Cancel, pause or change a subscription on Google Play

Subscriptions on Google Play are renewed automatically unless you unsubscribe.

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

Cancel a subscription

You can use our self-help flow to cancel a subscription.

Cancel a subscription

Cancel a subscription on the Google Play app

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 that 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 cancelled. Your past subscriptions will not be refunded.

Watch how to cancel a subscription
Google Play | Cancel a subscription

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What happens after you cancel

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

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

  • You’ll have access to the subscription until 31 December.
  • You won’t be charged another yearly subscription of £10 the following 1 January.

Restart or resubscribe to a subscription

If your subscription is cancelled, but still active

Tip: Some subscriptions may not be available to resubscribe.

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google Play Store Google Play.
  2. Make sure that you’re signed in to the correct Google Account.
  3. Tap Menu Menu and then Subscriptions.
  4. Tap the subscription that you want to resubscribe to.
  5. Tap Resubscribe.
  6. Follow the instructions.

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.

Get a refund 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 that 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 at any time.

  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 that you want to restart.
  5. Tap Manage and then Resume.

Change your subscriptions

Check your subscriptions and 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 that 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 that 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.

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