Cancel, pause, or change a subscription on Google Play

Subscriptions on Google Play renew automatically unless you unsubscribe.

Make sure to sign in to the Google Account that has your subscriptions.

Cancel a subscription

Uninstalling the app will not cancel your subscription.

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google Play Store Google Play.
  2. Check if you’re signed in to the correct Google Account.
  3. Tap Menu Menuand then Subscriptions.
  4. Select the subscription you want to cancel.
  5. Tap Cancel subscription.
  6. Follow the instructions.

If you have a subscription with an app and the app gets removed from Google Play, your future subscription will be canceled. Your past subscriptions will not be refunded.

What happens after you cancel

When you cancel a subscription you’ll still be able to use your subscription for the time you’ve already paid.

For example, if you buy a one-year subscription on Jan. 1 for $10 and decide to cancel your subscription on July 1:

  • You’ll have access to the subscription until Dec. 31.
  • You won’t be charged another yearly subscription of $10 the following Jan.

Restart or restore a subscription

If your subscription is cancelled, but still active

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google Play Store Google Play.
  2. Check if you’re signed in to the correct Google Account.
  3. Tap Menu Menuand then Subscriptions.
  4. Select the subscription you want to restore.
  5. Tap Restore.
  6. Follow the instructions.

Note: Some subscriptions may not be available to restore.

If your subscription is cancelled, but has expired

If you cancelled your subscription and the remaining time on your subscription has expired, set up your subscription again.

Refunds for subscriptions

For information on subscription refunds, see returns and refunds on Google Play

Pause a subscription

Some apps will also let you pause your subscription. When you pause a subscription, your subscription will pause at the end of your current billing period.  

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google Play Store Google Play.
  2. Check if you’re signed in to the correct Google Account.
  3. Tap Menu Menuand then Subscriptions.
  4. Select the subscription you want to pause.
  5. Tap Manage and then Pause payments.
  6. Set the time period to pause payments.
  7. Tap Confirm.

Restart payments for a paused subscription

You can resume your subscription anytime.

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google Play Store Google Play.
  2. Check if you’re signed in to the correct Google Account.
  3. Tap Menu Menuand then Subscriptions.
  4. Select the subscription you want to start again.
  5. Tap Manage and then Resume.

Change your subscriptions

Check your subscriptions & renewal dates
  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google Play Store Google Play.
  2. Check if you’re signed in to the correct Google Account.
  3. Tap Menu Menuand then Subscriptions.
Change the payment method for a subscription

The same payment method you used to buy the subscription will be charged when your subscription renews. Renewals may take place 24 hours before each subscription period starts.

To change or update the payment method used:  

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google Play Store Google Play.
  2. Check if you’re signed in to the correct Google Account.
  3. Tap Menu Menuand then Subscriptions.
  4. Find the subscription you want to update.
  5. Choose from the following:
    • For active subscriptions, tap Manage.
    • To fix your payment method, tap Update.
  6. Follow the instructions to update your payment method.

If your payment method is declined or has insufficient funds, your subscription may be cancelled. Add a backup payment method, or set up your subscription again.

Change the frequency of your subscription
  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google Play Store Google Play.
  2. Check if you’re signed in to the correct Google Account.
  3. Tap Menu Menuand then Subscriptions.
  4. Select the subscription.
  5. Tap Manage and then Change subscription.

If you don’t see “Change subscription,” that app may not have the ability to change your subscription.

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