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How to Cancel App Subscription on Android

Nowadays, app subscriptions have become more common; people are using single or multiple subscription services. Almost all apps provide a subscription plan, including gaming, music, TV, and video streaming content. Some of Google Play's applications even offer free trials for a few days. People are using monthly paid apps for their needs and interests.

But if you are no longer using any of your app subscriptions and want to discontinue, you can cancel it anytime. If you are not sure how to do that through the app itself, Android's Google Play Store makes it easier to access your entire subscription apps in one place. You can cancel any app subscription from your Google Play Store account.

When you even cancel a subscription plan in the middle of the month, you will still use their services until the paid plan month gets complete. After that, your subscription plan ends, and you can't be able to use the subscription service, and you will revert to the non-subscription version.

How to cancel App subscriptions on an Android via Google Play Store

Users can cancel their app subscriptions on Android through Google Play Store account. Through your Play Store subscription account, you can also manage and review your device-based app subscriptions.

If you want to cancel any of your app subscriptions, you can find all of them in one place under the "Subscriptions" section in Play Store's menu options. After canceling your app subscription, you can still access them until the last day of the time period you have paid for.

Go through the below steps to cancel app subscriptions through Google Play Store:

How to cancel app subscriptions through Google Play Store

  1. Open the Google Play app on your Android phone.
  2. Tap on the account icon present at the top-right of the screen next to the search box.
  3. From the list of menu options, tap on the Payments & Subscriptions.
  4. Tap on the name of the subscription app you are looking for to cancel.
  5. Tap Cancel subscription and follow the on-screen instruction to complete the cancellation of the app subscription process.
How to Cancel App Subscription on Android

How to pause a Google Play Store subscription

Before you go for canceling an app subscription, there is another alternate option you can choose. You can choose to pause your payment in some cases (short of cash) for the coming (few) months and continue your subscription plan from next. However, only a few apps offer this feature. Here are the steps you can take to pause the app subscription from Play Store.

  1. Open the Play Store app on your Android phone.
  2. Check out the account to which you are login currently if you are using multiple or sharing accounts.
  3. Tap on the account icon next to the search bar in the upper-right of the screen.
  4. From the list of menu options, tap on the Payments & Subscriptions.
  5. Tap on the Subscription option to view the app you subscribed to.
  6. Select the subscription you want to pause.
  7. Tap on the Manage option; you will see the Pause payments if your app gives this feature. Tap on it.
  8. If your app offers, you can choose the time duration you want to pause for, select the cancellation reason, and then tap Confirm.

Note that your subscription plan gets paused after the end of the month you paid for. And you are still able to use what you paid for. The same process and plan applied for the yearly based subscriptions app.

Are you looking for refunds for canceling the app subscription?

The refund of money for canceling app subscription is slightly more complicated than the app purchase refund. Generally, the user gets their refund money back within 48 hours of canceling subscribing. However, the user will only receive a refund for the month they canceled. App subscribers might also need to contact the app developer directly, based on the subscription service.

If your app subscription is canceled but still active

  1. Open the Google Play app on your Android phone.
  2. Tap on the account icon present at the top-right of the screen next to the search tool box.
  3. From the list of menu options, tap on the Payments & Subscriptions.
  4. Now, tap on the Subscriptions.
  5. Choose the subscription app you want to restart.
  6. Tap on the Resubscribe and follow the on-screen guide to finishing the process.

Check your app subscriptions and their renewal dates

  1. Navigate to the Subscriptions option.
    • On an Android device, launch the Play Store app:
    • Tap on the account
    • Tap on the Payments & Subscriptions option from the list.
    • Tap on the Subscriptions.
  2. Under the Subscriptions option, check the list of subscribed apps and their expired date to renew.

What happens after you cancel your app subscription?

Even if you cancel your app subscription, you will still be able to access your subscription plan for the month or year you have already made payment.

For example, if you sign up for an app subscription on 1st January 2021 for one year and cancel after a few months, you can still use that app until 31st December 2021. The app will not automatically renew after that.

  • You can still be able to use the app until the last day of the subscription plan you paid for.
  • You would not be charged automatically for another yearly subscription.
  • For Play Pass subscriptions, you will lose access to your paid apps & games.

What happens after you cancel the Play Pass

The app you installed from Google Play Pass their data will remain on your Android device. Following things happened to the app content you obtained via Play Pass:

  • Paid apps will prompt you to purchase the app or subscribe to Play Pass.
  • In-app purchases will be removed, but they will be available for individual purchases.
  • When you cancel Play Pass, the ads will reappear in-app from who removed them.
  • If you rejoin the Play Pass, you will unlock all the content of the app again.

How to restart again Play Store subscription

Sometimes we get so busy in our day-to-day lives that we don't even have time to do something extra. We have to cancel or pause our app membership in such a situation that we do not take advantage of the app. The good news is that we can restart those canceled or paused apps again. Following are the steps to restart app subscription from Play Store:

  1. Open the Google Play app on your Android phone.
  2. Tap on the account icon present at the top-right of the screen next to the search tool box.
  3. From the list of menu options, tap on the Payments & Subscriptions.
  4. Now, tap on the Subscriptions.
  5. If you recently paused or canceled any app subscription, you will see it on the list. Tap on it.
  6. Choose Manage and then tap on Resume to reactivate your subscription again.

Change the payment method for a subscription

To change or update your payment methods go through the below steps:

  1. Open the Google Play app on your Android phone.
  2. Tap on the account icon in the top-right of the screen.
  3. Tap on the Payments & Subscriptions.
  4. Now, tap on the Subscriptions.
  5. Click on the subscription you want to update.
  6. Tap on Manage and then Update.
  7. Follow the on-screen instructions to update your payment method.

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