How to Cancel National Geographic

How to Cancel National Geographic

Written by on 2022-04-05

We have made it super easy to cancel National Geographic subscription
at the root to avoid any and all mediums "National Geographic" (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 National Geographic

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 National Geographic 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 National Geographic subscription at the root to avoid any and all mediums "National Geographic" (the developer) uses to bill you. Now let us get into the crux of this guide.


How to Cancel National Geographic 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 National Geographic (subscription) you want to review.
  5. Now, Tap on Cancel.
    (Note that if you don't see a "Cancel Subscription" button for National Geographic, then it's definitely canceled already. It won't be renewed anymore).

How to Cancel National Geographic Subscription on your Android device

To cancel National Geographic subscription on Android, you need to realize that deleting the National Geographic 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 National Geographic subscription you wish to cancel and tap on the "Cancel Subscription" option.
  4. Finish up as directed.

Once your National Geographic 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 National Geographic?

Removing card details from National Geographic 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 National Geographic from billing you to eternity.
  3. Fund your Justuseapp Cards using your real card.
  4. Signup on National Geographic or any other website using your Justuseapp card.
  5. Cancel the National Geographic 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 National Geographic directly. Get their Contact info →

How to Cancel National Geographic Subscription on a Mac computer.

To cancel National Geographic 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 National Geographic 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 National Geographic Subscription on Paypal.

To cancel your National Geographic 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 "National Geographic" or "National Geographic" 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 National Geographic.
  6. Then click "Done" on the verification page to complete the unsubscription.

What to do if you subscribed directly on National Geographic's website?

Here's how to cancel your National Geographic 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 National Geographic'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 National Geographic's contact details here

  2. Visit the website of National Geographic. 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 National Geographic account

You might have created an account on National Geographic 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 National Geographic via Justuseapp. Get all Contact details →

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

  3. Check National Geographic'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 National Geographic from your iPhone or Android.

Delete National Geographic from iPhone.

To delete National Geographic from your iPhone, Follow these steps:

  1. On your homescreen, Tap and hold National Geographic 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 National Geographic 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 National Geographic 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 National Geographic, 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 National Geographic?

Our crowdsourced data from National Geographic and Justuseapp users, shows that it is Very Easy to cancel a National Geographic subscription.

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What is National Geographic?

From the deepest depths of the ocean to the peak of Mt. Everest, National Geographic allows you to see and experience the world in new ways. The new National Geographic app now provides online and offline access to stories that reveal insights into cultures, ideas, and discoveries. App features: • Downloadable articles for offline reading • Unlimited access to captivating stories and photo galleries for subscribers • Exclusive content, monthly special features, invitations, and benefits for subscribers • Free account allows users to sample content • Personalized story lists for easy access to read later • Clean, ad-free reading experience • Digital viewing of our award-winning magazine National Geographic subscription options: - Monthly subscription: $2.99/month - Annual subscription: $19 If you are already a subscriber to National Geographic access through the app is already included in your subscription. Download the app and follow the prompts to link your account. Payment will be processed through your iTunes account at confirmation of purchase. Your subscription will automatically renew per the billing cycle of your subscription (i.e., monthly or yearly) 24-hours before the end of the current period, and your credit card will be charged through your iTunes account. The renewal charge for your Subscription shall be the same as the original purchase price, unless you are otherwise notified in advance. To avoid the bil...

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Reported Issues: 2 Comments

By Jose Reboyras
May 07 2022

Plese cancel my suscripcion i dont read english.*NGM6025839314/*

By Jim Dovey
Jun 08 2021

Advising you that I have cancelled my digital subscription as a result of the editor, Susan Goldberg’s, unsolicited email espousing a racial position that is unacceptable to me and should be unacceptable to everyone. I refuse to support any group that racially divides our country and Ms. Goldberg’s position is not only incorrect, it is offensive and NatGeo should be embarrassed to share it. While I enjoy the magazines content and pictures in general, but not enough to accept racial division espoused by the Editor.



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User reviews of National Geographic

  • By Pastorlarry

    A Rarity Among The Masses

    I hesitated to subscribe. I mean, I wasn’t sure I had the time to open the magazine let alone the app. To boggles with it! I took a chance, driven by curiosity and the fond memories of being totally engrossed in the NG print editions my grandmother purchased and saved for me. To me, the app immediately added a richness not found in my physical subscriptions. Don’t misunderstand, there is nothing like the smell and feel of a great (especially an old!) NG magazine in your hands! But, when you crave something more, something deeper and different, well, then nothing beats the “bells and whistles” of the National Geographic app. The app takes one farther into the stories, causing the imagination to spark and come alive. Much like the old Choose Your Own Adventure books of my childhood, the possibilities and paths are practically endless. This app is indeed a rarity in a mass produced world. So, get comfortable, open your mind, and let your membership take you far away from what you think you know.

