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Apple One: What you need to know about Apple’s services bundle

Apple One: What you need to know about Apple’s services bundle

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Apple has several subscription services available, and now you can save some cash by signing up for Apple One, a pricing plan that bundles Apple’s services together for discounts. In effect, it replaces expensive a la carte pricing with cheaper pricing bundles.

Here’s what you need to know about Apple One.

What services are included in Apple One?

The following Apple’s services are available for bundled pricing: Apple Arcade, Apple Fitness+, Apple Music, Apple News+, Apple TV+, and iCloud. 

If Apple introduces new services, they’ll probably adjust the Apple One plans accordingly.

Please note: AppleCare, Apple’s warranty and support program, is not part of Apple One.

How much does Apple One cost?

Apple has three Apple One plans. Each plan offers a different set of services. Here are the plans.

Individual ($16.95/£16.95 per month): includes Apple Arcade, Apple Music, Apple TV+, and 50GB of iCloud storage for one user. This plan offers a $6 savings per month over a la carte pricing. Family ($22.95/£22.95 per month): includes Apple Arcade, Apple Music, Apple TV+, and 200GB of iCloud storage. Can be shared with up to six family members (yourself and five others). This plan offers an $8 monthly savings over a la carte. Premier ($32.95/£32.95 per month): includes Apple Arcade, Apple Fitness+, Apple Music, Apple News+, Apple TV+, and 2TB of iCloud storage. Can be shared with up to six family members (yourself and five others). You’ll save $25 per month with this plan.

And to save even more, if you have the Apple Card, you get 3 percent cash back on your monthly payment if you use the card to pay your bill (U.S. only).

What if I want more iCloud storage?

You can add more iCloud storage by signing up for a storage upgrade.

You can upgrade your iCloud storage, but you’ll pay an additional monthly fee. The Apple One website says the additional storage is a “supplement” to the storage included in the plan. For example, if you want to get the 2TB upgrade ($9.99/£6.99), for the Apple One Family plan ($22.95/£22.95), you’ll end up with 2.2TB and pay $31.94/£29.94 per month.

If you sign up for iCloud’s 2TB plan, you can actually end up with 4TB of total iCloud storage if you also sign up for the Apple One Premier plan, which includes 2TB of storage. Learn more about iCloud storage plans and prices.

Can family members get access to Apple One services?

Yes. Sign up for the Family or Premier plans, and up to six family members (yourself plus five others) can use the services. (Apple TV+ and Apple Arcade come with Family Sharing built-in.)

Is there an Apple One trial and how does it work?

Apple One includes a 30-day free trial for any services that you do not already have. When the trial expires, the plan automatically renews the service as part of your plan.

How to cancel Apple One

You can cancel your Apple One subscription at any time. To cancel your subscription follow these steps:

On your iPhone go to Settings.Tap on your Apple ID section. Next tap on Subscriptions. Tap on the one you want to cancel. At the bottom of the next page tap on Cancel Subscription.

At the end of the current period (the month you have paid for) access to the services will stop.

How do I sign up for Apple One?

We have a separate article that covers how to sign up on an iPhone, iPad, or Mac. Learn how to sign up for Apple One.

Does Apple One work with users who have multiple Apple IDs?

If you use one Apple ID for iCloud storage and a different Apple ID for subscriptions and purchases, Apple One is applied to your ID for the latter. Apple does have a way to apply the Apple One iCloud storage to the Apple ID you use for iCloud. Essentially, you need to reassign the iCloud storage plan to the Apple ID that will be used for Apple One. Apple has complete instructions on how to reassign your iCloud storage during Apple One setup.

Where is Apple One available?

The Apple One plans are not available everywhere. The Individual and Family plans will be available in more than 100 countries and regions. The Premier plan is available only in Australia, Canada, the U.K, and the U.S.–essentially, the countries where Apple News+ is available.

Can I use the Apple One services on non-Apple devices?

You can use the services “on any platform where the services are available,” according to Apple. Apple Music is available on Android and Windows, so you can use it there. Apple TV+ can be accessed through the Apple website, so you should be able to access it through a browser on any platform.

Apple News+, Apple Fitness+, and Apple Arcade can be accessed only through an Apple device. iCloud storage can be accessed through a browser on any platform at icloud.com.

Author: Roman Loyola, Senior Editor

Roman has covered technology since the early 1990s. His career started at MacUser, and he’s worked for MacAddict, Mac|Life, and TechTV.

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