How to Cancel Apple Music Subscription

Apple Music offers a 3-month free trial to new subscribers, once the free trial expired, users have to pay $9.99 per month for individual subscriptions. Some subscribers may find out that Apple Music is not suitable for themselves, turning to another streaming music service. The others may get tired of using Apple Music for various reasons.

So what should we do if we want to cancel Apple Music? And is there any method to keep the downloaded Apple tracks after we cancel Apple Music subscription? The answer is absolute yes. In this article, we will teach you how to cancel Apple Music membership and more importantly, how to save the downloaded Apple streams as local files. Read to find the solution..

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Part 1. How to Cancel Apple Music Trial/Membership

Usually, there are 2 ways for you to cancel Apple Music subscription:

1) Cancel Apple Music Subscription on iPhone or iPad

Step 1. Go to the "App Store" on your iPhone or iPad.

Step 2. Click to your "Apple ID Avatar" on the top right corner.

Step 3. Choose "Manage Subscriptions".

Step 4. Navigate to "Apple Music Membership" under "Active Subscriptions" and then hit on it.

Step 5. Tap on "Cancel Subscription".

Step 6. Make sure to cancel successfully by checking the "Confirm" option.

Tips: You are supported to change your subscription plan on this screen. For example, if you have an individual membership before, you can switch it to a family membership by clicking on the option. Also, you're still allowed to use Apple Music until the end of the free trial period or the billing cycle after cancellation.

2) Cancel Apple Music Subscription on Mac

Step 1. Open "iTunes" on your Mac.

Step 2. Hit on "Account" in the menu bar.

Step 3. Check to "View My Account" in the menu.

Step 4. Enter your "Apple ID" and "password".

Step 5. Slide down until you see "Subscriptions".

Step 6. Tap on "Manage".

Step 7. Find out your "Apple Music subscription" and then hit "Edit".

Step 8. Choose "Cancel Subscription".

Step 9. Confirm the cancellation succeeded.

Part 2. How to Save the Downloaded Apple Music

When your subscription expired, all downloaded Apple tracks will disappear simultaneously, for the reason that Apple Music is encrypted by DRM technology, you can't truly save those streams into a local folder. The tracks you download during the subscription period are just cached files, unless you purchase songs separately from iTunes to possess the ownership.

Fortunately, we found the best method to solve this problem. Just to remove the DRM limitation from Apple Music' songs and convert them into the non-DRM formats. That is to say, you need a third-party DRM removal tool. Here, we sincerely introduce AudFree Apple Music Converter to you, a professional and all-powerful audio conversion tool, which focus on decrypting DRM protection from Apple Music's tracks and download them into multiple formats such as MP3, WAV, AAC, FLAC, M4A, M4B and so forth. With this method, you are available to listen to Apple Music songs without subscription and save your favorite audio files locally and permanently.

AudFree Apple Music Converter

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  • Losslessly Bypass DRM from Apple Music songs
  • Convert Apple Music to MP3, WAV, AAC, and so on
  • Keep ID3 tags and support adjusting other parameters
  • Work with iTunes tracks, audiobook, Audible and others

Part 3. Steps to Keep Apple Music's Songs into Local Folder

Step 1Stream songs from Apple Music and import to AudFree
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Download and install AudFree Apple Music Converter on your computer. Launch it then the iTunes will be turned on automatically at the same time. To load Apple Music's songs, please select the downloaded tracks or playlist in iTunes Library. Next, directly drag the Apple Music files to the AudFree conversion window. Or you can hit the first 'Add' button at the lower left corner of the main page to add the downloaded Apple steams to AudFree.

Step 2Customize output audio format and define other parameters
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You are available to set the output format according to your requests. Once the Apple Music songs are streamed into AudFree, hit on the "audio" icon and next to the "Convert" button. You'll be navigated to the settings window where you can define the output music format as MP3, AAC, M4A, WAC or any other you like. In addition, the audio quality can be reset by adjusting the codec, channel, sample rate, or bit rate. As a suggestion, it is better to define the bit rate to 320kbps, the sample rate to 48000 Hz to gain the best auditory experience.
Step 3Decrypt Apple Music and download Apple songs onto a computer
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When all the preparation above is done, simply click on the big 'Convert' button at the bottom right corner to start getting off the DRM and converting Apple Music to the format that you have selected before. The program will work at a 30X faster speed so the conversion will not be long (basically depending on the numbers of songs). When the conversion is finished, don't forget to locate the output folder to check the list of the converted Apple Music songs. All Apple Music tracks in the target folder really belong to you. Now just enjoy those high-quality Apple Music streams at any time and anywhere, even you have canceled Apple Music subscription.

Jun 21, 2019 6:40 PM

Posted by James Blair to Apple Music Tips

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