How to Cancel Your Apple Music Subscription and Keep Playing the Songs

Updated by Adam Gorden on Nov 8, 2019 3:29 PM.

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Cancel Apple Music Membership is just like breaking up with someone. Maybe soon here comes an end of the three months free trial and things didn't work out between you and Apple Music. Or maybe after the years of subscription, you suddenly realize that you don't need Apple Music's companion any more. At this moment, you'll need the easiest steps to help you say goodbye to Apple Music. Here we prepare two ways to show you how to turn off the auto renewal in order to avoid being charged on your iPhone or Mac. We also have an extra tip for you to save Apple Music songs for playback even when the subscription is canceled.

1. Cancel Apple Music on iPhone or iPad
2. Cancel Apple Music on Mac
3. Bonus Tip: Save Apple Music after Cancellation

1. Cancel Apple Music on iOS Device

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Step 1Log into Your Apple ID

If you use Apple Music directly on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, you can cancel the Apple Music service on iOS devices. Go to App Store and tap on your Apple ID Avatar on the top right(assuming that this Apple ID is the one associated with your Apple Music subscription; if it's not, tap Sign Out and then log in with the correct Apple ID). Tap View Apple ID and enter your password when prompted.

Step 2Manage Subscriptions

On the Account Settings page, select "Manage Subscription". Find "Apple Music Membership" under "Active Subscriptions" and tap on it to change your Apple Music subscription options.

Step 3Cancel Apple Music Membership

In the "Edit Subscription" page, select "Cancel Subscription". You'll be asked to confirm your choice; tap "Confirm" to complete the process.In this page, you can also change your subscription plan to Family Plan or Student Plan.

2. Cancel Apple Music on Mac or PC

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Step 1Log into Apple Music account in iTunes or the Music app

To cancel Apple Music on your Mac or PC, you'll need to be running iTunes 12.2 or higher. Launch iTunes in OS X or Windows, sign in your account with Apple ID, and then click your account name in the iTunes toolbar.

Step 2Go to Manage Subscriptions

Once the Account Info page loads, scroll all the way to the bottom until you see the section labeled "Settings." Find the entry for Subscriptions and click "Manage".

Step 3Cancel Apple Music Membership

In this section, find the "Apple Music Subscription" and click "Edit".To cancel your Apple Music membership, you need to select "Cancel Membership". You'll then be returned to the "Your Membership" page for Apple Music and the auto-renewal options should be gone, indicating that you've successfully canceled your subscription.

3. Bonus Tip: Save Apple Music after Unsubscription

When the Apple Music service is unsubscribed successfully, you'll still have access to the Apple Music until the end of the three-month trial or billing cycle. By that time, the music you previously downloaded for offline usage will no longer be accessible. Don't worry. The good news is that there's still turn-around to listen to Apple Music offline streams after unsubscription.

The most important thing you should be clear about is that the Apple Music songs are protected. If you want to access to Apple Music downloads when the subscription ends, you need to use ViWizard Audio Converter, a third-party software to convert the protected M4P Apple Music songs to common MP3, AAC, WAV, etc. You can refer to the tutorial below to see how to truly save Apple Music songs offline.

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ViWizard DRM Audio Converter Key Features

  • Losslessly remove DRM from Audible audiobook & iTunes audiobooks
  • Convert DRM M4P to MP3, AAC, WAV, FLAC, M4A, M4B
  • Retain 100% original quality and ID3 tags
  • Convert Apple Music songs to MP3, M4B, AAC
  • Convert between DRM-free audio file formats
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Step 1Add Apple Music to ViWizard

First, please download and install ViWizard DRM Audio Converter from the above link. There are two buttons to import audios, one for Apple Music song, iTunes audiobooks, and Audible audiobooks. Another one is for DRM-free audios. To add Apple music, please click the "Music Note" button. Before importing them to ViWizard, please download the songs you wish to convert and authorize iTunes to play them on your computer.

Step 2Customize Audio Output Format

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The Format panel is at the bottom left of the converter. MP3 is the recommended output format. Open it and you can select the output format other parameters for your files in the pop-up window. If you want to keep the song short or make some changes, you can cut it before the conversion. Click the "Edit" icon at the end of each column of the audio track enables you to do some editing and add some special effects to your audios. When you are all set, please click on "OK" to save the settings.

Step 3Convert Apple Music Songs to MP3

Then click the Convert button to convert the Apple Music tracks to MP3. You can find these audios by clicking the Converted button.


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