How to Cancel Subscriptions on Amazon in 4 Easy Steps (with Photos)

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How to Cancel Subscriptions on Amazon in 4 Easy Steps (with Photos)

Amazon provides its user base with a diverse array of products, but you’ll find just as much variance with its membership plans. Whether you have a free trial coming to an end or no longer need Amazon Prime, you can cancel subscriptions on Amazon using these steps from a PC or mobile device.

Amazon Subscriptions Explained

Amazon started off selling movies, music, and books before moving into a wider range of consumer goods in the late 1990s. Subscriptions have been around in some form since the company’s inception, but have changed considerably over the years.

Today consumers can subscribe to magazines through Amazon along with ComiXology or the Blink video doorbell. You can rent movies through Amazon Video, take out an Amazon Prime subscription, or set up Subscribe & Save.  Some services are also only available as a perk of Prime like the Amazon Book Box membership.

Regardless of which membership you choose, Amazon makes canceling painless. You can manage most subscriptions through the company by accessing your account settings whether you’re on a web browser or a smartphone.

Cancel Amazon Subscriptions via the Web

If you have access to a web browser on a desktop PC or laptop, you can cancel Amazon subscriptions through the web. This method works for almost every subscription aside from Audible and a few others which we’ll show you how to address.

Step 1: Log in to Amazon

Go to Amazon.com and sign into your account. You can hover over the Sign-In link on the upper right-hand side of the page and click on Sign In to bring up the login screen.

Signing in to Amazon account.

Step 2: Go to Memberships and Subscriptions

When the page refreshes and you’re logged in, you need to go to the memberships section. You can do this by going to the same section where you logged which now reads Account & Lists. Hover over this area and select Memberships & Subscriptions when the drop-down menu appears.

Finding Memberships & Subscriptions.

Step 3: Manage Subscription

From the Subscriptions menu, you can see any active subscriptions through Amazon, including Amazon Prime memberships. If you have multiple subscriptions, you can use filters to sort through memberships until you find the one you need to cancel.

Locating any active subscriptions.

Step 4: Cancel Your Amazon Subscription

When you find the membership you want to cancel, click on Settings and look for the Cancel button. Choose Cancel Membership and follow any additional screens to end the subscription.

Clicking on End membership.

Cancel Amazon Subscriptions on iPhone or Android

The menu locations are a little different if you want to cancel Amazon subscriptions through the Amazon app for Android or iOS, although the process is just as simple.

Step 1: Open the App

Locate the Amazon app on your iPhone or Android device. Tap to open the app and sign in if you aren’t already logged into Amazon on your smartphone or tablet.

Finding the Amazon app.

Step 2: Access Account Settings

Once you’ve opened the app and are logged in, you’ll see a row of icons at the bottom of the screen. Select the person icon.

Step 3: Manage Account

When the new screen opens, you’ll see tabs for lists, orders, and your account at the top along with any recent orders. Tap on Your Account to access account settings.

Scroll down past the customer service section to Account Settings. In this section, find Memberships & Subscriptions and tap on it to open the next menu.

Locating Memberships & subscriptions in the settings.

Step 4: Cancel Amazon Subscriptions

From this screen, you’ll see any active subscriptions you have on your Amazon account. To cancel a subscription, tap on Manage Subscription next to the membership you want to cancel, and then choose Cancel to end your subscription.

Managing the account from the app.

Don’t see your Amazon Subscription?

Amazon has done an excellent job of keeping things streamlined through its app and website despite the number of services they offer. While the Memberships section holds most data related to subscriptions you’ve taken through the company, you may have trouble finding memberships if you’re a Kindle user.

To cancel or find memberships to Kindle Newsstand, Subscribe & Save or Audible, go to the Memberships & Subscriptions section under Account Settings. At the bottom of the page, you will see icons for each of these services along with a section for orders.

Canceling any active memberships on Amazon.

Select the subscription you want to manage. From the next screen, choose Cancel to end your membership to Audible or another service. The process may vary from one service to another, but is straightforward from start to finish.

Check out this informative video that guides you through the step-by-step process of canceling subscriptions hassle-free. Don’t let unwanted charges pile up – watch the video now and regain control over your Amazon subscriptions!

Frequently Asked Questions

Will canceling a subscription cancel a pending shipment tied to that membership plan?

When you cancel the subscription, you will no longer receive shipments from that membership, but it doesn’t stop any pending orders that are unshipped. To do this, go to the Orders section of your Amazon account.

Does Amazon provide free subscriptions?

You can find a number of trial memberships through Amazon at any given time, including Prime which is free for 30 days if you’re a new member.

Can you change the settings for Amazon subscriptions?

If you want to change the renewal date or turn off automatic payments, select Manage next to the membership you would like to adjust.

Does Amazon have an auto-renewal program for subscriptions?

Yes, you can use the company’s auto-renewal service which ensures your membership stays active at your purchase price.

Can you delete an Amazon account?

While you can completely delete your Amazon account, the process isn’t quite as simple as canceling a subscription. If you want to permanently remove your account and data, follow the steps in this guide.

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