How To Cancel your Tinder Gold Subscription
Tinder Gold is the latest innovation from the world’s largest dating app to part you with your money and hopefully get you some action. Whether that’s a hookup, dates or something more serious, Tinder Gold is marketed at making finding someone easier. It can genuinely achieve that but it isn’t for everyone. If you subscribed but want to cancel your Tinder Gold subscription, this tutorial will show you how.
To subscribe to Tinder Gold, you also need to subscribe to Tinder Plus. You cannot have Gold without Plus so you’re paying $9.99 for Plus and an extra $4.99 for Gold. If that’s too much right now or you’re not getting value for money, you can unsubscribe at any time.
Tinder Plus is a useful addition to the free app. It removes many of the barriers to love that come with the free version. It removes ads which is a huge bonus. It also provides unlimited Likes, 5 Super Likes per day, 1 Boost per month, Passport so you can swipe anywhere in the world and Rewind so you can undo accidental swipes. All of those features can offer value depending on where you live and what you want to achieve.
Tinder Gold adds Likes You to the mix. This is a neat feature that shows you a grid of people who have already swiped right on you. It’s the fast track to love and very useful if you live in a large city with lots of Tinder users.
Tinder does not bill you directly. It manages payments through Google Play Store or the Apple App Store. If you want to change or cancel your Tinder subscription, you need to do it through your relevant app store. If you’re not getting your money’s worth, here is how to cancel your Tinder Gold subscription.
Cancel your Tinder Gold subscription on Android
You can cancel your Tinder Gold subscription using your phone in a couple of seconds. Your premium access will continue until the end of the billing period when you will revert to the free version of the app unless you resubscribe to Plus.
- Open the Google Play Store app on your Android phone.
- Select Account from the left menu.
- Navigate to Subscriptions and select Tinder.
- Select Cancel or Unsubscribe to do just that.
- Confirm when prompted.
You will not be refunded any partially used time using this method. This merely cancels any future subscriptions until you subscribe again.
If this doesn’t work for some reason, you can do it on the web using a desktop browser.
- Navigate to Google Play and log into your account.
- Select My subscriptions from the left menu.
- Select Tinder in the center pane and select Manage.
- Select Cancel Subscription from the options.
This achieves the same goal but should always work even if the app method doesn’t.
Cancel your Tinder Gold subscription on iOS
Where it says iOS, read iOS or iTunes as the process is almost identical. As with Android, your time with Tinder Gold will continue until the end of the billing period where it will revert to Tinder free.
- Navigate to your iOS settings on your device.
- Select iTunes & App Store and log in using your Apple ID.
- Scroll to Subscriptions and select Manage.
- Select Tinder and select Unsubscribe.
If the slider is set to auto-renew, toggle that to off to avoid any future payments. If you don’t see the slider, it may be disabled or already toggled off in iTunes.
Cancel your Tinder Gold subscription on Tinder Online
If you use Tinder Online, you won’t be able to use an app store to cancel Tinder Gold. Instead, you will need to manually stop the payment using the website. It will be exactly the same method as when you started it.
- Log in to Tinder from here.
- Select your profile icon in the top of the window.
- Select Manage Account.
- Select Cancel and disable auto-renew.
Again, you will still have access to Tinder Gold until the end of the paid period when you will revert to the free version.
Cancel Tinder Gold but Keep Tinder Plus
As far as I know, you have to cancel your subscription to Tinder Gold and then subscribe anew to Tinder Plus. There is no option in any app store to downgrade your subscription, only renew and cancel. If you want to do away with Gold but keep Plus, cancel your subscription and then subscribe again just to Tinder Plus. You will retain Gold until your paid period expires and should then transition to Plus.