Monday, September 28, 2015

How To Stop Your Apple Music Trial Subscription, Before Your Account Is Charged.

It has been almost 3 months since Apple unveiled "Apple Music" - Cupertino's entry into the crowded music subscription model. Many Apple fans signed up for a free 3 month trial subscription. Assuming you jumped in at the release, your trial will expire on September 30, 2015. Are you planning on paying $9.99 per month for "all you can eat" music? Perhaps you already use an alternative music streaming service. There are a plethora of choices - Spotify, Rdio, Google Play Music, Pandora, Rhapsody, etc. With the exception of Pandora, all of these services are very similar. Sure there are specific features that are unique to each, but all provide unlimited streaming access to millions of songs.

If you accepted Apple's trial offer, but are unwilling to pay the $9.99/month fee, you will need to turn off the automatic renewal. Fortunately, Apple has made the process simple. Here's how to unsubscribe from your Iphone or Ipad.

1. Open the Apple Music App on your device.
2. Click on your Profile Avatar in the upper left corner.
3. Click on View Apple ID. You will be asked for your Itunes Password.
4. Under the Subscriptions Categor, click on Manage.
5. Select Your Apple Music Membership.
6. You will see a button to Turn Off Auto Renewal.

Music Subscription Services are fantastic for "Music Lovers." The ability to have access to 20 million songs at home and in your pocket, is remarkable. Apple Music and Google Play are currently the only choices if you would like to store and have access to your personal digital collection, along with the other 20 million. This feature not only makes your collection available everywhere, but it also provides a nice backup.