How to Adjust Automatic Renewal of Apple Music Subscription

Jul 29, 2015 - 8 Comments

Apple Music

Apple Music offers a three month free trial to experience and explore the service, but at the end of that Music trial you will be automatically renewed into a $9.99 per month subscription service. For many users, they’ll appreciate leading into a subscription after their 90 day trial period is up, but for some other users they may wish to prevent the Apple Music subscription from automatically renewing. Other users may have turned automatic renewal off, but wish to enable it so that they can seamlessly enjoy Apple Music the subscription service.


To enable or disable automatic renewal of Apple Music service, with the latter avoiding the $9.99 monthly fee (but also no longer be able to access the Apple Music streaming service), you can turn to the device settings on iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch as follows:

  1. Open the Settings app and go to “iTunes & App Store”
  2. Tap on the Apple ID and enter the password as usual to login
  3. Choose “View Apple ID”
  4. Look under the Subscriptions option, and tap on “Manage”
  5. Locate “Automatic Renewal” under Renewal Option and adjust the toggle switch to the OFF position (or ON if you wish to re-enable automatic renewal)

Apple Music subscription renewal switch on or off

Whatever the automatic renewal setting is toggled to will determine if the associated Apple ID credit card is billed each month for the Apple Music subscription service. For a single user, that’s $9.99 per month, and for a family, it’s $14.99 per month in the USA.

You’ll discover the settings will also let you know when the free trial of Apple Music expires, which is 90 days out from when you first started listening to it. For those who started using Apple Music on the day of iOS 8.4 and iTunes 12.2 release, that would be September 30, 2015.

And for those wondering, no, you do not need an Apple Music subscription to continue enjoying the iTunes Radio streaming feature on iOS Music app or iTunes on the desktop, they are entirely different services that are independent of one another.

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Posted by: Paul Horowitz in iTunes, Tips & Tricks

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  1. Tom Swift says:

    I presently have a subscription to iTunes Match and am confused as to what to do with it. Pay for both gets me what?

    Maybe I should disable the automatic renewal of Apple Music on September 30 see what gets taken away. I’m confused…

    • Norman Robson says:

      You cancel your subscription with iTunes Match if you subscribe til Apple music.

      • Tom Swift says:

        Ok, I hear you. Thanks.

        Wonder if Apple will give out credit for the ‘unused portion’ of 12-month iTunes Match subscriptions …

  2. P Minz says:

    No Way Do I like the semi scams of a “Free” Issue of anything that attempts to make an Automatic Subscription – Free should be “FREE” and that’s it!

  3. Angry Baptipst Parent says:

    I don’t understand Apple Music and I think it’s an annoying takeover of the Music app, which I want to use for iTunes Radio and for playing my own music. Why would I pay a subscription fee for paying my own music? That makes zero sense. No thanks.

    I won’t be updating one of my devices beyond iOS 8.3 because I want to avoid the Apple Music annoying thing. Don’t want the service, want to disable it completely! I have another device with iOS 9.1 and it’s got the Apple Music thing, which I do not like at all.

    And Beats 1 radio is aimed at 12 year olds, it’s all rap pop garbage. Yea sorry kiddo, I’m not paying for this for you either! You can listen to some real music or pay for it yourself!

    • Norman Robson says:

      It’s quite simple really all the other radio stations are there. You don’t have to listen to Beats 1. You can listen to your own music without subscribing to Apple music.

  4. Khineminthu says:

    I can’t sign in Apple ID in my iPhone 4s.
    How can I get my new Apple ID to set up in iTunes and App Store?

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