If you wish to stop your recurring payments and downgrade to free, you can do so at any time.

Downgrading to free does not affect your subscriptions for other paid features and products. If you want to cease all of your paid subscriptions on GitHub, you must downgrade each paid subscription separately.

Warning: When you downgrade your billing plan, your new plan takes effect on your next billing date. Make sure to back up your private repositories before your next billing date, or you won't be able to access them without upgrading to a paid plan again.

  1. In the upper-right corner of any page, click your profile photo, then click Settings. Settings icon in the user bar
  2. In your user settings sidebar, click Billing. Billing settings

  3. Under "Downgrade your plan", click Downgrade to free. Downgrade to free button

  4. Read the information about what happens when you cancel a paid plan, then click I understand, downgrade my plan.

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