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Apple Shares First Trailer for ‘Can’t Stop Won’t Stop’ Sean Combs Documentary

Apple today shared the first trailer for Can't Stop Won't Stop: A Bad Boy Story, which is an Apple Music-exclusive documentary that covers the rise of Sean Combs (aka Puff Daddy/Diddy) and his Bad Boy record label in the mid-1990s, along with the 20th anniversary Bad Boy reunion show tour that took place in 2016.


The Bad Boy reunion tour is what led to Combs' partnership with Apple, after Jimmy Iovine attended one of the shows. In April, Iovine said that Combs' story is "incredible," "powerful," and relatable. "He really overcame a lot to get where he's at today and the documentary shows that," said Iovine.

As for Combs, he said he was "blessed" to be working with Apple to document the impact that the Bad Boys have had on fans throughout the years, including the death of Notorious B.I.G.
"I knew this was a story that should be shared with the world," Diddy said in a statement "Heather Parry and Live Nation Productions, and Director Daniel Kaufman, helped create this very special documentary. Now I'm blessed to also be working with Apple to showcase the film and share Bad Boy's history and impact with fans. The support Live Nation, Apple and everyone on the team has given to this project is a true testament to the Bad Boy legacy."
The documentary is produced by Sean Combs and Heather Parry of Live Nation Productions and is said to feature several legendary music executives and rare images and video. The trailer above, while shared by Apple today, was actually released earlier this week by Live Nation.

Can't Stop Won't Stop will be available exclusively on Apple Music starting on June 25. Apple has sole rights to the documentary for a one-year period.


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How to redeem iTunes or Apple Music gift cards

If you don’t set up one of the supported payment methods for your Apple ID, you won’t be able to upgrade your iCloud storage or buy music, movies and TV shows from iTunes Store, apps from App Store and Mac App Store, books and audiobooks from iBooks Store and more.

That’s where an iTunes or Apple Music gift card should come in handy.

Upon redeeming, the amount shown on the card is added to your Apple ID in the form of good-as-cash credit that can be used for each purchase you make in Apple’s content stores.

In this tutorial, you’ll learn about the types of gift cards Apple supports, how they should be used, as well as how to redeem your iTunes or Apple Music gift card and apply the credit toward an individual Apple Music membership or to top up your Apple ID balance.

About iTunes and Apple Music gift cards

iTunes gift cards and Apple Music gift cards can be purchased from Apple, PayPal, Amazon, eBay, Best Buy and a number of other retailers. iTunes gift cards typically come in $25, $50 and $100 denominations. Apple Music gift cards are currently available in $30 and $100 denominations for three or twelve months of service, respectively.

You can buy them in physical form for delivery via mail or opt for a digital gift card, in which case your redemption code will be delivered straight to your inbox.

The 16-digit redemption code is hidden underneath the label on the card’s back.

The redemption code always starts with an “X”.

The redemption code may appear in different places on the back of your card.

Redeeming an iTunes gift card adds store credit to your Apple ID.

Store credit is used for each purchase you make in iTunes Store, App Store or iBooks Store until it’s gone. iTunes billing system always uses your store credit first, as long as the value of the item that you’re buying is less than or equal to the value of your credit balance.

If you don’t have any store credit left, the payment method that you designate when you sign up for an Apple ID is charged for the entire purchase.

You can use your store credit to buy the following items:

  • Apps from App Store and Mac App Store
  • In-App Purchases
  • Songs, albums, movies, TV shows and more from iTunes Store
  • Books and audiobooks from iBooks Store
  • iCloud storage

Store credit cannot be used to purchase more gift cards or iTunes Gifts.

NOTE: Some purchases might require that you have a credit card on file, even if you are using your credit balance to make the purchase. For instance, you still must have a credit card on file to use store credit toward your iCloud storage.

