How to Cancel Apple Music

Subscription services — such as streaming services, beauty and lifestyle boxes, and food delivery — can come in handy. However, each one does cost money. Want to cut down on your expenses? Subscriptions can be a good place to start. If you’re looking to cancel your Apple Music membership, here’s how to do it.

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What Is Apple Music?

Apple Music is an on-demand music, audio, and video streaming service. First introduced in 2015, Apple Music has more than 78 million subscribers today. Its catalog exceeds 90 million songs, 30,000 playlists, and 50,000 podcasts. Beyond music and podcast episodes, it features video streaming and AI-based track recommendation.

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How Much Does Apple Music Cost?

Apple Music has several subscription plans to suit your needs or budget. The biggest difference between the plans are your Apple Music access.


Pay $4.99 per month for unlimited access to Apple Music’s full catalog without ad interruption. Unfortunately, Apple Music Voice is only available on Apple devices. You also cannot download songs or listen offline.


At $9.99 per month, Individual is Apple Music’s standard membership. You can access all 90 million songs in Apple Music’s catalog ad-free. You can also listen on non-Apple devices, download content, and see what music your friends are listening to.


For $4.99 per month, students can unlock all of the power of the Individual membership at half the cost. Apple Music requires verification if you’d like to sign up for a Student membership.


Apple Music’s Family membership — costing $14.99 per month — gets you full access to the platform’s catalog for up to six people. Everything is downloadable, ad-free, and available offline. Plus, each person’s music library and recommendations are tailored to their own taste.

You can also access Apple Music as part of the Apple One package. In addition to Apple Music, you get a subscription to Apple TV+, iCloud, and Apple Arcade.

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How to Cancel Apple Music

Apple amps up its appeal with lossless and spatial audio. However, the offerings may not justify the cost for you. You can cancel Apple Music at any time either online, via your mobile device, on your desktop computer, or from your Apple TV.

How to cancel Apple Music subscription online

  • Go to the Apple Music website
  • Sign in with your Apple ID
  • Click the Account icon on the top of the screen and go to Settings
  • Scroll to the Account Settings page and click the Manage button under Subscriptions
  • In the Edit Your Subscriptions window, select the one you want to cancel
  • Click Cancel Subscription

When you cancel your subscription, you’ll still be able to access the service until your pay period ends. If you’re in the middle of a free trial, you immediately lose access to Apple Music.

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How to cancel Apple Music subscription on an iPhone or iPad

  • Open the Settings app on your Apple device
  • Once in the Settings app, click your Apple ID
  • Select the Subscriptions tab
  • Choose your Apple Music subscription
  • Tap Cancel Subscription

How to cancel Apple Music subscription on a Mac computer

  • Open System Preferences
  • Go to your Apple ID and browse the Media and Purchases section
  • Next to Subscriptions, click the Manage button
  • Choose the Apple Music subscription in the next tab
  • Click Cancel Subscription
  • Confirm your cancellation and click Done

You can also cancel your subscription directly through the Apple Music app if it is installed on your Mac device. Open the app and follow the same steps as you would on your iPhone or iPad.

How to cancel Apple Music subscription on Android

Apple Music is available as a standalone music streaming service on Google Play Store. If you have Apple Music on your Android device, you can cancel your subscription or free trial.

  • Open the Apple Music app
  • Tap the Listen Now icon
  • Go to the Account section and select Manage subscription
  • Tap Cancel Subscription and confirm

Alternatively, you can go directly to the Google Play Store. Click the Subscriptions button to view all of your active and former subscriptions. Tap to remove and confirm.

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How to cancel Apple Music subscription on Apple TV

If you have a fourth-generation Apple TV or Apple TV 4K, you can cancel your Apple Music subscription from your television set.

  • Go to Settings
  • Open Users and Accounts
  • Select the account with your Apple Music subscription
  • Click Subscriptions
  • From the list, select Apple Music Membership
  • Click Cancel Subscription

Additional Information

If you encounter issues while trying to cancel your Apple TV subscription, you can contact Apple Support at 1-800-APLCARE. They can help you troubleshoot technical or subscription difficulties.

Frequently Asked Questions

Will I get refund if I cancel my Apple Music subscription?

Not typically. If you cancel your subscription, you will have access to your account until the end of your current billing cycle. On your renewal date, you will no longer have access to your Apple Music library.

Apple Music also does not typically offer refunds when you cancel your subscription. In general, it’s difficult to get refunds for streaming services. This is because you pay in advance for the month or year ahead. However, it never hurts to try to get a refund for your Apple Music account, especially if you haven’t used the service since your subscription renewed.

When you contact Apple Music customer service, let them know that you missed the deadline to cancel your subscription before it renewed and you would like a refund. You may get lucky and get a refund, or you may have to count this one as a loss.

How do I turn off auto-renewal on Apple Music?

Sign in to your account. Click on the Subscriptions tab and tap on the Manage button. You can turn off auto-renewal in the Renewal section.

Is Apple Music free with Amazon Prime?

Unfortunately, Apple Music is not entirely free with an Amazon Prime membership. However, you can get your subscription for as low as $3.99 per month if you have an Echo device.

Looking to cut down on more subscriptions? Read more about how to cancel your Spotify Premium subscription. 

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