If you’ve been enjoying Apple Music over the last three months, it will soon be time to start paying for it, as the three-month trials for users will end starting this week.
Apple Music was officially released back in late June alongside the release of the iOS 8.4 update, and iPhone and iPad users who wanted to try out the new service could do so for three whole months without paying a dime. Unfortunately, though, that time is coming to an end this week.
With the release of Apple Music being June 30, those who signed up for Apple Music on that day will see their three-month free trial end on September 30, which is later this week. Those who want to continue to use Apple Music will have to pay $9.99 per month from now on.
If you don’t want to continue to use Apple Music, you’ll want to make sure that the auto-renewal feature is turned off, or else you’ll automatically be charged $9.99 for the first month starting after your free trial is over with.
We have a guide on how to turn off the auto-renewal feature, but essentially you have to dig a bit deep into your profile settings in Apple Music. From there, you can turn off the automatic renewal.
However, if you want to keep using Apple Music but get the family plan instead (which is $14.99 per month for up to six users), you can do so on the same screen where you can turn off the auto-renewal. You can change your monthly plan and spring for the family plan if you have two or more people in your household that you’d share Apple Music with.
Apple Music is the company’s own music streaming service, and it’s Apple’s first dive into this kind of market, even though the company has been a music powerhouse for years, thanks to iTunes and the iPod.
Music streaming has largely been dominated by the likes of Spotify, Pandora, Rdio, and more, but it seems that Apple is wanting a piece of the pie.
Apple Music is built right into the stock Music app in iOS, and while it may seem like the new service is like any other music streaming service out there, Apple Music has a handful of cool features that iOS will love. Plus, there are a ton of neat tricks that Apple Music users should know.
The Connect feature is one of the biggest things in Apple Music, which allows you to follow artists and see what they’re up to. However, if you don’t like how Apple automatically adds you to an artist’s follow list when you add their music to your library, you can easily disable Apple Music from doing this in the future.
If you’re jailbroken, there are a handful of jailbreak tweaks that you can get for Apple Music to enhance the experience even more, and you can even reset your Apple Music recommendations if your musical preferences have changed and you want to start all over.
Apple Music also has a ton of user-curated playlists that you can browse through, but it can be a bit difficult to find the perfect one for any given situation, but knowing how to browse Apple Music and sift through all the playlists can make all the difference when looking for that perfect playlist.
If you’ve become a big fan of Apple Music and are wanting to transfer your Spotify playlists over to Apple Music, there’s an easy way to do so using a handy tool. It won’t transfer your saved music in Spotify (only your playlists), but it’s certainly better than nothing.