  • By wallufet

    Easy-to-use UI, mobile-1st design

    As a professional designer, I must give some credits to the app’s modern-looking redesign. Before the redesign, the app was technically a PDF reader. Every time a new issue came out, I had to download the entire PDF file — hundreds of megabytes — and worry about exceeding the storage limit on my iPad (16 GB). I have always wanted an app that’s designed for mobile. Why would anyone want to read a magazine on the screen? That’s why I have been reading the hard copy instead. The old PDF reader used a redundant UI, which constantly obstruct my view of the content. The navigation was confusing. The layout of each article was inconsistent... It was horrible. The redesign is a huge step forward but still has room for improvements. For example, I’d like to be able to read the content in portrait mode on my iPad. I’d also like to have more options in the settings, such as a Night Mode or Low-battery Mode. Just keep the app light and simple, and keep improving the user experience in future updates. Great job, NatGeo!

  • By Seahorse One

    Great app destroyed.

    October 19, 2019 update: A clear revolt from so many passionate long time readers (35+ years for me) yet NATGEO chooses to do nothing except respond to a few people with the same canned statement about "looking into restoring the ability to download for offline reading". Its now been close to a year since they killed a brilliant magazine app and replaced it with this glorified web browser. At this point I am going to assume that nothing is going to be done to bring back the ability to download issues. I need something I can read offline while traveling. The current product is useless to me. I haven't been able to read but one issue since this new version of the app was launched. It was a tragically poor decision by management to kill the old app and now that clueless choice has been compounded with poor customer service by stringing along your angry readership for nearly a year with the hope that something might change. When my current subscription expires, I will be joining the non-renewing group. Original post Jan 15, 2019 The ability to download an issue for reading offline has been removed. The "Monthly Issues" aren't what the actual magazine looks like any more. You have to log on every single time you open the app.... Marketing missed it big time on this update. Is the new commercial ownership intent on ruining what has been a brilliant publication? So disappointing after being a devoted fan all these years.

  • By Karl the Viking

    Just about the worst app update ever...

    It’s no coincidence that almost without exception every review since the 3.0 update has been for one star only. In my opinion this app no longer even rates a single star. As a subscriber to Nat Geo for nearly 40 years this update destroys the entire premise of a MAGAZINE. Nat Geo did a great job with the original app of taking the printed magazine content and enhancing it with new media and up to the minute content. The application allowed me to carry my magazines with me to read on long flights and vacations and really did enhance the Magazine experience for those of us who were avid print subscribers and supporters of the work that Nat Geo do. This app update takes that whole experience backwards. Now when I travel I have to take my print magazines with me again. What were they thinking when they did this redesign? I can guarantee that they didn’t trial run the redesign with real subscribers. Such a disappointment that such a great organization should fail to appreciate the real needs of its customers and supporters. I don’t plan on cancelling my subscription because I still want to support so much of the great work that Nat Geo do. But I sincerely hope that they will re-think this application and get us a magazine application that in the words of their new president..”informs individuals, policy makers, corporations, foundations and other like minded individuals...” wherever they might be, connected or not.

  • By HobbesH

    This is an Upgrade? Ruined a great digital magazine experience!

    Not surprisingly, I’ve been a National Geographic subscriber for years and jumped when they added the App. It was terrific - you could download entire magazines, which was great while travelling off the beaten path, or on an airplane. The media and audio additions added to the printed magazine experience. The navigation and matched layout to the print copy made it simple to switch back and forth from tablet to print without even needing to check the Table of Contents. It was wonderfully seamless! I recommended the App to all my friends because the extra media enhanced a great digital copy of the magazines. I could have my printed copy experience with added bonuses! When leaving comments with other magazines, I would recommend that they take notes from National Geographic. Unfortunately, this “major update” seems more like a major re-write and downgrade to a glorified webpage. Instead of getting a digital magazine that I can conveniently take on-the-go, I get something closer to a bad version of the National Geographic website. I’ve gone back to the printed magazine and have had to warn off my friends and family. I’m begging you, National Geographic, take us back to our previous state of bliss!

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