Keep It Free: How to Disable Apple Music's Auto-Renewal

How to Disable Apple Music's Auto-Renewal

Keep It Free: How to Disable Apple Music's Auto-Renewal

iOS 8.4 updated the Music app for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch to include Apple Music, Apple's new music streaming service, and to get things started with a bang, you can try out it out for three months free of charge.

To activate the three-month trial, you'll need to subscribe to Apple Music and have a credit card associated with your Apple ID. You will also have to confirm that you're "buying" either a $9.99/month or $14.99/month subscription, though you won't be billed until after the trial ends.

Once the trial period is over, Apple will begin billing you monthly. If your memory isn't the best, disabling automatic renewal is your best option for never getting billed. However, it's a little tricky, as it's not in your iCloud or Music app settings.

If your memory isn't the best, the first payment can easily sneak in before you ever have a chance to decide whether this particular music streaming service was the right one for you.

Start by entering your new Music app. Tap the profile icon in the top left, select "View Apple ID," then input your password to get to your billing profile.

Under Subscriptions, select "Manage." On the subsequent Apple Music Membership page, you'll be able to see the exact date that your trial period ends. You can either put this date in a calendar, or just toggle off Automatic Renewal so that you never get billed. Tap on "Turn Off" to finalize.

It's nice that Apple included this option, though they did bury it a bit. But now that you're armed with this info, take the service for a spin and let us know what you think of Apple Music in the comments below.

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