You cannot use store credits for:

  • App gifting—When you gift an App Store, iTunes Store or iBooks Store item to someone else, the payment method that you have on file is always billed for the entire purchase rather than your store credit.
  • Family Sharing—You cannot share your store credit with other family members.

Even if a Family Sharing member buys something and the family organizer has a credit on their account, the item cost still bills the organizer’s payment method on file rather than being deducted from their store credit.

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If a Family Sharing member with a credit on their account buys something from Apple’s content stores, the amount is billed to their own account unless there’s a remainder, in which case it bills to the family organizer’s payment method.

You can use the credit from your Apple Music gift card to:

  • Sign up for a new Apple Music membership
  • Extend your Apple Music membership by the number of months shown on the card
  • Credit the amount to your Apple ID, like an iTunes gift card

Read Apple’s support document for more on how iTunes Store purchases are billed.

How to redeem iTunes or Apple Music gift cards on iPhone and iPad

1) Open iTunes Store, App Store or iBooks on your iOS device.

2) In iTunes Store, App Store or iBooks, tap the Featured tab, then scroll to the very bottom of the screen and tap the Redeem option.

3) Sign in with the Apple ID that you use for iTunes Store or Apple Music purchases.

Tip: You can quickly get to the redeem feature by visiting the link below on your Apple device:

4) Choose whether you’d like to type in your code manually or have the card scanned:

  • Scan the redemption code—If you have a physical gift card with a box around the code, use this option to redeem it via your built-in camera. Tap Use Camera, then hold the back of the card up to your iPhone’s camera until it scans and redeems your code. Only gift cards with a focus box around the redemption code can be redeemed using a camera. This feature is not available in all countries and regions.
  • Type in the redemption code manually—Tap the field labeled ”You can also enter your code manually”, then peel off the label on the back of the card and type in the redemption code or paste the code from your purchase confirmation email.

When you redeem an iTunes gift card, your updated store balance appears onscreen. An error message appears if you try to redeem a gift card that’s already been used.

When you scan an Apple Music gift card you’re given the choice between topping up your iTunes store credit or using the code toward an individual Apple Music membership.

This is what happens if you choose to use the code for your Apple Music membership:

  • Apple Music members—Applying the credit automatically signs you up for an Apple Music membership.
  • Apple Music non-members—Applying the credit to a membership extends your date of renewal by the number of months shown on the card.

If you’ve never been an Apple Music member, you can still get your free three-month trial in addition to the number of months your Apple Music gift card card is worth.

5) In the upper-right corner, tap Done to finish the process.

If you’d like to redeem another iTunes or Apple Music gift card, tap Redeem Another Code.

TIP: If you received your gift card via email, click the Redeem Now link in the email.

To get information about your iTunes Store or Apple Music balance:

  • iTunes Store balance—You can find your store balance underneath your Apple ID at the bottom of the Featured tab in iTunes Store, App Store or iBooks on your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
  • Apple Music balance—To view your Apple Music membership, go to Settings → [your name] → iTunes & App Store and tap your Apple ID at the top of the screen. Tap View Apple ID, then Subscriptions and, lastly, choose the subscription that you want to see information about.

Your account balance automatically updates in iTunes Store, App Store and iBooks Store after redeeming your card. If store credit does not update, sign out and back in on all of your devices for your credit balance to refresh.

TIP: If your device has 3D Touch, you can press the iTunes Store or App Store icon and select the Redeem option from the Quick Actions menu on your Home screen.

How to redeem Apple Music gift card in iOS Music app

1) Open the Music app on your iOS device.

2) Switch to the For You tab at the bottom of the screen.

3) Tap your profile image in the upper-right corner.

4) Tap the Redeem option.

5) Use your iPhone to scan the redemption code on the back of the card or enter it manually, then tap Redeem to continue.

7) Tap Done when finished redeeming the code.

How to redeem Apple Music gift card on Android

1) Open the Apple Music app on your Android device.

You can download Apple Music for Android free from Google’s Play Store.

