How to Cancel SmartNews

How to Cancel SmartNews

Written by on 2022-04-26

We have made it super easy to cancel SmartNews: Local Breaking News subscription
at the root to avoid any and all mediums "SmartNews, Inc." (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 SmartNews: Local Breaking News

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

  1. 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.
  2. When you subscribe for a trial period and then you cancel, you run the risk of losing that trial content altogether.
  3. You must remember to manually cancel a subscription 24 hours before the trial period ends.

We have made it super easy to cancel SmartNews: Local Breaking News subscription at the root to avoid any and all mediums "SmartNews, Inc." (the developer) uses to bill you. Now let us get into the crux of this guide.


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

How to Cancel SmartNews: Local Breaking News Subscription on your Android device

To cancel SmartNews subscription on Android, you need to realize that deleting the SmartNews 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 SmartNews: Local Breaking News subscription you wish to cancel and tap on the "Cancel Subscription" option.
  4. Finish up as directed.

Once your SmartNews 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 SmartNews?

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

How to Cancel SmartNews: Local Breaking News Subscription on a Mac computer.

To cancel SmartNews 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 SmartNews: Local Breaking 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 SmartNews: Local Breaking News Subscription on Paypal.

To cancel your SmartNews 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 "SmartNews: Local Breaking News" or "SmartNews, Inc." 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 SmartNews: Local Breaking News.
  6. Then click "Done" on the verification page to complete the unsubscription.

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

Here's how to cancel your SmartNews 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 SmartNews'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 SmartNews's contact details here

  2. Visit the website of SmartNews. 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 SmartNews account

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

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

Bonus: How to Delete SmartNews: Local Breaking News from your iPhone or Android.

Delete SmartNews: Local Breaking News from iPhone.

To delete SmartNews from your iPhone, Follow these steps:

  1. On your homescreen, Tap and hold SmartNews: Local Breaking 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 SmartNews: Local Breaking 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 SmartNews: Local Breaking 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 SmartNews: Local Breaking 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 SmartNews?

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

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What is SmartNews: Local Breaking News?

SmartNews is the award-winning local news app downloaded by 50+ million readers in 150+ countries! SmartNews analyzes millions of articles every day to deliver the top trending news stories influencing the world right now. News From All Sides! SmartNews delivers high-quality news headlines and breaking news from top news publishers: NBC News, MSNBC, USA Today, TIME, The Huffington Post, Bleacher Report, Quartz, The Verge, VICE, VOX, AP, Reuters, Buzzfeed, Fast Company and more. *** Reviews: “Better than Feedly or Flipboard. Love it!” Jack C. “Much better than the new version of Apple News.” - Polidoc “Been using Google News but this is better. Much easier to share.” Eddie H. “Literally one of the best news apps… It ranks with the likes of BBC News.” -lightspeed12 “Browse headlines quickly, customize your channels and read the news offline. SmartNews is an excellent free alternative to other popular news apps.” - CNET *** Features: Breaking News Notifications for breaking news stories. Trusted News 300+ top US & World news publications. Offline News Fetch trending news and read news offline. *** Awards: - Best of 2013 (Japan) - Apple - Best App of the Year, 2013 (Japan) - Google

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Reported Issues: 12 Comments

By June Stevens
May 16 2022

I never signed up for Smart News and I don't want their news. Please how do I get this off my android.

By Bob Miller
Jan 29 2022

I never asked for, & never installed or downloaded the smart news app on my cell phone. One day, not long ago, it was "just there"! What the check happened? I Don't want it, so how can I get rid of it?

I am incensed at what "Smart News" is doing . I turned off notifications for smart news BUT IT STILL taked over y screen ????? I will bad mouth them whenever I can. They kept taking over my main Android phone screen. What nerve. I am reporting them to the New york State Attorney general's office.

By roberta Taylor
Dec 29 2021

delete smartnews

By Keith
Oct 04 2021

This SmartNews is collecting alot of bull I want it deleted without any consciousness please.

By Richard Monds
Sep 20 2021

Please unsubscribe smart news

By Mary Jean Knox
Jul 29 2021

Please cancel. Not interested. Thanks!!

By Linda
Jul 22 2021

Please delete smart news n local news Now I do not understand how to do it on my own have mental health problems. Please delete it for me please

By Linda
Jul 22 2021

Want smart news n local news cancelled not sure how I received it please cancel

By Pleasexuninstal smart news for me
Jul 17 2021

Uninstal it plesasr

By P. A. Shaw
May 08 2021

I never asked for, & never installed or downloaded the smart news app on my cell phone. One day, not long ago, it was "just there"! What the check happened? I Don't want it, so how can I get rid of it? Thanks.

By Ian Humphries
Feb 22 2021

SmartNews has just started “freezing” on the screen of my iPhone. I have to close the app and then re-enter to unfreeze - works 50% of the time. No recent upgrades to my software. What has changed on SmartNews?

