Since its very debut in June 2015, Apple Music has become a popular music-streaming service among Apple fans. The service allows you to stream over 70 million songs, listen to playlists created by music experts, and tune into the Apple Music 1 radio station, which is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Apple Music can be accessed via a Windows PC, Mac, iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple Watch, Android device, newer Apple TVs, and the web. Apple offers a three-month trial version, and Verizon Premium subscribers can obtain a six-month membership for free. That’s all well and good, but what if Apple Music isn’t everything you’re looking for? Perhaps it’s too expensive, or perhaps you don’t listen enough to justify the expense.
Perhaps another music streaming service has captured your heart, ears, and wallet. You want to terminate your subscription for whatever reason. If you terminate your trial version, it will terminate instantly. A paid subscription, on the other hand, will continue until the end of your current pay cycle.
If you change your mind, you can re-subscribe, but your new subscription will begin at the start of the next billing cycle. Here’s how to unsubscribe from Apple Music.
On iOS or iPadOS, tap Deactivate Apple Music.
On your device, go to Settings > [your name] > Subscriptions and tap the Apple Music entry. Tap the Cancel Subscription (or Free Trial) button and confirm the discontinuation on the Edit Membership screen. Users can also terminate their membership directly from the Apple Music app by pressing the Listen Now icon, followed by the profile icon in the upper right corner. Tap Manage Membership from the Account page to cancel or modify your membership.
On an Android device, press Cancel Apple Music.
Android users who have Apple Music subscriptions can open the three-dot settings menu and select Account.
Choose Manage Subscription and then Cancel Subscription. If you subscribed via the Google Playstore, you can also deactivate it via the storefront. To see all of your current and previous memberships, open the app’s hamburger menu and select Memberships. To cancel the service, click the Remove link next to the Apple Music entry.
On a Mac, click Deactivate Apple Music.
Apple dropped the iTunes app in macOS Catalina, so the process for canceling an Apple Music subscription has changed. If you’re using Catalina or Big Sur, go to the Apple menu, select System Preferences, and then Apple ID. On the sidebar, click Media & Purchases, and then click the Manage button next to Memberships. Then you’ll see a list of all your memberships. Click Cancel Membership next to your Apple Music subscription, then click Edit. Confirm the discontinuation, then close the membership window by clicking Done.
You can also deactivate and manage your Apple Music subscription directly from the App Store. Open the Mac App Store and select your account name and image in the lower-left corner. Click View Information, then, if prompted, sign in with your Apple ID password. Scroll to the bottom of the Account Information screen to find the Manage section. Next to Subscriptions, click the Manage button. Select Cancel Membership and confirm discontinuation after clicking the Edit link next to your Apple Premium membership.
Deactivate via iTunes
- If you’re using a Windows PC or haven’t updated your Mac to Catalina or higher, you can still cancel your membership through the iTunes app.
- To view your account information, open iTunes and navigate to Account > View My Account, then enter your Apple ID password.
- Scroll down to the bottom of your Account page and click the Manage link next to the Subscriptions setting.
- Next to Apple Music Premium Membership, click the Edit button.
- On the Edit Membership page, click the terminate Membership button.
- A message appears asking you to confirm your desire to cancel your membership.
- Select the Confirm option.
Deactivate via the web
Apple Music is also available on the internet, where you may play music and cancel your subscription.
- Even if you already have a membership, click the Try It Free button, then Sign In in the pop-up window and enter your credentials.
- After logging in, click your profile icon in the upper-right corner and then select Settings.
- Scroll down to the Memberships section of the Account Settings page and click the Manage link.
- In the Edit, Your Subscription window, click the Cancel Subscription button, then confirm your cancellation decision.
Deactivate via Apple TV
Apple Music is also accessible on the fourth-generation and fourth-generation 4K Apple TVs.
- Directly from your TV,
- Navigate to Settings >
- Users and Accounts > [your account name] >
- Subscriptions >
- Apple Music Membership.
From this screen, you can terminate or modify your membership status.
If you do not own an Apple device, you must deactivate it
If you were using Apple TV+ on a non-Apple device, such as a PlayStation 5, Chromecast, Nvidia Shield, or another Android-based TV, you can cancel your subscription online.
Navigate to Apple TV.com in a web browser and click the account profile icon in the upper right corner.
(You might be asked to sign in.)
Navigate to Settings > Subscriptions and select Manage, then Cancel Subscription. If you have any issues, contact Customer Services.
Apple Music Premium Account Cancellation FAQ
What is the price of Apple TV+?
After a seven-day free trial, an Apple TV+ paid subscription costs $4.99.
Apple TV+ is included in the Apple One service bundle.
Apple TV+ is free for three months when you purchase an Apple device.
Apple Music student plans include free Apple TV+.
What does an Apple TV+ membership entail?
An Apple TV+ subscription grants you access to Apple Originals, which include original series, documentaries, children’s programming, and other content.
Every month, Apple adds new content, and you can download content for offline viewing.
How do I make my Apple TV+ membership available to my family?
Set up Apple TV + family sharing first.
Go to System Preferences > Family Sharing on a Mac and agree to purchase responsibility.
On an iOS device, navigate to Settings > your name > Family Sharing > Add a Family Member and select the channels you want to share.
Next, navigate to Family Sharing > TV Channels and make sure Apple TV+ is listed as a channel.