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How to Get Apple Music Without Credit Card

How to Get Apple Music Without Credit Card

Apple Music has an expansive library with over 100 million songs and 30,000 playlists. It also offers better streaming quality than Spotify and YouTube Music. But unlike its competition, Apple Music does not offer a free plan. You get a three-month trial period, after which you must pay for the subscription. After that, you need to pay for the subscription. And for that, you need to link your credit card to the Apple account.

But what do you do if you don’t have a credit card or don’t want to link it to your Apple account? Can you still access Apple Music? This article will explore how to get Apple Music without a credit card.

How to Get Apple Music Without a Credit Card

1. Redeem iTunes Gift Card

One of the methods to get Apple Music without a credit card is by buying and redeeming a discounted gift card. You can then scan the gift card’s QR code to load the money to your Apple account and get an Apple Music subscription.

  1. Scratch gently on the back of the card to get the 16-digit code.
  2. Open the App Store on your iPhone.
  3. Tap your Profile Picture in the top-right corner.
    Open Profile section in App Store
  4. Select Redeem Gift Card or Code from the menu that opens.
    Redeem Gift Card or Gift Code in Apple iPhone
  5. If you don’t see the option, sign in with your Apple ID.
  6. Press Use Camera.
  7. Now, follow the on-screen instructions.
  8. Alternatively, you can select the Enter Code Manually option and follow the instructions.
    Redeem Code using Camera
  9. Tap Done after entering the code.

You can redeem the App Store gift card directly from the Apple Music app on Android. On Macs, you can find the profile section in the bottom-left corner. From there, you will find the Redeem Gift Card option.

Once you can access the music streaming service, migrate your Spotify playlist to Apple Music to enjoy your favorite tunes. 

2. Family Sharing

If at least one of your family members uses Apple Music, you can ask them to set up Family Sharing and add your account. This way, you will gain access to all the Apple services they subscribe to, including Apple Music. You can even include a child account in Family Sharing.

  1. Open the Settings app on your iPhone.
  2. Tap on your name at the top, followed by Family Sharing. Create a family if you have not already.
  3. Tap Purchase Sharing, then Continue, and follow the on-screen instructions.
    Purchase Sharing Family Sharing
  4. To confirm which payment method will be billed, tap Purchase Sharing again and check the Shared Payment Method information. Usually, it is the family organizer’s default payment method. 

Do note that the family organizer must be subscribed to a family plan of Apple One for the subscription sharing to work. Only the family organizer can cancel the Apple Music subscription; no one else.

The best part is that while the subscription is shared, everyone will see their preferences and recommendations – not the whole family’s — in Apple Music, Apple Fitness+, or Apple TV+. 

Remember, for offline usage, you must download all songs in your Apple Music library.

3. Set up and use Apple Cash Family

Apple Cash Family is another way to access Apple Music without linking a credit card. With this feature, Apple allows users to set up Apple Cash for usage of the members present in the Family Sharing group. However, one can limit who the money is being sent to.

  1. Go to the Settings app on the iPhone of the family organizer.
  2. Tap their name.
  3. Choose Family Sharing.
  4. Select the person for whom you want to set up the Apple Cash.
  5. Press Apple Cash.
    Apple Cash Apple Family
  6. Follow the on-screen instructions.

Now, you can use Apple Cash to get Apple Music without linking your credit card.

Sharing Is Caring

If you are a music lover, you will love Apple Music. The streaming platform has everything you need, from a diverse music selection to a user-friendly interface. If you are worried that a lack of credit card will bar you from enjoying Apple Music, you are wrong. These two methods ensure you can still access Apple Music without a payment method.

FAQs

Q: Can Apple Music work without a payment?

A: If your credit card has expired or the payment method is not valid, the subscription will still work until the end of the subscription period.

Q: What happens if I stop paying for my Apple Music?

A: If you stop paying to Apple Music, you will lose access to the playlists and music you added or downloaded.

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Ashish Mohta

Oct 22, 2023

Ashish has been writing about tech for 16 years, with a primary focus on Windows and Smartphones. He also has a keen interest in writing about Social Media, as it constantly evolves, introducing new features to explore.

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