Now there’s a subscription for everything. It used to be that you just paid for your favorite magazine or cable TV every month, but now you’ll find food delivery, social media, dating, music streaming, and stock companies all charging you for some service each month. BMW even charges its customers $18 a month to heat the front seats of their own cars.
And we’re not immune to this service-based economy either. You might be paying hundreds of dollars in recurring payments for such apps Amazon Prime, Netflix:, Spotify:, Hulu, Disney Plus and even AppleCare. With so many services, unfortunately, it’s easy to lose track of everything you’re paying for, too. If you’re trying to cut some costs, you should start with the many subscriptions you may have on your phone.
In this story, we’ll show you how to find all the monthly services you’re paying for on your mobile device, whether they’re: Apple Store on you iPhone: or through Google Play Android:and how to cancel the ones you no longer want.
If you want to save money in other ways, check out 10 ways to save on streaming services, How to save TV streaming with these simple tricks and: free options for your favorite paid services.
Find and cancel your subscriptions on your iPhone
You can find all your monthly subscriptions from the Apple Store in several places on your iPhone, but the easiest way is through your settings. To do this, run Settings app, tap your name above, then hit Subscriptions in the first section. Here you’ll see a list of all active (and inactive) subscriptions you’ve signed up for from apps you’ve downloaded from the App Store.
Under Active:, you’ll see all the subscriptions you’re currently paying for, with the following information: app/service name, short description, next billing date, and cost. To cancel an active subscription, click on the subscription, click red Unsubscribe button at the bottom of the page and then tap Confirm in the popup that appears.
For most subscriptions, you will still be able to use paid services until the end of your billing period. However, some apps won’t allow you to continue using the service, so you’ll have to read the fine print to see what happens if you cancel. Once cancelled, the subscription will remain in the active section, but will show when it ends in red text.
Find and cancel your subscriptions on your Android
Unlike iOS, Android works on devices from different brands like Samsung, Google, and Motorola, but luckily all of these Android versions have the Google Play Store, so finding monthly subscriptions and canceling is the same regardless of which phone you use. using
Run to find all your subscriptions Play Store: app, tap your profile picture or initial that appears in the top right, and go to Payments and Subscriptions >: Subscriptions. Here you will see a list of your active and inactive subscriptions.
If you want to cancel the subscription, click on it and click green Unsubscribe the button. The Play Store may ask you to consider other cheaper subscriptions, as well as a reason why you are canceling. Accept any prompt to continue until you see all green Unsubscribe the button. Click it and your subscription will be canceled, but you’ll still have access to it until the end of your billing period.