How to disable membership auto-renewal on Amazon Prime

Amazon makes it confusing, but you can disable auto-renew for your Amazon Prime membership, and here's how.

Amazon Prime disable auto-renew
Amazon Prime disable auto-renew

You can stop Amazon from renewing your Prime membership automatically, and in this guide, we’ll show you how. When you enroll in the Amazon Prime membership, the majority of people will use the option to renew the plan automatically every year or every month because it’s convenient. However, it might come the time when you no longer need the service, or you want to end the service to, later on, redeem a Prime gift card.

Whatever the reason it might be, Amazon doesn’t make it easy, but not impossible, to disable the auto-renewal option for Amazon Prime. Technically, you need to cancel the membership, and then you can keep using Prime for the remaining time.

If you have a concern about your Amazon Prime membership, it’s best to contact support instead of trying to change the settings.

In this guide, you will learn the steps to turn off Amazon’s automatic renewal of your Prime membership.

Disable auto-renewal on Amazon Prime

To prevent your Amazon Prime subscription from renewing automatically, use these steps:

  1. Open Amazon on the web.

  2. Sign in your Amazon Prime account credential.

  3. Click the Account & Lists menu and select the Prime Membership option.

    Amazon Prime Membership

  4. Click the “Manage Membership” menu and choose the End Membership button.

    End Amazon Prime membership

  5. Click the Cancel My Benefits button.

    Prime auto-renew disable

  6. Click the Continue to cancel button.

Once you complete the steps, your membership will continue to be available for the remaining time. If you have any issues, it’s best to contact Amazon support for additional assistance.

On your phone, open the Amazon app, tap the main menu button, tap on Account, tap on Manage Prime Membership, tap on Manage membership, tap on Manage Membership again, and select the End membership button.

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Mauro Huculak is a Windows How-To Expert who started Pureinfotech in 2010 as an independent online publication. He has also been a Windows Central contributor for nearly a decade. Mauro has over 14 years of experience writing comprehensive guides and creating professional videos about Windows and software, including Android and Linux. Before becoming a technology writer, he was an IT administrator for seven years. In total, Mauro has over 20 years of combined experience in technology. Throughout his career, he achieved different professional certifications from Microsoft (MSCA), Cisco (CCNP), VMware (VCP), and CompTIA (A+ and Network+), and he has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for many years. You can follow him on X (Twitter), YouTube, LinkedIn and About.me.