It's Time to Cancel Apple Music Before It Starts Automatically Charging You

It's Time to Cancel Apple Music Before It Starts Automatically Charging You
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When Apple Music debuted at the end of June, there were plenty of reasons to give up Spotify or whatever other service you were using. To name a few: Beats 1 radio, Taylor Swift's music catalog and a cleaner user interface.

Here's a quick guide on how to turn off Apple Music before it starts charging you $10 a month for the service.

But maybe you didn't jump ship. Maybe you liked Spotify's playlists better, or fell in love with your custom-made, Monday morning Discover Weekly updates, or you stuck with what you were used to. But that free trial for Apple Music you likely began June 30 — or in the days shortly after — is about to end, and if you're not careful, you could start paying for the service automatically.

Here's a quick guide on how to turn off Apple Music before it starts charging you $10 a month for the service.

First, open up the Music app. Look for your profile icon on the top bar.

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Tap that, and you'll be at your account information. Choose "View Apple ID," which will ask you to sign in with your Apple ID password.

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From here, you can choose the "Manage" option under "Subscriptions." This will allow you to manage other paid subscriptions, if you pay monthly for, say, Oyster or Evernote.

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Finally, you should see this auto-renewal button below:

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Click that to turn it off. Voila: No more monthly payment. 

And that's it — you're free!

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Jack Smith IV is a senior writer covering technology and inequality. Send tips, comments and feedback to jack@mic.com.

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