How to Delete Expired Subscriptions on iPhone (iOS 16)

Can you delete your subscription history on your iPhone? You can't, but you can make sure they're really expired and keep track of what you had.

If you're wondering how to delete expired subscriptions on your iPhone, I have some bad news: you can't remove expired subscriptions from the Subscriptions list in Settings. But that doesn't mean you'll be stuck with them forever. Here's everything you need to know about expired subscriptions on an iPhone

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How to Delete Expired Subscriptions on iPhone

Unfortunately, there's no way to manually delete expired subscriptions on your iPhone. While there is no way to remove expired subscriptions, they will automatically disappear a year after they were canceled. To learn more about using subscriptions on your iPhone, check out our Tip of the Day newsletter. Now, here's how to view your recently expired subscriptions:

  1. To view your expired subscription on your iPhone, first open the Settings app

  2. Next, tap on your Apple ID profile at the top. 

  3. Tap Subscriptions

  4. Scroll down to view the Expired section with your old subscriptions listed beneath. In iOS 16, the section is called Inactive. 

A year may seem like a long time to wait before removing your expired subscriptions from the list. If you want to let Apple know that you'd like to delete your subscription history from your iPhone, consider sending Apple feedback in the form of a feature request.

How to Delete Subscriptions on iPhone

We're sorry we can't offer you better news about how to delete expired subscriptions on your iPhone, but rest assured, if Apple does introduce this feature in the future, we will post a step-by-step guide to help you through the process. If you're interested, you can also learn how to cancel Apple subscriptions and payments, how to cancel your Netflix subscription, as well as how to cancel your Spotify subscription.

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Elisabeth Garry

Elisabeth Garry is an Associate Editor for iPhone Life. Formerly of Gartner and Software Advice, she has four years’ experience writing about technology for everyday users. As a former college writing instructor, she is passionate about effective, accessible communication, which is perhaps why she loves helping people make the best use of the strongest communication tools they have available: their iPhones. She has a degree in Russian Literature and Language from Reed College.

When she’s not writing for iPhone Life, she’s probably either reading (19th-century Russian literature or fantasy novels), writing fiction, or spending time with her adorable dog, Moosh.