How to Cancel The Athletic

How to Cancel The Athletic

Written by on 2022-04-13

We have made it super easy to cancel The Athletic: Sports News subscription
at the root to avoid any and all mediums "The Athletic Media Company" (the developer) uses to bill you.
Now let us get into the crux of this guide.

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Complete Guide to Cancel and Delete The Athletic: Sports News

There are a few things you must do and know before canceling subscriptions. They are:

  1. Check the Terms, Service policy or Privacy policy of The Athletic to know if they support self-serve subscription cancellation or account deletion:
  2. Once you subscribe to a plan and you don't cancel it manually like you subscribed, that plan will renew automatically because you gave the permission.
  3. When you subscribe for a trial period and then you cancel, you run the risk of losing that trial content altogether.
  4. You must remember to manually cancel a subscription 24 hours before the trial period ends.

We have made it super easy to cancel The Athletic: Sports News subscription at the root to avoid any and all mediums "The Athletic Media Company" (the developer) uses to bill you. Now let us get into the crux of this guide.


How to Cancel The Athletic: Sports News Subscription on your iPhone or iPad.

  1. First, open the settings app and tap on your name.
  2. Then, tap on the "Subscriptions" tab.
    (Note that you might not automatically see this tab. In that case, tap on iTunes & Appstore)
  3. Next, tap on your Apple ID. View Apple ID then sign in and scroll down to the "Subscriptions" button.
  4. Next, tap on The Athletic (subscription) you want to review.
  5. Now, Tap on Cancel.
    (Note that if you don't see a "Cancel Subscription" button for The Athletic: Sports News, then it's definitely canceled already. It won't be renewed anymore).

How to Cancel The Athletic: Sports News Subscription on your Android device

To cancel The Athletic subscription on Android, you need to realize that deleting the The Athletic app alone won't cut it. Follow the steps below:

  1. First, open the Google Play Store. If you have multiple Google accounts, be sure you're signed into the right one.
  2. Click on menu, then go to "Subscriptions".
  3. Choose the The Athletic: Sports News subscription you wish to cancel and tap on the "Cancel Subscription" option.
  4. Finish up as directed.

Once your The Athletic subscription has been removed from Google Play, your future subscriptions will be cancelled and won't be renewed anymore.

How do I remove my Card from The Athletic?

Removing card details from The Athletic if you subscribed directly is very tricky. Very few websites allow you to remove your card details. So you will have to make do with some few tricks before and after subscribing on websites in the future.

Before Signing up or Subscribing:

  1. Create an account on Justuseapp. signup here →
  2. Create upto 4 Virtual Debit Cards - this will act as a VPN for you bank account and prevent apps like The Athletic from billing you to eternity.
  3. Fund your Justuseapp Cards using your real card.
  4. Signup on The Athletic: Sports News or any other website using your Justuseapp card.
  5. Cancel the The Athletic subscription directly from your Justuseapp dashboard.
  6. To learn more how this all works, Visit here →.

After Signing Up:

  1. If you didn't use a Justuseapp Card when you subscribed, your only option is to contact The Athletic directly. Get their Contact info →

How to Cancel The Athletic: Sports News Subscription on a Mac computer.

To cancel The Athletic subscription on your Mac, do the following:

  1. First open the Mac App Store, then click on your name at the bottom of the sidebar.
  2. Click on the "View Information" tab at the top of the window and sign in if asked to do so.
  3. Scroll down on the next page shown to you until you see the "Subscriptions" tab then click on "Manage".
  4. Click "Edit" beside the The Athletic: Sports News app and then click on "Cancel Subscription".

Note: Always make sure to use the exact username and ID you used to set up the subscription to manage that subscription when necessary. This is sometimes different from the Apple ID or Android brand ID you have set up.

If you don't remember your password however, contact the App for help/to reset password.

How to Cancel The Athletic: Sports News Subscription on Paypal.

To cancel your The Athletic subscription on PayPal, do the following:

  1. First log into your PayPal account at .
  2. Click on the settings tab which is beside the logout option.
  3. Press "Payments" from the menu provided to you and click on "Manage Automatic Payments" in the Automatic Payments dashboard.
  4. You'll be shown a series of merchants' agreement you've transacted before. Click on "The Athletic: Sports News" or "The Athletic Media Company" to cancel.
  5. You will be shown a confirmation page. Click on the "Cancel Automatic Payments" tab to affirm that you want to stop making payments to The Athletic: Sports News.
  6. Then click "Done" on the verification page to complete the unsubscription.

