What Is Apple Charging Me For?

In this blog post, we’ll explain what the different charges on your Apple bill mean, and how you can manage them.

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iTunes & App Store

Check if you have any subscriptions

You might have been signed up for a free trial or monthly subscription that you forgot about. You can check to see which subscriptions are active or past due, and cancel the ones you don’t want.

To see a list of your current subscriptions, open the Settings app on your device, then tap iTunes & App Store. Tap apple id at the top of the screen, tap view apple id You might need to sign in with your Apple ID.

Scroll to the Subscriptions section and tap it. If you don’t see this section, follow these steps:
– Tap the Settings app on your device.
– Tap iTunes & App Store > View Apple ID > Subscriptions.
– If prompted, enter your password and tap OK > Subscriptions. From here, you can manage and cancel all of your active subscriptions.”

Check your purchase history

You can check your purchase history to see what you bought with your Apple ID, including apps, in-app purchases, books, audiobooks, music, movies, TV shows, subscriptions and iCloud storage upgrades.

Sign in to view your purchase history.
On your iPhone, iPad ipod touch
Open the Settings app. Tap [your name], then tap iTunes & App Store. Tap your Apple ID (which is usually your email address), tap view apple id If prompted for a password, enter it. Scroll to Purchase History and tap it to view more details by receipt date or total amount spent on a product.

On your Mac:
Open the App Store app and sign in with the same Apple ID that you used to make the purchase. At the top of the screen, click Purchases. You might be asked to sign in with your Apple ID again and verify billing information before seeing your purchase history; if so follow instructions on that screen to continue viewing purchase history.

On your PC:
Open iTunes and sign in with the same Apple ID that you used during purchase. From the menu bar at the top of iTunes window, choose Account > Purchases (or Account > Purchase History for older versions of iTunes). You might be asked for a password before seeing purchase history; if so follow instructions on that screen to continue viewing purchase history.”

iCloud

If you see a charge on your credit or debit card from Apple that you don’t recognize, it might be for one of these reasons:An in-app purchase, Apple Music subscription, AppleCare+ coverage, or storage plan. You might have been signed in with a different Apple ID when you made the purchase.

Check your iCloud storage

If you’re being charged for iCloud, you might be able to reduce your storage or cancel your subscription.

Your Apple ID is the account that you use to access Apple services. If you have an iCloud storage plan, it’s used for your iCloud backups, to keep your photos and videos stored in iCloud Photos, and your documents up to date in iCloud Drive. It’s also used by Family Sharing to share content with your family members. And if you turn on purchase sharing, it’s used for that too.

When you sign up for an iCloud storage plan or buy more iCloud storage, your purchase is billed to the Apple ID that you use with iCloud. Depending on how you set up Family Sharing, other family members might have access to some of this storage. And if you’re using purchase sharing, everyone in your Family Sharing group can use any storage that’s left over from your individual iCloud storage plans.

Check for any active iCloud backups

The first step is to check whether there are any active iCloud backups. This can be done by going to Settings > iCloud > Storage and seeing if any backups are listed under “BACKUPS”. If you see any, tap on them and see if they have a time next to them. If they do, that means they’re actively backing up and you will be charged for them.

Another way to check is to go to Settings > iCloud >Storage > Manage Storage. This will show you a list of all the apps that are using iCloud storage. If any of them have a green circle next to them, it means they’re actively backing up and you’ll be charged for them.

AppleCare

AppleCare is an insurance policy offered by Apple that covers your iPhone, iPad, iPod, Mac, and Apple TV. For a monthly or annual fee, you can get 24/7 support from Apple experts and get your devices repaired or replaced if they break. AppleCare also covers battery replacement and other service fees.

Check if you have AppleCare+

If you’re not sure if you have AppleCare+, check your paperwork or the Settings app on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, apple watch Or go to mysupport.apple.com to find out if you have an active AppleCare plan.

Check your AppleCare+ coverage

If you have an iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Mac, you can get AppleCare+ from Apple. This gives you repair coverage and technical support from Apple experts. And it includes up to two incidents of accidental damage coverage every 12 months. Each incident has a service fee or a deductible, depending on your plan.

You can add AppleCare+ to your device when you buy it or within 60 days of your device’s purchase date from Apple. If you already bought an AppleCare+ plan, you can manage it online.

Here’s what you need to do to check if you have an active AppleCare+ plan:

– On your iPhone, open the Settings app.
– Tap General > About.
– If “AppleCare+ Coverage End Date” or “Estimated Expiration Date” is shown under your device name, you have an active AppleCare+ plan. You can check whether your plan covers batteries and eligible repairs and service under the plan Benefits section.*

*If this section isn’t shown in About,contact apple support for more help with checking your coverage status and benefits under your AppleCare+ plan.

Apple Music

Apple Music is a streaming service that offers access to over 50 million songs. It is ad-free and has no commitment. You can try it for free for 3 months and then it costs $9.99 per month after that.

Check if you have an active Apple Music subscription

If you see a subscription in your purchase history, but the service isn’t active
If you see a subscription in your purchase history, but the service isn’t active, you might have set up the subscription with a different Apple ID.

Open the Music app and go to For You. If you see Subscribe next to Apple Music, tap it.

If you see a message that says “Apple Music is currently unavailable in your country or region,” it’s possible that either the Music app or Apple Music isn’t available in your country or region.

Check your purchase history

If you’re not sure why you were charged or think the charge might be incorrect, check your purchase history.

To see what you were charged for, check your purchase history:

On your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch:
Open the Settings app. Tap your name, then tap iTunes & App Store. Tap your Apple ID (which is usually your email address), then tap View Apple ID. You might need to sign in with your Apple ID. Tap Purchase History.
On a Mac or PC:
Open iTunes. Sign in with the Apple ID that you use with the App Store. Click Account > View My Account. Scroll to the Purchase History section to see a list of your recent purchases.

If you don’t see a recent purchase, it might not have been processed yet or maybe it was refunded or canceled. Learn what to do if you don’t see an item in your purchase history on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, or PC; or if you see unexpected charges on those devices.”

Other

If you see a charge on your bank or credit card statement that you don’t recognize, it might be for an app, music, movie, TV show, book, or other purchase that you made in Apple’s digital stores.

Check for any other charges

In addition to the monthly subscription fee, you may also be charged for other services, such as content, taxes, or fees. Be sure to check your statement for any other charges. If you’re not sure what something is, you can contact apple support for help.

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