What Happens If I Don’t Pay My Apple Music On Time? (Explained!)

Apps such as Apple Music are subscription-based, and you have the option of paying for them on a monthly or yearly basis.

Is it more cost-effective than downloading multiple albums per week or month? Sure.

However, it may be an expense that you are unable to cover on a consistent basis.

If you’re experiencing a month of financial hardship, it’s possible that paying for Apple Music on time will be impossible.

Some of you may be wondering, “What happens if I don’t make my monthly payment to Apple?” If you’re having difficulties, first and foremost realise that you are not alone in your struggles.

Don’t get me wrong, music is a fantastic app, but paying an extra $9.99 a month can be prohibitively expensive when you’re riding the struggle bus (which I’m sure you’ve experienced at some point, so don’t hold it against me).

If you know that your upcoming payment will put a strain on your finances, you may want to consider cancelling your subscription for the time being.

How long do you think you’ll be able to go without paying for Apple Music?

How Does It Affect My Account If I Don’t Pay My Apple Music Bill On Time? (Explained!)

The cancellation of your Apple app subscription will occur if you do not pay for your subscription on the due date specified. You have the option of cancelling your subscription at any point in time. It is possible to reinstate your subscription if it is terminated for any reason. You will need to pay for it again at that time.

If your payment has already expired, you will not be able to use the Music app until you make another payment in the appropriate amount.

Apple isn’t going to kick you out of the company for the rest of your life just because you can’t pay your Music subscription bill on time.

You can reactivate your account once you’ve been able to make your payment on time.

Of course, saying something is easier than doing it. Are you perplexed as to how?

To better understand how subscription payments through Apple work, as well as what you can do if you are unable to make your Music payment on time, please allow me to explain.

Follow the steps below to learn more about how to manage your Apple Music subscription.

My Music subscription will be deactivated when I fail to make a payment

Your Apple Music subscription automatically renews on the same day of each month – unless you choose the annual plan, in which case it does not.

It is simply a matter of continuing to use the annual plan on the same day each year.

Consider the following scenario: you begin your subscription on February 2.

That same day, you will be charged for the first time (although it might take a day or two to appear on your bank account statement).

Then, on the second day of every month, it will automatically renew. That means you’d have to pay your $9.99 (or $4.99) on March 2 if you have a monthly plan of any kind.

Unless you have the money in your account by March 2, your subscription will be cancelled.

Apple will not cancel your charge right away; instead, they will contact you via text and/or email to inform you that your charge was unsuccessful.

What is the best way to view my Apple subscriptions?

Are you curious about how to access your subscriptions? Just:

  1. Open the Settings app on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch by pressing the Home button.
  2. Select Subscriptions from the drop-down menu under your name.

This will provide you with a list of your current subscriptions as well as the dates on which each one is scheduled to be charged to your preferred credit card account.

Is it possible for me to cancel my Music app subscription right now?

You have the option to cancel your subscriptions at any time through Apple.

Follow the steps outlined above to gain access to your subscriptions, and then:

  1. Select the subscription that you want to manage from the drop-down menu.
  2. To cancel your subscription, simply tap the Cancel button.

If you don’t see the app or the word “cancel,” it means that the app has already been cancelled due to a failed payment attempt.

What happens to your library if you don’t listen to it for 30 days?

Songs will be removed from your Apple Music library after 30 days if your payment has not been received in full.

If you do not renew your subscription before then, you will be required to re-create all of your playlists from the beginning.

Yeah, I know – it’s a pain in the neck. But that’s how things work at Apple; it serves as an incentive for you to pay your bills on time.

Is it possible to reactivate my Music subscription once I’m ready to make a payment?

It’s possible to reactivate your Apple Music subscription if you’ve been wondering, “How do I get my Apple Music subscription back after missing a payment in 2021?”

All you have to do now is repeat the process of subscribing that you went through the first time.

In case you’ve forgotten how to do this, here’s a quick reminder:

  1. Open the Apple Music app or iTunes on your iPhone and listen to some music. (Alternatively, if you want to subscribe from your PC or Mac, you can go to music.apple.com.)
  2. Choose either For You or Listen Now from the drop-down menu.
  3. Choose from an individual or family subscription (which you can share with up to six people), a student subscription, or a voice subscription, depending on your needs. Unfortunately, you will not be able to take advantage of the free trial option again.
  4. Sign into your account using the same Apple ID and passcode that you use to make other purchases on the Apple Store.
  5. Verify that your billing information appears to be correct and that you have included a valid method of payment.
  6. To confirm that you want to activate a subscription, tap or click the Join button.

Several Reasons Why You Should Consider an Annual Subscription

Plan options for individuals and families are available on an annual basis.

If monthly payments are not an option for you, you might want to consider paying a single lump sum on an annual basis instead.

You can sign up for this subscription for $99 per year, which will allow you to save money over the course of your membership.

If you intend to remain in the music industry for the foreseeable future, this is unquestionably the best route to take (if you are able to pay all at once).

Lastly, some final thoughts

While paying $4.99-$14.99 per month for a Music app subscription may appear to be a good deal at first glance, there is always the possibility of unexpected financial hardships in the future that you cannot anticipate.

It is likely that if you are unable to make a timely payment for your subscription, it will be cancelled fairly quickly.

It is always possible to get your subscription back (without all of your playlists and songs if more than 30 days have elapsed) whenever you want when you are ready.


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