Home / Computers/technology / News / How To Make Sure You Are Not Paying For Apple Subscriptions


Date: 2018-08-23

Nobody likes paying for things they don't use, and when it comes to Apple subscriptions, you might not always be sure whether you are still paying for it, or not.

If you're an iPhone user, it is a good thing to rather just double-check to make sure you didn't accidentally stay subscribed to an app or service you thought you cancelled. It's actually pretty hidden in the App Store – TechCrunch's Josh Constine called the settings "buried" and a "dark pattern design."

App subscriptions are an emphasis for Apple. It held an invite-only meeting last year to convince developers to adopt subscription models, and Apple CEO Tim Cook said that 300 million Apple users are currently subscribed to either an app or an Apple subscription service, like Apple Music.

How To Make Sure You Are Not Paying For Apple Subscriptions 2

Here's how you check your subscriptions.

You'll have to fire up the App Store app. You're looking for your photo in the corner, then simply click on your profile picture. After tapping on your account (again), that will take you to your account page. Again, you'll want to tap on your user photo. After tapping on your account again, you'll need to enter your password, scan your fingerprint, or use Face ID to get to the next page.

You're looking for "Subscriptions," which should be on the lower half of your screen. That will bring you to the subscriptions screen. Tapping anything on this list will tell you how much you're spending when it renews next, and the opportunity to cancel or change the settings.

There are more details and options at Apple's website, but you'll be able to similarly cancel your unwanted subscriptions. You can also view another way to access your Apple Account in the video below.

Loading More...