How to Cancel Kindle Unlimited

Amazon Kindle Unlimited delivers tremendous value, offering customers instant access to tens of thousands of books for the low, low price of only $10 per month — but it isn’t for everyone. Whether you’ve found a service that’s better suited to you, aren’t using Kindle Unlimited as much as you thought you would, or simply want to cut dead subscription weight, you can cancel Kindle Unlimited in a couple of clicks.

The entire process takes no more than a couple of minutes, from heading over to Amazon to clicking the cancel button. Just keep in mind that you will still be able to use the service through the renewal date, so if your next payment is due to come out on the 14th of the month and you cancel on the 7th, you can continue using the service like normal for a week.

How to Cancel Kindle Unlimited

  1. Head over to the Amazon website.
  2. Click on the All button in the top-left corner.
  3. Select Kindle E-Readers & Books, followed by Kindle Unlimited.
  4. Choose “Manage Your membership” from the menu.
  5. Click on ‘Cancel Kindle Unlimited Membership.

Cancel Kindle Unlimited FAQ

There are a few common questions people have when they come to cancel Kindle Unlimited, which we’ve included (and answered) below.

Can You Get a Refund When You Cancel Kindle Unlimited?

If you want to cancel Kindle Unlimited because you’re unhappy with the service and you’ve handed over some cash, you may be able to blag a refund out of Amazon. The retailer is known for having one of the best customer service experiences known to man, which is one of the reasons customers are so loyal to it, so consider reaching out and explaining why Kindle Unlimited didn’t live up to your expectations.

Amazon will check to see if you’ve used the service, though, so if you’ve been reading titles daily, your chances at receiving a refund after canceling Kindle Unlimited are slim. You aren’t entitled to a refund, either: As noted in the Kindle Unlimited Terms of Use: “If you cancel your membership, you will not receive a refund of any membership fees already paid.” But that doesn’t mean receiving one is out of the question.

In fact, someone on the Notion Wizard team received a refund for two months of Kindle Unlimited after reaching out to Amazon and explaining how they signed up for a trial, didn’t like the service so they didn’t use it, but forgot to cancel it. They received a full refund for the two months they paid for. Technically, Amazon didn’t need to do this, but it did because it values the lifetime value of its customers.

How Long Can You Use Kindle Unlimited for After You Cancel It?

If you cancel Kindle Unlimited today, you’ll be able to use it through the renewal date. That’s because you aren’t terminating your account, but rather instructing Amazon not to renew the subscription at the end of the current term. This means if your renewal date is the 20th of each month, and you cancel on the 6th of the month, you’ll be able to use it through the 20th, when access will be shut off.

When Should You Cancel the Kindle Unlimited Free Trial?

If you’re fortunate enough to have taken advantage of a Kindle Unlimited free trial offer (they’re few and far between), you may be wondering when the best time is to cancel it is so you can continue to use the service right through the billing date, without having access shut off sooner than it should but also without running the risk of having to pay for a membership you may not want.

Interestingly, the Kindle Unlimited free trial is treated the same as any standard membership in the sense that it’s term-based. If you signed up for one-month free trial, you can cancel the membership today and you’ll still be able to use it through the renewal date, when your first payment would have been due. All you’re doing is ensuring you aren’t billed when the renewal date swings around.

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