Cancel iTunes Subscription on iPhone/Mac/Apple TV

If you are a subscriber of an Apple service and you would like to cancel your iTunes subscription, the following guide should teach you how to do it on your Apple devices. Read on to learn how to cancel the subscription on all of your Apple devices.

By Bella Miller | Posted on: Jun. 11, 2019, Last Updated: Jun. 11, 2019

If you are an Apple device user, you have likely subscribed to the premium services offered by the company to its users. These services include News+, Apple Music, and a few others that let you enjoy digital content on your Apple devices. After using these services for a while, what if you wish to cancel them on your devices?

Cancel iTunes Subscription on iPhone/Mac/Apple TV

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Cancel iTunes Subscription on iPhone/Mac/Apple TV

Well, that is what this guide is all about. The following guide is going to teach you how to cancel iTunes subscriptions for various services on your devices. It shows methods for canceling services on your iPhone, Mac, and even Apple TV. That way you know how to quickly cancel a service regardless of what device you are on.

How to Cancel iTunes Subscription on iPhone

If you have subscribed to a service on your iPhone and you would like to cancel it on your device itself, this section will teach you how to do it.

Canceling an iTunes subscription on an iPhone is pretty easy as the app that lets you do the task comes preloaded on all the models of the iPhone. All you need to do is launch the app and select the appropriate option to cancel your subscription. The following shows how you do it exactly on your iPhone.

Step 1 Tap on Settings on your springboard to launch the Settings app on your device.

Step 2 When the Settings app launches, scroll down and find and tap on the option that says iTunes & App Store. It will launch the iTunes menu on your device.

Launch iTunes Option from Settings on iPhone

Launch iTunes Option from Settings on iPhone

Step 3 Tap on your Apple ID on the following screen to access your iTunes account.

Step 4 A prompt will appear with several options for you to choose from. Tap on the one that says View Apple ID to view your subscription settings.

View Apple Account Settings on iPhone

View Apple Account Settings on iPhone

Step 5 Log-into your account and tap on Subscriptions. Select the subscription you want to cancel and tap on Cancel Subscription. You will be unsubscribed from the chosen subscription on your iPhone.

Cancel Subscription in iTunes on iPhone

Cancel Subscription in iTunes on iPhone

How to Cancel iTunes Subscription on Mac

If you would like to cancel your iTunes subscription on your Mac, you can use the iTunes app on your machine to do the task. The following shows exactly how you do it.

Step 1 Launch the iTunes app from the Launchpad on your Mac. When it launches, click on the option that says Store followed by Account to view your account settings.

Access Your Account Settings in iTunes on Mac

Access Your Account Settings in iTunes on Mac

Step 2 Enter in your login details if you are prompted. Then, click on the Manage link next to where it says Subscriptions to manage your subscriptions.

Step 3 Click on Edit next to the subscription you want to cancel in iTunes. Then, click on the Cancel Subscription button on the following screen to cancel your subscription. You are all set. Your chosen subscription should now be canceled in iTunes on your Mac.

Cancel Subscription in iTunes on Mac

Cancel Subscription in iTunes on Mac

How to Cancel iTunes Subscription on Apple TV

Apple TV users also have the option to unsubscribe from various services on your device itself and this section shows how you do it.

Step 1 Launch the Settings menu on your Apple TV and head to Accounts followed by Manage Subscriptions.

Access Subscriptions on Apple TV

Access Subscriptions on Apple TV

Step 2 Select the subscription you would like to cancel and click on Cancel Subscription.

Cancel A Subscription on Apple TV

Cancel A Subscription on Apple TV

That’s all there is to it. The selected subscription will be canceled in your Apple account on your Apple TV.

How to Resubscribe to a Service you Canceled

If you mistakenly canceled a subscription or you simply wish to re-subscribe to a subscription, it is pretty easy to do no matter what Apple device you use. Here’s how you re-subscribe to a service on your iPhone.

Step 1 Launch the Settings app and tap on the iTunes & App Store. Tap on your Apple ID followed by View Apple ID.

Access Account Settings

Access Account Settings

Step 2 Log-in to your account and tap on Subscriptions. Tap on any expired subscription in the list and then choose the payment option you would like to proceed with.

Re-subscribe to A Service

Re-subscribe to A Service

Once you have made a payment, your subscription will start and you will be able to start using it right away.

How to Fix: Cannot Cancel Your Subscription

If you are having trouble canceling your iTunes subscription, you may want to fix the issue as soon as you can or Apple will continue to charge you for your subscriptions. Here’s what you can do to fix the issue on your devices.

Correct Apple ID

Make sure the Apple ID you use to cancel your subscription is the one that you used to purchase the subscription. If you are using any other Apple ID, you will not see the option to cancel your subscription.

Let Apple Know

If you are using the right Apple ID to cancel a subscription but it still fails, you may want to get in touch with the iTunes support team on their website. They should be able to help you out with your issue.

The Bottom Line

If you no longer want to be a subscriber of an Apple service, the above guide should teach you how you can cancel your subscriptions on various of your Apple devices.

Bella Miller

A senior editor, an Apple fan at iMobie Inc.. I love both dancing and helping users to solve iOS & Android related issues by writing various types of tutorials.