Have you decided Grammarly isn’t for you anymore? Maybe the constant grammar reminders have become annoying or the subscription fee no longer fits your budget. Whatever the reason, it’s time to break up with your digital writing assistant and cancel your Grammarly account. The good news is, unlike some other subscription services that make it difficult to unsubscribe, canceling Grammarly is actually pretty straightforward. In just a few simple steps, you can disconnect your account and stop those pesky emails reminding you to check your grammar. Before you know it, you’ll be Grammarly-free and ready to make as many comma splices or run-on sentences as you want without judgment. If that sounds appealing, here’s how you can officially cancel your Grammarly subscription and live life unencumbered by automated grammar rules.
Locate Your Grammarly Account Details
To cancel your Grammarly subscription, you’ll first need to log in to your Grammarly account to locate your account details.
- Go to grammarly.com and sign in with the email and password you used to create your Grammarly account. If you’ve forgotten your login info, click “Forgot password” to reset it.
Once you’ve logged in, you’ll see your Grammarly dashboard. Here you’ll find all the details about your current subscription like:
- Your subscription type (Grammarly Free, Grammarly Premium, Grammarly Business)
- Your billing cycle (monthly or annual)
- Your renewal date
- Your payment method (credit card, PayPal, etc.)
Make note of all these details because you’ll need them to properly cancel your subscription.
Next, look for the “Cancel subscription” or “Cancel plan” button, usually found at the bottom of the page or under your Account Settings. Click that button to cancel your current Grammarly subscription.
You may be asked why you’re canceling. Let Grammarly know the reason for your cancelation, whether it’s a financial hardship, switching to a competitor, or another reason. Your feedback will help them improve their service.
Once you confirm you want to cancel, your Grammarly subscription will remain active until the end of your current billing cycle. You’ll continue to have full access during this time, but no renewal payment will be charged. Your subscription will then be canceled, though you’re free to restart it anytime if you change your mind!
Navigate to Your Grammarly Billing Settings
To cancel your Grammarly subscription, you’ll need to log in and navigate to your billing settings. Here are the steps:
- Log in to your Grammarly account on grammarly.com. Enter your email address and password to sign in.
- Once logged in, click the Settings icon in the top right corner of the page. This will open your Grammarly account settings.
- Select ‘Billing’ from the menu on the left side of the page. This will show you details about your current Grammarly subscription like the plan you’re on and payment method.
- Click ‘Cancel Subscription’. This option may be a link or button, depending on if you pay monthly or annually. Either way, select it to cancel your subscription.
- Grammarly may ask you for a reason why you’re canceling. You can choose from options like “Too expensive” or “Switching to another service” or select “Other” to enter your own reason. Providing a reason is optional but can help Grammarly improve their service.
- Your subscription will remain active until the end of your current billing period. You’ll continue to have full access to Grammarly during this time. At the end of the period, your subscription will automatically cancel and you won’t be charged again.
- If you change your mind, you can easily resubscribe to Grammarly at any time. Your account details and settings will be saved in case you decide to sign up again in the future.
Canceling your Grammarly subscription is a straightforward process. With a few quick clicks, you can stop payments and avoid being charged for another billing cycle. Let me know if you have any other questions!
Cancel Your Grammarly Subscription
So you’ve decided Grammarly isn’t for you anymore. No problem, canceling your subscription is pretty straightforward. Here’s how to do it:
Log in to Your Grammarly Account
First, log in to your Grammarly account on grammarly.com. Click the menu icon in the top left corner and select “Account”.
Locate Your Subscription Details
Under the “Subscription” heading, you’ll see details about your current Grammarly plan including when your next billing cycle starts. Make a note of this date so you know how much time you have left before the next payment.
Cancel Your Subscription
Click the “Cancel subscription” button. Grammarly will ask you to confirm that you want to cancel. Select “Yes, cancel my subscription”. Your subscription will remain active until the end of your current billing cycle.
Consider Downgrading Instead
If you still want to use Grammarly but at a lower cost, you can downgrade to a free account instead of canceling altogether. With a free Grammarly account, you’ll still have access to essential grammar and spell check features. You’ll just lose access to the premium features like tone detection, plagiarism checker, and advanced style suggestions.
