Sometimes you might find that a service isn’t quite what you were looking for or maybe you’re trimming your monthly expenses. If that’s the case with your Apple Fitness+ subscription, the good news is that canceling it is straightforward. Apple Fitness+, a subscription-based service provided by Apple, offers a variety of workout programs that cater to different fitness levels and preferences, but should you decide it’s not for you, you can cancel at any point.
If you’re on a trial period and you cancel, your access ends immediately. Meanwhile, if you’ve moved beyond the trial and have a paid subscription, you can still use the service until the end of the current billing cycle. Either way, your cancellation won’t take effect until the end of that period, giving you ample time to wrap up your last workouts. Keep in mind that the steps to cancel the service might vary slightly depending on the device you’re using, whether it’s an iPhone, iPad, or via your Apple TV.
Understanding Subscriptions and Trials
When you sign up for Apple Fitness+, you’ve got choices: jump in with a subscription or test the waters with a free trial. Here’s the lowdown on what each option entails.
What Is Apple Fitness+
Apple Fitness+ is your go-to for a broad range of workouts and wellness activities. With a subscription, you unlock all these features, streaming fitness content to your Apple devices. Whether you’re into HIIT, yoga, or cycling, Fitness+ has something to offer.
Differences Between Subscriptions and Trials
The main difference is commitment. A free trial gives you a sneak peek, letting you enjoy all the Apple Fitness+ features without paying a dime… yet. After the trial, your experience continues seamlessly with a subscription – that’s when you’ll start getting billed. In contrast, the subscription without a trial jumps straight into the billed period, offering the same full access to workouts and services.
- Free Trial: A no-cost period to experience Apple Fitness+.
- Subscription: The ongoing paid access once the free trial ends or from the onset if you opt not to trial.
Remember to keep an eye on trial durations and billing start dates to avoid surprises.
Managing Your Apple Subscriptions on Different Devices
Managing your Apple subscriptions is easy and can be done directly on your devices. Whether you’re using an iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch, or even a Windows PC, you’ve got straightforward ways to handle your subscriptions, including Apple Fitness+.
Using iPhone and iPad
On your iPhone or iPad, open the Settings app. Tap your name at the top, then tap Subscriptions. Here’s a quick list of the steps:
- Open the Settings app.
- Tap your Apple ID at the top.
- Select Subscriptions.
- Choose the subscription you want to manage.
- Tap Cancel Subscription or Cancel Free Trial.
Remember to do this at least 24 hours before the renewal date if you don’t want to be charged.
Got a Mac? No problem. Click on the App Store app, and sign in with your Apple ID if you aren’t already. Here’s what to do next:
- Open the App Store app.
- Click on your account name at the bottom of the sidebar.
- Click View Information at the top.
- Scroll to Subscriptions and click Manage.
- Next to the subscription, click Edit and then Cancel Subscription.
Easy as pie, right?
Using Apple Watch
Yes, you can even use your Apple Watch to cancel subscriptions. Here’s how:
- Press the Digital Crown to see your apps.
- Open the App Store app.
- Scroll down and tap Account.
- Tap Subscriptions.
- Choose the subscription to manage, then Cancel Subscription.
Just a few taps and you’re done.
Access Through iTunes on Windows PC
On your Windows PC, start by opening iTunes. If you don’t have it installed, you’ll need to download it from the Apple website first. Follow these steps:
- Open iTunes and sign in with your Apple ID.
- From the menu bar at the top of the iTunes window, choose Account > View My Account.
- Scroll to Settings and then to Subscriptions. Click Manage.
- Click Edit next to the subscription that you want.
- Click Cancel Subscription.
And there you go—that’s all there is to it!
Steps to Cancel Apple Fitness+ Subscription
To cancel your Apple Fitness+ subscription, the process varies slightly depending on which device you’re using. Here’s a quick guide:
On iPhone or iPad:
- Open the Fitness app.
- Tap the Fitness+ tab at the bottom.
- Tap your profile picture in the top right.
- Select your Apple ID. You might need to sign in.
- Tap Subscriptions to see your list of active subscriptions.
- Find and select Fitness.
- Choose Cancel Subscription.
On Apple TV:
- Head to the Settings app.
- Navigate to Users and Accounts and select your account name.
- Look for Subscriptions and click on it.
- Select Apple Fitness+.
- Follow the instructions to cancel your subscription.
On Apple Watch:
- Currently, you cannot directly cancel subscriptions on Apple Watch. Use your iPhone, iPad, or Apple TV instead.
Through the App Store:
- Open the App Store.
- Click on your account icon at the top.
- Tap Subscriptions.
- Under Active, find Fitness.
- Cancel your subscription.
Remember, once you cancel, you’ll still have access until the end of the current billing period. If you’re on a trial, make sure to cancel 24 hours before it ends to avoid being charged.
What Happens After You Cancel?
When you decide to cancel your Apple Fitness+ subscription, a few things change, especially in terms of billing and service features. Let’s break down what you can expect once you’ve made the decision to cancel.
Effects on Your Current Billing Cycle
If you’ve been using Apple Fitness+ on a paid subscription, your access doesn’t end right away. Here’s the breakdown:
- Active Subscription: You won’t be immediately cut off. Instead, you can continue using the service until the end of your current billing cycle.
- Charges: You’ll not be charged any further. Once you hit ‘cancel’, your subscription will not renew.
