How to cancel Apple Music subscription but keep your playlists?

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December 6, 2023

Launched in 2015, Apple Music is a premium music streaming service with more than 100 million songs available to stream from the cloud. However, if you don’t want to pay for Apple Music, you can cancel Apple Music subscription with just a few clicks or taps on any of your devices. 

The cancellation of your subscription will take effect at the end of the current billing cycle. Until then, you will continue to have access to all the features and benefits of Apple Music, including streaming the entire music catalog, personalized recommendations, offline listening, and more.

After next billing date, your access to Apple Music features, such as streaming the entire catalog and personalized recommendations, will end. Songs, albums and playlists you added to your library from Apple Music catalog will also disappear. How to keep these content after cancelling Apple Music subscription?

Part 1. How to cancel Apple Music subscription on iOS/Android/Mac/Windows?

Follow below steps to cancel Apple Music subscription.

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1. On iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

  1. Open the Settings app.
  2. Tap your name.
  3. Tap Subscriptions.
  4. Tap Apple Music.
  5. Tap Cancel Subscription.

2. On Mac

  1. Open the App Store app.
  2. Click your name. If you can’t find your name, click Sign In.
  3. Click Account Settings.
  4. Scroll to Subscriptions, then click Manage.
  5. Next to the Apple Music subscription, click Edit.
  6. Click Cancel Subscription.

3. On Windows

  1. Open iTunes
  2. Click Account – View My Account
  3. Scroll down to the bottom and click Manage next to Subscriptions.
  4. Click Cancel Free Trial or Cancel Subscription.

4. On browser

  1. Go to
  2. Choose Sign In at the top of the page. If you don’t see Sign In, skip this step.
  3. Tap or click the account icon .
  4. Choose Settings.
  5. Scroll to Subscriptions and choose Manage.
  6. Choose Cancel Subscription.

5. On Android

  1. Run Apple Music app on your Android device.
  2. Tap the three-dot menu at the top right of the screen and then tap Account.
  3. In the Subscription section, tap Manage Subscription.
  4. Tap Cancel Subscription and confirm this is what you really want to do.

If you pay for Apple Music with Google Pay, you can cancel your subscription only in the Apple Music app on your Android device or at

If you can’t find Cancel Subscription, check if you didn’t subscribe to Apple Music directly but joined an Apple Music family subscription. If that’s the case, only the organizer can cancel Apple Music subscription.

Once you cancel Apple Music subscription, you lose access to unlimited music, your music library and personalized playlists and recommendations.

You can still listen to songs you have purchased and radio without Apple Music subscription.

However, you can avoid this by downloading your favorite songs, albums and playlists to MP3, M4A, etc. with Pazu Apple Music Converter.

Part 2. How to listen to Apple Music after cancelling Apple Music subscription?

You can also access to Apple Music songs, albums and playlists even after cancelling Apple Music subscription. All you need to do is download Apple Music songs to MP3 with Pazu Apple Music Converter. After that, you can still play the songs offline even after you cancelling Apple Music subscription.

Pazu Apple Music Converter lets you convert any copy protected Apple Music and iTunes songs you have in your library to MP3, AAC, WAV, FLAC, M4A, AIFF without any loss in quality. One of the distinguishing features of Pazu Apple Music Converter is that it can download and convert Apple Music at a really fast speed — almost 10 times faster than any other similar software. It is integrated with the Apple Music web player, so you can batch convert any Apple Music playlist or album to the format you choose without iTunes app. The following tutorial will show you how to download Apple Music to MP3 and get Apple Music for free. 

Step 1 Launch Pazu Apple Music Converter

Download, install and run Pazu Apple Music Converter on your Mac or Windows.

Apple Music Converter

Step 2 Choose output format

The default format is M4A in 256kbps. Apple Music Converter also supports MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV and AIFF. Click the gear icon if you want to change output format or output folder.

Apple Music Converter settings

Step 3 Choose a playlist, artist or album you want to download

Follow the on-screen instructions to choose a playlist, artist, or album that you want to download.

add Apple Music songs

Step 4 Start to download Apple Music songs

Click “Convert” button to start downloading Apple Music songs, albums and playlists to mp3, so you can play them anywhere you want, even after cancelling Apple Music subscription.

convert Apple Music to MP3