Kindle Unlimited gives you access to over 1 million ebooks, audiobooks, magazines, and more for a monthly subscription fee. However, you may eventually decide to cancel your Kindle Unlimited membership.
Fortunately, canceling Kindle Unlimited is a quick and straightforward process when you use the right steps. This guide will explain how to easily cancel Kindle Unlimited on both the Amazon website and mobile app.
How to Cancel Kindle Unlimited on Amazon
To cancel Kindle Unlimited on the Amazon website:
- Go to www.amazon.com and log into your Amazon account.
- Hover over the Account & Lists dropdown menu and select Kindle Unlimited.
- On the left sidebar, under Manage Your Membership, click Cancel Kindle Unlimited membership.
- On the confirmation page, click Cancel membership to confirm cancellation.
This immediately cancels your Kindle Unlimited subscription. You’ll have access until your renewal date when membership deactivates.
How to Cancel Kindle Unlimited on the Mobile App
You can also cancel Kindle Unlimited through the Amazon mobile shopping app:
- Open the Amazon app and tap the profile icon in the bottom right.
- Tap on Your Memberships & Subscriptions.
- Under Your Memberships, tap on Kindle Unlimited.
- Tap Cancel membership and confirm cancellation.
Follow the on-screen prompts to successfully cancel your membership. Just like on the website, your access will continue until renewal.
What Happens When You Cancel Kindle Unlimited?
When you cancel your Kindle Unlimited subscription:
- You’ll have access until the next scheduled renewal date.
- On the renewal date, your membership will expire.
- All borrowed Kindle Unlimited books will be removed from your library.
- Any Kindle books you purchased will remain in your library forever.
- You will no longer be charged the monthly membership fee.
- Your Amazon account and Kindle content remain intact.
So you can continue using Kindle Unlimited normally until the next billing date when access expires. Purchased books are unaffected.
Can You Reactivate Kindle Unlimited?
If you change your mind later on, you can easily restart your canceled Kindle Unlimited membership:
- On Amazon, go to Kindle Unlimited and select Join Now to reactivate.
- Or go to the Kindle Unlimited page and choose a membership plan.
- Log into your existing Amazon account when re-subscribing.
- Any purchased books will still be there when you resubscribe.
Reactivating takes just minutes on Amazon’s website or mobile app.
Getting a Refund on Kindle Unlimited
Kindle Unlimited does not issue refunds if you cancel mid-subscription. However, you can contact Amazon Customer Service and request a pro-rated refund of the unused membership time if you cancel shortly after subscribing. Refund eligibility depends on your use of Kindle Unlimited services.
Avoiding Unwanted Kindle Unlimited Charges
Be sure to cancel your membership before the renewal date each month. Otherwise, you may be charged for the next billing cycle. You can find your next renewal date displayed prominently on the Kindle Unlimited cancellation page. Set a calendar reminder to avoid unwanted charges.
Canceling Kindle Unlimited only takes a moment through the Amazon website or mobile app. Your subscription remains active until renewal so you can keep enjoying benefits until then. You can easily restart membership later if desired. Follow the steps outlined in this guide to successfully cancel your Kindle Unlimited subscription.