How to delete a paid app

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How to delete a paid app on Android

If you have a device Android and you're wondering how to delete a paid app, you will be glad to know that the procedure is quick and easy. All you have to do is make sure that you have deactivated any subscriptions related to the app you intend to cancel and proceed to delete it. How to do? I'll explain it to you right away.



How to cancel a subscription app

Be your intention è cancel a subscription app, you should know that it is not enough to delete the application in question from your smartphone. In fact, it is first necessary to deactivate any automatic renewal of the subscription e, subsequently, to uninstall the app of your interest.

To proceed, launch the Play Store by tapping on its icon (the colored ▶ ︎ symbol), press the ☰ button, at the top left, and select the option Subscriptions from the menu that appears. In the new screen displayed, tap on the subscription for the app you want to cancel, press the button Cancel subscription and confirm your intention by tapping the buttons ContinueCancel subscription.



It will be useful to know that this procedure is useful for subscriptions with payment through Google Play (eg DAZN). For subscriptions that require a different type of payment (eg Netflix, Spotify etc.) it is necessary to disable the automatic renewal from the settings of your account of the service in question.

After deactivating the subscription of the app you intend to cancel, go to the home screen of your Android device, make a long tap on theWhatsapp you want to delete, select the option Uninstall pop-up on the screen and press the button OK, to confirm your intention and delete the app.

How to cancel a paid app


If you have purchased an application on the Play Store e, now, would like to delete it from your smartphone or tablet, you will be happy to know that the procedure is similar to deleting a free app. Furthermore, you should know that, in case of second thoughts, you can install the application in question at any time, without having to repeat the purchase and put your wallet again.

Having said that, take your smartphone, locate the app you want to delete on the home screen of your device, keep your finger pressed on its icon and tap on the option Uninstall pop-up on the screen. Then press on the button OK, to confirm your intention, and that's it.


Alternatively, you can also delete an app from Settings of Android. In that case, tap on the icon gear wheel present on the home screen of your smartphone, press on the option App (twice in a row) e, in the new screen displayed, locate the application you want to delete. At this point, tap on the app in question, press the button Uninstall and confirm your intention by tapping on the item OK.

Finally, you should know that you can also cancel a paid app by accessing the Play Store. To do this, start the latter by tapping on its icon (the colored ▶ ︎ symbol), then press the ☰ button, at the top left, and choose the option Le mie app ei miei giochi from the menu that appears. Then select the tab Install, tap on the app you want to delete and press the buttons Uninstall and OK, to confirm. To find out more, I leave you to my guide on how to uninstall Android apps.

If you have had second thoughts and want to retrace your steps, it will be useful to know that you can reinstall a paid app that you previously deleted without buying it again. If this is your case, start the Play Store, tap the ☰ button, select the option Le mie app ei miei giochi and choose the tab Collection. At this point, all you have to do is find the paid app of your interest and press the relevant button Install, to start the download and installation. Simple, right?


If, on the other he, you have recently purchased the app or, perhaps, you have not installed it yourself and want to request a refund (thus losing the right to re-download it for free from the Play Store), you can connect to the Web version of the Play Store, log in with your account, go to the section Order history, press the ⋮ button relating to the app for which you want to request a refund and select the item Request a refund from the menu that opens. More info here.

How to delete a paid app on iPhone

If you want to know how to delete a paid app on iPhone, all you have to do is read the next paragraphs in which you will find the detailed procedure both to cancel a subscription app and to uninstall an application that you have previously purchased from the App Store. The indications also apply to iPad.

How to cancel a subscription app

Per cancel a subscription app activated via iTunes, grab your iPhone, launchApp Store, facendo tap onla sua icona (the "A" bianca his azzurro background) present on the home screen and press on yours photo, top right. In the new screen that appears, select the option Subscriptions e you will then see any active subscriptions.

Alternatively, log in to Settings of iOS, by tapping on the icon gear wheel present on the home screen, press on yours name displayed at the top and select the item Subscriptions. Now, find the subscription for the app you want to cancel, tap on it and select the option Cancel subscription, to disable the automatic renewal of the latter.

Once this is done, go back to the home screen of your iPhone, hold your finger on the icon of the app you want to delete for a few moments, select the item Delete app from the context menu and confirm. Alternatively, you must instead hold down on the app icon and wait for it to start "dancing". Then press on the "x”Appeared in the upper left part of the icon, confirm your intention by tapping on the item Delete And that's it. To learn more, you can read my guide on how to uninstall apps on iPhone.

How to cancel a paid app

If you are wondering how to cancel a paid app that you have previously purchased from the App Store, you will be pleased to know that the procedure is identical to uninstalling a free app.

Then take your iPhone, locate the app you want to delete, make a long tap on it, select the item Delete app from the context menu and confirm. Alternatively, keep your finger pressed on the app icon, until it begins to "dance", press on the "x”Pop-up at the top left and tap the button Delete, to confirm the cancellation.

In addition to the procedure I have just indicated, you must know that you can also delete an app from the settings of your iPhone. In that case, tap on the icon gear wheel, to access the Settings iOS, select the options Generali and IPhone space, premi onl 'Whatsapp you want to delete e, in the new screen that appears, choose the option Delete app per due turn consecutive.

It will be useful to know that if you change your mind, you can install the deleted application without having to purchase it again. If so, start theApp Store by tapping on its icon (the "A" bianca his azzurro background), tap on yours photo, at the top right, and select the item Shopping, to view the list of all the applications that you have installed at least once on the devices associated with your Apple ID.

Now, enter the name of the paid app you want to re-install on your iPhone in the field Search and press the icon of arrow inside a speech bubble, to start the download and installation. Wait, then, for the progress bar to reach 100% and tap the button apri, to open the application in question.

Alternatively, if you want to try to get a refund for the purchased app (losing the right to reinstall it for free), linked to this web page, log in with your Apple ID, press the button Report related to the app of your interest, select the option I want to ask for a refund from the drop-down menu that appears below, describe the reason why you need a refund in the field below and press the button Send. More info here.



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