Do you want to cancel a trial subscription before time runs out? You can do it right on your iPhone or iPad!

If you've been trying out TV apps, like STARZ or HBO GO through the App Store, or you've subscribed to the Wall Street Journal inside the News app, but now you don't to renew your subscription, you can cancel it from your iPhone or iPad with just a few steps. Here's how.

How to cancel an iTunes subscription on iPhone or iPad

  1. Launch the Settings app.
  2. Tap iTunes & App Store.
  3. Tap on your Apple ID.

    Open Settings, then tap iTunes & App Store, then tap your Apple ID

  4. Tap View Apple ID when the pop up window appears.
  5. Enter your Apple ID password or fingerprint ID when prompted.
  6. Tap Subscriptions.

    Tap View Apple ID, then tap Subscriptions

  7. Tap the Subscription you want to cancel.
  8. Tap Cancel Subscription.
  9. Tap Confirm when prompted to confirm that you want to cancel your subscription. Tap a subscription, then tap Cancel Subscription

After your current period ends, whether it is part of a free trial or a regular recurring subscription, iTunes will no longer bill you for that subscription.

How to resubscribe to a service you canceled on iPhone or iPad

If you change your mind and later decide that you want to resubscribe to a TV or News channel, you can easily find your past subscriptions in the Settings app.

  1. Launch the Settings app.
  2. Tap iTunes & App Store.
  3. Tap on your Apple ID.

    Open Settings, then tap iTunes & App Store, then tap your Apple ID

  4. Tap View Apple ID when the pop up window appears.
  5. Enter your Apple ID password or fingerprint ID when prompted.
  6. Tap Subscriptions.

    Tap View Apple ID, then tap Subscriptions

  7. Scroll down to Expired.
  8. Tap the Subscription you want to renew.
  9. Tap the payment option for which you want to resubscribe.
  10. Enter your Apple ID password or fingerprint ID when prompted.

    Tap a subscription, then tap a renewal option

When you resubscribe, you will be charged the payment you agreed to and your subscription will automatically renew until you cancel it again.

Any questions?

Are you having trouble canceling a subscription that you signed up for via iTunes? Put them in the comments and I'll help you out.

Originally posted March 2014. Updated November 2016 to reflect changes in iOS 10.

Allyson Kazmucha contributed to an earlier version of this article.