How to cancel subscriptions on an Android to save money

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Have you ever signed up for a free trial of an app or service on your Android device, only to forget about it and end up paying for a subscription you don’t use? You’re not alone.

Many people fall into this trap and end up wasting money on things they don’t need or want. However, don’t worry. 

There is a simple way to check and cancel your subscriptions on Android. Just follow these easy steps. 

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A man on his Android  (Kurt “CyberGuy” Knutsson)

Step 1: Go to the Google Play Store

Settings may vary depending on your Android phone’s manufacturer 

  • Open the Google Play Store app on your Android and tap it. You can find it on your home screen or in your app drawer.
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Google Play Store app  (Kurt “CyberGuy” Knutsson)

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Step 2: Tap on your account profile picture

  • On the top right corner of the screen, you will see your account profile picture. Tap on it to bring up your account options and info.
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Account profile picture on Android  (Kurt “CyberGuy” Knutsson)

Step 3: Tap on “Payments and subscriptions”

  • On the menu that appears, you will see Payments and subscriptions. Tap on it.
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Payments and subscriptions on Android  (Kurt “CyberGuy” Knutsson)

  • Next, tap on subscriptions
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Subscriptions on Android  (Kurt “CyberGuy” Knutsson)

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Step 4: View and cancel your subscriptions

  • Here, you can view all your currently active and lapsed subscriptions. You can see the name of the app or service, the price, the billing cycle and the next payment date.
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Subscriptions on Android  (Kurt “CyberGuy” Knutsson)

  • If you want to cancel a subscription, just tap on whichever one you wish to cancel. You will see more details about the subscription, such as the benefits, the cancellation policy and the support contact.
  • To cancel the subscription, tap on Cancel subscription at the bottom of the screen.
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Cancel subscription button  (Kurt “CyberGuy” Knutsson)

  • You will be asked to confirm your decision and provide a reason for canceling. You don’t have to answer the question, just tap on Decline to answer and then tap on Continue

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Decline to answer selection  (Kurt “CyberGuy” Knutsson)

  • Finally, tap on Cancel subscription again to complete the process

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Cancel subscription button  (Kurt “CyberGuy” Knutsson)

Now, you will no longer be charged for that particular subscription, but you can still use it until the end of the current billing cycle. After that, the service will stop working, and you will lose access to any features or content included in the subscription.

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Kurt’s key takeaways

Now you know how to check and cancel your subscriptions on Android. You can save money and avoid paying for things you don’t use or want. You can also manage your subscriptions anytime by following the same steps. Just remember to review your subscriptions regularly and cancel the ones you don’t need.

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