Say you signed up for Apple Music's free trial when it was first offered three months ago. Soon, you're going to get a bill that will recur each month for either $9.99 or $14.99, depending on whether you're doing a single or family subscription.
That's because when you signed up for the Apple Music free trial you also opted in to be billed automatically, and Apple isn't going to ask you twice. All those participating in the free trial have their subscription set to "recurring" by default. There will be no email or any other notification. If you don't change that setting, Apple will start billing you for Apple Music. Here's how to change that:
1. Launch the iTunes Store or App Store app.
2. Scroll to the bottom of the page. You’ll find several buttons and links. Tap on the button displaying your account and tap “View Apple ID” from the dialog box that subsequently pops up. It may prompt you for your password.
3. After you log in, the page will display an Account Settings menu. Scroll to the section labeled Subscriptions and tap Manage.
4. A new screen will appear displaying all products you’re subscribed to through the App Store. Tap “Your Membership - Apple Music Membership.”
5. Your Apple Music free-trial expiration date will be displayed under the “Your Subscription” section. The date listed is also when Apple will charge you for the first paid month of the service.
6. To prevent a charge, toggle off “Automatic Renewal” under the “Renewal Options” section.
But don’t be surprised if they try to get you back the day before your trial is over. Before the first batch of subscribers was set to renew, Apple sent out emails to users that turned off the auto renewal option, according to Apple Insider. Others were nagged via a notification from the iOS music app.
For those who haven’t tried out Apple Music yet, a free three-month trial is still available. After the period is up, Apple charges $9.99 for a single user or $14.99 for a family of up to six people.