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. Go to play.google.com.
  2. Check if you’re signed in to the correct Google Account.
  3. On the left, click My subscriptions.
  4. Select the subscription you want to cancel.
  5. Click Manage and then Cancel Subscription.

If you have a subscription with an app and it 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. 1.

Restart or restore a subscription

If your subscription is cancelled but still active:

  1. Go to play.google.com.
  2. Check if you’re signed in to the correct Google Account.
  3. On the left, click My subscriptions.
  4. Select the subscription you want to restore.
  5. Click Restore.

Note: Some subscriptions may not be available to restore.

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

Get a refund for subscriptions

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

Pause a subscription

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

  1. Go to play.google.com.
  2. Check if you’re signed in to the correct Google Account.
  3. On the left, click My subscriptions.
  4. Select the subscription you want to pause.
  5. Click Manage and then Pause payments.
  6. Select the time period you want to pause payments.
  7. Click Confirm.

Restart payments for a paused subscription

You can resume your subscription anytime.

  1. Go to play.google.com.
  2. Check if you’re signed in to the correct Google Account.
  3. On the left, click My subscriptions.
  4. Select the subscription you want to start again.
  5. Click Manage and then Resume. Your subscription will restart immediately.

Change your subscriptions

Check your subscriptions and renewal dates

  1. Go to play.google.com.
  2. Check if you're signed in to the correct Google Account. 
  3. On the left, click My 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 start 24 hours before each subscription period starts.

To change the payment method used:

  1. Go to play.google.com
  2. Check if you're signed in to the correct Google Account. 
  3. On the left, click My subscriptions.
  4. Find the subscription to change the payment method.   
  5. Click Manage
  6. Next to the payment method, click Update.    

If your payment method is declined or has insufficient funds, your subscription may be cancelled. If this happens, set up your subscription again.

Change the frequency of your subscription

You can only change the frequency of a subscription on your phone.

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

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