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How to cancel Apple Music subscription

Signing up for Apple Music is a cinch. In the newest version of iTunes, released on June 30, it’s easy to add a subscription in just a few minutes.

Apple Music provides with various music songs,  after you subscribe it, you can play and free download all the music files as you like. But how to cancel the subscription, if you don’t like it.

Once you’re signed up, your subscription will auto-renew every month unless you elect to cancel it before the next billing cycle begins.

Cancel Subscriptions on iTunes for the Desktop

If you’re using iTunes on a desktop computer, then to cancel your Apple Music or any other self-renewing subscription, first click your account at the top of the iTunes window, then click “Account Info”.

You will need to enter your Apple ID password to access your Account Info. Once you’re on your account information page, scroll down to Settings, and click “Manage” next to Subscriptions.

Now you see all your various subscriptions to which you are or have been subscribed. Click “Edit” next to your Apple Music membership.

If there are any renewal options, you can review those and make changes. For example here we can switch to a Family plan for $14.99 per month. To cancel your Apple Music subscription however, click “Off” next to Automatic Renewal.

When you’re ready, click “Done” and when your free Apple Music trial runs out your subscription will be canceled and you will not be billed.

Canceling Subscription on an iOS Device

On any iOS device such as an iPad or iPhone, open the Settings and tap “iTunes & App Store”, then tap your Apple ID.

Next tap “View Apple ID” on the resulting pop up dialog and then enter your password to access your account information.

Under the Subscriptions heading click “Manage”.

Now you’ll see all your subscriptions listed and their current status, next tap the subscription you want to cancel.

Again, just as on iTunes, you’ll see your subscription details and be able to change your renewal options. Next to “Automatic Renewal” you will want to tap the button to “Off” to cancel your subscription.

When you’re finished, tap “Done” to exit and you will not be billed for Apple Music (or whatever subscription you’re canceling) after the free trial ends.

Whether or not you’re an Apple Music believer is going to largely depend upon your allegiance to existing streaming services as well whether you even own an Apple device.

If you use Android, you’re going to have to wait a while for the app to arrive for your device, which basically means that if you sign up for the free trial right now, you’re really just wasting it if you like to take your streaming music on the go with you.

On the other hand, if you’ve already decided to check it out, then enjoy your free three months and know that you can cancel anytime using the methods described above. If you have any comments or questions you would like to share with us, please leave your feedback in our discussion forum.

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New Apple Music subscribers of Australia, Spain, and Switzerland won’t be able to rock out for free

Music streaming service to the world at WWDC 2015: it has the best introductory offer in the business. But like all good things, it looks like that might be coming to an end.

Several outlets have spotted that Apple’s website in Australia, Spain, and Switzerland is now showing that new Apple Music subscriptions will cost a buck rather than nothing. New customers still get the same three months of music, but now their iTunes accounts will be charged 99 cents, euros, and francs, respectively.

It’s unclear why Apple has begun charging a fee for its trial run—or whether it will reach other territories like the United States—but it’s not uncommon for music services to attach small amounts for long-term testing period. For example, Spotify also charges 99 cents for a three-month trial.

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When Apple Music landed back in June 2015, its free offer was a source of some controversy. On the eve of the launch, pop superstar Taylor Swift announced that she would be withholding her latest mega hit, 1989, since Apple wasn’t planning on paying royalties during the three-month trial period. She called the move “shocking, disappointing, and completely unlike this historically progressive and generous company,” and urged Apple to “change this policy and change the minds of those in the music industry who will be deeply and gravely affected by this.”

The decision was quickly reversed and Swift has been a large presence on Apple Music, contributing an exclusive concert video and appearing in one of the early ads for the service.

Even without a permanent free tier, however, Apple Music has been steadily gaining on market-leader Spotify’s sizable lead. After announcing it had crossed the 20 million milestone in December, Apple’s senior vice president of Internet Software and Services Eddy Cue recently revealed that the service was now “well past” that number, still out of reach of Spotify’s 50-million-strong ranks but showing impressive growth.

Apple Music is available on iOS and Android on mobile devices and through iTunes on the Mac.

Why this matters: Ninety-nine cents might not seem like much, but Apple’s lengthy free trial was a notable advantage over its main competitor, Spotify. By charging customers a fee, no matter how nominal, the sign-up process might not be as much of an impulse decision for people, and with Spotify costing the same amount for the same time, would-be Apple Music subscribers might be choosing between the two. The psychology behind free is pretty strong, and it’s surely one of the major reasons behind Apple Music’s tremendous growth.

Source from http://www.macworld.com/article/3197643/ios/new-apple-music-subscribers-in-some-countries-wont-be-able-to-rock-out-for-free.html

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