2) Tap tap the Menu icon in the upper-left corner.

3) Tap your Apple ID.

4) Tap Redeem.

5) Enter the code from the back of the card, then tap Redeem again.

An error message will appear if you try to redeem a card that’s already been used.

How to redeem iTunes or Apple Music gifts card on Mac and Windows PCs

1) Open iTunes on your Mac or Windows PC.

2) Choose Music, Movies, TV Shows or Apps from the popup menu near the top-left corner, then click the Store tab near the top of the screen.

3) Click the Redeem link under the Quick Links heading on the right side.

Tip: Alternatively, choose the Redeem option from iTunes’ Account menu.

To get to the Redeem feature faster, visit the link below on your computer:

4) Enter the password for the Apple ID you use for iTunes Store purchases or your Apple Music membership, then press the Return or Enter key on your keyboard, or click the Sign In button.

5) Choose how you’d like to redeem the code on the card:

  • Scan the redemption code—Use this option to redeem a physical card via your Mac’s built-in camera. Click the Use Camera button, then hold the back of the card up to the FaceTime camera until it scans and redeems the code. Only gift cards with a focus box around the redemption code can be redeemed using a camera. This feature is not available in all countries and regions.
  • Type in the redemption code manually—Click inside the field labeled ”You can also enter your code manually,” then type in the redemption code from the back of the card or paste the code from your purchase confirmation email.

6) Click Redeem to continue.

7) Click Done to finish redeeming the card.

You’ll be asked if you’d like to apply the credit toward your individual Apple Music membership.

If not, select the option Use Credit for iTunes or App Store to add the amount shown on the card to your Apple ID store balance like a regular iTunes gift card.

Your updated store balance appears onscreen.

An error message appears if you try to redeem a card that’s already been used.

To redeem an iTunes gift card in iBooks or App Store on your Mac:

  • iBooks—Open the iBooks app from your Dock, Launcher, Spotlight or the Applications folder. In the upper-left corner, click the iBooks Store button, then click the Redeem link underneath the Quick Links heading on the right side.
  • App Store—Open the App Store app from your Dock, Launcher, Spotlight or the Applications folder. Click the Featured tab at the top, then click the Redeem link underneath the Quick Links heading on the right side.

And that’s all there’s to it!

Related tutorials

You may find the following how-tos useful:

How to gift iTunes or App Store credit on iPhone and iPad

How to redeem iOS app promo codes

How to redeem Apple TV app promo codes

Redeeming iTunes gift cards with iPhone’s camera

Redeeming iTunes gift cards with Mac’s camera

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Apple Music’s 3 month trial has gone from free to paid in some countries

If you live in Australia, Spain or Switzerland, you can no longer try out Apple Music for three months for free. In those countries, Apple Music’s three-month trial now requires a small payment. In Australia, three months of Apple Music is now AUD 0.99. In Spain, Apple Music trial is now a € 0,99 value and in Switzerland it comes in at SFR 0.99.

The trial was still free in those countries as of May 14, according to The Verge. In an email statement to the publication, Apple said: “Pricing and promotions for Apple Music vary from country to country.”

AppleInsider thinks the move may have something to do with Apple trying to recover some of those costs with paid trial periods.

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In all other countries, Apple Music’s three-month trial remains available at no charge.

Apple Music lunched in 2015 with a fairly generous three-month free trial allowing customers to try the service before paying a monthly subscription.

It’s interesting that rival Spotify also does not offer a free trial in Australia, Spain and Switzerland, charging the same fee for three months of its service in those markets.

On the other hand, Spotify’s trial costs 99 cents elsewhere, too, including in the US and Canada.


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How to switch between Apple Music Individual and Family plans

Want to add more devices (or people) to your Apple Music subscription? Here's the deal.

Update May 2017: Added new instructions and screenshots to reflect changes made in iOS 10.3 and later.

