Not Convinced by Apple Music? Here’s How to Turn Off Auto-Renewal

If you started a three-month free trial with Apple Music when it was first launched, your trial period will be over in a week. As such, you will be billed $10 for your first month of the service very soon.

Lots of people like Apple Music; and lots of people aren’t sold on it. If you don’t want to keep using it, it’s time to think about turning off auto-renewal. Here’s how.

On an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

Go to Settings > App and iTunes Stores, and tap your Apple ID. Tap View Apple ID.

Enter the password for your Apple ID. In the Subscriptions section, tap Manage. Tap Your Membership, Apple Music Membership, and toggle Automatic Renewal to turn it off.

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In iTunes

Click your name in your iTunes toolbar; if you don’t see your name, click Sign In next to the little head-and-shoulders icon. Choose Account Info, and enter the password for your Apple ID.

Look for the Settings section near the bottom of the window. Click Manage next to Subscriptions.

After Your Membership, Apple Music Membership, tap Edit. In the Automatic Renewal section, check Off, and click Done to save your changes.

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That’s it. If you ever want to sign up again, you can do so, but you won’t be able to have a trial. When you sign up, you’ll have to start paying right away.

Note that if you cancel Apple Music, you’ll lose any music that you’ve added to your library from Apple Music.

1 thought on “Not Convinced by Apple Music? Here’s How to Turn Off Auto-Renewal

  1. Hi Kirk,

    Thanks for the instructions and timely reminder. I keep my library under 25,000 and I’m one of the ones for whom iTunes Match has worked very well. I’ve just tried to match a few albums and I get a mixture of matched and Apple Music. I’ve hardly used Apple Music so I’m happy not to renew. Fingers crossed that El Capitan doesn’t mess things up even more.

    Steve

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