Trying Apple Music? Don't Forget to Turn Off Auto-Renewal

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Apple just launched its streaming music competitor, Apple Music, and I'm sure you're at least thinking about trying it out. Apple is offering up a free three-month trial, which is a pretty sweet deal. Who wouldn't want to have access to unlimited music, on-demand, for free for three months?

But you don't want to wind up paying for it at the end, before you have a chance to cancel, right?

When you elect to begin your free trial, Apple forces you to choose a plan structure (either the $10 single plan or the $15 family plan). It doesn't charge you right away of anything, but it does set you up to auto-renew (see: start paying) for said subscription on the day your three-month free trial runs out.

It's an old game, played by many. Many a dollar has been made on free trials auto-renewing into paid subscriptions. We've all fallen victim (cough ... Hulu).

Here's how to make sure that doesn't happen, now, while you're still thinking about it.

First, head to your Apple Music app and tap the account icon at the top left corner. This will open up a page that looks like this:

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From there, select "View Apple ID". That'll pull up your Account Settings:

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Tap "Manage". This will open up your active subscriptions:

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Now, all you have to do, is turn of auto-renewal. Piece of cake. And if you do happen to love Apple Music, you can come back here in three months and sign back up for a paid subscription.

Now, head on over to Beats 1 radio and enjoy some censored Dr. Dre.

Josh Wolford
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