How to Cancel the Kindle Unlimited Service on Amazon

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So let’s say that you tried the new Kindle Unlimited service, and now you want to cancel it. Just how do you unsubscribe and cancel Kindle Unlimited on Amazon? If you search Amazon, they provide this spectacularly unhelpful guidance: “You may cancel your subscription at any time by visiting your account and adjusting your settings.”

We say ‘unhelpful’ because, perhaps not surprisingly, the way that you cancel the Kindle Unlimited service is buried several layers deep on Amazon. So here are step-by-step directions for cancelling your Kindle Unlimited service.

How to Cancel Your Kindle Unlimited Service on Amazon

Sign into your Amazon account, click on the “Your Account” drop-down from the menu bar at the top, and select “Your Account”:

 

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When you get to the Your Account page, skip down past the Settings section, to the Digital Content section, and click on “Manage Your Content and Devices”:

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From the Manage Your Content and Devices screen, click on “Settings”:

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How to Cancel the Kindle Unlimited Service on Amazon

 

Scroll down to “Kindle Unlimited Settings” and click on the button that says “Cancel Kindle Unlimited”:

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Click on the “I want to cancel” button on the confirmation pop-up:

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And your Kindle Unlimited subscription will be cancelled.

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171 Replies to “How to Cancel the Kindle Unlimited Service on Amazon”

  1. I want to cancel my account!
    Clearly you can see that I only used it back in June 2019. So much for the free 30 day trial.
    I’ve been charged every month since then.
    There seems to be no convenient way to cancel.
    Will you please help?

    1. Patricia, we are not Amazon, and are not affiliated with Amazon. If following the steps outlined in our article don’t work for you, you will need to contact Amazon.

  2. Steps have changes slightly but Thanks to this article I know what to look for and found it. Bloody outrageous that its so well hidden

  3. Wow, thank you for the info. The steps are outrageous. So glad l fount this article.

  4. Thanks for your help.

    Also I followed the advice of others and complained to Amazon (which was a mission in itself), and they refunded the money.

  5. Thanks, Anne. Very public-spirited of you. Glad to be unsubscibed at last from Kindle Unlimited (it was far too limited to be worthwhile). Was Amazon deliberately making it difficult for subscribers (= freeloaders in many cases, including mine) to cancel their enrolment? Just one thing: your instructions are slightly imprecise for UK subscribers (presumably Amazon’s UK website uses different wording, icons, layout, etc), but they provided good enough guidance for me to follow through.

  6. didn’t sign up for this .Please cancel and send
    Refund.Iam elderly so I do not know how this has happened. I am really cross
    About this . Thanks

  7. I don’t like the way you do business, I do not want kindle unlimited or kindle archeology or kindle Adirondacks please stop at once

  8. How do I cancel kindle unlimited there is no where that I can see fed up of having £7.99 taken off my bank account

  9. I have not signed up for Kindle, but am being charged $10.69 a month I have looked at my bank statement for the past seven months(since July of 2017) and the charge has been there.

  10. Thank you very much internet patrol team. Very useful tip which seems harder at first in managing kindle app.

  11. Thank you so much. This is amazing advice Amazon appear to think they can just charge people witout permission for this ‘service’ just because you accidently click one button. We contacted amazon and they are refunding 6 months worth of money ariund £50!

  12. PLEASE CANCEL MY ACCOUNT I DIDN’T SIGN UP FOR ACCOUNT. DON’T OWN A KINDLE. REFUND TWO MONTHS PREMIUM.

  13. I do not see “cancel kindle unlimited”, I only can see “Manage your Membership” what does that mean?

  14. God bless you with a handsome payback!!!! You saved lots of people lots of time and frustration and I am truly grateful.

  15. To the best of my knowledge I never ordered nor authorized Kindle unlimited it just showed up on my checking account a s a deduction

  16. Thank you so much, I spent hours on amazon looking for way to cancel my kindle unlimited subscription. Very helpful.

  17. “Spectacularly unhelpful guidance” from amazon was correct. Thank you so much for this! (My 10yo daughter subscribed to Kindle Unlimited without my knowledge or permission…a huge relief that I could cancel it so easily, but amazon sure didn’t want me to know it was easy!)

