How to Adjust Automatic Renewal of Apple Music Subscription
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.
How to Change Apple Music Subscription Renewal
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:
- Open the Settings app and go to “iTunes & App Store”
- Tap on the Apple ID and enter the password as usual to login
- Choose “View Apple ID”
- Look under the Subscriptions option, and tap on “Manage”
- 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)
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.