Here’s How to Cancel iTunes Subscriptions like CBS All Access

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Let’s say, hypothetically, you signed up for the one-week trial of CBS All Access to watch the first two episodes of Star Trek Discovery and while you enjoyed the show, you don’t want to pay for another monthly subscription. You’ll need to cancel your subscription, which isn’t as straight forward as it should be. Read on to learn how.

To cancel an iTunes subscription, like CBS All Access, start by launching iTunes on your Mac or PC. If you’re using an iPhone or iPad, launch iTunes Store. On your computer, click Store, then Account under Quick Links. iPhone and iPad users scroll to the bottom of the page and tap your Apple ID.

Settings for managing subscriptions in iTunes are in your Account

Select your account in iTunes, or your Apple ID in iTunes Store

If you’re using iTunes scroll down to Settings and click Manage next to Subscriptions. iOS device users scroll down and tap on Subscriptions.

Managing subscriptions in iTunes app

Subscriptions are managed through your iTunes account settings

iTunes users click Edit next to the subscription you want to cancel. iOS users tap on the subscription. Now click (or tap) Cancel Subscription.

Editing subscription settings in iTunes lets you cancel a subscription

Edit a subscription to cancel auto-renewal

With free trial subscriptions, like CBS All Access, you can continue using the service up until its scheduled expiration date. Subscriptions you paid for stay active until they’re due for renewal.

Canceling an iTunes subscription

The Cancel button stops auto-renewal an iTunes subscription

In my hypothetical case, I was able to sign up for a free week of CBS All Access to watch the first two episodes of Star Trek Discovery and then cancel before I was charged for a full month. Turns out I enjoyed the show, but didn’t want to pay US$10 a month for a fairly meh video delivery platform…hypothetically, of course.

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