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How to avoid paying for Apple Music before free trial ends


Apple Music 30-day trial expires tomorrow, and if you were one of the first people to take advantage of the free ride you may be considering whether to start paying or not.

You can read my advice on whether you should pay for Apple Music or not in an article I wrote last week. There I explain my reasons on whether to stick with it or switch to another streaming service like Spotify or Deezer.

If you already know that Apple Music is not for you, whether because it’s too confusing to use, or you prefer Spotify better, remember to unsubscribe to Apple Music. That way you will avoid Apple automatically charging you after September 30.

It’s very simple to leave Apple Music for good. Head to the iTunes Store on your iPhone or iPad, and tap on your Apple ID at the bottom of the screen.

Select “View Apple ID” and enter your password; tap on the “Manage subscriptions” option and select “Apple Music”. All you have to do now is deactivate your Apple Music subscription to avoid being charged for a personal or family subscription, depending on which plan you selected when starting your free trial.

You can prevent the music streaming service appearing inside your mobile device’s Music app by turning the Apple Music button off in the Setting’s “Music” section.

If you use iTunes on a Mac or PC, the process if fairly similar.

Unsubscribe to Apple Music on a desktop computer by clicking on your profile picture at the top of iTunes Store. Select “Account Info” and manage your subscriptions at the end of the screen.

Now you can avoid a surprise charge to your credit or debit card. Are you going to keep using Apple Music? Please let me know in the comment section below.

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