  18. Cannot purchase kinkle book after paying $10.99 per month on kinndle unlimited
    will not process transaction…next step is to cancel service,,

  19. I don’t need directions to cancel … Someone??? has already done that for me now I can’t even get into Kindle to read any of my books … I think your system…….. Can’t say that here. Just fix what someone on your end has done to my Kindle, if not I’ll have to find me a better system.

    1. Joyce, the Internet Patrol has absolutely nothing to do with Amazon at all, let alone your Kindle or your account. We are just a site that wrote up the directions.

  20. Thanks for these great instructions. I canceled on one laptop but it did not cancel on the other laptop. I finally called them and got it straitened out AND a refund of the two months.

  21. Thank you so much! I have been all over Amazon trying to figure this out; they make it really difficult!

  22. this doesn’t work if you (dumbly, I confess) signed up for a longer subscription. It will only allow you to prevent it from renewing.

    So .. how to cancel a multi-month subscription — and, people, just don’t do that!!!

  23. Brilliant! Job done and dusted. Kept telling me I was not subscribed to Kindle Unlimited so therefore no option to cancel. Would never have sorted it without this great little article. Thank you so much.

  24. Thank you so much. I returned my Kindle only after finding and completing the “cancel Kindle Unlimited” on the Kindle itself. And then cancelled my account on the Kindle itself. Bad move. The Kindle apparently had to be reconnected to the computer to upload the cancellation. I’m supposing here, because I have been charged for 4 months since so the cancellation didn’t happen. Phone is not an option so I was up a creek. On the wild chance that someone else had the same problem, I tried google. Thank you, thank you, thank you. Expert directions.

  25. I thought I had cancelled my subscription months ago. $30-$40 I realized I hadn’t. Thank you so much for this extremely helpful and easy to follow guide.

  26. This was extremely helpful. Thanks! I didn’t intend to sign up in the first place. I didn’t click on the option, but apparently hovered over it for a fraction of a second too long and there I was being congratulated for being part of Amazon Unlimted.Then the problem was to cancel it. I was already miffed so was particularly glad to find your detailed and accurate description.

    BTW does anyone know how, or if, the authors are paid?

  27. Thank you. I would have never figured that out on my own. This site is a great resource. I will definitely use it again.

  28. I think it’s worth noting that you can’t get to that page with managing digital content on the mobile site. I had to view full site just to get to that. Thanks for this article.

  29. Thank you – this was great! Those step-by-step instructions that actually match up to what you see on the screen (lots of time that’s not the case) made this so easy. Amazon makes this very difficult and frustrating to wade through on your own.

  30. VERY HELPFUL – Very simple, clear instructions. Thanks for helping me cancel my Kindle unlimited – I didn’t even realise I had signed up until they took money from me !

  31. Very helpful. I was so mad going through my Amazon account and still not figuring out how to cancel the stupid thing. I liked that you did it step by step. It took me two minutes with this.

  32. YOU ARE THE GREATEST! This was so helpful and easy (with your instructions). Thanks again.

  33. OMG, THANK YOU!!! I can’t believe how much time I wasted trying to figure out how to cancel this. Thank you for your clear, step by step, instructions.

  34. Never usually leave comments but thank you so much for this, I never never would have found it. Already paid 2 months I didn’t want to pay. Thanks again.

  35. Thank you…..they hide it so it you cannot cancel. They hope you just give up and then they can continue charging you each month….

  36. Thanks, seriously thank-you! I’ve been paying for that s**t for the past 2 months whilst I tried to decipher their crappy instructions on how to cancel.

  37. This was very helpful! You would think Amazon would make it straight forward, alas! Thanks for this information, really appreciate it.

  38. Thank you for this!! Still haven’t figured out how to do it from the device, but this will work.

  39. Thank you so much!!! You made it easy….. they didn’t!!!! Kinda of left me “sour” on amazon when they make it difficult to almost impossible to cancel a service.

    Thanks again!!!!

  40. Thank you so much!!! You made it easy….. they didn’t!!!! Kinda of left me “sour” on amazon when they make it difficult to almost impossible to cancel a service.

    Thanks again!!!!

  41. Thank you so much!!! You made it easy….. they didn’t!!!! Kinda of left me “sour” on amazon when they make it difficult to almost impossible to cancel a service.

    Thanks again!!!!

  42. I’ve been racking my brain trying to figure out how to cancel and if I was smart I would have just done a search(which I finally did) a long time ago. Thank you so so much for your article.

