YouTube Premium is a paid membership service that lets you watch YouTube without ads, offline, and in the background. It is said to be hard to cancel once you sign up.
It’s not cheap to pay $11.99 a month for a YouTube subscription. Some people may want to cancel before the free trial ends.
In this article, we’ll explain in simple terms how to cancel YouTube Premium, what to keep in mind when cancelling, how to check if you’ve already cancelled, the difference between a temporary suspension, and what to do if you can’t cancel.
Cancelling YouTube Premium: Issues to consider
Is it okay to cancel YouTube Premium in the middle of the month or in the middle of the contract? I’ve put together a list of the important points and notes.
Even if you cancel YouTube Premium in the middle of your subscription, you won’t get a discount.
When you cancel YouTube Premium, you get a message that says, “If you cancel, you won’t be able to use ad-free videos, original shows, offline playback, or playback in the background after the end of the billing period.” Many people worry that they won’t be able to get the benefits of YouTube Premium.
Since the description says “at the end of the billing period,” the YouTube Premium benefits won’t end until the end of the subscription period. That is, even if you cancel, you will still get the benefits until the end of the contract.
If you want to cancel right away for reasons like “Free YouTube is good enough for me” or “Other,” you should cancel right away instead of waiting until the last minute.
Cancel Anytime During the Free Trial
YouTube Premium gives first-time users a free trial. After the trial, you’ll automatically subscribe. If you cancel during the trial period, YouTube Premium is free. A single plan is $11. Even if you cancel mid-trial, you can still enjoy YouTube Premium until the end of the trial.
How Can I Avoid Forgetting to Cancel
It’s common for people to forget to discontinue subscription services like YouTube Premium.
Except for the yearly plan, all plans are automatically renewed, so even if you do not use it, you will be charged monthly if you do not cancel.
Even if you cancel YouTube Premium in the middle of the free trial period, you will still be able to use features like ad-free playback until the end of the free trial period, so cancel as soon as you decide it’s not worth it.
How to Cancel Youtube Premium
YouTube Premium may not be canceled from the YouTube app, depending on the subscription method.
For example, if you subscribed through the web, you can cancel from the web and the Android app, but not from the YouTube app on the iPhone or iPad.
If you don’t remember how to subscribe, try it from the web, and if you can’t cancel, cancel from each app, and if you still can’t cancel, cancel from the App Store.
What is Youtube Premium Pause
YouTube Premium includes pause and cancel functionality.
If you pause on the cancellation screen, you won’t be able to access YouTube Premium or YouTube Music Premium for 6 months, and of course, the charges will stop.
When service resumes, you’ll be charged the monthly fee. Suspension allows cancellation. You can also restart without waiting for the schedule.
Suspension and cancellation differ in whether they automatically resume after 6 months.
Note: Pausing is not possible if you subscribe to YouTube Premium from the YouTube app on your iPhone or iPad.
How to Cancel or Pause a Youtube Premium Subscription on Desktop
If you subscribed to YouTube Premium through the website or Google Play, you can cancel from the YouTube app’s web version. If you go through the App Store, you cannot cancel from the web, so please cancel using these procedures.
Navigate to the Purcahses and Memberships page in your desktop browser.
Click Manage Membership > Deactivate.
Click Continue to cancel, or Pause instead to pause it for up to 6 months.
Choose the reason you want to cancel, and then click Continue.
How to Cancel or Pause a Youtube Premium Subscription on Android App
If you subscribed to YouTube Premium via the web or Google Play, you can cancel it from the Android version of the YouTube app.
Click Purchases & Memberships and then tap your active YouTube Premium membership.
Under Membership, tap the Deactivate button.
You can also use the option Pause Instead to put your membership on hold for up to 6 months.
Tap Next, choose why you want to cancel the subscription, and tap Yes, Cancel Premium.
How to Cancel or Pause a Youtube Premium Subscription on iPhone and iPad
If you subscribed to YouTube Premium via the App Store, you cannot cancel it from the YouTube app or website. Follow the steps below to cancel your subscription from the App Store.