You can subscribe to the various services offered by Apple individually, or you can opt to subscribe to Apple One, which bundles the services together to offer better value.
Here's everything you need to know about the Apple One bundle.
What is Apple One?
- Subscription bundle to Apple services
- Three tiers available
- Includes access to iCloud storage
Apple's services bundle for Apple Music, Apple TV+, Apple Arcade, Apple News+, and Fitness+ launched in back in October 2020 and there are three tiers available under the Apple One subscription: Individual, Family, and Premier.
Here's what you get with each Apple One subscription tier:
- Individual: Apple Music, Apple TV+, Apple Arcade, and 50GB of iCloud+ storage.
- Family: Up to six members of your family get Apple Music, Apple TV+, and Apple Arcade, and 200GB of iCloud storage.
- Premier: Includes all the other benefits, but ups the iCloud+ storage to 2TB per month and adds subscriptions to the News+ magazine and newspaper service and the Fitness+ service.
How much does Apple One cost?
- Individual plan: $14.95/£14.95
- Family plan: $19.95/£19.95
- Premier plan: $29.95/£29.95
Apple One definitely saves you money on your suite of Apple Subscription services, but just how much it saves you depends on the plan.
At $14.95 per month, the Individual plan saves subscribers about $6/£6 over individually subscribing to all the services. The Family plan, which costs $19.95 per month, saves subscribers around $8/£8 in the end.
The real value option though is in the Premier plan, which costs $29.95 a month but works out to nearly $25/£25 of savings.
For extra savings, customers who pay with an Apple Card in the US will get an extra 3 per cent cash back.
How does Apple One work?
- Charged monthly
- Cancel any time
- 30-day free trial
Apple One works similarly to other bundle subscriptions like Amazon Prime and Google One. Users are charged once a month for the entire package they're subscribed to and can access the apps/services on any device that supports them.
You'll be able to change your subscription whenever you want if you ever decide to upgrade or downgrade to another tier. Users still get a 30-day free trial for services that they haven't tried yet, as well.
One other thing to consider when deciding on which plan to use: the Family and Premier plans allow users to add up to six other people to their subscription. The Individual plan doesn't allow any, although you could just share a single username.
How to sign up for Apple One
To subscribe to Apple One, head to "Settings" on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, tap on your name at the top, and then "Subscriptions". You should then see a box labelled "Get Apple One" above any existing subscriptions you may have. Tap on that and it will bring up the different plans. Simple.
- Open the Settings app on your iOS device.
- Go to Your Name at the top of Settings.
- Select the Subscriptions menu.
- Select Get Apple One.
- Choose the Apple One tier you want.
- Select Start Free trial.
If you already have an Apple subscription, like to Apple TV+, you'll receive a pro-rated refund for any days remaining on your existing subscription(s).
Once you have subscribed to Apple One, you can switch between Individual, Family and Premier plans whenever you want. You can also unsubscribe and choose individual services instead.
Is Apple One available now?
Apple One bundle is available in over 100 countries and regions, including in the US and UK.