Apple’s App Store is full of apps with built-in subscriptions. This is great news for developers and for users who don’t want apps to disappear. But if you’re not using an app, why not cancel your subscription?

Canceling an iPhone or iPad app subscription hasn’t always been the easiest thing to do, as Apple hasn’t always made the process obvious. Even if you knew. odds are good you’ll do it so infrequently that you’ve forgotten about it, and there’s always a chance that Apple changed something in a recent iOS update.

In fact, Apple recently changed the way iPhone and iPad owners cancel their subscriptions through the App Store, and luckily it’s now easier than ever. As with all things in life, however, these things aren’t easy unless you know how – and we’re going to make sure you do.

How to cancel app subscriptions

To get started, open the App Store and tap the icon representing your Apple ID at the top of the screen.

Click on the Apple ID icon

Next, tap on “Manage Subscriptions”.

Tap Manage Subscriptions

Here, you’ll see a list of all in-app subscriptions you’re currently paying for. You will also find the expired ones at the bottom of the list if you want to re-subscribe.

To cancel a subscription, tap the name of the app you want to manage.

Tap the app name

The next screen will show all available subscriptions, with a check mark next to the one you are currently subscribed to. To cancel, tap the “Cancel Subscription” button at the bottom of the screen. You will be asked to confirm your decision before it is taken into account.

Remember that even after canceling a subscription, you will have access to relevant features until the end of your existing billing period.

Canceling unused app subscriptions can be a great way to save a few bucks here and there, but that doesn’t mean subscriptions are bad. Sustainable models for app developers are essential, especially if we want to continue enjoying the best the App Store has to offer.