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.
Cancel your Blinkist account and unsubscribe - this is how it works via the website or the app.
Cancel the Blinkist subscription via the website
- At https://www.blinkist.com/de/ gehen
- Log in at the top right
- Click on "You" at the top right and select "Settings"
- Scroll down to "Delete Account"
- Click on "Delete account now"
- Enter "DELETE" in the text field and "press confirm"
If you are logged into the Blinkist website, click on "You" in the top right corner and then on the "Settings" submenu.
If you scroll down on the "Settings" page, you get to the "Delete account" section, where you click on the text "Delete account" and then confirm the process by entering the word "DELETE" and pressing the button can.
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.
- Click on "Manage subscription" under "Account".
- Scroll down to the point "Delete Account" and click on "I want to delete my account".
- A text field opens into which you type the word "DELETE".
- Then click on the "Confirm" button.
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I hope the post helps to get rid of the subscription. For my part, I am really satisfied with the Blinkist service and, for example, often use it while driving or mowing the lawn to "listen to" a short version of interesting books. If Blinkist doesn't tell you anything yet and you have followed the article to this point 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 to me that he didn't have this "cancel" button in his account area. The solution to this problem is that he has "basic access", which is neither a trial subscription nor associated with costs. For this reason, he cannot be terminated.
The button is only visible if you are in the 7-day trial period or have a current subscription.
Jens has been running the blog since 2012. He appears as Sir Apfelot for his readers and helps them with problems of a technical nature. In his free time he drives electric unicycles, takes photos (preferably with his iPhone, of course), climbs around in the Hessian mountains or hikes with the family. His articles deal with Apple products, news from the world of drones or solutions for current bugs.