To help you stay on top of your subscriptions, Apple by default sends out renewal receipts anytime one of the services you’re subscribed to charges your payment method on file for another installment. Thankfully, you can easily opt out of receiving Apple’s subscription renewal emails if you don’t want to be informed of that monthly charge of ten bucks for Apple Music or a Netflix charge or any other recent subscription renewal. Follow the steps in our tutorial to learn how to stop receiving subscription renewal emails from Apple.
By default, Apple emails you as soon as an active subscriptions renews.
For instance, if your monthly Apple Arcade subscription charge is up on the 15th, you’ll get an email receipt on that day letting you know you were charged. If your subscription renews weekly or bi-weekly, you’ll get subscription renewal emails from Apple every week or every other week for that particular subscription.
If you’d rather not receive an email receipt each time any of your recurring subscription renews, there’s no need to block those email receipts from Apple outright.
As of February 11, 2020, the Cupertino tech giant has provided a dedicated switch for customers who’d like to opt out of receiving subscription renewal emails from the company. This is a server-side change so no software update is necessary to enable this functionality.
The toggle applies to both Apple’s services and subscriptions in third-party apps like Netflix.
Follow along with our step-by-step tutorial included right ahead to learn how to stop receiving Apple subscription renewal emails every time one of your recurring subscription renews.
How to stop receiving Apple subscription renewal emails
Do this to stop those subscription renewal emails from Apple from spamming your inbox:
1) Access your subscriptions list on an iPhone, iPad or Mac:
- iPhone and iPad: Launch the App Store app and tap your Apple ID account in the upper-right corner, then hit the option Subscriptions.
- Mac: Launch the App Store app and click your Apple ID account in the top-left corner of the window. Now click View Information near the top-right corner and then click the link Manage next to Subscriptions, located underneath the heading Manage.
2) Now toggle off the option labeled with the text “Receive Renewal Receipts”.
When this options is off, an email receipt will not be issued each time one of your recurring subscriptions renews automatically. According to the feature’s description, receipts are always available to you via the Purchase History section in your Apple ID settings.
To keep receiving email receipts for subscription renewals, leave the switch turned on.
While the tvOS operating system allows you to access your subscriptions on an Apple TV, the toggle to disable subscription renewal emails from Apple is nowhere to be found.
With the watchOS 6 software update (in developer testing at post time), Apple has activated in-app purchases for Apple Watch apps, suggesting that the handy opt-out toggle from iOS and macOS might eventually make its way to the App Store app on the wearable device.
Speaking of receiving emails from Apple, be sure to check out a support document on the company’s website explaining a couple of things to look for to confirm that the messages you’re receiving from the company are not phishing emails.
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