How to Cancel Your Apple Music Subscription

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Apple Music offers a vast selection of songs and playlists, but there may come a time when you need or want to cancel your subscription. This guide will walk you through the process of canceling Apple Music on various devices.


Canceling a subscription service like Apple Music should be straightforward, but the steps can vary depending on your device. Whether you’re using an iPhone, iPad, Mac, or even a PC, this guide will provide the necessary steps for each platform.

What You’ll Need

  • Device with Apple Music installed (iPhone, iPad, Mac, or PC)
  • Your Apple ID credentials

Steps to Cancel Apple Music Subscription

On iPhone and iPad

  • Open Settings: Start by opening the Settings app on your device.
  • Tap on Your Name: At the top of the settings menu, tap on your name to access your Apple ID settings.
  • Subscriptions: Tap on ‘Subscriptions’ to see a list of all your current subscriptions.
  • Select Apple Music: From the list, find and select Apple Music.
  • Cancel Subscription: Tap on ‘Cancel Subscription’ or ‘Cancel Free Trial’ at the bottom of the page and confirm your decision.

On Mac

  • Open the App Store: Click on the App Store icon in your dock.
  • View Account: Click on your account name at the bottom of the sidebar, then click ‘View Information’ at the top of the window.
  • Manage Subscriptions: Scroll to the ‘Subscriptions’ section and click ‘Manage.’
  • Cancel Apple Music: Find Apple Music in the list, then click ‘Edit’ next to it. Click on ‘Cancel Subscription’ and confirm your decision.


  • Open iTunes: Start iTunes and click on ‘Account’ on the menu bar.
  • View My Account: Sign in with your Apple ID if prompted, then navigate to ‘View My Account.’
  • Manage Subscriptions: Scroll down to the ‘Settings’ section and find ‘Subscriptions.’ Click on ‘Manage.’
  • Cancel Subscription: Find Apple Music and click ‘Edit.’ Then click on ‘Cancel Subscription’ and confirm your decision.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I cancel Apple Music at any time?

Yes, you can cancel your Apple Music subscription at any time. Your access to the service will continue until the end of the current billing cycle, after which it will be terminated.

What happens to the music I downloaded if I cancel?

Once you cancel your subscription, any music you’ve added to your library from Apple Music will no longer be playable. You will need to purchase the songs or albums you want to keep, or re-subscribe to regain access.

Will I be charged if I cancel before my billing date?

No, you will not be charged if you cancel before your next billing date. You can continue to use Apple Music until the end of the current billing period.

Can I reactivate my Apple Music subscription after cancelling?

Yes, you can reactivate your Apple Music subscription at any time after cancelling. Just go back to the music settings on your device and sign up again.

Does cancelling Apple Music delete my playlists?

Cancelling your subscription will not delete any playlists you have created, but you will lose access to any music from Apple Music that was in those playlists unless you’ve purchased it separately.

How do I know my cancellation was successful?

After you cancel your subscription, you should receive a confirmation email from Apple. You can also check your subscriptions in the account settings on your device to ensure that Apple Music is no longer listed.

Can I still listen to purchased music after cancelling?

Yes, any music you’ve purchased directly from iTunes or imported from other sources will remain in your library and is yours to keep, regardless of your subscription status.


Canceling your Apple Music subscription is simple once you know where to look. Following these steps will ensure you’re not billed further once you decide to end your subscription. Always double-check to ensure the cancellation has been processed correctly.

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