Subscription Extension?

  • 15 November 2021
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I have done some searching on this topic, but I haven’t found anywhere that addresses it directly.


I have an iOS app with a renewing  annual subscription. If I wanted to offer existing subscribers an incentive to share the app, such as giving them an addition month of service for every relevant action. I don’t see a way to do this without disrupting their existing subscription, even if I took care of the accounting of starting the one-month of free access and then tried to trigger their next month.

The best I could think of was to offer them to renew with a different annual subscription that had a 1 month free trial. But that doesn’t necessarily scale well for different numbers of incentives.

I hope that makes sense.


Best answer by tina 19 November 2021, 21:15

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Hey @Christopher Brandow,

There is the new Apple subscription extension API that can be used to extend the user’s subscription. I’m not sure about Apple’s policies around that. For reference: Extend a Subscription Renewal Date | Apple Developer Documentation There are some considerations at the bottom of this documentation to read before going this route. 


Alternatively, you can utilize Offer Codes as a way to grant customers free trials on top of their existing subscription. RevenueCat documentation for reference: