How to Cancel Apple Music Subscription

How to Cancel Your Apple Music Subscription on macOS and iOS

Music plays a big part in our life. It can change our mood, put us in a different mindset, and even change our lives. Because of the importance of music in our day to day life, the music industry is still growing each year. And with the music industry growing, there are more and more various streaming apps and websites to choose from. Apple Music is one of them.

As briefly mentioned before, Apple Music is a music and video streaming app developed by Apple. It is not restricted to Apple users only but also available on Windows, Android operating systems, and more. You can also access it from the web. It was first launched in 2015 and was previously called iTunes.

How to Cancel Your Apple Music Subscription on macOS and iOS

Apple Music can provide you with free radio service with three 24-hour radio stations: Apple Music 1, Apple Music Hits, and Apple Music Country. They are broadcasted in over 100 countries. With an Apple Music subscription, you can access its music catalog, which consists of over 70 million songs, and you get all the benefits of iTunes Match, which gives you access to all your tracks on all your devices. Also, you can subscribe to iTunes Match separately. With the subscription, you can create a profile, share your music with other users, follow them, and see their playlist. As of late 2019, Apple launched Apple Music for Business, which allows you to use music for your business. For example, play it in your store's background. It also lets you increase customer engagement with your brand by offering access to your playlist if they also use Apple Music.

If you previously had an iTunes subscription but upgraded your operating system to Catalina or later, you can combine your iTunes music library with the Apple Music library by using iCloud and stream your favorite music in one app.

What is great is that Apple Music is integrated with other Apple services such as Siri, the personal voice assistant, as well as AirPlay, which lets you share photos, videos, music, and other data from your Apple devices to another device such as a smart TV, speaker and more.

In June of 2019, it was reported that Apple Musics had reached about 60 million subscribers.

If for any reason you decide you want to cancel your Apple Music subscription, you can quickly do it from most of your Apple Devices. Before deciding to cancel it, make sure you know what will happen to your account after the subscription's cancellation.

When you cancel your Apple Music or iTunes subscription, you will not be able to listen to any of the tracks, including the ones you downloaded to listen offline. After around 30 days, the playlist you have created and the songs you have added might get removed from your account. If you cancel a paid subscription, you can use it until the billing period ends, but if you cancel a free trial, the subscription will end immediately. Suppose you use Apple Music on multiple devices. In that case, it is enough to cancel the subscription on one device, and it will be automatically removed from the other devices as well. After you have canceled your Apple Music subscription, you can still listen to songs and albums that you have purchased from the iTunes Store. You also can not listen to the songs you uploaded to Apple Music from other resources. For example, tracks that were imported from a CD. You can stream the uploaded songs unless you have separately subscribed to iTunes Match.

The subscription canceling process is very easy and almost effortless. To find out how to cancel your Apple Music subscription, read below.

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How to Cancel Your Apple Music Subscription on iPhone and iPad

If you want to cancel your Apple Music subscription on your iOS device like an iPhone or an iPad, you can do that by following the steps below:

1. Go to your device settings.
2. Then tap on your account.
3. Locate and tap on "iTunes and App Store". If you see the option "Subscriptions", tap on it and skip to step 7.
4. Then, tap on "Apple ID: your email address" and on "View Apple ID".
5. Confirm by entering your Apple ID password or with Face ID.
6. Then Scroll down, locate "Subscriptions", and tap on it.
7. In the "Subscriptions" window, locate and click on "Apple Music Subscription".
8. In the next window, go to the very end and click on "Cancel Subscription".
9. Confirm subscription cancelation.

Then, the Apple Music subscription will be canceled.

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How to Cancel Your Apple Music Subscription on macOS Catalina or Later

As mentioned above, since macOS Catalina, Apple decided to separate iTunes into separate Music, Podcasts, Audiobooks, and other applications. You can suspend your Apple Music subscription in the App Store.

To cancel your Apple Music subscription from the Apple Music app, follow the steps below:

1. Launch Apple Music from Launchpad, Finder, or Spotlight.
2. In the upper menu click on "Account".
3. Then, click on "View My Account".

View your Apple Music account

4. Enter your Apple ID password (if asked).
5. In the account information window, scroll down until you see the "Settings" section.
6. Next to "Subscriptions", click on "Manage".

Manage Apple Music subscriptions

7. A window with your subscription information will appear. Under "Active",  search for "Apple Music Subscription".
8. Nex to "Apple Music Subscription" click on "Edit".

Edit Apple Music subscription

9. In the "Edit Subscription" window, scroll down, locate and click on "Cancel Free Trial" if you have a free app trial or "Cancel Subscription" if you have a paid subscription.

