How to Unsubscribe From an App on Android

Manage subscriptions and auto-renewal settings

What to Know

  • Tap Google Play Store > Profile > Payments and subscriptions > Subscriptions > Cancel subscription.
  • View your subscriptions by tapping Google Play Store > Profile > Payments and subscriptions > Subscriptions.
  • Subscriptions are a useful way of gaining extra features for a monthly fee providing you don't overspend.

This article teaches you how to unsubscribe from an app on Android and how to turn off auto-renewal.

How Do I Unsubscribe From an App?

If you've subscribed to an app on your Android phone, it's useful to also know how to unsubscribe if you've changed your mind or simply want to pause the subscription for a time. Here's how to do so via your Android phone.

  1. On your Android phone, tap Google Play Store.

  2. Tap your Google account profile picture.

  3. Tap Payments and subscriptions.

    Steps required to find Payments and Subscriptions on Android
  4. Tap Subscriptions.

  5. Tap the active subscription you wish to cancel.

  6. Tap cancel subscription.

    Steps required to cancel subscription on Android
  7. Tap a reason for subscribing.

    You can choose Decline to answer to not explain.

  8. Tap Continue.

  9. Tap Cancel Subscription to unsubscribe from the app.

    Steps required to cancel subscription on Android

    If there are still days or weeks left to run on your subscription, you can still benefit from the subscription until the time has elapsed. Cancelling doesn't remove the subscription instantly. It merely stops it from being renewed.

How Do I Manage Subscriptions on Android?

If you'd prefer to keep an eye on your Android app subscriptions, it's also possible to view the subscriptions you have set up. Here's where to look.

  1. On your Android phone, tap Google Play Store.

  2. Tap your Google account profile picture.

  3. Tap Payments and subscriptions.

    Steps required to look up subscription on Android
  4. Tap Subscriptions.

    Steps to view and manage subscriptions on Android
  5. View your active and lapsed subscriptions here.

How Do I Unsubscribe From Google Apps?

Google apps refer to apps made by Google and include Gmail, Google Docs, Google Sheets, Google Slides, Google Calendar, Google Drive, Google Meet, and some other Google products. None of these require a subscription to use so there should never be a need to unsubscribe from them either.

If your subscription list includes a similarly named app, check it is the genuine article and not a malicious app pretending to be something officially from Google.

Why Would I Subscribe or Unsubscribe to an App?

While many Android apps are free to use, some offer subscription services. There are a few different reasons why it's worth signing up to them providing you use the app enough. Here's a look at why. 

  • Extra features. Subscribing to an app can give you extra features such as new game modes or ways of saving your data. It's worth checking to see if these features will benefit you.
  • A different way to sign up for something. If you regularly watch streaming content, you can sign up via the Google Play Store to pay through it rather than other methods. It can be more convenient this way.
  • Accountability. Fitness apps often offer subscription services so you claim ownership over your workouts and feel more obliged to take part if it costs you money each month. 
FAQ
  • How do I unsubscribe from an app on an iPhone?

    To cancel a subscription on an iPhone, open the Settings app and tap your Apple ID, then tap Subscriptions to open the Subscriptions settings. Tap the subscription you want to cancel, then tap Cancel Subscription. Alternatively, open the App Store app and tap your profile image > Subscriptions.

  • How do I unsubscribe from an app on iTunes?

    If you're using a Mac running macOS Mojave (10.14) or earlier, or a PC with iTunes 12, you can cancel a subscription via iTunes. Open iTunes and select Account > View My Account and sign in with your Apple ID and password. Go to Settings > Subscriptions and click Manage. Find the subscription you want to cancel and select Edit > Cancel Subscription. (Mac users with macOS Catalina and later will access their account and subscriptions via the Music app.)

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