How To Unsubscribe From PlayStation Plus (With FAQs)

You might be wondering how to unsubscribe from PlayStation Plus for many reasons. Perhaps you want to try out PlayStation Now instead or maybe you’re just not getting enough out of your subscription right now.

Whatever the reason, this article will aim to answer the question of how to unsubscribe from PlayStation Plus as well as some other commonly asked questions about your PlayStation Plus subscription.

To unsubscribe from PlayStation Plus, you need to turn off the auto-renew setting in the Subscription Management section of your PlayStation account. This will ensure that at the end of your subscription period, your PlayStation Plus subscription will not renew automatically.

Let’s now look at the steps involved in unsubscribing from PlayStation Plus on PS4, PS3, and your PC. We’ll also look at some commonly asked questions about unsubscribing from PlayStation Plus.

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How To Cancel PS Plus Auto-Renewal On Your PS4

To cancel PlayStation Plus auto-renew on your PlayStation 4:

  1. Turn on your PS4 console and navigate to Settings.

  2. Next, scroll to and select Account Management.

  3. Next, scroll to and select Account Information.

  4. From here, scroll down and select PlayStation Subscriptions. This will display your list of active subscriptions.

  5. Select the subscription you wish to cancel, in our case, PlayStation Plus.

  6. Selecting PlayStation Plus will bring up a screen which shows you all the relevant detail relating to your PlayStation Plus subscription.

  7. From this menu, select the Turn Off Auto-Renew button to cancel your subscription.

  8. Note: PlayStation Plus will still be available to you until the subscription expires.


How To Cancel PS Plus Auto-Renewal On Your PS3

To cancel PlayStation Plus auto-renew on your PlayStation 3:

  1. Turn on your PS3 console and navigate to Settings.
  2. Next, scroll down and select Account Management.
  3. Next, scroll down and select Account Information.
  4. From here, scroll to and select Service List. This will display your list of active subscriptions.
  5. Select the subscription you wish to cancel, in our case, PlayStation Plus.
  6. Selecting PlayStation Plus will bring up a screen which shows you all the relevant detail relating to your PlayStation Plus subscription.
  7. From this menu, select the Turn Off Auto-Renew button to cancel your subscription.
  8. Note: PlayStation Plus will still be available to you until the subscription expires.

How To Cancel PS Plus Auto-Renewal On Your PC

To cancel PlayStation Plus auto-renew on your PC:

  1. Sign in to your PlayStation account at playstation.com/account.
  2. Once you’ve logged in, select the Subscription menu item in the left sidebar.
  3. Next, select Continue to proceed.
  4. On the next screen, you will see the list of your active subscriptions as well as detail relevant to each subscription, like price and renewal date.
  5. For the subscription you wish to cancel, in this case, PlayStation Plus, select the Turn Off Auto Renew button to cancel your subscription.
  6. You’ll be asked to confirm this, so select Confirm to cancel auto-renew.
  7. Note: PlayStation Plus will still be available to you until the subscription expires.

The video below outlines this process:


Can I Cancel My PlayStation Plus Subscription And Get A Refund?

Another common question is can I get a refund if I cancel my PlayStation Plus subscription? This is a fair question and one I had to do some research on to determine the answer.

You are eligible for a refund on your PlayStation Plus subscription if you request a refund within 14 days of your purchase. You can request a refund for a PlayStation Plus subscription through PlayStation Support. The amount you are refunded will be based on how much you have used the subscription.

More detail about requesting a refund on your PlayStation Plus subscription can be found here: PlayStation Refunds for Subscriptions


What Happens If I Unsubscribe From PlayStation Plus?

Now that we know how to unsubscribe from PlayStation plus, you might be wondering what that means exactly. Will you still have access to existing games and will you be able to make use of cloud save storage?

Here’s a list of what happens when you unsubscribe from PlayStation Plus:

  • You’ll still have access to PlayStation Plus until your subscription expires.
  • Any games you downloaded from the PS Plus free monthly games list will no longer be available to play.
  • You will not be able to access your online storage game saves.
  • Any games or items you purchased at a discounted PS Plus price will still be available.

All of these points above are important to know before you consider unsubscribing from PlayStation Plus.

For instance, not being able to access your cloud saves will mean you’ll have to download them onto your console to access them.

More detail on this can be found on the PlayStation website here: What happens when your PlayStation Plus membership is canceled


Will I Get My Content Back If I Renewed My PlayStation Plus Subscription Late?

An important question I had about my PlayStation Plus subscription was if I would get my content back if I renewed my PlayStation Plus subscription at a later date.

This is a perfectly reasonable question to have if you’re considering unsubscribing from PlayStation Plus for a few months or so.

This was something I wasn’t sure about so I set about looking online to find the answer.

If your PlayStation Plus subscription expires but you renew your subscription at a later date, you will get your content back that you previously owned through PlayStation Plus. With that said, your account may be closed out if you do not use it for 24 months (2 years).

More detail on this can be found on the PlayStation website here: What happens when your PlayStation Plus membership is canceled


How Do I Get PlayStation Plus Without A Credit Card?

The answer to this question is detailed in another blog post I wrote which you can find by clicking this link:

How Do I Get PlayStation Plus Without A Credit Card?


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