Cancel Apple Music subscription

10. Confirm your cancellation, and you will cancel your Apple Music subscription.

To cancel your Apple Music subscription from the App Store, follow the steps below:

1. Launch the App Store from Launchpad, Finder, or Spotlight.
2. Click on your account at the bottom left corner of the App Store window.
3. Then, locate and click on "View Information" in the top right corner of the App Store window.

View App Store account information

4. Enter your Apple ID password (if asked).
5. In the information pop-up window, scroll down until you see the "Manage" section.
6. Next to "Subscriptions", click on "Manage".

Manage Apple Music subscription in App Store

7. A window with your subscription information will appear. Under "Active", search for "Apple Music Subscription".
8. Nex to "Apple Music Subscription" click on "Edit".

Edit Apple Music subscription in App Store

9. In the "Edit Subscription" window, scroll down, locate and click on "Cancel Free Trial" if you have a free app trial or "Cancel Subscription" if you have a paid subscription.

cancel Apple Music subscription in App Store

10. Confirm your cancellation, and you will cancel your Apple Music subscription.

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How to Cancel Your iTunes Subscription on macOS Mojave or Older

iTunes is only available for Mojave and older operating systems. If you want to upgrade your macOS, you will need to say goodbye to iTunes and get to know the Music app. But before upgrading, you might want to cancel your iTunes subscription.

To cancel your iTunes subscription from the Apple Music app, follow the steps below:

1. Launch iTunes from Launchpad, Finder, or Spotlight.
2. In the upper menu click on "Account".
3. Then, click on "View My Account".

View your iTunes account

4. Enter your Apple ID password (if asked).
5. In the account information window, scroll down until you see the "Settings" section.
6. Next to "Subscriptions", click on "Manage".

Manage iTunes subscription

7. A window with your subscription information will appear. Under "Active", search for "Apple Music Subscription".
8. Nex to "Apple Music Subscription" click on "Edit".

Edit iTunes subscription

9. In the "Edit Subscription" window, scroll down, locate and click on "Cancel Free Trial" if you have a free app trial or "Cancel Subscription" if you have a paid subscription.

Cancel iTunes subscription

10. Confirm your cancellation.

To cancel your iTunes subscription from the App Store, follow the steps below:

1. Launch the App Store from Launchpad, Finder, or Spotlight.
2. Click on your account at the bottom left corner of the App Store window.
3. Then, locate and click on "View Information" in the top right corner of the App Store window.

View App Store account information

4. Enter your Apple ID password (if asked).
5. In the information pop-up window, scroll down until you see the "Manage" section.
6. Next to "Subscriptions", click on "Manage".

Manage Apple Music subscription in App Store

7. A window with your subscription information will appear. Under "Active", search for "Apple Music Subscription".
8. Nex to "Apple Music Subscription" click on "Edit".

Edit Apple Music subscription in App Store

9. In the "Edit Subscription" window, scroll down, locate and click on "Cancel Free Trial" if you have a free app trial or "Cancel Subscription" if you have a paid subscription.

Cancel Apple Music subscription in App Store

10. Confirm your cancellation.

In the "Edit Subscription" window, you can select between an Individual and Family membership. If you decide you want to renew your subscription, follow the same steps above, but instead of turning off the subscription, renew it.

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How to Cancel Your Apple Music Subscription via Web Browser

You can also manage and cancel your subscriptions by going to the Apple Music web page and logging into your account.

To cancel your Apple Music subscription from the web, follow the steps below:

1. Open your web browser.
2. In the address bar, enter music.apple.com.
3. When the web page loads, click on the "Sign In" button in the page's top right corner.

Sing in to Apple Music Web

4. Enter your Apple ID credentials.
5. When you are signed in to your Apple Music account, click on the account icon (a human silhouette in a circle) in the top right corner of the page.
6. When a drop-down menu appears, click on "Settings".

Go to Apple music settings web

7. When the "Settings" page appears, scroll down and locate a section named "Subscriptions".
8. Choose a subscription you want to cancel and under it, click on the "Manage" button.

Manage Apple Music subscription in web

9. When a pop-up window appears, click on the "Cancel Subscription" button under your subscription plan. Keep in mind that your subscription will end immediately if you cancel your trial.

Cancel Apple Music subscription in web

10. When you will be asked to confirm the subscription cancellation, click on "Confirm" to continue or on "Not Now" if you have changed your mind.

Now, you have canceled your Apple Music subscription.

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We hope this article was helpful! Let us know in the comments which method did you use.

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