How to Cancel Scientific American

How to Cancel Scientific American

Written by on 2021-07-01

We have made it super easy to cancel Scientific American subscription
at the root to avoid any and all mediums "Nature Publishing Group" (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 Scientific American

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 Scientific American 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 Scientific American subscription at the root to avoid any and all mediums "Nature Publishing Group" (the developer) uses to bill you. Now let us get into the crux of this guide.


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

How to Cancel Scientific American Subscription on your Android device

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

Once your Scientific American 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 Scientific American?

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

How to Cancel Scientific American Subscription on a Mac computer.

To cancel Scientific American 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 Scientific American 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 Scientific American Subscription on Paypal.

To cancel your Scientific American 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 "Scientific American" or "Nature Publishing Group" 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 Scientific American.
  6. Then click "Done" on the verification page to complete the unsubscription.

What to do if you subscribed directly on Scientific American's website?

Here's how to cancel your Scientific American 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 Scientific American'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 Scientific American's contact details here

  2. If the company has an app they developed in the Appstore, you can try contacting Nature Publishing Group (the app developer) for help through the details of the app.

How to delete Scientific American account

You might have created an account on Scientific American 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 Scientific American via Justuseapp. Get all Contact details →

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

  3. Check Scientific American'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 Scientific American from your iPhone or Android.

Delete Scientific American from iPhone.

To delete Scientific American from your iPhone, Follow these steps:

  1. On your homescreen, Tap and hold Scientific American 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 Scientific American 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 Scientific American 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 Scientific American, 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 Scientific American?

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

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What is Scientific American?

A subscription to Scientific American magazines is available through iTunes for $49.99 annually or $5.99 monthly and is renewed automatically at the end of the subscription term, until cancelled. Individual issues are $6.99 each. Payment for all purchases will be charged to your iTunes account. For more information, please visit iTunes Terms and Conditions: Founded in 1845, Scientific American provides expert insights on the most important and awe-inspiring advances in science and technology. With news and commentary about current events and in-depth features by experts, including more than 200 Nobel Prize-winning scientists, Scientific American is the essential guide to the modern world. Support Science Journalism. Become a Subscriber. Scientific American Customer Service: Email: [email protected]

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User reviews of Scientific American

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    I am always amazed at the wealth of knowledge this magazine has to offer and their app lives up to that same quality. If you’re on the fence about buying a subscription, do it. It’s got information on just about everything from dark matter to weight loss (which at times can seem like a dark matter). Anyway, I commonly read these magazines and this app only makes my addiction portable and easy! Thank you Scientific American!

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    Look here for facts

    When you read this magazine, you come to a place where fact and assertion are not interchangeable. In science, the status of “fact” is earned, then earned again and again. In a world of fake news, Flat Earthers, denial, and open antagonism towards learning and the learned, what a refreshing refuge. The topics are widely varied, so if you read an issue, you will learn something.

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    Great Magazine

    I have been subscribing Scientific American for the last 52 years. I read ever, recently some articles have been slanted to the left of the political spectrum. I would the magazine to publish various points of view. Seas have been rising for centuries and 250 million years ago the Georgia Coast was at Macon GA. Why can the magazine publish articles which describes those events, instead of blaming CO2 from fossil fuels as the culprit.

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    Great Science for all

    No matter how great you think your education is, SA brings you back to reality with each issue. The last one with the article on life is awesome. I still have a problem getting around and 90 does not help. I have been trying to get the issue published on my birth month February 1928. Thanks for helping us stay up to date. Paul

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    Intelligent writers, intelligent articles...

    Not just the headlines of science but also the laboratories and long-term thinking that will pay off in ten years. Incredible graphics that speak to the lessons of the articles. Each issue leaves me wanting more, just in time for the next issue.

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