How to manage your Apple Music subscription on iPhone, iPad, and Mac

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Iphone 12 Pro Apple Music Lossless Hero (Image credit: Christine Romero-Chan / iMore)

It doesn't matter if you need to switch your account type or cancel your subscription altogether — you need to be able to manage your Apple Music account on all of your devices, including your iPhone, iPad, and Mac. Thankfully, Apple makes it very easy to do just that, no matter your device.

Whether on your iPhone, iPad, or Mac, here's how you manage your Apple Music account no matter where you are.

How to move from an individual Apple Music plan to a Family plan on your iPhone or iPad

If you want to create your family plan in Apple Music on our best iPhones or iPad, keep in mind that you'll first need to be the Family Organizer for your Family Sharing group. If you haven't already, go to Settings > iCloud > Set Up Family Sharing to start that process.

Once you've set up your Family Sharing group, here's how to switch your account.

  1. Open the Music app on your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Tap Listen Now.
  3. Tap the Account icon in the upper right corner.

Move from an individual Apple Music plan to a Family Plan on iPhone by showing: Launch Music, tap Listen Now, tap Account in the upper right corner (Image credit: iMore)
  1. Tap Upgrade to Family Plan.
  2. Tap Upgrade.
  3. Confirm your purchase of a Family Plan upgrade.

Move from indiviudal Apple Music plan to Family Plan on iPhone by showing: Tap Upgrade to Family Plan, tap Upgrade, cofirm purchase (Image credit: iMore)

How to move from the head of a Family plan to an Individual plan on your iPhone or iPad

  1. Open the Music app on your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Tap Listen Now.
  3. Tap the Account icon in the upper right corner.

Move from an individual Apple Music plan to a Family Plan on iPhone by showing: Launch Music, tap Listen Now, tap Account in the upper right corner (Image credit: iMore)
  1. Tap Manage Subscription.
  2. Tap Individual (1 Month) or Individual (1 Year) to switch from a Family plan to an individual plan.
  3. Confirm the purchase of your plan.

Move from head of Family plan to Individual plan on Apple Music on iPhone by showing: Tap Manage Subscription, tap Individual 1 month or 1 year, then confirm your purchase (Image credit: iMore)

How to cancel your Apple Music subscription on your iPhone or iPad

  1. Open Music.
  2. Tap Listen Now.
  3. Tap the Account icon in the upper-right corner.

Move from an individual Apple Music plan to a Family Plan on iPhone by showing: Launch Music, tap Listen Now, tap Account in the upper right corner (Image credit: iMore)
  1. Tap Manage Subscription.
  2. Tap Cancel Subscription.
  3. Tap Confirm.

Cancel your Apple Music subscription on iPhone by showing: Tap Manage Subscriptions, tap Cancel Subscription, Confirm (Image credit: iMore)

How to switch to a Family Plan for Apple Music on your Mac

  1. Open Music on your Mac or iTunes if you're running macOS Mojave and earlier.
  2. Click Account in the Menu bar.

Switch to a Family Plan on Apple Music on Mac by showing: Open Music, click Account (Image credit: iMore)
  1. Click Upgrade to Family…
  2. Click Upgrade.

Switch to a Family Plan for Apple Music on Mac by showing: Click Upgrade to Family..., click Upgrade (Image credit: iMore)

How to switch to an individual plan for Apple Music on your Mac

  1. Open Music on your Mac or iTunes if you're running macOS Mojave and earlier.
  2. Click Account in the Menu bar.

Switch to individual plan for Apple Music on Mac by showing: Open Music, click Account (Image credit: iMore)
  1. Click View My Account… You may be asked to sign into your account.
  2. Click Manage next to Subscriptions.

Switch to individual plan for Apple Music on Mac by showing: Click View My Account, click Manage (Image credit: iMore)
  1. Click Edit next to your Apple Music subscription.
  2. Click on the button next to either Individual (1 Month) or Individual (1 Year).

Switch to individual plan for Apple Music on Mac by showing: Click Edit, click an Individual option (Image credit: iMore)
  1. Click Done.

Switch to individual plan for Apple Music on Mac by showing: Click Done (Image credit: iMore)

How to cancel your Apple Music subscription on your Mac

  1. Open Music on your Mac or iTunes if you're running macOS Mojave and earlier.
  2. Click Account in the Menu bar.

Cancel Apple Music subscription on Mac by showing: Open Music, click Account (Image credit: iMore)
  1. Click View My Account… You may be asked to sign into your account.
  2. Click Manage next to Subscriptions.

Cancel Apple Music subscription on Mac by showing: Click View My Account, click Manage (Image credit: iMore)
  1. Click Edit next to your Apple Music subscription.
  2. Click Cancel Subscription.

Cancel Apple Music subscription on Mac by showing: Click Edit, click Cancel Subscription (Image credit: iMore)
  1. Click Confirm.
  2. Click Done.

Cancel Apple Music subscription on Mac by showing: Click Confirm, click Done (Image credit: iMore)

Easy does it

As you can see, Cupertino has made it pretty easy to manage your Apple Music subscription across different devices, including iPhone, iPad, and Mac. Make your changes today in the app whenever you need to.

Updated June 2022: Steps reflected are up-to-date for the latest versions of iOS, iPadOS, and macOS.