Guide to Cancel YouTube Premium on iPhone and Android

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It’s been a few months since YouTube Premium made its way to India. To entice users to try out new services, YouTube is offering a 1-month free trial of YouTube Music and YouTube Premium. YouTube Premium membership offers several benefits such as ad-free streaming, ability to download videos and watch them offline, and background play. Besides, it includes YouTube Originals and YouTube Music Premium subscription that otherwise costs Rs. 99 per month. In India, users can continue with YouTube Premium at just Rs. 129 per month after enjoying a 30-day trial.

However, you need to add a valid payment method (Credit Card or Debit Card) to subscribe for the free trial of YouTube Premium. After the trial period is over, YouTube will automatically renew your subscription. Services like Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and Apple News Plus also employ a similar approach for trials. In case you don’t find the Premium service worthy then you can cancel it anytime. While those explicitly trying it for free may want to cancel it before the renewal due date or else they will be charged monthly.

Methods to Cancel YouTube Premium Subscription

The procedure to cancel YouTube Premium varies significantly for iPhone and Android users. While Android users can easily opt-out of the free trial or subscription. On the other hand, if you signed up for YouTube Premium using an iPhone or iPad then your YouTube membership is managed by Apple. Hence, iOS users cannot cancel their subscription from within the YouTube app or website.

On iPhone or iPad

  1. Go to Settings on your iOS device. Under settings, tap “iTunes & App Store”. Then tap your Apple ID and select “View Apple ID”. view apple id in itunes and app stores
  2. Use Touch ID or enter your password for authentication.
  3. In Account box, scroll down and open “Subscriptions”. iphone and ipad subscriptions
  4. Select YouTube Premium and tap “Cancel Subscription”. cancel youtube premium subscription on iphone ipad
  5. Tap Confirm. confirm cancellation

Using iTunes (On PC or Mac)

In case you no longer have the Apple device with you then use the below method instead. While Mac users can manage their subscriptions through the App Store or iTunes. Meanwhile, Windows users can download iTunes on their computer to cancel YouTube Premium subscription.

  1. Make sure you have the latest version of iTunes installed.
  2. Open iTunes.
  3. From the iTunes menu bar, click on Account > Sign In. itunes account sign in
  4. Sign in with the Apple ID that you used to subscribe for YouTube Premium. sign in to itunes store
  5. Now click View My Account. view my account in itunes
  6. Scroll down to the Settings section on the Account Information page.
  7. Click on Manage to the right of Subscriptions. manage itunes subscriptions
  8. Click Edit next to the YouTube subscription.
  9. Then click on “Cancel Subscription”. edit youtube subscription from itunes
  10. Confirm the cancellation by choosing Confirm. confirm cancellations in itunes app

Note: If you end your Premium trial halfway then you can still use the service until the trial ends.

On Android

  1. Open the YouTube app.
  2. Tap your profile picture at the top right. youtube for android
  3. Select “Paid memberships”. youtube paid memberships
  4. Tap Manage for YouTube Premium. manage youtube premium
  5. Now select Cancel membership. Tap continue to cancel. cancel youtube premium membership on android

Alternate Method – Android users can also cancel their membership through the YouTube website.

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Hope you found this post helpful.


Mayur Agarwal is the founder and editor-in-chief of WebTrickz. As a Technology enthusiast and an Internet addict, he loves sharing useful How To’s and Tips & Tricks. Follow him @mayurjango on Twitter.

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