How to disable Apple Music in iTunes


Apple Music is an essential addition to iOS platform. Apple’s music streaming service hit iPhone and iPads alongside iOS 8.4 last summer. As of June 2016, Apple Music has more than 15 million paying subscribers, making it one of the world’s most popular music streaming services. However, if you are not among millions of people who subscribe to Apple’s music service, and you don’t want to see the Connect tab in iTunes, or you have no plans to pay for it after three-month trial period, you will find it necessary to disable Apple Music and hide the Connect tab in your iTunes.

In this post, we will show you how to hide Apple Music and Connect tabs in iTunes.

Here we go

Step 1: First and foremost, you need to launch iTunes on your Mac or Windows. Pull down the “iTunes” menu and select Preferences.

Step 2: Switch to the Restriction tab.

Step 3: Tick the boxes next to the Apple Music and Connect options to hide both of these tabs and features.


Step 4: Close the Preferences tab and you will notice that the Connect tab is now no longer available in the iTunes window. From now on, you will not accidentally click on the Connect or Radio and get so annoyed by pop-ups about subscribing to the music service.


Note that these steps are only applied to the latest iTunes version. If you are using an earlier version of iTunes, hiding Apple Music and Connect tabs is little different. You can follow these steps below:

Step 1: Open iTunes on your Mac or Windows and select Preferences.

Step 2: Select the General tab and check the box next to the Show Apple Music option underneath the Library Name menu.


Step 3: Close the Preferences tab and the result will be a much simpler iTunes interface.

Hiding Apple Music means that you will no longer have access to Apple’s music streaming at all. This could be useful if you don’t want to pay 9.99 USD per month after three-month trial period. If you want to subscribe to Apple’s music streaming service, repeat the steps and uncheck the preferences boxes.

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