Access to Apple Fitness+ Features
Post-cancellation, accessibility shifts:
- During Current Cycle: All your Apple Fitness+ features remain available to you until your billing cycle concludes.
- After Billing Cycle Ends: Expect to lose access to all exclusive Fitness+ content and workouts. You’ll need to resubscribe to regain access.
Understanding Charges and Billing
When managing your subscriptions, it’s key to keep track of when and how you’re being charged for services like Apple Fitness+. Understanding your billing cycle and knowing where to spot these charges on your statement can save you from any surprises.
Locating Apple Fitness+ on Your Credit Card Statement
Alright, so you’ve been flipping through your credit card statement and want to find out where Apple Fitness+ shows up. Usually, it’s listed as “Apple.com/bill” or something similar with a descriptor such as “Fitness” or “Apple Fitness Plus.” Keep an eye out for these names around the time you’d expect to be charged—monthly if you’re on a monthly cycle, or annually for that once-a-year hit.
Subscription Fees: Monthly vs Annual
Now, let’s talk cash. You’ve got two options for how you’re billed for Apple Fitness+:
- Monthly: This is the go-get it-anytime plan. You’ll see a charge each month, typically around the same date you initially signed up. Think of it as a regular rendezvous with your credit card.
- Annual: If you prefer a once-a-year deal, this one’s for you. You pay upfront for a whole year of Apple Fitness+ and won’t have to think about it again until the same time next year.
Just remember, the date you start your subscription is usually the date you’ll be charged on subsequent billing periods. Keep this in mind to avoid any “why did I get charged?” moments.
Apple Fitness+ Across the Globe
Apple Fitness+ is more than your local gym app; it’s a worldwide workout buddy that’s available in many countries, including Germany, Israel, and South Africa. But keep in mind, how you manage your subscription might differ depending on where you are.
Availability in Countries Like Germany, Israel, South Africa
Germany: You’ve got Apple Fitness+ ready to go! It’s available and offers a wide range of workouts and meditations in the country. Whether you’re in Berlin or Munich, you can subscribe and start sweating.
Israel: Guess what? Apple Fitness+ landed in Israel too, bringing with it a slew of workout options to choose from, right from the comfort of your home.
South Africa: No need to feel left out! South Africa is also on the Apple Fitness+ map, so you can access its library of fitness content.
Regional Subscription Management Differences
Now, how you manage your subscription can be a bit different based on your country’s specific App Store guidelines. Here’s a quick breakdown to help you navigate:
- Germany & Israel: You’ll manage your Apple Fitness+ subscription directly through the Apple ID settings on your device. So simply go to Settings > [your name] > Subscriptions to make changes. Easy-peasy!
- South Africa: Similarly, you’ll control your Fitness+ subscription from the same spot in your device’s settings. Just remember that any cancellation will adhere to the local laws and the specifics of whether it ends immediately or at the next billing cycle.
Transferring or Sharing Subscriptions
While Apple Fitness+ isn’t directly transferable between Apple IDs, you can certainly share your subscription perks with family members through iCloud+.
Sharing With Family Through iCloud+
If you’ve got iCloud+, it’s easy to let your family in on your Apple Fitness+ subscription. First, set up Family Sharing:
- Go to Settings on your iPhone or iPad.
- Tap on your Apple ID at the top.
- Select Family Sharing.
- Choose Subscriptions.
- Follow the prompt to start sharing with your family.
Once you’re set up, anyone in your family group can access your Apple Fitness+ subscription using their own Apple ID. They just need to be part of your iCloud family group, and it won’t affect your iCloud storage settings.
Transferring to Another Apple ID
Now, about transferring your subscription to a different Apple ID—it’s not something you can do. Subscriptions are tied to your personal Apple ID and aren’t transferable. If you need to switch your Apple Fitness+ to a new ID, you’ll have to cancel and re-subscribe through the new account. Just make sure you’re logged in with the right Apple ID when you re-subscribe.
Frequently Asked Questions
When it comes to managing your Apple Fitness+ subscription, you might have a few questions. Here’s a straightforward guide to tackling the most common queries.
What steps do I follow to stop my Apple membership?
To cancel your Apple Fitness+ subscription, open the Fitness app, tap the ‘Fitness+’ tab, tap your profile picture, and then select your subscription details. From there, you can choose to cancel the subscription.
Can I get a refund after canceling my Apple subscriptions?
Generally, Apple does not offer refunds for cancellations of services. However, you can contact Apple Support to discuss any extenuating circumstances, but refunds are typically not guaranteed.
How do you share Apple Fitness+ with family members?
You can share Apple Fitness+ with up to five other family members using Family Sharing. Just set up Family Sharing on your iOS device and ensure that everyone has an Apple ID.
What should I do to prevent Apple from charging my account?
To prevent future charges, cancel your subscription at least 24 hours before the renewal date. You can do this through the subscription settings on your Apple device or by contacting Apple Support.
Is it possible to cancel an ongoing Apple workout session?
Yes, you can cancel an ongoing workout session by swiping right on your Apple Watch and tapping the ‘End’ button or by stopping the workout on your iOS device.
What’s the process for removing the Apple Fitness app from my device?
To remove the Fitness app, simply press and hold the app icon on your home screen, then select ‘Remove App’ from the options. On an Apple Watch, press and hold the side button and select ‘Edit Apps’ to delete the app.