How to cancel Apple Arcade: 3 ways

If you're not playing as much as you thought you would, here's how to cancel Apple's subscription gaming service.

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Shelby Brown (she/her/hers) is an editor for CNET's services team. She covers tips and tricks for apps, operating systems and devices, as well as mobile gaming and Apple Arcade news. Shelby also oversees Tech Tips coverage. Before joining CNET, she covered app news for Download.com and served as a freelancer for Louisville.com.
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If Apple Arcade wasn't for you, here's how to cancel it.

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This story is part of CNET's coverage of Apple Arcade, including exclusive first looks we got at some of the service's high-profile new games.

Apple joined the gaming world last fall with the announcement of its $4.99-a-month mobile gaming subscription service, Apple Arcade. The service lets players download games on iPhones, iPads, iPod Touches, Macs and Apple TV devices to play offline, and almost all the content is exclusive to the platform. 

On Apple Arcade, you can play over 100 games from major and indie developers like Square Enix, Bandai Namco, Ubisoft, Capcom and The Chinese Room. More, including big names like The Pathless from Annapurna and Giant Squid and Beyond a Steel Sky from Revolution Software, are on the way.

Read more: Apple Arcade: The full list of games for iPhone, iPad, Apple TV and iPod Touch

But if you've tried out Apple Arcade and decided the service isn't right for you, you can unsubscribe at any time. Unlike Apple's other new service, Apple TV Plus, if you unsubscribe before the end of the month, you'll still get to use Apple Arcade until the next date you would have been charged. 

Read more: All the hardware you need to play Apple Arcade games


Apple Arcade works on multiple platforms, though some games are better with a controller than a touchscreen. 

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Here's how to unsubscribe from Apple Arcade on any device. 

iPhone and iPad

1. Open the App Store.

2. Tap the profile icon, and enter your Apple ID if requested.

3. Tap Manage Subscriptions.

4. Tap Apple Arcade

5. Tap Cancel Free Trial or Cancel Subscription.

6. Confirm cancelation. 

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1. Open the App Store app.

2. Click on your profile icon.

3. Click View Information.

4. Click Manage.

5. Click Apple Arcade in the active subscriptions list.

6. Choose Cancel Free Trial or Cancel Subscription.

7. Confirm selection.

Apple TV

1. Open the Settings app on the Apple TV.

2. Select Users and Accounts and choose your account.

3. Enter your Apple ID password.

4. Select Apple Arcade.

5. Choose either Cancel Free Trial or Cancel Subscription.

6. Confirm your selection.

Haven't tried Apple Arcade yet? If you want to, Apple offers a traditional seven-day free trial before the monthly subscription fee starts. If you find that you really like the service, you can swap to an annual subscription of $50 and save $10 a year.

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