To downgrade, select “Change plan” instead of “Cancel subscription”. Then choose the free Grammarly plan. Your subscription will be downgraded at the end of your current billing cycle.
Access Grammarly as a Free User
Once your subscription ends, you’ll automatically become a free Grammarly user. You can continue using the Grammarly web editor and browser extension to get basic writing suggestions and corrections. If you ever want to reactivate your premium subscription, just log in to your Grammarly account and select an upgraded plan.
Canceling your Grammarly subscription is simple to do through your online account. Make sure to give yourself enough notice before the next billing date. If you still find Grammarly useful but want to pay less, downgrading to the free plan is an easy alternative to canceling outright. Let me know if you have any other questions!
Check Your Remaining Grammarly Access
Once you’ve decided to cancel your Grammarly subscription, you’ll want to check how much access you have left. Grammarly offers monthly, quarterly, and annual payment plans, so your remaining time will depend on your subscription type.
Check Your Account Status
Log in to your Grammarly account and go to the “Account” tab. This will show your current subscription plan and renewal date. Make a note of when your next payment is due so you know how much time you have left to use the service.
Download Your Data
While you still have access, download any documents, comments, or other data you want to save from Grammarly. Their servers permanently delete your account and all associated data once your subscription ends.
Let Your Connected Apps Know
If you connected Grammarly to other apps like Google Docs, Microsoft Office, or your browser, you’ll need to disconnect those integrations. Grammarly uses those connections to automatically check your writing across platforms. Disconnecting them will prevent Grammarly from accessing your accounts once your subscription is over.
As an alternative to Grammarly, you might look at free grammar checking tools like the Hemingway App, ProWritingAid, or the built-in spell checkers in word processing software like Google Docs or Microsoft Word. While not as robust as Grammarly, they can still help improve your writing.
Cancel Your Subscription
Finally, to fully cancel Grammarly, you need to go to the “Account” tab again and select “Cancel Subscription.” Follow the prompts to confirm your cancelation. Grammarly will send a confirmation email once your subscription has been successfully ended.
Double check that your Grammarly access and integrations are fully disconnected to avoid unwanted charges or access. With some planning, canceling Grammarly doesn’t have to be a difficult process. Let me know if you have any other questions!
Alternatives to Grammarly
If Grammarly isn’t working out for you, don’t worry—there are other options. Here are some alternatives to consider:
ProWritingAid is an AI writing assistant like Grammarly that provides grammar and style checking. It integrates with Microsoft Word and Google Docs, and the free version provides 25 writing reports to help strengthen your writing. The paid version offers 50+ reports and additional features.
The Hemingway Editor is a simple but powerful web app that highlights complex sentences and common errors to help make your writing clear and concise. It’s free to use and provides readability scores to ensure your content is easy to understand. If you’re looking for an easy-to-use alternative without a monthly subscription, the Hemingway Editor is a great choice.
Ginger is an AI-powered writing assistant available as a web app or mobile app. Like Grammarly, it checks for grammar, spelling, and punctuation errors. It also provides paraphrase and translation tools to help reword sentences and translate between 60+ languages. Ginger’s free version offers plenty of useful features, while paid plans provide additional advanced corrections and unlimited word counts.
• Ask a friend or colleague to review your work. Getting a second pair of eyes on your writing is one of the best ways to identify mistakes and areas for improvement. Offer to swap editing favors or set up a regular peer review system.
• Do your own review. Take time to re-read and revise your own work. Look for common errors like misspellings, incomplete sentences, improper punctuation, wordy phrases, and passive voice. Reading aloud can help identify awkward phrasing and flow. With regular practice, self-editing will become second nature.
• Use style guides. Refer to references like the AP Stylebook or Chicago Manual of Style to ensure your writing is clear, concise, and consistent. These provide standards for grammar, word use, and punctuation.
While technology can be helpful, human feedback and your own diligent editing will always be two of the best ways to improve your writing. With the right tools and techniques, you can gain confidence in your writing without relying on Grammarly.