Streamline Your Life: How to Cancel Your Audible Subscription in a Few Simple Steps

By Yvonne
2022-12-20

Audible is a popular subscription service for audiobooks, but if you're looking to cancel your membership, it's important to know the steps to take depending on how you originally signed up. If you signed up through Amazon, you'll need to log in to your Amazon account and follow the steps to cancel your membership under the "Memberships and Subscriptions" section. 

How to Cancel Audible Subscription

If you signed up through Audible's website, you'll need to log in to your account and click the "Cancel Membership" button under the "Membership and Billing" section. And if you signed up through the Audible app, you'll need to open the app, go to the "Account" section, and click the "Cancel Membership" button. Pausing your membership is also an option if you want to temporarily suspend your membership and its benefits.

How to Cancel Audible Membership

If you're an Audible subscriber and are looking to cancel your membership, it's important to know that there are a few different steps you'll need to follow depending on how you originally signed up for the service. In this article, we'll go over the various methods you can use to cancel your Audible subscription, including canceling through Amazon, through Audible's website, and through the Audible app.

How to Cancel Audible

Canceling Through Amazon

  1. Navigate to the page labeled "Your Account," and then click the option labeled "Memberships and Subscriptions."
  2. Locate the Audible membership in the list of subscriptions, and next to it, select the "Edit" button from the drop-down menu.
  3. The button labeled "End Membership and Benefits" should be clicked.
  4. The "End Subscription" option should be clicked in order to verify that you really do want to cancel your membership.

Bear in mind that if you cancel your subscription while there are still credits available on your account, those credits will be forfeited when the subscription is terminated.

You'll also lose any unreturned audiobooks, and you'll be charged for any audiobooks that you have rented but not yet returned.

Canceling Through Audible's Website

If you signed up for Audible directly through the Audible website, you'll need to follow these steps to cancel your membership:

  1. Go to the Audible website and log in to your account.
  2. Navigate to the top right corner of the page and click on the link that says "Account Details."
  3. Click on the "Cancel Membership" button once you have reached the "Membership and Billing" section by scrolling down the page.
  4. Clicking on the "Cancel Membership" option will act as an affirmative confirmation that you wish to terminate your membership.

Bear in mind that if you cancel your subscription while there are still credits available on your account, those credits will be forfeited when the subscription is terminated. You'll also lose any unreturned audiobooks, and you'll be charged for any audiobooks that you have rented but not yet returned.

Canceling Through the Audible App

If you signed up for Audible through the Audible app, you'll need to follow these steps to cancel your membership:

  1. Open the Audible app on your device.
  2. Click or tap the "Menu" button in the upper-left corner of the screen.
  3. Select "Account" from the menu.
  4. Select "Membership and Payment" from the menu.
  5. Select "Cancel Membership" from the menu.
  6. By tapping the "Cancel Subscription" button, you can confirm that you want to end your membership.

Keep in mind that any credits that were still active on your account at the time of cancellation will be forfeited. You will also be charged for any audiobooks you have rented but have not yet returned, and you will lose any unreturned audiobooks.

Your Membership is Paused

You do have the choice to temporarily pause your Audible membership if you're not ready to end it completely. To accomplish this, simply follow the instructions for canceling through Amazon, the Audible website, or the Audible app, but choose "Pause Membership" instead of "Cancel Membership."

You can do this to temporarily revoke your membership for up to three months, along with all of its perks, including access to audiobooks. You won't be billed for your membership during this period, but you won't be able to take use of any of the perks either. Simply follow the instructions to cancel the pause when you're ready to resume membership, and your membership will be reactivated.

Simply Pause Your Membership

FAQs Regarding Audible

Here are some typical inquiries about Audible and its subscribers:

If I cancel my Audible membership, am I eligible for a refund?

You might be qualified for a membership fee refund if you cancel your Audible subscription during the first 30 days. This is not a guarantee, though, and Audible has the right to decide not to issue a refund. It is recommended to speak with Audible's customer support representatives directly if you have any particular inquiries concerning refunds.

If I cancel my Audible membership, can I still keep my audiobooks?

You can keep any audiobooks you've bought directly from Audible even if you decide to end your membership. However, before you can terminate your subscription, you must return any audiobooks you have rented through Audible's Audible Plus or Audible Escape plans.

Can I pause my membership to Audible more than once?

Yes, if necessary, you may interrupt your Audible membership more than once. However, you are only permitted to interrupt your membership once every 12 months and for a maximum of three months at a time.

Can my Audible credits be transferred to another account?

Audible doesn't presently provide the option to move credits between accounts. Any credits that were still in your account at the time of cancellation will be forfeited.

Can I cancel my Audible membership through my Audible app?

Yes, you can cancel your Audible membership through the Audible app by following the steps outlined in the "Canceling Through the Audible App" section above.