How to Cancel Your Audible Membership

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Whether you’re looking to cut costs or simply not using Audible as much as you thought you would, cancelling your membership is straightforward. Follow these steps to cancel your Audible subscription.


Audible is a popular subscription service offering a vast library of audiobooks, podcasts, and other spoken-word content. While the service offers great benefits, you may decide to cancel your membership for various reasons. This guide will show you how to do so quickly and easily.

What You’ll Need

  • Internet access
  • Your Audible/Amazon account credentials

Steps to Cancel Your Audible Membership

Step 1: Log In to Your Account

  • Go to the Audible website.
  • Log in with your Amazon account credentials, as Audible is an Amazon company.

Step 2: Go to the Account Settings

  • Navigate to the top of the page and click on your name or the profile icon.
  • From the dropdown menu, select “Account Details.”

Step 3: Find the “Cancel Membership” Option

  • Scroll down to the “Membership” section.
  • Click on “Cancel membership” at the bottom of the section.

Step 4: Follow the Cancellation Prompts

  • Audible will guide you through a series of prompts to cancel your membership. This may include a page that offers a discount or a free month to stay subscribed.
  • Continue following the prompts to proceed with cancellation. You may need to enter your password again for security purposes.

Step 5: Confirm Your Cancellation

  • You will receive a confirmation message on the website and an email confirming the cancellation of your subscription.

What Happens After You Cancel

  • Access to Plus Catalog: You will lose access to the Audible Plus Catalog immediately upon cancellation.
  • Credits: Use any remaining credits before cancelling, as you will lose them when your membership ends.
  • Purchased Titles: You will retain access to any titles you’ve purchased outright.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I cancel my Audible membership at any time?

Yes, you can cancel your Audible membership at any time. Your membership will remain active until the end of your current billing period, and you will not be charged again.

What happens to my unused credits when I cancel my Audible membership?

When you cancel your Audible membership, any unused credits will be forfeited. It’s advisable to use all your credits to purchase audiobooks before cancelling as purchased titles remain in your library permanently.

Will I lose access to the audiobooks I’ve already purchased?

No, you will not lose access to audiobooks you’ve already purchased through Audible. These titles will remain accessible in your library even after your membership is cancelled.

Is there a way to pause my Audible membership instead of cancelling?

Yes, Audible offers the option to put your membership on hold once every 12 months for a period of up to three months. During this time, you will not be billed, but you will also not receive any new credits or have access to member-exclusive sales.

What if I change my mind after cancelling?

If you change your mind after cancelling, you can easily restart your membership at any time by logging into your Audible account and selecting the option to start a new membership.

Does Audible offer any part-refunds upon cancellation?

Audible does not typically offer refunds for any remaining time in your subscription period after cancellation. Your membership will simply continue until the end of the period that you have already paid for.

How do I remove my payment method from Audible?

To remove your payment method, you will need to manage your payment options through your Amazon account, as Audible uses Amazon’s billing system. Navigate to your Amazon account settings to update or remove payment methods.


Cancelling your Audible membership is simple and can be done in just a few minutes by following these steps. If you ever decide to return, you can easily reactivate your membership through your Amazon account.

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