iOS 13 Warns Users When Deleting Apps With Active Subscriptions

Apple appears to be continuing its recent trend of making app subscriptions more transparent and manageable, as evidenced by another change discovered in the latest developer beta of iOS 13. When you delete an app on your device, you'll now be notified if it still has an active subscription.


First spotted by MacStories editor-in-chief Federico Viticci, the pop-up asks you if want to keep your subscription for the app, and notes that the app will still be available to use on your other devices if you do choose to delete it.

It also tells you what date the sub will automatically renew unless it's canceled, and offers a Manage Subscription link that takes you directly to your subscriptions list.

In April, Apple added an extra confirmation step when App Store users purchase an app available on a subscription basis or tap to subscribe to a premium service in an app, making sure no accidental subscription purchases occur.

Earlier this year, the company also added a Manage Subscriptions shortcut in the ‌App Store‌, where previously managing subscriptions required an extra step of tapping on the box with your Apple ID name and email address via the ‌App Store‌ or Settings.

Related Roundups: iOS 13, iPadOS

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22 weeks ago
Okay this is really neat. This is why I always subscribe in-app (except for Spotify).
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22 weeks ago
I hate that so many companies define an automatic subscription extension as their default. it should be the other way around, kind of a rip-off in my opinion. Just as bad is that apple does not automatically block this feature.
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22 weeks ago
Nice one, especially when your app library grew over the years and you want to avoid extended subscriptions. Yet you should be aware of your engagements though.
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22 weeks ago
I like it
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22 weeks ago
Hi from Androidland. Those notification popups are still ugly af. o_O
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22 weeks ago
This is a very welcomed feature. Especially when I try to streamline my subscriptions through Apple. Except, of course, Spotify.
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22 weeks ago

Will Apple warn users about Apple Music subscriptions if they choose to remove the Music app?

Yes it will!
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