With the arrival of Apple Music, users have gone crazy over its awesome features and facilities the app offers. One of the notable features of Apple Music is that it allows you to go for Family as well as Individual plans. However, after choosing any plan, you can easily switch to another without losing your library or playlists of music.
There are many changes you might think of in the plans; moving from an individual Apple Music plan to a Family plan, from the head of a Family plan to an Individual plan, from a sub-membership on a Family plan to an Individual plan and individual Apple Music plan to a sub-membership on a Family plan.
We will explore each how-to one by one.
How to Switch from Individual Apple Music Plan to a Family Plan
Before you switch from an individual plan to a family plan of Apple Music, you need to be the organizer of a Family Sharing group. If you haven't set up a family sharing, you can follow a simple method by tapping Settings → iCloud → Set Up Family Sharing.
After setting up, Family Sharing group, follow the below-mentioned steps:
Step #1. Launch Apple Music on your iDevice.
Step #2. Tap on Profile icon (an icon on top left corner of the screen).
Step #3. Tap on View Apple ID.
Step #4. Type in your Apple ID Passcode when prompted.
Step #5. Tap on Manage under SUBSCRIPTIONS.
Step #6. Now you can switch your subscription from Individual Apple Music plan to Family plan → Tap on Subscribe button next to Family.
How to Switch from a Head of a Family Plan to Individual Plan
If you wish to change your plan from head of the family to an individual, remember that the members in Family Sharing group will stop receiving benefits of the plan. Apple will store their data on its servers for a brief period; after that, they will be allowed to choose individual plans and restore their library.
Follow steps #1 to #5 as mentioned above → Now you can switch your subscription from Family to an Individual Apple Music plan under RENEWAL OPTIONS.
How to Switch from a Sub-membership on a Family Plan to an Individual Apple Music Plan
If you want to go for your own individual membership on Apple Music, you will have to leave Family Sharing group. Later on you can rejoin the group. Apple will store your data on its servers for a brief period; after that, you will be allowed to choose individual plans and restore your library.
Step #1. Launch Settings app on iDevice.
Step #2. Tap on iCloud.
Step #3. Tap on Family (mentioned below your ID).
Step #4. Tap on your Name (below the name of Organizer).
Step #5. Now tap on Leave Family Sharing.
Now you can subscribe to individual plan.
How to Switch from an Individual Plan to Sub-membership Plan on Family Plan
As of now, this plan is not available in Apple Music; the plan will be initiated when Individual free trial ends. After trial period, you will be able to switch plan by following steps below.
Before switching, ensure that the organizer of Family Sharing account has added you to the group.
Step #1. Launch Music app.
Step #2. Tap on Account (an icon on top left corner of the screen).
Step #3. Tap on View Apple ID & enter your password if required.
Step #4. Tap on Manage under SUBSCRIPTIONS.
Step #5. Select your Apple Music Subscription.
Step #6. Toggle off Automatic Renewal on Apple Music subscription.
Once the renewal period is over, log out and log back into Apple Music; this action should put you on your Family Sharing head of Family Plan.