Paying for useless app subscriptions? Cancel them immediately

Paying for useless app subscriptions?  Cancel them immediately

Every app you download seems to have some sort of monthly paid subscription. Uber and Uber Eats there’s Uber One, which provides free food delivery and discounted ride fares Twitter is blue offers exclusive features such as blue check mark and the ability to edit tweets Twitter.

BMW even charges its customers $18 a month in some countries to heat the front seats of their own cars. Absurd, right?

And we are not exempt from the service-based economy either. If you’re like me, you probably pay hundreds of dollars in regular payments for streaming apps like Amazon Prime, Netflix, Spotify, Hulu and Disney Plusor more practical things, such as AppleCare. With so many services, it’s easy to lose track of everything you’re paying for.

And if you’re trying to cut costs, start with the many subscriptions you might 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 the Apple Store on yours iPhone or through Google Play Androidand how to cancel the ones you no longer want.

If you want to save money in other ways, check it out 10 ways to save money on streaming services, how to save on TV streaming with these simple tricks and free options for some of your favorite paid services.

Find and cancel your subscriptions on your iPhone

You can find all of your monthly subscriptions from the Apple Store in a few places on your iPhone, but the easiest is through Settings. To do this, launch the Settings application, tap the button your name on top and then hit Subscriptions in the first part. 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.

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You can also find your subscriptions in the App Store.

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In the Active section, you can see all currently paid subscriptions with the following information: app or service name, short description, next bill date and cost. To cancel an active subscription, touch the subscription, press red Unsubscribe button at the bottom of the page, then tap confirms in the pop-up window that appears.

In case of cancellation, you will be notified how long you will have access to the paid service.

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With most subscriptions, you can continue to access paid services until the end of the billing period. However, some apps don’t allow you to continue using the service, so you’ll need to read the fine print to find out what happens if you cancel the service. After cancellation, the subscription will remain in the active section, but it will indicate with red text when it expires.

Find and cancel your subscriptions on your Android device

Unlike iOS, Android runs on devices from different brands, such as Samsung, Google and Motorola, but luckily all versions of Android have the Google Play Store, so finding and canceling monthly subscriptions is done in a similar way regardless of whether what phone are you using with the help of

To find all subscriptions, start the The Play Store app, tap your profile picture or the initials of your last name in the upper right corner and go to Payments and subscriptions > Subscriptions. Here you can see a list of your active and inactive subscriptions.

Each subscription will include the next payment date.

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To cancel a subscription, tap it, then press green Unsubscribe orb. The Play Store may ask you to consider another cheaper subscription option and provide a reason for cancellation. Accept all prompts to continue until you see all green Unsubscribe orb. Press it and your subscription will be canceled, but you should still have access until the end of your billing period.

Ignore any prompts that prevent you from canceling.

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