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      Latest reply on Dec 9, 2019 9:50 AM by PBK
      Dmitry Klochkov Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

        I am implementing an auto-renewable subscription in my app.

         

         

        Currently, to check if the user have an active subscription, I examine all the records in `latest_receipt_info` array from the response JSON returned from the Apple's `/verifyReceipt` service, find the one with the max `expires_date_ms` and check if this date is in the future. Before checking the dates I also check if the `status` field is 0 (receipt is valid).

         

         

        I was thinking that it is enough, but I recently found out that there is another field - `cancellation_date_ms`. As I understand from the docs, this filed is present if user has canceled his subscription through the Apple support.

         

         

        From ([Apple docs][https://developer.apple.com/documentation/appstorereceipts/cancellation_date_ms])

         

         

        > You can use this value to:

        >

        > Determine whether to stop providing the content associated with the

        > purchase.

        >

        > Check for any latest renewal transactions, which may indicate the user

        > re-started or upgraded their subscription, for an auto-renewable

        > subscription purchase.

         

         

        So I am wondering, if a user cancels his subscription through the Apple support, will this affect the `expires_date_ms` for the current subscription period? So the next time I check `expires_date_ms`, I know the subscription is not active.

         

         

        Or does `expires_date_ms` stays the same as it was before the user canceled the subscription, and so I need to check the `cancellation_date_ms` as well?