PSA: Avoid Paying for Apple Music by Turning Off Auto-Renewal

Free trials for early adopters of Apple Music are about to expire. Here's how to avoid being charged.

If you’re one of the many users who signed up for the three-month free trial of Apple Music in June, those trials are about to expire, which means you’re eligible to be charged if you haven’t turned off auto-renewal.

As The Next Web points out, turning off this auto-renewal is simple. Head into the Apple Music app on your device, and view your profile by tapping on the icon in the upper-left corner of the screen. From there, tap ‘View Apple ID’ and turn off the renewal under the ‘Manage’ button within Subscriptions.

After the free-trial period expires, individual subscribers will pay $9.99 per month for access to unlimited streaming of over 30 million songs. Family plans are also available for up to six family members for $14.99 per month.

Even without a paid subscription, all users have access to Beats 1, Apple’s live radio station, and ‘Connect,’ a feed allowing users to connect with their favorite artists through the content those artists post (photos, videos, etc). Free members also have access to Apple Music’s curated radio stations, with limited skipping.

Check out the breakdown of differences between free and premium Apple Music members below.

Apple Music Membership Differences