How To Cancel your Tinder Gold Subscription
Tinder Gold is the latest innovation from the world’s most popular dating app to part you with your money and hopefully increase your chances of getting dates and hookups.
Whether that’s a hookup, dates or something more serious, Tinder Gold is marketed at making finding dates much easier than the dating apps that came before it. Tinder can genuinely achieve that but it isn’t for everyone. If you subscribed but want to cancel your Tinder Gold subscription, this TechJunkie tutorial will show you how to cancel your Tinder Gold subscription so you won’t be charged for an auto-renewal.
To subscribe to Tinder Gold, you also need to subscribe to Tinder Plus, as Gold is a service that you add on top of your Tinder Plus account.
You cannot have Tinder Gold without Tinder 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 from Tinder Gold at any time.
Tinder Plus is a useful addition to the free Tinder app that you get by default when you sign up for Tinder. It’s an add on to the core Tinder service level.
Tinder Plus removes many of the barriers to finding dates that come with the free version, which is a bit limited and constrained in which features it gives you access to. It removes ads which is a huge bonus as Tinder is more pleasant to use when there aren’t any ads in your feed.
Tinder Plus 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.
Then, on top of Tinder Plus, there’s Tinder Gold which adds “Likes You” to the mix. “Like You” is a cool Tinder Gold 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 and lots of Tinder users.
Tinder does not bill you for Tinder Gold directly. It manages payments through Google Play Store or the Apple App Store. So if you want to change or cancel your Tinder subscription, you need to do it through your relevant app store. If you use an Android device, you’ll go through the Google Play Store to update your Tinder Gold account, whereas if you are an Apple iPhone user, you’ll use the Apple Store.
If you’re not getting your money’s worth with Tinder Gold or just want to save some money, 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 your cancellation/unsubscribe 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 does not work for you.
Cancel your Tinder Gold subscription on an iOS device such as an iPhone or iPad
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 iPhone or iPad
- 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.
It could be that you want to do away with Tinder Gold but keep Tinder Plus, cancel your subscription and then subscribe again just to Tinder Plus. You will retain Tinder Gold until your paid period expires and your account should then transition to just a Tinder Plus account without the Tinder Gold add on.
If you enjoyed this article about Tinder, you might also want to check out What Is Tinder Gold, How Do I Get It, and How Do I Use It? Also, check out this TechJunkie article on How Tinder Smart Photos work.
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