With Apple Arcade you can play a wide variety of games for a fixed monthly fee. Fortunately, Apple makes it easy to unsubscribe from the service if you̵
Cancel Apple Arcade on your iPhone or iPad
The easiest way to cancel a subscription is on your iPhone or iPad. All your subscriptions are managed from one central menu, be it Apple services (such as Arcade or Music) or subscriptions for third-party apps.
To do this, open the Settings app and tap your name at the top of the screen.
In the menu that appears, tap “Subscriptions” and wait for Settings to load information about your active subscriptions.
Any active subscriptions you have are listed on the next screen, next to subscriptions you have canceled (or have expired) below.
Tap “Apple Arcade” then the “Cancel Subscription” button at the bottom of the page.
Tap “Confirm” to confirm your decision in the dialog box that appears.
Remember, you can use Apple Arcade (or any other subscription you cancel) for the remainder of the billing cycle. You do not lose time for which you have already paid.
Cancel Apple Arcade on your Mac
You can also cancel your subscription on your Mac through the Mac App Store. To do this, first open the Mac App Store and make sure you are signed in with the relevant Apple ID using the “Sign In” button.
When you are signed in, click on your name in the lower left corner of the window.
Then click on “View information” at the top of the screen. You may need to authenticate with your Apple ID password as your personal information is on this next screen.
Once verified, scroll down to the “Manage” section and click the “Manage” link next to the Subscriptions field. This area should show you how many subscriptions you have (or had) active.
Click on “Apple Arcade” for more information about the subscription. When you are ready to cancel, click the “Cancel Subscription” button.
Click on the service you want to make changes to (in this case it’s Apple Arcade, but you could do the same for Apple Music or for third-party apps like Netflix) to see more information.
You will be asked again if you are sure. Click on “Confirm” to confirm your decision.
Cancel Apple Arcade through Apple TV
Finally, you can also do this with your Apple TV. Make sure your Apple TV is turned on and you are signed in to the same account that you use on your personal devices.
Launch the Settings app and select Users and accounts. On the next screen, choose the account associated with the Apple Arcade subscription you want to cancel. Then scroll down and choose ‘Subscriptions’ and then verify with your password.
On the next page you can select your active subscription and then cancel it using the ‘Cancel subscription’ button at the bottom of the menu.
Apple Arcade works better with a controller
Apple Arcade is a great value, but not for everyone. If you’re bored by the service or you find yourself not actually playing games on your iPhone or iPad, canceling is a good idea.
One thing that might make Apple Arcade better is the addition of a controller. Learn how to pair a controller with your iPhone or iPad for a superior mobile gaming experience.