How to Hide Apple Music Store on Mac

Let’s see how to disable the music app on Apple Mac OS. The latest macOS covers major features that we are looking for, in this article you will learn how to hide Apple Music/iTunes Store on Mac after update macOS to the latest version. As you know, Apple has eliminated iTunes support from the macOS Catalina and split it into different categories.  Few users didn’t like this significant change by Apple, whereas few users did like it and are still getting used to it. However, if you don’t use Apple Music or don’t want the iTunes Store to appear on Mac, you can hide it. Show/Hide Apple Music settings removed/Missing from Mac System Preferences after the New Music app.

Though Apple Music works differently, you are not forced to use all the services you don’t want. It allows you to hide Apple Music as well as iTunes Store on Mac, just like this.

How to Hide Apple Music and iTunes Store on the Music app

Hide Apple Music on Your Music App in Mac

MacOS Monterey or Later macOS

The option to hide Apple Music access from the music app sidebar is removed. But now, there is no way to hide or show Apple Music on the Music app.

But Sign out Apple Music on the Mac Music app is working. Follow the below steps to remove Apple Music access on Mac.

Step 1: Open the Music app on Mac.
Step 2: From the top Mac menu > Account > Sign Out.

Open music app click on account select sign out on mac

That’s it.

Now, Apple Music won’t play, and you need to sign in again with your Apple ID that has an active Apple Music subscription.

1. Open the Music App on Mac.
2. Click on Account from the top Mac menu and Sign In.

Click account select sign in... on mac

3. Select Email or Phone Number and choose the Sign In on Mac.

Enter your email or phone number choose sign in on mac

4. Login with your Apple ID and Password that’s active Apple Music subscription. And then select Sign In. That’s it.

Enter your email your phone number ,password choose sign in on mac

Play your Apple music with the music app.

🔥Tips: Use the Apple Music web on your Mac that Helps Prevent unauthorized access to your Apple Music subscription on your Mac. Also, we can play on a non-Apple device, Windows or Ubuntu PC, or Desktop.

Big Sur & Earlier

Hiding Apple Music on macOS Catalina merely takes a minute, here’s how you can do it. Once you do so, Radio, Browse, For You, and the Apple Music section will vanish from the sidebar, and it won’t be accessible.

  • Navigate to the “Music” app on your Mac.
  • Click on “Music”, in the top menu.
  • Select “Preferences”.
Music Preferences on Mac Music app
Music Preferences on Mac Music app

Go to “Restrictions”

Hide iTunes Store on Music app Mac
Hide Apple Music on Music app Mac


Check the box of Apple Music, in the Disable category.

Lastly, click “OK” to save changes.

Hide iTunes Store on Music App on macOS

Like Apple Music, macOS lets you hide the iTunes Store from the Music app. The iTunes Store will disappear from the Music app sidebar once you follow the steps below.

1. Go to the “Music” app and click on “Music”. Choose Settings.

Open music app select settings... on mac

2. Uncheck the iTunes Store under the General section. Click “OK”.

Click general tab below show uncheck iTunes store choose ok button on mac

How to Show Apple Music and iTunes Store on the Music App

Show Apple Music on Music App in macOS Catalina

Change your mind? If you want to subscribe and show Apple Music on the Music app, then here’s the way to do this. The following sections will restore and start to show in the sidebar: For You, The Apple Music section, Browse, and Radio.

1. Launch the Musicapp and click onMusic on the top menu.
2. Go toSettings…from the top menu.

Open music app select settings... on mac

3. Click on General. Uncheck the Apple Music on the Disable section. ClickOK.

Click general tab below show uncheck apple music choose ok button on mac

4. Hide music app on music app left penal on screen.

Apple Music Is Hidden on mac

Show iTunes Store on Music App in macOS

The iTunes Store on the Music app doesn’t show up by default. Therefore many people didn’t know about this ability of the Music app in macOS Catalina. So, if you want to discover music from the iTunes Store, you need to show the iTunes Store on the Music app on Mac.

1. Open theMusic app on your Mac. From the top menu, click on “Music”. ClickSettings….

Open music app select settings... on mac

2. Check the iTunes Store in the General section. ClickOK.

Click general tab below show iTune store choose ok button on mac

3. check the Itune store in the General section. Now tap ok.

iTunes Store Is Hidden on mac

That’s it. iTunes Store will not appear on the left side of the Music app window.

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Karly Wood

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