How to manage iTunes subscriptions on your iPad

iTune Subscription

As you know there are lots of apps available on the iTunes App Store that rely on recurring in-app purchases in order for you to get the most from them like many pokies games apps.  In the case of Newsstand and other online services, these in-app purchases take the form of subscriptions. Unlike single item purchases such as for game currency like gems and coins, subscriptions will automatically renew until you choose to end them.

Subscriptions that renew automatically include:

  • Apple Music subscriptions
  • Apple News, newspaper, and magazine subscriptions
  • In-app subscriptions for content or services (HBO NOW, Spotify, Netflix, Pandora, Hulu, etc.)

But do you know what subscriptions you’ve subscribed to and how will you manage those subscriptions like cancel, or reactivate them.

Let us learn here as how to manage in-app subscriptions in an iOS iPad so that you’ll only pay for what you’re using, and show you how to cancel the rest easily.

First access the iTunes Store, scroll to the bottom of the main page and click on the Apple ID button

Then click View Apple ID.

Apple ID iTunes

After entering your password, scroll down to the Subscriptions section and hit Manage.

To cancel the recurring subscriptions click the edit button to the right of the service listed in the “Manage Subscriptions” view.

iTunes Weekly Subscription

Now in this new “Edit Subscription” view, select “Off” for the Automatic Renewal option, then click Done to save the changes.

This will cause the subscription to expire whenever it goes to renew. Instead of renewing, it’ll be placed in an inactive state. You can do this for any subscriptions which you are not currently using in order to save money each month. Isn’t it easy.

How to cancel your subscription purchased using an Apple iPad, or through iTunes?

If you purchased a subscription using an Apple device or iTunes, Apple requires customers to cancel subscriptions through the App Store or iTunes.

To cancel your subscription renewal on your iPad

  • Open Settings on your Apple device
  • Scroll down to iTunes & App Store
  • Tap on your Apple ID/email address
  • Tap View Apple ID, then enter your Touch ID or password

From the Account Settings page, scroll down and tap “Subscriptions”

Tap “Cancel Subscription.” Next, tap “Confirm” on the “Confirm Cancellation” pop up.

To cancel your subscription on a Mac or PC, follow the instructions at the following link:

After you turn off automatic renewal, the iPad app will not reflect the cancellation until your subscription expires. If the iTunes Subscription page shows that your subscription is turned off, then your subscription will not renew.

After the automatic renewal of your subscription is turned off you will continue to receive access to your subscription until your current subscription period expires. If you would like to deactivate or remove your account from a particular service after turning off the automatic renewal of your subscription.

If you have any questions or need help canceling your subscription and turning off auto-renewal from the App Store or iTunes, contact Apple Customer Support.

Learn more about as how to manage subscriptions by clicking here.