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How to View and Remove Apps That Have Access to Your Apple Music Account

By Vicky Lewis

May 30, 2019

Have you ever allowed some third-party apps to access your Apple Music membership when installing these apps on your device?


Once you authorize third-party app permissions for Apple Music account, you can turn on additional music features in these apps such as streaming music and creating a year-in-review chart of your most listened-to music.


But due to some personal reasons, sometimes you might want to view and remove some apps that have access to your Apple Music account. It's a piece of cake, as Apple allows subscribers to manage app permissions for the music service on iOS devices and Mac/PC with ease. Let me walk you through the detailed guide.


CONTENTS


Part 1. View and Remove Apps Have Access to Your Apple Music Account on iPhone or iPad

On your iOS device, you can easily view which apps you have given permission to access your Apple Music account before and remove some of them as you like.


Step 1: First of all, tap "Settings" on your iPhone or iPad.

Step 2: Select "Privacy" from the setting menu and then tap "Media & Apple Music".

Step 3: Now you can see a list of apps that has ever asked your permission to turn on Apple Music features. Simply find the app that you want to remove and turn if off by moving the slider to the left.


After that, the switch should turn into gray, that means you can't listen to Apple Music on this app anymore. When you want to turn on music features in this app again, you can turn on this app's access to your membership.

Turn off Access to Apple Music Account on iPhone


However, for some services, you might not be able to deauthorize apps have access to Apple Music account on iOS device by taking above steps. If so, you should remove them from Account Access instead.


Step 1: First head over to "Settings" on your iOS device and tap "iTunes & App Store" > "Apple ID".

Step 2: From the pop-up window, select "View Apple ID", then you are prompted to enter your Apple ID password or use Touch/Face ID to authenticate.

Step 3: Next up, scroll down to "APP PERMISSIONS" section and choose the service that you wan to revoke access to your media library.

Step 4: At last, tap "Apple Music", swipe left on the app icon and then tap "Delete".

Tap iTunes & App Store


Alternately, you can launch Music app, tap "For You" tab and select your Apple ID icon to go to Account Access interface.


Part 2. View and Remove Apps Have Access to Your Apple Music Account on Android Device

As Apple Music is also available on Android device, so some of you might want to figure out how to view and remove apps that had requested access to the music streaming service, video activity and media library on Android device.


Step 1: Tap three-line icon and then "Settings" on your Android device.

Step 2: If you have allowed some apps to access to your Apple Music membership, then you are supposed to find an "Account Access" section.

Step 3: Tap "Apple Music" under "Account Access" section, swipe left on the apps that you want to revoke.

Step 4: Finally, tap "Delete".


Part 3. View and Remove Apps Have Access to Your Apple Music Account on Mac or PC

Except viewing and removing app permissions for Apple Music on iOS and Android devices, you can also manage it on Mac or PC. But before that, make sure iTunes is available on your computer.


Step 1: Launch iTunes on Mac or PC.

Step 2: Click on "Account" on the menu bar and select "View My Account", then you will be asked to enter your Apple ID password.

Step 3: On the Account Information interface, head over to the App Permissions section and then click on "Manage" button next to "Apple Music".

Step 4: At last, simply find the app that you intent to remove app permissions for Apple Music membership and click on "Remove".

Go to View My Account on Mac


Note:
#1. If you haven't authorized any apps before, then you won't see "APP PERMISSIONS" section.
#2. When you are not able to play explicit songs, you might check whether you have turned on restrictions (parental controls) for music on your device. In order to listen to explicit songs, you need to turn off restrictions.
#3. Apple Music features vary by country or region.
#4. In addition to third-party apps, some websites also give you permissions to interact with music that you love, but not Internet Explorer 11.

Conclusion

Being able to access to your Apple Music library, playlists and personal recommendations in third-party apps is very convenient and easy, but it's kind of unsafe, so you had better learn to view apps that have access to your Apple Music account and manage app permissions for the music streaming service at a regular time for the purpose of privacy protection.


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