New feature in iOS 13 could save you some money

New feature in iOS 13 could save you some money
Ever delete an app from your iOS device, not realizing that you're still paying a monthly fee to use it? It appears that Apple feels your pain. In iOS 13, if you delete an app, you will see a pop-up reminder if you have an active subscription to that app. A tweet from Federico Viticci, co-host of the AppStoriesNet podcast (via Gizmodo) shows a screenshot taken from an iPad running the second beta preview of iOS 13; the pop-up reminder can be seen on the screen asking, "Do you want to keep your subscription for this app?" 

The reason why this feature comes in handy is because you might delete an app and forget that you re paying a monthly subscription fee to use it. If you don't cancel the subscription, you'll continue paying monthly for a service that you no longer want. And to make sure that you don't get charged for another month, the pop-up message tells you the next date when your credit card will be automatically used to renew the subscription. Of course, you can cancel your subscription no later than the day before your renewal date. The reminder also notes that if you delete the app but keep the subscription, the service can still be used on other devices.

So let's say that you subscribe to Hulu, paying $5.99 a month. You're going through your iOS device and decide to delete the app, forgetting that you're making that monthly payment automatically. If Apple keeps this new feature, before you tap that button to uninstall the app, you will see the pop-up reminding you that if you're really cutting ties with the service, you might want to cancel your subscription. And the reminder also includes a link that takes you to your iOS subscriptions.


Even though the iPad will have its own OS later this year, we would imagine that this feature will most likely be available for both iOS and iPadOS.

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22 Comments

1. cmdacos

Posts: 4180; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

"Ever delete an app from your iOS device, not realizing that you're still paying a monthly fee to use it? " No because I'm an adult. Similarly, I don't need a watch to tell me when my surroundings are too loud. Thankfully I'm not part of a nanny ecosystem.

4. mackan84

Posts: 432; Member since: Feb 13, 2014

If you can’t see benefits in light help for people’s health (or wallet) as a good thing, you’re probably the biggest child out there. People want to stop yelling when talking to grandma at Christmas, if this helps some families in the future. Apple has my vote :) And I hope for your sake that watches outside of the “nanny ecosystem” gets all the features of the Apple Watch. Cause I’m an adult, and not selfish...

5. cmdacos

Posts: 4180; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

I have no problem if you need your hand held as you walk through life. Just not for me.

6. whatev

Posts: 2243; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

I love how apple haunts you 24/7 in your mind without even trying, so obsessed with apple, you’ll live a miserable life fighting against the most powerful tech company in the world while they don’t even know about your existence and how you’re so bitter and frustrated about them, lmao :)))

8. Leo_MC

Posts: 7432; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

Why would an adult like yourself need a calendar in the phone, a browser, an email client, im apps, or any kind of apps? On a second thought, why would an adult need a smartphone?!

10. yyzamin

Posts: 382; Member since: Aug 26, 2015

Doesn't Android notify you when you turn your headphone volume exceeds 75%? I guess your not on that nanny ecosystem either. lol

16. dvlprr

Posts: 68; Member since: May 08, 2019

Lmao!

13. iloveapps

Posts: 855; Member since: Mar 21, 2019

Your like an adult acting like a child. This is a good feature and that is why iphone is called smartphone. It helps and works as intended to.

15. dvlprr

Posts: 68; Member since: May 08, 2019

You sure are juvenile enough to trash Apple for no reason. If you don't see the point you don't have to tell the whole world about it. Your comment is unnecessary.

2. blingblingthing

Posts: 953; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

Was hoping it would but recommending a better Android phone for a lower price however, the feature received is a plus.

14. iloveapps

Posts: 855; Member since: Mar 21, 2019

Apple would never recommend cheap android. That’s the reason why iphone is compared to iphone. Just like many apple fans, they don’t know android exists and any features it has.

22. Sammy_DEVIL737

Posts: 1529; Member since: Nov 28, 2016

And yet you give your attention to every Android phone. Lmao...

3. drunkenjay

Posts: 1663; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

good feature

7. kanagadeepan

Posts: 1254; Member since: Jan 24, 2012

I pay for apps, for their pro or ad free versions.. But subscriptions?? Hell No...

9. srgonu

Posts: 546; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

Not buying an iPhone will save you lot of money!!!

12. Sammy_DEVIL737

Posts: 1529; Member since: Nov 28, 2016

Please stop it. Enjoy what you have.

17. dvlprr

Posts: 68; Member since: May 08, 2019

Not buying any normal phone will save you money! D*mbbass

19. srgonu

Posts: 546; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

There are good and normal phones which are priced well and not exorbitant. Take it easy.

11. Sammy_DEVIL737

Posts: 1529; Member since: Nov 28, 2016

This is a nice feature. You can easily forget which useless app you subscribe thinking that it will be beneficial for you and after certain months of no use you uninstall it .

18. dvlprr

Posts: 68; Member since: May 08, 2019

Especially if you have 512 GB and hundreds of apps! I find that feature useful!

20. Vokilam

Posts: 1181; Member since: Mar 15, 2018

I dont get it, why not just automatically unsubscribe if you delete the app?

21. Sammy_DEVIL737

Posts: 1529; Member since: Nov 28, 2016

What If you uninstalled an app just because you want ftw up some space currently and you are gonna install that app again ?

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