How to cancel YouTube Premium subscription: 4 user-friendly methods

Updated: March 07, 2023
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How to cancel YouTube Premium subscription: 4 user-friendly methods
by Christine Tomas
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YT Premium combines video and audio streaming in one service. You can watch bloggers without ad interruptions and listen to and offload any music stored on YouTube. It includes even small niche bands. But even with all those perks, it’s still a service not for everyone. That’s why “How can I cancel my YouTube Premium” is a common question on forums. Save your time and use detailed support guidelines from experts!

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How to cancel YouTube Premium: 4 effortless ways

You have 4 methods to cancel YouTube Music Premium. But how to choose the proper one? It depends on how you subscribe in the first place. If you do this from the website, use the Youtube app or web browser.

If you pay for membership with ApplePay, consider buying a YouTube Premium subscription with an Apple ID. But if you have an Android device, look at the Google Play subscription submenu.

How to cancel a YouTube Premium subscription from the official app

Unsubscribe from YT Premium from the app

This instruction applies to Android and iOS devices with a YouTube app. Stick to this instruction, and you can cancel YouTube Premium (free trial too):

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  1. Open the YT app.
  2. Tap on the profile icon at the top of the screen.
  3. Find Purchases and MembershipsPremium.
  4. Select Deactivate.
  5. You will get two choices: pause or cancel. Select the second option.
  6. You can select why you are leaving or skip this step.
  7. Confirm that you want to leave.

That’s how you can remove a YouTube Premium membership in less than 2-3 minutes. You can still watch videos and play music, but be prepared to hear ads every 5-10 minutes. It’s a standard YouTube customer policy for those who no longer pay for subscriptions.

How to cancel Premium YouTube with a browser

Remove YT Premium from PC

This is another method to stop your subscription to this service. You can do this on any browser on any device. Ensure you obey these actions:

  1. Open Youtube and click on your account.
  2. Find Purchases and MembershipsManage.
  3. Click on Deactivate Continue Yes.

That is how users can end Youtube Premium free trial in 2020,2021 and 2022. As of early-mid 2023, this instruction still works perfectly with regular and trial versions.

How to cancel YouTube Premium on iPhone

Stop YT Premium subscriptions from iOS

If you are a lucky iOS owner, you have access to manage all your subscriptions made from Apple devices in one place. Just stick to this instruction to end iPhone Youtube Premium free trial:

  1. Go to the Settings.
  2. Tap on your photo to open the Apple ID menu.
  3. Choose Subscriptions YT PremiumCancel.

This instruction can also help you to end paid membership in other apps. The main thing is that that subscription should be made with ApplePay on the same Apple ID. That means you can unsubscribe from YouTube Premium on a phone, even if you subscribe to it on your MacBook.

How to cancel YouTube Premium on Android

How to end Android YT Premium

Android isn’t far behind iOS when it comes to managing your own subscriptions. You can control memberships made by Android devices on the Google Play (GPlay) app:

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  1. Open Google Play and tap on your profile.
  2. Go to Subscriptions YT PremiumCancel.

That’s how easily you can remove the YouTube Premium free trial on android. You can also end other paid memberships if you pay for them from an Android device linked to the same Google profile and credit card.

But what happens if you paid for a Premium membership with a device on one account on GPlay (e.g and add it as one of the Youtube options on another device which runs on a different account on GPlay (e.g You may try to unsubscribe directly from the YouTube app because the GPlay management trick won’t work for you. Those devices have different GPlay profiles, so they won’t sync subscriptions smoothly.


How can I stop a free trial of YouTube Premium?

The system counts a trial as a subscription. Open your Apple ID (for iPhone) or Google Play (for Android owners). If you don’t have those devices near you, grab your computer, open the YouTube website, go to the Payment settings and remove the YouTube music Premium free trial.

If I end the YouTube music Premium trial, can I still watch videos with no ads?

No, you can’t.YT Premium combines both video and music subscriptions. So if you unsubscribe, you lose the ability to watch ad-free content.

Can I remove the YouTube Premium trial if I don’t remember my Google password?

If you use Apple Pay, open the Apple ID. If you are an Android owner, check Google Play. You can also check the official YT app on your phone. But if you don’t have those options, reset your Google password and re-enter the website.

Final thoughts

You have 4 ways to end YouTube Premium music (the trial still counts as a short-time subscription). If you start your paid membership from a browser version, you can end your subscription the same way with the site or official YouTube app.

If you paid for Premium with ApplePay, go to the Apple ID. But if you are an Android owner who paid with Google Pay, open a GPlay app and find a Subscriptions menu. You can manage paid memberships from there.

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Andre Wicker
May 29, 2023
I am being charged for Youtube premium, but I am having no luck in cancelling it. The above instructions are not directing me to a successful cancelation.
1 reply
  1. Howly team
    May 29, 2023
    Andre Wicker, hello! Thank you for your question. If you need personal expert advice, please type your question in the Chat window at the top of this page. Howly experts are always there to help you! 

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