It’s Time to Cancel your Apple News+ Trial Subscription

Like many people, I signed up for a 30-day free trial of Apple News+ the day it was announced. While I like the idea, I don’t feel it’s worth $10 a month for what it offers. (Read my first look at Apple News+.) So I’ve cancelled my subscription.

It’s not always easy to find how to manage and cancel subscriptions you’ve signed up for with Apple (but read this article to find out more), but with Apple News+, it’s actually quite simple.

Open the Apple News app. On the Mac, look at the bottom of the sidebar; on iOS, tap Following, and look at the bottom of the list of channels. You’ll see something like this:

Sidebar

Tap Manage Subscriptions, and you’ll see this:

Cancel

Tap Cancel Free Trial, and confirm your cancellation. Note that Apple tells me that I’ll miss out on “more than 200 magazines,” whereas when they presented the service, they said there were around 300.

Confirm

Apple has been a bit aggressive, showing me this on all my devices whenever I open the News app.

Sure

I’ve tapped No Thanks. I don’t know what it would take to get me to pay $10 a month for Apple News+. More magazines, perhaps, but also the ability to view content from the different magazines on their websites, which is not currently possible.

0 thoughts on “It’s Time to Cancel your Apple News+ Trial Subscription

  1. I’ve cancelled my trial sub, too.

    I liked the access to a few of the magazines I read, as well as access to a number of ones I don’t read regularly. But I had been hoping for a more-robust choice of newspapers, which never materialized.

    I’ll consider subscribing if the New York Times ever fully participates. That’s highly unlikely, though.

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