What to do if you subscribed directly on The Athletic's website?

Here's how to cancel your The Athletic subscription when billed through a payments provider that is not the Appstore, Playstore or Paypal.

Sometimes, you may start a subscription directly on a company's website without using an extra layer of security like Paypal or Apple. To unsubscribe, you might have to sign into The Athletic's website or directly reach out to their payments provider.

Generally, here are some steps you can take if you find yourself in that fix:

  1. Finding the company's information, then reach out to them directly: Get all The Athletic's contact details here

  2. Visit the website of The Athletic. Click to visit .

  3. Login to your account.

  4. In the menu section, look for any of the following: "Billing", "Subscription", "Payment", "Manage account", "Settings".

  5. Click the link, then follow the prompts to cancel your subscription.

How to delete The Athletic account

You might have created an account on The Athletic during the course of using the app. Many apps make it so easy to signup but a nightmare to delete your account. We try to make it easier but since we don't have information for every app, we can only do our best.

Generally, here are some steps you can take if you need your account deleted:

  1. Reach out directly to The Athletic via Justuseapp. Get all Contact details →

  2. Send an email to [email protected] Click to email requesting that they delete your account.

  3. Check The Athletic's Privacy/TOS/Support channels below for their Data-deletion/request policy and contact them:

    *Pro-tip: Once you visit any of the links above, Use your browser "Find on page" to find "@". It immediately shows the neccessary emails.

Bonus: How to Delete The Athletic: Sports News from your iPhone or Android.

Delete The Athletic: Sports News from iPhone.

To delete The Athletic from your iPhone, Follow these steps:

  1. On your homescreen, Tap and hold The Athletic: Sports News until it starts shaking.
  2. Once it starts to shake, you'll see an X Mark at the top of the app icon.
  3. Click on that X to delete the The Athletic: Sports News app from your phone.

Method 2:

Go to Settings and click on General then click on "iPhone Storage". You will then scroll down to see the list of all the apps installed on your iPhone. Tap on the app you want to uninstall and delete the app.

For iOS 11 and above:

Go into your Settings and click on "General" and then click on iPhone Storage. You will see the option "Offload Unused Apps". Right next to it is the "Enable" option. Click on the "Enable" option and this will offload the apps that you don't use.

Delete The Athletic: Sports News from Android

  1. First open the Google Play app, then press the hamburger menu icon on the top left corner.
  2. After doing these, go to "My Apps and Games" option, then go to the "Installed" option.
  3. You'll see a list of all your installed apps on your phone.
  4. Now choose The Athletic: Sports News, then click on "uninstall".
  5. Also you can specifically search for the app you want to uninstall by searching for that app in the search bar then select and uninstall.

How easy is it to cancel/delete The Athletic?

Our crowdsourced data from The Athletic and Justuseapp users, shows that it is Very Difficult to cancel a The Athletic subscription.

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What is The Athletic: Sports News?

Experience unrivaled sports coverage across every team you care about and every league you follow. From breaking news and expert commentary on developing storylines to in-depth analysis and exclusive articles, get all the sports stories that matter with The Athletic app. How does it all happen? Meet the best newsroom in sports. 400+ full-time local writers provide inside access and rich insight dedicated to your teams, and the top national names in the game deliver unmatched league-wide perspective, including: • MLB with Ken Rosenthal and Jayson Stark • NBA with David Aldridge and Shams Charania • NFL with Mike Sando and Michael Lombardi • NHL with Pierre LeBrun and James Mirtle • Fantasy with Jake Ciely and Nando Di Fino • Premier League with David Ornstein and Oliver Kay • NCAA Football with Stewart Mandel and Bruce Feldman • NCAA Basketball with Seth Davis and Dana O’Neil Catch up, go deep, and join the conversation with exclusive articles, podcasts, newsletters, live Q&As and more. Subscribers get unlimited access to all of The Athletic's exclusive content with plans starting at just $4.99/month. Download the app today and get started with a 7-day free trial. At the end of the free trial period, the full price of the subscription will be charged thereafter. Payment will be charged to your iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase and your subscription will automatically renew unless turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current billing period. Auto-r...

