How to Stop Auto-Renewal on Netflix Subscriptions – New to Netflix? No one bothered to inform you about the fact that Netflix auto-renew account subscriptions if you do not cancel. You should have gotten the hint when you first opened the Netflix account, entered your card details, and got debited immediately.
Netflix auto deducts your subscription payment via the card details you filled in your account registration. Easy right, Unless you can’t always keep up with the payment.
Does Netflix Auto-Subscribe function On Debit Cards?
One of the joys of using credit cards; Netflix can deduct subscription payments from a credit card when your subscription is renewed, the same can’t be said about a debit card.
Netflix cannot automatically charge when the payment method is via a debit card except on the first subscription i.e when you first opened the account. That’s one way to stop Netflix from auto-renewing your account, switch your payment method to a debit card.
How to Change/Update Netflix Billing Information
Changing your Netflix billing info is easy. You could use this guide to change it to a debit card thus ensuring no automatic payment is made to Netflix because of subscriptions.
- Open the Netflix app.
- In your account with all the movies and everything, tap on the profile icon at the top right corner.
- Select “Account” from the list of options on the menu.
- On the new page, scroll down and choose “Manage Payment Info”.
- Then tap on the blue-colored “Edit” link below your hidden card’s number.
- Proceed to remove the old billing info and enter the new billing one.
This should do the trick although there are few reports that Netflix does deduct money for subscriptions automatically even on debit cards. Therefore it’s reasonable to still have doubts about the steps above working. The more reason to cancel your Netflix membership.
What Happens When You Cancel Netflix Membership?
To avoid your Netflix account’s next billing, canceling your membership would definitely work. You can always restart or re-sign to your account once you are ready to watch and pay again.
If you cancel early, your current subscription will still be functional and you will still be able to stream Netflix until it expires. Canceling your Netflix account means you can decide to sign in back to Netflix at any time you want since you did not permanently delete your Netflix account.
Although, I would strongly suggest you do restart your Netflix account subscription within a 10-month period. Your viewing activity and all information linked to your account would be kept intact by Netflix after 10 months of account cancellation.
How to Cancel Netflix Membership
Open the Netflix app and tap on your profile icon at the top right corner. On the next page, select “Account”. You will get redirected to a Netflix page containing all your account info on a browser.
Scroll down a bit and tap on “Cancel Membership”. Adhere to Netflix’s prompt to complete the process.