Apple Music offers two different plans for its users—a $9.99 individual plan and a $14.99 family plan that supports up to six Family Sharing accounts (or devices connected concurrently on one account).

If you started on one plan but want to switch mid-subscription, or want to leave a Family sub-account to start off on your own, here's how to go about it. Don't worry: From my testing, you shouldn't lose your Apple Music library, likes, or data when switching between accounts.

How to move from an individual Apple Music plan to a Family plan

If you want to create your own family plan, keep in mind that you'll first need to be the Family organizer for your Family Sharing group. If you haven't already, go to Settings > iCloud > Set Up Family Sharing to start that process.

Once you've set up your Family Sharing group, here's how to switch your account.

  1. Open the Music app on your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Tap For You.
  3. Tap the Account icon in the upper right corner.

  4. Tap View Apple ID and enter your password if prompted.

  5. Tap Subscriptions.

  6. Tap Apple Music Membership.

  7. Change your Apple Music subscription from an Individual plan to a Family plan.

How to move from the head of a Family plan to an Individual plan

Remember: If you change your plan, as the head of household, it will also remove access for any Family Sharing users who are on your plan. Their Apple Music data will remain on Apple's servers for a short period of time, however, allowing them to each sign up for an Individual plan and restore their library and likes.

  1. Open the Music app on your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Tap For You.
  3. Tap the Account icon in the upper right corner.

  4. Tap View Apple ID and enter your password if prompted.

  5. Tap Subscriptions.

  6. Tap Apple Music Membership.

  7. Change your Apple Music subscription from an Family plan to a Individual plan.

How to move from a sub-membership on a Family plan to an Individual plan

Note: You'll have to temporarily leave your Family Sharing group to switch your Apple Music account over to an Individual plan. You'll be able to rejoin your group after you switch your account.

Once you leave your Family Sharing group, your Apple Music data will remain on Apple's servers for a short period of time, allowing you to sign up for an Individual plan and your library and likes.

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Tap the Apple ID banner.
  3. Tap Family.
  4. Tap Leave Family Sharing.
  5. Open the Music app. You should now be logged out of your Apple Music account, with the option to start a new free trial. Once you sign up, your Apple Music account should be restored.
  6. Have your Family Sharing organizer re-add you to your family (if applicable).

How to move from an individual Apple Music plan to a sub-membership on a Family plan

  1. First, make sure the head of the Family Sharing account has added you to their group, and that they have a Family plan in Apple Music.
  2. Open the Music app and navigate to For You.
  3. Tap the Account icon in the upper right corner.
  4. Tap View Apple ID and enter your password (or authorize with Touch ID) if prompted.
  5. Tap Subscriptions.
  6. Tap Apple Music Membership.
  7. Turn off Auto-Renew.

At the end of the renewal period, when the plan expires, log out and back into Apple Music; you should now be on your Family Sharing head of household's Family plan.

Questions?

If you run into any trouble switching your accounts over, let us know in the comments. I've run through all of these scenarios above successfully, so hopefully, I'll be able to help out; if all else fails, you can always holler at Apple Support.

Apple Music’s Three-Month Trial is No Longer Free in Australia, Spain, and Switzerland

Since launching in June 2015, Apple Music has offered a free three-month trial in the United States and over 100 other countries around the world. In some countries, such as Ireland and the Netherlands, the free trial is for one month.


According to Apple's website, however, the trial now costs 99 cents in Australia, 0,99 € in Spain, and Fr. 0.99 in Switzerland. Based on our spot check, the trial remains free in all other countries where Apple Music is available.

The reason why Apple has started charging a nominal fee for the trial in Australia, Spain, and Switzerland is unclear. The trial was still free in those countries as of May 14, according to archived versions of Apple's website.

Apple Music rival Spotify's three-month trial also costs 99 cents in Australia, 0,99 € in Spain, and Fr. 0.99 in Switzerland.

(Thanks, Alex!)


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