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Google Apps is now G Suite. Same service, new name. More about the name change.

Switch billing plans

During your free trial period, you can switch between the G Suite Flexible Plan and Annual Plan at any time. When your trial is over and your paid subscription begins, you can switch from the Flexible to Annual Plan at any time. However, you can't switch from the Annual to Flexible Plan until your annual contract is up for renewal.

Limitations on switching billing plans

From Flexible to Annual Plan

The Annual Plan is currently unavailable:

  • For customers in certain countries.
  • If you purchase business email powered by G Suite, via your personal Gmail account.
  • If you purchase G Suite Business online.

Customers in any of these situations can’t switch from the Flexible Plan to the Annual Plan.

From Annual to Flexible Plan

If you’re on the Annual Plan and your free trial has expired, you can’t switch to the Flexible Plan until it’s time to renew your subscription. If you cancel your Annual Plan subscription before its renewal date, you’ll be required to pay a closeout charge.

How to switch billing plans

From Flexible to Annual Plan
  1. Sign in to your Google Admin console.

    Sign in using your administrator account (does not end in @gmail.com).

  2. From the Admin console dashboard, go to Billing.
  3. To the left of your G Suite subscription, click Down Arrow .
  4. Next to Payment plan, click Change.
  5. Enter the number of user licenses you need and click Continue.
  6. Review the changes, check the agreement box, and click Continue.
  7. Specify payment information and click Continue
  8. Click Continue and review.
From Annual to Flexible Plan (before free trial expires)
  1. Sign in to your Google Admin console.

    Sign in using your administrator account (does not end in @gmail.com).

  2. From the Admin console dashboard, go to Billing.
  3. To the left of your G Suite subscription, click Down Arrow .
  4. Next to Payment plan, click Change.
  5. Select Flexible Plan.
  6. Review and save your change.
From Annual to Flexible Plan (after trial expires)
  1. Sign in to your Google Admin console.

    Sign in using your administrator account (does not end in @gmail.com).

  2. From the Admin console dashboard, go to Billing.
  3. To the left of your G Suite subscription, click Down Arrow .
  4. Next to Renewal options, click Change.
  5. Select Switch to Flexible Plan.
  6. Click Save.

When your annual subscription is next up for renewal, you'll be switched to the Flexible Plan.

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