iPad cellular data plans – whether they’re 3G or the latest 4G and LTE – are set to auto-renew once you have set them up. You should receive regular email notices reminding you that your plan has been renewed each month.
One question I’ve seen a number of iPad users ask recently is how to stop the data plan from auto-renewing. It’s easy to do and can be done on the iPad with no need to call your cellular carrier. Here’s how:
– Open the Settings app and tap on Cellular Data in the left sidebar
– Tap on View Account on the Cellular Data screen
– Enter your email address and password where prompted on screen and tap Next. This will take you to the Account Overview screen, that should look something like this:
– Tap on Add Data or Change Plan
– Then you get to the Current Plan Status screen – where you can tap Cancel Plan down at the bottom of the set of choices to have the plan cancelled at the end of the current period. You can also adjust the plan on this screen – to a lower amount of data / less expensive plan, or a higher amount of data / more expensive option.
If you choose to cancel the plan you’ll get a further screen asking if you want to cancel and delete your account with the carrier or just cancel and delete the account later (it’s deleted automatically after 60 days of inactivity). Once you make your choice on those options you just tap Confirm to complete the plan cancellation.
That’s it. Once you’ve hit confirm the data plan will finish at the end of the current plan period.