I've been using the premium service of the Blinkist app since I started using it Tried it ages ago. A reader commented on the post today who unfortunately has not found out how to delete your account or cancel your subscription to the app. In order to provide instructions here, I have compiled some screenshots from the app in this article that show how to get from the dashboard to the last step of the termination.
But don't worry, even if you've already removed the app from your iPhone or iPad, you can easily cancel your subscription via the Blinkist.com website. I will describe this here as the first way, as it works much easier than via the iPhone app.
Click on "You" in the upper right corner and select "Settings".
Scroll down to "Delete account"
Click on "Delete account now".
Type "DELETE" in the text box and press "Confirm"
Deleting the Blinkist account via the iOS app
The second way to delete your account and thus stop the premium subscription is via the app. I have documented the process here with screenshots from my iPhone X, but also explain it again in short steps:
Open the Blinkist app (you land on the dashboard)
Click on the symbol with the head at the bottom right.
On this profile page, click on the gear (Settings) at the top right.
Under the "Account" section, click on "Manage Subscription".
Scroll down to "Delete Account" and click on "I want to delete my account".
A text field opens in which you type the word "DELETE".
Then click on the "Confirm" button.
I hope this post helps to get rid of the subscription. For my part, I'm really satisfied with the Blinkist service and often use it while driving or mowing the lawn, for example, to "listen through" interesting books in abridged form. If Blinkist doesn't tell you anything yet and you've followed the article this far anyway, I recommend you my report on Blinkist. It also explains in more detail what the service is all about! ;-)
Update 26.08.2019/XNUMX/XNUMX: Basic access does not have to be canceled!
There was a bit of confusion recently when a reader wrote me that they didn't have the "Cancel" button in their account section. The solution to this problem is that he has a "basic access" that does not involve a trial subscription or costs. You can't cancel it for that reason.
The button is only visible if you are in the 7-day trial period or have a current subscription.
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14 Responses to “Cancel Blinkist Account – Explained in Screenshots from Website and App!”
wrong - deleting the account does NOT end the subscription !!
and how does it work? especially if the trial subscription is not yet displayed in the subscription period ??
Yes, you're right. The subscription can be canceled in this way: "You" in the top right > Settings > Account. It says "Blinkist Premium: Your account will be renewed on ...". And to the right is the “Cancel” button.
I also couldn't find out how to cancel the subscription during the 7-day trial subscription. Likewise, I couldn't hear a single track. There was a lock everywhere.
Now, after paying € 79, the lock is still on everywhere. My account can be seen under the settings (logged in via Facebook) and my email address. Still, I can't hear.
I think I'll just book the money back and argue. If canceling a trial subscription is so difficult and it is not possible to hear anything despite paying, then it can also be a systematic rip-off.
Apart from that, I promised myself a lot more choice from the app.
After desperately trying to cancel my 7 day trial. I'm not sure if the termination was effective. The webmaster reacts, but repeatedly avoids answering the question "did an effective cancellation come about?".
Presumably it is fraudulent. In any case, I have no explanation for the cumbersome or impossible cancellation procedure (after the account has been deleted, I also no longer have access to my subscription). The easy way described here does not exist.
I was in contact with Blinkist support and there is no transition from a trial to a paid subscription. After the 7 days you just have a free basic account. For this reason there is also nothing to cancel ... this term may not have been mentioned for this reason. I can really only describe the support as serious and courteous. You took a lot of time to answer my questions (I asked some questions on behalf of readers).
If so, why doesn't Ms. Plamena (support) tell me that the subscription will not incur any costs (on multiple requests)? In addition, the support allegedly could not even determine whether I was booked in a subscription.
If the so-called account is deleted, there is no way to access anything. That the subscription still exists seems to me intended. From my point of view, that's not serious. That looks a lot like a rip-off to me.
Hello Heinz! I can only report on my experiences and I also know one or two readers who have had contact with support. All matters were cleared up quickly. I can't say why this is going so wrong with you, but I can't imagine that this is the rule.
did it work or did you have to pay?
No, I haven't received an invoice yet. But I have also not received an email confirming an effective termination. The doubts remain, clear and simple questions need satisfactory answers for me.
With Sir Apfelrot, by the way, I have the impression that he is closer to the company than it seems.
Hello Heinz! I only asked the support how it can happen that you as a reader think that you cannot cancel your subscription. Thereupon came the explanation from the support that there is nothing to cancel because you do not take a subscription with the 7-day test. That means there is no contractual basis that you have to terminate. For this reason, no termination is confirmed.
I am neither related to the company nor by marriage ... if there were crooked things, I would have no problem describing them openly. But the opposite is true. The support people I have been in contact with have been very helpful and helped explain the situation to me.
So I've created a subscription that is subject to compulsory maintenance. but I can't cancel my subscription. You can cancel the subscription via google play. But it doesn't appear here. Nothing at all works via the browser either. I have to say that annoys me extremely. I have to say I find it unheard of to make the termination so difficult. I cannot imagine that this is legal. I can't find any instructions on google that work.
To be honest, try after 2 hours and look understandably. It just can't be.
Can any of you give me a tip? Do I really have to call support now? Can't do it ... customer number is not available for a written notice of termination?
Hi Daniel! What went wrong with the web browser? I have described the instructions above with screenshots. Where are you hanging Do you come into your account?
i downloaded the app from the playstore today, then logged in with my facebook data and shortly afterwards noticed that it costs money after the trial week. So I wanted to give the whole thing because it said, if I didn't cancel within 7 days, I would have to pay € 79,99 for an annual subscription.
In the app, in the playstore or in the browser, I can't find the cancel button anywhere. It just says that I have a basic subscription.
I don't understand why I can't click on kundenogen anywhere. Is the basic package just there now and can I get a preselected book every day? Does basic automatically change to a trial week, which I then have to cancel within 7 days? Or does basic just stay that way until I press "Unlock Premium" and then I only have the 7-day trial, which turns into an annual subscription if I don't cancel it?
I really don't see through here. Even the whole googling didn't get me any further.
Only the message from support that I have a basic account.
I am very annoyed and hope that someone can help me here.
Unfortunately, I am not familiar with the Android app. But I would recommend that you get in writing from support again that you have not taken out a subscription that costs money. If they send you this, then you are legally on the safe side, in case they want to tie something off you.
Otherwise I would log in via the website and see if you can cancel something. If not, then you don't have a subscription that costs anything.