Apple is known to provide services in a restricted form.
It follows its ‘walled-garden’ approach with its primary seller – iPhones and iPads.
Unlike macOS, iOS and iPadOS don’t let you download apps from the App Store, offering little customization compared to their Android counterparts.
Little things, like managing app subscriptions, are complex, too.
Users can subscribe to as many apps as they want to on their Phones and iPads. But what if you’re going to manage the expired subscriptions?
If you are wondering the same and want to know about deleting expired Apple subscriptions, let’s get into that!
How to Delete Expired Subscriptions on iPhone
If you are tired of seeing expired subscriptions that now have no use for you and want to delete them: you can’t do so.
There is no option to remove expired subscriptions from the Subscriptions list in Settings. But rest assured, you won’t be stuck with them forever.
The expired subscriptions will automatically disappear a year after you cancel them.
Yes, a year seems like a long wait before the expired subscriptions disappear from the list. You can go to this website (https://www.apple.com/feedback/) and let Apple know that you would like a way to remove expired subscriptions from your iPhone. They might listen to you!
View your recently expired subscriptions:
You cannot delete your expired subscriptions, but you can view them. If you don’t know how to follow the steps below:
Step 1: Open the Settings app and click on your Apple ID profile at the top.
Step 2: Tap on Subscriptions.
Step 3: Scroll down to view the ‘INACTIVE’ section. This segment houses all the subscriptions you discontinued or cancelled.
How Long Do Expired Subscriptions Stay on Apple ID?
If you have cancelled subscriptions on your Apple ID, it could take anywhere from months to a year for them to disappear automatically.
Can You Delete Expired Subscriptions on iPhone?
Unfortunately, you cannot delete expired Apple subscriptions as there is no way to delete expired subscriptions on iPhone. The cancelled or expired subscriptions automatically disappear from the subscriptions list after a year.
How do I hide subscriptions on iPhones?
To hide your app subscriptions, follow the steps below:
- Open the App Store app.
- Click on your photo or initials
- Select Purchased. If you use Family Sharing, tap My Purchases.
- Find the app you want > swipe left on it > click on Hide.
- Tap Done.
We can’t delete expired subscriptions on your iPhone, but we manage and hide them.
Even Androids – iOS’s biggest rival – doesn’t let you delete anything from your subscription history.
If Apple lets users delete expired subscriptions in the future, I’ll write a step-by-step guide to help you with the process.