel subscription on iPad
  5. The renewed service moves to the Active Subscriptions section.

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