  43. Anne- simple, clear directions to cancel. thank you. I swear that my kindle would NOT let me proceed without signing up with unlimited. thank you.

  44. Thanks so much. I subscribed to kindle unlimited by mistake and had no idea how to cancel it. After several attempts, I searched for help. It worked! I am so grateful!

  45. Brilliant. Worked first time. Shame on Amazon for providing such poor explanation of how to uncancel.
    Well done Peeps.

  46. Thank you thank you thank you. You just saved me from having to send an angry message to amazon.

  47. I appreciate your article. I was getting very frustrated with canceling before I found your article! It was super easy with your instructions! Thanks so much!

  48. Thanks. It would have taken me a lot of time to figure this out. Your instructions were very clear to follow and I cancelled quickly.

  49. Thank you…you saved me a lot of time and aggrevation trying to find the cancellation of the kindle unlimited services!

  50. Thank you! This was extremely helpful! Wish I had found this site earlier, I struggled for a long time trying to figure it out! I too thought the one month free sounded good! Pretty sneaky!!

  51. I saw that Kindle Unlimited was free for a month, so I wanted to try it out. I forgot to cancel it before I was charged; when I saw it my account was charged, I wanted to immediately cancel it(don’t need an extra “bill”). I got very impatient looking for how to cancel the subscriptions(didn’t look very long or hard). I’m glad I found this article…thanks!!!

  52. I was thrilled when I found your article. I had invested a great deal of time searching Amazon site regarding cancellation of Kindle Unlimited. Thank you for your effort and sharing!

  53. Thank you soo much!! It really shouldn’t be so hard to find and cancel this. Sending good vibes your way. ;-)

  54. Thank you so much for the detailed instructions! I searched kindle unlimited on amazon and it only brought up how to subscribe, there were no options for cancelling. I hope my gratefulness sends you some good luck!

  55. Thank you so much! Canceling Kindle Unlimited is so tedious and very hard to find. Your step by step process made it that much easier and saved me a whole lot of time!

  56. Thank you so much I would have never ever found this.! And that is what amazon is banking on. That you forget about it or that you give up after not being able to find it.

  57. Thank you! What a relief to get this subscription off of my back. I never would have found that tiny “settings” button or thought to look there on my own.

  58. thanks, I looked everywhere and didn’t find how to cancel ! If only the unlimited had books to read that weren’t old or cheesy.

  59. Thank you for taking the time to post such concise instructions. I appreciate your efforts.

  60. Thanks for the helpful, clear presentation, it worked perfectly.
    Wished I had seen the limitations writeup at ebookfriendly.com/kindle-unlimited-ebook-subscription/ before I signed up.

  61. Thank you! Amazon chose to make something so simple into a frustrating / time consuming process. Thank goodness for your directions. Baaaaaad Amazon

  62. Thank you!!
    I spent a good deal of my morning trying to cancel what I thought would be easy by going into the settings like they said. I actually got a headache with the run around. Thank you for this helpful information.

  63. Thank you, thank you! I’ve spend a lot of time trying to figure this out before I found your easy instructions!

  64. Thank you! Very helpful. Clear directions that worked. Yes, it is definately difficult to find. Your directions saved me a call to customer service.

  65. very helpful thanks! I hate that all our books will be removed though, especially since I can’t stock up that many books on my Kindle.

  66. Thank you so much. You weren’t kidding when you said that it was layered pretty deep – that cancellation button. I tried looking for it and couldn’t have gotten there without your instructions. Thanks.

  67. Thanks for the help. I’m not very computer or internet savvy, so I spent quite awhile (2 days) trying to figure it out on Amazon before it occurred to me to Google it. I know I would have been charged for something I’m not using if it wasn’t for you.

  68. To echo the other comments, many thanks. On top the run around to cancel, it’s almost impossible to contact kindel.

  69. I love Amazon but it really aggravates me that they would be so sneaky about the cancellation process for cancelling kindle unlimited — especially after giving them so much business over the years.

    Thank you for the instructions. I was completely lost!

  70. Thanks so much…you said it all- Amazon was unbelieveably unhelpful! Spent too much time on Amazon looking for this before finding you. So glad you are out there.

  71. Thanks from me, too! I searched Amazon and could not find the page for canceling Kindle Unlimited. I appreciate your help!

  72. Thanks! Just wasted 15 minutes looking for this before googling the answer. Cheers!
    (those scoundrels!)

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