By Colleen Danler
Jan 14 2021

Eating up all my data uninstall immediately!!!

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  2. We have developed a system that will try to get in touch with a company once an issue is reported and with lots of issues reported, companies will definitely listen.
  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 SmartNews: Local Breaking 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 SmartNews: Local Breaking News.

User reviews of SmartNews

  • By Samarnett14


    Downloaded because I like these types of apps to read all the news soon as I opened it I could clearly see whoever does this has a hand in the liberal agenda to destroy America it’s way obvious then I read one of their cringe worthy articles and realize they really are scared most the new generation along with older hipsters and all the career students that racked up debt on pointless wemon study degrees etc. are so afraid they’re everyone else will pay for my bills and generally lazy lifestyle don’t fear trump doesn’t even need to campaign watch and see the deplorable will show up faster than you liberals can create voters bus them in from Mexico Canada it’s not even a possible outcome to loose I been over this whole country the last year just count bumper stickers from even the last election most elections even the winners voters take them off but they’re all still on even the Hillary jail ones and I’m pretty sure she has died already or went back to her hole she came from

  • By beishaolin

    Smart, direct, honest

    This is one of only 2 apps that I use for news. I prefer news that is just that: news. The feeds come from a variety of sources and one can choose what one reads. In our unhealthy news climate, there is a present danger of buckling to the insanity of fringe news from actual non-news sites that cater to a select type wishing to reinforce their agenda. This app keeps the news as it is and unfiltered. For those who only want to read their own talking points back and forth in a limited circle squeezing each other off, they can probably tweak their choices to arrive at that too, but how sad. The news is about fair coverage as it is given by long established and sincere journalists. I appreciate such a well written app and the plethora of offerings from news of all types. Please keep up the good work. Do not succumb to those tiny voices who wish to change the very definition of news.

  • By j663

    Good variety but with a strong left lean

    There is enough variety to see a interesting amount of news and information pieces but a larger portion of liberal left material ( I consider myself a pragmatic).Unfortunately, If you want to find a large amount of race baiting and police malfeasance it is overwhelmingly here. I usually stay away from opening these agenda stories. The generic auto response talks about adding Fox as a preference. "Hi There, Thanks for your updated review! The articles in the Top channel are refreshed regularly, so at any given time you might see more liberal or more conservative news, but ultimately our algorithms are made to provide a balanced perspective. You can easily add Fox News, The Blaze, National Review, Daily Caller, or other conservative sites by going to Discover (last tab on the right), using the search bar, and adding channels. - Nate with SmartNews" I take all right wing and left wing news stories, from Fox, CNN, Atlantic Journal with a large grain of salt. Give me a break with that generic response! Stories from more quality sources such as Wall Street Journal would be helpful. It continues to be dominant left wing race baiting, police hating “victim victim, pay retribution “ but I think that is more indicative of the mainstream popular media. I still enjoy seeing a variety of articles and avoid clicking most of the overtly biased stories. Proceed with your smart filters on.

  • By Upsetusernumber99

    Would give 5 but...

    First off, to anyone complaining about it being “left leaning,” use your head for more than five seconds and control your emotions. I mean that seriously. The app is customizable to allow you to choose the exact news sources you want to see, provided they are in the app. Even if (not saying it is), the app is “left leaning”, do what I do. Just read from sources you trust, just add the right leaning channels. Or, get a bit of balance and have both sides presented before you when you open the app.. which is kinda the point of the app if you’ve seen the commercials. Anyways, I would give 5 stars if there’s a bit more customization. Customization on notifications, frequency of notifications, notifications for new stories from specific channels, etc. And, I would love a “Save for Later” feature. I often find myself opening the app, scrolling through, and seeing several headlines that sound interesting but I don’t have the time or just don’t want to read them at the time. Atm I’m just saving the link to those articles in Notes. I’d much rather be able to tap a button or two that saves it within Smart News itself in a “Save for Later” tab.

  • By yapishkahilt

    Great but needed customization missing

    It’s unfortunate that with an ever-increasing number of sources of info, there is a huge uptick in sources that exist solely to further a particular agenda. (Such sources are not limited to one side of the political spectrum or the other.) It would be HUGELY helpful to be able to create filters to screen out stories from particular sources or even by particular non-reputable “journalists.” It’s frustrating to open an article based on a seemingly noteworthy topic only to find after reading a few sentences or paragraphs that it’s not “news” at all. Having all of this misinformation clutters the app and wastes the reader’s time, making SmartNews (and occasionally the reader) less smart. It’s such a well-designed app that I’ve continued to use it in the hope that such filters would be included in updates. I’ve now all but abandoned that hope and will unfortunately have to explore alternatives that may be less well designed but more efficient in culling—and allowing me to cull—the available news items.

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