Google Play Store is an inbuilt marketplace on Android devices to get all the apps and games you need. By linking with your bank account details with Google Play, you can directly sign up for a subscription service with a single tap. You don’t need to provide your account details every time. If you have used Google Play to sign up for a subscription service that automatically renews without your permission, you need to cancel the service when you don’t want it anymore. Otherwise, the amount will be debited automatically on the billing date. Here are the steps to cancel the subscription that you made via Google Play.
How to Pause and Restart a Google Play Subscription
Before going for cancellation, you can consider pausing the subscription for a few months. And you can restart it whenever you want.
Pause a Google Play Subscription
Note: This option is available only for a few apps.
- Open the Google Play Store app on your Android phone and tablet.
- Tap the Menu option on the top-left corner.
- Tap the Subscription options.
- On the subscription screen, choose the one you would like to Pause.
- Tap the Manage and then choose Pause Payments.
- Select the time period and then tap Confirm on the popup.
Restart a Google Play Subscription
The paused subscription can be restarted whenever you want.
- Open the Google Play app.
- Tap the Menu option and then choose the Subscriptions.
- Choose the subscription you want to restart from the list.
- Tap the Manage option.
- Click Resume to restart it. The subscription will be reactivated.
Method 1: Cancel Subscription Using Google Play Store on Android Device
#1 Open the Google Play Store app on your mobile and tap the hamburger icon on the top left corner. Press the Subscriptions options to view all the services that you subscribed via Google Play.
#2 Choose the subscription that you want to cancel. Upon selecting, scroll down to choose the Cancel subscription option.
#3 Select CANCEL SUBSCRIPTION on the pop-up to unsubscribe from the service.
Method 2: Cancel Subscription Using Google Play Site on PC Browsers
You can also cancel the subscription by using a web browser on Windows or Mac PC.
#1 Launch a browser and visit play.google.com/store.
#2 Make sure to sign in with the Google Account that you used to sign up for an service.
#3 On the left-side menu pane, select the My subscriptions option.
#4 It will open all the services that you signed up for. Choose your service, select the cancel subscription option, choose a reason, and cancel the service.
If you have canceled a subscription in the mid-way, you can still enjoy its benefits until the next billing date. The amount you paid will not be refunded unless the respected service has offered any money-back guarantee offer.