How to cancel your Apple Arcade subscription

Apple Arcade is a mobile gaming subscription service that gives you access to curated collections of new games on your Apple device. The service is accessible on the iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV, and Mac.

It costs only $4.99 per month. Once you subscribe, you can download video games on your device and play them anytime. As a subscriber, you will access an unlimited number of exclusive catalogs of video games. You can then play the games both online or offline

However, if you no longer want to play, you can cancel your Apple Arcade subscription on the iPad anytime. Make sure to unsubscribe before the end of the month to prevent the app from billing you again.

5 ways to cancel an Apple Arcade subscription

You can discontinue Apple Arcade in three ways, as outlined below.

1. Through your iPhone or iPad

If you own an iPhone or iPad, you can cancel your Apple Arcade subscription by following these steps:

  • Go to the Apple App Store on your iPhone or iPad.
  • Tap on your profile icon.
  • Enter your Apple ID.
  • Select Manage Subscriptions.
  • Next, tap on Apple Arcade.
  • Select Cancel Subscription. If you are using the free trial, select Cancel Free Trial.

Once done, confirm your cancellation.

2. Via Apple TV

Arcade on Apple TV

Apple also allows members to cancel their Arcade subscription through their Apple TV devices. Here is how:

  • Go to Settings.
  • Select Users and Accounts.
  • Choose the account you used to subscribe to the service.
  • Provide a password to your Apple ID.
  • Choose Apple Arcade.
  • Select Cancel Subscription. If you are on a free trial, select Cancel Free Trial.

Confirm your choice to unsubscribe from the service.

3. On your Mac

You can also cancel Apple Arcade on a Mac. Follow the steps below:

  • Go to the Apple App Store.
  • Click on your account or profile icon.
  • Select View Information.
  • Click Manage.
  • Under the list of your active subscriptions, click on Apple Arcade.
  • Select Cancel Subscription. If you are on a free trial, select Cancel Free Trial.

Confirm your selection to discontinue the service.

4. On a PC

If you do not have an Apple device, you can cancel Apple Arcade on PC. For this step to be successful, you need iTunes on your computer. Next:

  • Open iTunes on your PC. Consider downloading it if you do not have it installed.
  • Choose Account from the Menu Bar at the top of the iTunes window.
  • Select View My Account.
  • Sign in with your Apple ID and password.
  • Click on View Account.
  • Scroll down to locate Settings.
  • Click Manage next to Subscriptions.
  • Next, click Edit to Apple Arcade.
  • Click Cancel Subscription. If you are on a free trial, click on Cancel Free Trial.

Confirm your selection to finish the process.

5. Using an Android device

Apple Music on Android

If you do not have access to an Apple device or PC, you can cancel Apple Arcade on Android. Follow the steps below:

  • On your Android device, open the Apple Music app.
  • Tap on the Menu button.
  • Select your Account.
  • Tap on Manage Membership.
  • Select Apple Arcade.
  • Select Cancel Subscription. You can also select Cancel Free Trial if you are using the service for free.

Once done, confirm your selection to discontinue the service. Note that the above steps can also work if you are using the Chromebook.

What happens when you cancel Apple Arcade?

When you cancel your Apple Arcade subscription, you will lose access to all the games you had downloaded. You will also not get a refund if you cancel the service before its expiry date.

However, you will continue to use Apple Arcade for the remaining days for which you had paid.

Can you play Apple Arcade games after your subscription ends?

When your Apple Arcade subscription ends, you will not play video games. That also includes the content you had already downloaded.

The only way of playing them again is to re-subscribe to the service.

Conclusion

You can cancel Apple Arcade subscription on iPad and other devices anytime. If you do not have access to an Apple device, you can discontinue the service on your Mac, PC, Android, or Chromebook. But if you decide to unsubscribe from Apple Arcade, you will have to re-subscribe to continue playing the games that you had already downloaded.

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