How to sign up for Apple Music on your iPhone or iPad

Want to rock out to the Apple Music streaming service, view exclusive content on Connect, and listen to Beats 1 and other Apple Music radio stations ad-free? You need to sign up for your free three-month trial. Here's how you go about doing it.

How to sign up for Apple Music on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

  1. Update your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to iOS 8.4.
  2. After it installs and reboots, launch the Music app. You'll see a splash screen that welcomes you to Apple Music. From here, you can tap Start 3 Month Free Trial to begin the registration process. (If you tapped Go to My Music after first seeing this screen, you can return to this signup at any time by tapping the Account icon in the top left corner of the Music app and tapping Join Apple Music.)
  3. Choose a membership plan: either the $9.99/month individual plan, or the $14.99 family plan, which supports up to six members of your family. Tap the one you want. (You won't be charged for each until your three-month trial ends.)


  4. Sign in to the iTunes Store with your Apple ID and password. You may also be prompted to agree to the new iTunes terms and conditions, if you haven't already.
  5. Confirm that you want to sign up for Apple Music.


You're all set! Get ready to enjoy three free months of Apple Music.

How to sign up for Apple Music on your Mac

  1. Update iTunes on your Mac to iTunes 12.2.
  2. After it installs and reboots, launch iTunes.
  3. If you don't immediate see a splash screen that welcomes you to Apple Music, click the For You tab along the top of the app.
  4. Select Join Apple Music to begin the registration process. (If you already launched iTunes and started using it, you can return to the signup at any time by going to Account > Apple Music in the menubar.)
  5. Choose a membership plan: either the $9.99/month individual plan, or the $14.99 family plan, which supports up to six members of your family. (You won't be charged for each until your three-month trial ends.)


  6. Sign in to the iTunes Store with your Apple ID and password. You may also be prompted to agree to the new iTunes terms and conditions, if you haven't already.
  7. Confirm that you want to sign up for Apple Music
  8. Choose whether you'd like to upload your computer's library to your iCloud Music Library.

You're all set! Get ready to enjoy three free months of Apple Music.

How to turn off Apple Music's automatic subscription

If you don't want Apple Music to automatically charge you after your three months are up, here's how to turn off auto-subscribe.

  1. Open Apple Music.
  2. Tap the Account icon in the upper left corner of the app, then tap View Apple ID.
  3. Select Manage under the Subscriptions subheader.


  4. Tap Your Membership above Apple Music Membership.
  5. Turn the slider next to Automatic Renewal to Off.


Once you disable Automatic Renewal, you'll have to return to this screen to activate your subscription when your free trial ends in September.

How to migrate your Beats Music subscription to Apple Music

  1. Download the Beats Music 2.3.3 update from the App Store.
  2. Open Beats Music and tap Get Started. (If you instead chose "Not Now," you can start the process at any time by tapping the hamburger menu in the upper left corner of Beats and tapping Join Apple Music.)
  3. In Apple Music, tap on the link that says "Beats Music Subscriber?"
  4. The app should prompt you to follow the same steps as above to continue.

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