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Apple Music: How to get it and prevent paying after the free trial

James Titcomb

Published 01/07/2015 | 10:15

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Apple Music is here for iPhone and iPad, although iTunes users are, for the moment, unable to access the service.

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 Apple's new music service, its answer to Spotify, went online at 4pm on Tuesday afternoon.

If you haven't got it yet, here's how to download.

To download Apple Music, you need to update your operating system to iOS 8.4.

From the "Settings" app, scroll down to "General" and hit "Software Update". You'll need 212 MB of space to download iOS 8.4.

If you're struggling, here's our guide to freeing up space.

iOS 8.4 also improves iBooks, allowing users to browse, listen and download audiobooks from inside iBooks, and fixes the "effective power" text bug that would crash a friend's iPhone if you sent them a certain text.

Once you've updated, your "Music" app will have a shiny new white and blue/red fascia, rather than the orange of previous versions.

Open it up, and you get the option to start your three-month free trial.

You do have to sign up to pay  after the trial ends. Don't worry, you can turn this off - more on it below.

Once you're in, Apple will ask you for your favourite genres, and then artists.

Tap on a bubble to expand it, and tap again to expand it further, if you're a really big fan of that particular artist or genre.

Once you're through that, you're ready to go. Apple Music will start recommending you songs, albums and playlists based on your preferences.

You get Apple Music free for three months, but if you do nothing, you'll start paying after that.

When gaining access, you will have entered your Apple ID password, meaning that your bank card will be billed from October onwards.

If you don't want to do this, you can turn off automatic renewal.

1. In the Music app, hit your profile in the top left corner of the screen

2. Hit "View Apple ID" and enter your passsword to go to your account options

3. Scroll down to subscriptions and press "Manage"

4.Turn the "Automatic Renewal" option to off

If you do this, you won't be able to access Apple Music after the free trial expires.

Telegraph.co.uk

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