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  1. Pulling issues faced by users like you is a good way to draw attention of The Athletic: Sports News to your problem using the strength of crowds.
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  3. Importantly, customers can learn from other customers in case the issue is a common problem that has been solved before.
  4. If you are a The Athletic: Sports News customer and are running into a problem, Justuseapp might not be the fastest and most effective way for you to solve the problem but at least you can warn others off using The Athletic: Sports News.

User reviews of The Athletic

  • By sammer44

    My take

    You are getting a very solid reputation among knowledgeable sports fans. As a dual cynic—a former sports writer and English teacher— I’m very critical of grammatical blunders and careless writing. I see little of that with your site. I yearn for advanced baseball analytics information. WHIP, FIP, swing plane, bat speed, exit velocity, spin rate as it pertains to pitch speed and sideways and vertical break, arm slot, etc., as well as path to ball, distance covered, percentage of catch probability, glove to hand exchange, and dozens of other defensive metrics. They exist; I want to see articles about them on a regular basis. I suggest you hire some young hotshot grad from a big-time school to write a regular column. If you don’t, another site will. And anyone who writes about an All-American” athlete who isn’t referring to Andy Hardy (Google it) will get an angry response from me reminding them that it’s “All-America.” Keep improving!

  • By Mike H in Wisconsin

    Die hard sports fans, get this now

    If you’re a die hard sports fan this is what you need. Everything is click bait now with meaningless articles. I would read something from some pretty popular sports sites and think “I learned nothing and just wasted my time.” This is my first review I’ve written on any app or anything but I feel that passionate about The Athletic. If you’re constantly reading sports articles or reading fantasy info, this is what you need. The Athletic doesn’t care about clicks, or ad money. They care about writing quality sports articles that are informative, un-biased, and real. I’m addicted to the articles and as they grow it’ll only get better and better. After reading a few articles, you’ll start to see how garbage some of these sports sites are. Please keep it up and you’ll have my subscription for life.

  • By APS09876

    Love The Athletic

    The Athletic is the ONLY site I read for sports coverage.... I don’t need to go elsewhere because they have every major sport covered by ELITE journalists and reporters. Particularly the NHL coverage. There are certainly other sites that have hockey news and articles, but The Athletic has every team covered and they do it all year round. Even during the summer or “off-season” there are constantly new articles about player/team projections, forecasts, opinions, one-on-one in-depth interviews, etc. On top of the coverage, the app and website are very user friendly and easy to navigate.... most importantly, THERE ARE NO COMMERCIALS OR ADS EVER!!!! In my opinion that is reason alone to justify the subcription! I will always be a subscriber to The Athletic and have recommended several individuals to sign up for your site. Thank you for the awesome coverage!

  • By theo2g

    Great content, podcast UI/UX lacking.

    Love all the content on the Athletic, but am disappointed by the app interface when it comes to podcasts. Jade + the Count the Dings crew were the reason I subscribed to the Athletic in the first place, but the UI/UX makes it more difficult to enjoy the great pods being produced. Some features I would love to see implemented in a future update: 1.) Delete pods with a left swipe. 2.) Have pods remember where you left off in case you dont have time to finish. 3.) Have the app remember your playback speed preferences instead of having to change it for every pod. 4.) Make the athletic app compatible with pause commands via headphones. This has been very buggy for me, often opening my Music or Podcasts instead of just pausing the Athletic If y’all could make this happen I would gladly give 5 stars. Love the content and happy I subscribe. Just wish a bit more love and attention was given to the podcast side of the app. Jade’s work deserves better. Update: Currently only lacking a good “Mark as Played” or “Delete” function for podcasts. My fake ocd hates seeing all the podcasts I subscribe to pile up despite having already listened to them. Not a dealbreaker in any way, still great content. Thanks for continuing to update and improve.

  • By Andrew Widmeier

    Worth every penny

    The Athletic isn’t free. You can’t just hop on the internet and read article after article without paying a (small) price. For some that might turn you off to their work, but for those smart enough to realize the quality of writer/reporter The Athletic employs, it is an insignificant price to pay. The Athletic offers team coverage that is second to none, and league coverage that’s at the same (if not an even higher) level. Their Philadelphia reporters for every team (Charlie O’Connor for the Flyers, Bo Wulf for the Eagles, Derek Bodner for the Sixers, Matt Gelb for the Phillies, amongst other great writers) are fantastic, and big names like Jayson Stark cover league wide topics with incredible stories that often go beyond the games being played. The overall point of this rant is very simple. TL:DR - ITS WORTH IT.

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