2015

HOW TO: Avoid Charges After Apple Music Free Trial

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With iOS 8.4 released today, Apple has launched Apple Music. The service costs $9.99 a month, and brings exactly what you expect: playlists, algorithmically guessed genre spotlights, recommendations by real-life humans ( personally, 99.9% of the time i don’t want you or anybody else to recommend sh*t i *should* listen to… but that’s me ) etc.

The heart of the service, and what I think it will differentiate Apple Music from its competitors is Beats 1, the Trent Reznor conceived 24/7 radio station that will be free to everyone. The hosts of Beats 1 are former Radio 1 DJ Zane Lowe along with Ebro Darden of Hot 97 in New York and Julie Adenuga in London. Joining them will be Elton John, Dr Dre, Pharrell, Drake, St. Vincent, Disclosure, Josh Homme and Will Smith’s son Jaden ( really?!?! ).

Sounds interesting right? Well, Apple offers a 3-month free trial so you can enjoy Apple Music and decide if it’s something that you’d want to pay for. But what if, after the free trial, you don’t want to pay 10 bucks a month for Apple Music?

Jump over the break to see how you can prevent Apple for charging your account after the free trial expires.

1. From within the Music App, tap on the profile icon on the top left corner

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2. Tap on “View Apple ID” and enter your Apple ID password.

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3. Tap on “Manage”

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4. Select your Apple Music membership

apple-music-subscription-5-FSMdotCOM5. Turn “Automatic Renewal” off. That’s it. If you decide you want to pay for it, re-do all the steps and turn it back on.

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