If you’re anything like me you probably have way more app and service subscriptions than you know you do. It happens. We accumulate these things over time and while that’s fine so long as we use them, it’s less ideal if we find ourselves paying for services we no longer need or use. It’s never a bad time to re-evaluate your App Store subscriptions.
Canceling Apple Arcade and other services like Apple TV+ are easy wins when you’re looking to save a few dollars every month. The same goes for all of those apps that you started free trials for and then spent the last few months paying a dollar a week for. You don’t always notice them because of the low dollar amounts — but they add up, and they do it quickly.
Now, it’s important to remember that I’m not suggesting people go canceling services and apps left and right. Subscriptions are an important part of how businesses stay afloat. I’ve made my feelings about subscriptions clear before, and I think they’re fine. I know others might disagree but to each their own.
But all apps and services need to earn their money and if they aren’t doing that, it’s time to get rid of them.
I’m willing to bet most people reading this have at least one subscription that could be canceled and I suspect many have quite a few more than that. Don’t be afraid to have a clear out — apps only deserve your money if they’re doing something for you, after all.
Now might also be a good time to work out which apps support Family Sharing, something that Apple recently enabled for in-app purchases (IAP.) Again, if you’re like me, you might have duplicates here. You could be paying for the same IAP twice, for example. Speak to your family and make sure that isn’t the case.