Apple Arcade actually looks like a refreshing change of pace for subscription services. The platform costs just $ 4.99 a month and offers access to more than 100 unique and exclusive games. Not to mention the free one-month trial period that every new user can claim. But know this: you should not cancel that free trial until you are ready to give up Apple Arcade.
Most free trial versions, whether they last a week or a month, work as follows: sign up, provide credit card details, but can cancel at any time. If you cancel before your trial expires, you can continue to use the service until that time expires, with no obligations. That is not how the Apple Arcade of iOS 1
The second time you cancel your free trial for Apple Arcade, you immediately lose access to the service. It does not matter if you cancel the day before the trial ends or the first day you use the platform. You cancel, you're done. Reddit user alex_je_alex saw the fine print on the page Edit subscription for Apple Arcade, which clearly states that your service will be terminated immediately.
If you want the maximum from an Apple Arcade test , you would sign up for this, set a reminder for 30 days in the future, then cancel the trial when the reminder sounds. If you did that on day 1 of the availability of Apple Arcade (September 19, 2019), you want to cancel on Saturday, October 19, 2019.
Although this is undoubtedly frustrating, this policy is currently the MO of Apple. Both Apple Music and Apple News + will end after you cancel your free trial, in the same way as Apple Arcade. Before the end of 2018, you could cancel a free trial version of Apple Music and still use the service throughout the trial period, but Apple switched to the new cancellation policy and you're done.
While Apple is warning you to cancel earlier, it is still a pain, since the industry standard is to let your trial continue. Of course you can always sign up for Apple Arcade after your trial period has expired. You only have to pay $ 4.99 for at least a month of games.
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