Easily Unsubscribe From Those iPad Magazine Subscriptions [iOS Tips]

Easily Unsubscribe From Those iPad Magazine Subscriptions [iOS Tips]

Really, airlines? Do we need to turn off the iPads during takeoff and landing?

There are a few of us iPad users that may have gone a little bit crazy with the Newsstand app when it first came out. We thought it would be super cool to read ALL of our magazines on the iPad, especially when we travel – what better way to avoid paying the per-issue price in the airport magazine stand when we could have the latest issues of our favorite rags all loaded up on our magical iPad? Sounds great, right?

And then we got on the plane, and realized that we still had to turn off all electronic devices before take off, and wait till about 10,000 feet before we could read them. What a bummer. Then, when we tried to figure out how to unsubscribe from the darn things, we realized we were at a loss. We tried going back into the iTunes App store app description, we messed around in Newsstand, all to no avail.

Here’s how to do it, though, with little to no hassle.

Tap the Settings app on your iPad, and scroll down in the left sidebar. Find the Store icon and give it a tap. Now scroll to the bottom of the pane on the right side and tap the Apple ID section, which will pop up a badge for you. Tap on the button that says, “View Apple ID,” and enter your password.

You’re now in your Apple ID account settings. Tap the Manage button just below the Subscriptions heading and you’ll get a window that shows you all your magazine and newspaper subscriptions. Tap on the one you don’t want to subscribe to any more, and you’ll then see info for that specific subscription, including the time interval, renewal date, and an Auto-Renew switch. Set the Auto-Renew to OFF with a tap to toggle the switch.

And there you go – nice and easy. You’ll no longer have that subscription popping up in Newsstand. You can go back to buying the paper magazine at the airport now so you have something more to read on the way up and the way down from above 10,000 feet than just that awful travel magazine printed by the airline.

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Rob LeFebvreAnchorage, Alaska-based freelance writer and editor Rob LeFebvre is Cult of Mac's Games and Tips Editor. He has contributed to various tech, gaming and iOS sites, including 148Apps, VentureBeat, and Paste Magazine. Feel free to find Rob on Twitter @roblef

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