How to Cancel Apple Music Subscription But Keep Your Playlists and Music Library

Maybe you just want to cancel Apple Music free trial so you don’t get charged or you want to switch to another service. For whatever reason, if you want to cancel your Apple Music subscription, here is all you need to know.
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If you have compared Apple Music with Spotify, or any other streaming service, such as Tidal or Deezer, and think that you would be better off ditching Apple Music and going to another service, this article is for you. We will walk through the process of canceling the Apple Music subscription on three different platforms: iPhone, iTunes, and Android.

You should know that there is no need to wait till the day before the next billing day to cancel Apple Music. You can just cancel Apple Music Subscription now and you can still access it until the next billing date. That is to say, if you get Apple Music trial, you can cancel it now and still be able to enjoy Apple Music for 3 months free.

There are a few ways to manage your Apple Music subscription, but none of them are extremely obvious. You can follow the steps below according to the device you are using.

Tired of Apple Music and want to migrate your entire music collection to another music streaming service? With Tune My Music, you can transfer your favorite albums, playlists, and tracks within a few clicks to keep enjoying your curated music list on your new music platform.


Cancel Apple Music on iPhone

The first way to cancel your Apple music subscription is from your iPhone. It is the same for canceling it on an iPad.

Cancel via Apple Music App

1. Launch Music app on your iPhone and tap on For You tab at the bottom.

2. From the For You page, tap on the profile icon in the top right corner

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3. Next up, tap on Manage Subscription to continue.

4. Now you can tap on Cancel Subscription or Cancel Trial if you are using Apple Music free trial. Tab Confirm and then you have successfully canceled your Apple Music.

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Cancel via Settings

If you have uninstalled the Music app, you can still cancel Apple Music on your iPhone. Just go to Settings > your profile picture > iTunes & App Store > Apple ID > View Apple ID > Subscription > Apple Music.

From there, you can just tap Cancel Subscription to end your Apple Music membership. When you request to view Apple ID you may be asked to authenticate your Apple ID using password, Touch ID or Face ID.


Cancel Apple Music in iTunes

You can also end your Apple Music membership with iTunes on your PC or Mac. Just follow the steps below to get started.

1. Launch iTunes on your computer or Mac.

2. Click on Account option on the main menu bar and select View My Account.

Step 2 on how cancel apple music on iTunes. Selecting the Account Settings

3. Now input your Apple ID password and Click Sign In. This will take you to your Apple ID account page.

Step 3 on how cancel apple music on iTunes. Logging into your iCloud account.

4. Scroll all the way down to Settings section. To the right of Subscriptions, Click Manage.

Step 4 on how cancel apple music on iTunes. Selecting subscription settings.

5. Now you should see all the active subscriptions for your Apple ID. If you have other active subscription other than Apple Music, then click Apple Music Membership. Then you can click Cancel Subscription and it will give you a pop-up asking for confirmation.

Step 4 on how to cancel apple music on iTunes. Confirming subscription cancellation.

Cancel Apple Music on Android

1. Install Apple Music on your Android phone if you don’t have it, and then launch it.

2. Sign in to your Apple account. Then tap on the three-dot icon in the top-right corner and select Account Settings.

Step 4 on how to cancel Apple Music on the android app. Canceling subscription screen flow.

3. In the Account Settings page, select Manage Membership.

4. Now just tap on Cancel Subscription or Cancel Trial to end your Apple Music Membership.

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After Canceling Apple Music

Access to Apple Music after Cancelation

After canceling Apple Music subscription, you can still access it until the next billing day. During the time before your Apple Music membership expires, you will get notified to resubscribe to Apple Music in order to keep your music. If you are determined to leave Apple Music, there is a way to keep your playlists. Just read on.

After your subscription is over

The songs you downloaded from Apple Music catalog will be removed from all your devices. The music you purchased from iTunes will be removed from your device but you can download them without paying again.

As you know, iCloud Music Library allows you to access your entire iTunes library. If you have added your own music to iCloud Music Library, they will stay in there, but you cannot access them until you re-subscribe to Apple Music.

Unlike Spotify, Apple Music does not provide a free version. All playlists you created become inaccessible after the cancellation. If you want to keep all your playlists or transfer playlists to another music streaming service, Tunemymusic is here to help you.


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How to cancel Apple Music but keep your playlists?

No matter how long you have been using Apple Music, you certainly have created one or more playlists that you love to listen to. It is recommended to import all your Apple Music Playlist to a file just in case you will never subscribe to Apple Music again. Whenever you subscribe to another music service, you can easily import all your playlists via the file.

TuneMymusic allows you to export Apple Music to TXT or CSV. In this way, you will never lose your music playlists. What’s more, you can also use TuneMymusic to upload this file to any music platform with our service.

Transfer Apple Music playlist to

If you decide to switch to another music streaming service, for example, Spotify, you can convert Apple Music playlist to Spotify for free with TuneMyMusic. No login is required. You can transfer your entire music library including playlists, albums, and artists to Spotify in one go. Of course, you can only choose to transfer your playlists.