How to Cancel Netflix Subscription on iPhone


This post will walk you through terminating Netflix streaming service on an updated iOS device. Here’s a quick guide to cancel Netflix subscription on an iPhone.

Terminating/Pausing Netflix Subscription

Recently, more and more people are becoming less interested about the streaming contents Netflix is offering. In fact, many have decided to terminate Netflix subscription and switched to other platforms for new and interesting video offers. This is on top of the price increase the platform has imposed in line with its objective to “monetize over a hundred million households that are currently enjoying but not directly paying for Netflix.”

If you too think of canceling or pausing your Netflix subscription, there are a few things that you need to note.

First, you cannot cancel or pause your Netflix subscription straight from the iOS app on your iPhone or iPad.

As Netflix has clearly stated on their support page, you can cancel your Netflix account at any time but the only way to do it is through its official website. This denotes the need for you to sign into your Netflix account through the web browser.

Steps to Cancel Netflix Subscription on iPhone

Whatever reason you may have for quitting Netflix, whether you’re no longer interested in Netflix contents or just wanted to cut costs, just follow these simple steps:

Step 1: To begin, launch a web browser app on your iPhone. You can use Chrome, Firefox, Safari or any other browser app you’ve got running on your iOS device.

Step 2: Navigate to the Netflix website to continue.

Step 3: Select your Profile icon on the top-right corner of the screen. Doing so will load up a pop-up menu with a list of options.

Step 4: Select Account from the menu options to proceed.

Step 5: While in the Account page, find then click Cancel Membership from the Membership & Billing section.

Follow the rest of the onscreen instructions to confirm your Netflix membership cancellation.

You will be notified of the specific date when the cancellation takes effect. 

If you choose to re-subscribe to Netflix within 10 months after terminating the service, you may still be able to recover your account profiles and other relevant information as well as your preferences and favorites.

Netflix subscriptions can also be canceled straight through the iPhone settings. This however is only applicable if you used your Apple ID to sign up to Netflix through your iPhone (when it was still allowed by Netflix).

Just follow these steps:

Step 1: First, launch the Settings app menu on your iOS device.

Step 2: From the settings menu, tap on your Apple ID profile banner on the top of the menu.

Step 3: Tap Subscriptions on the succeeding window to proceed.

Step 4: On the next screen, find and tap Next from the list.

Step 5: To cancel the service, tap Cancel Subscription then confirm action on the pop-up window.

You will need to wait until the end of the current billing period for the cancellation to take effect though. Rest assured, you won’t be getting any further charges on your next billing cycle.

Be sure to note that uninstalling the Netflix app from your iPhone does not cancel your subscription. This requires the need for you to perform any of the above procedures to terminate your subscription. 

Once your subscription is canceled from any device, your Netflix account and relevant account details on all your devices will likewise be canceled.

Other Applicable Ways to Cancel Netflix

You can also cancel Netflix through Google Play on your computer. Thus, if you subscribed to Netflix using Google Play, you can cancel your subscription through your Google account.

  • To do so, just navigate to the Google Play website on your Windows computer browser, select your profile icon then click Payments & Subscriptions. On the account management window, you will see the option to Cancel Netflix. Just click on it then follow the rest of the onscreen instructions to terminate your Netflix streaming account.
Be sure to log into the same Google account that you used to sign up to Netflix.
If you’re using a Mac, you can use the App Store app to cancel your subscription. 
  • To do this, just launch the App Store app on your Mac then select your name. Go to your account settings then navigate to Subscriptions. Click Manage then click Edit next to your Netflix subscription. Finally, click Cancel Subscription to terminate your Netflix membership.
If you have iTunes for Windows, you can also use it to cancel your Netflix subscription.
  • To do so, just go launch iTunes then go to Account-> View My Account menu. Log into your Apple ID account then navigate to Settings. Select Manage next to Subscriptions then select cancel membership option for Netflix.

There are plenty of other streaming services you can try as better alternative to Netflix in terms of content and pricing.

And that’s how you cancel your Netflix subscription/membership on an iPhone.

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