Download songs in Apple Music: this is how you listen to music offline

Do you want to listen to your favorite music offline? We explain to you how downloading songs works with Apple Music!

Use Apple Music offline

Downloading music in Apple Music is extremely useful. You no longer need an internet connection if you want to listen to your favorite songs or albums via the app. This comes in handy if, for example, you are traveling or have no reception on the plane. Moreover, you can save a lot of data by downloading some songs so that you can listen to them offline.

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We therefore recommend that you download music from Apple Music, especially if you have a mobile subscription with little data. Saving music is very easy, because Apple Music even gives you the option to download a complete album or a complete playlist. Don’t have a subscription to Apple Music yet? First take out a subscription here, so that you can then download music.

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Download music in Apple Music

Downloading songs, albums and playlists is simple with Apple Music. The feature is only available in the paid version of the app, so make sure you have a subscription. You must first add a song, album, or playlist to your library. Then you can download different songs in Apple Music. It goes like this:

  1. Open Apple Music on your iPhone or iPad;

  2. Go to the song, album or playlist you want to download;

  3. Tap the three dots next to the title;

  4. Choose ‘Add to library’;

  5. To download a song, tap the three dots again and choose ‘Download’;

  6. To download an album or playlist, tap the down arrow at the top of the screen.

Downloading songs in Apple Music is slightly different than saving a playlist or album. Once you have downloaded a title, you will find an overview of all saved songs, playlists and albums under ‘Library > Downloaded’. There you will see an extensive list of your downloaded music. This way you can even see which music you have saved per artist, genre and composer.

Do you want to delete downloaded music again? That is also easy. To do this, go back to the title you saved, tap the three dots and choose ‘Delete’. The song, album or playlist will then be deleted immediately. It is advisable to do this once in a while for music that you hardly listen to, because this way you can save a lot of storage space.

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In the settings of your iPhone or iPad you can also see which titles you have downloaded from Apple Music. To do this, go to ‘Settings > Music > Downloaded music’. This way you can see at a glance which music you have stored on your device. You can then delete it via ‘Edit > tap the minus sign > Delete’. This way you can easily keep an overview of all downloaded songs in Apple Music.

Music downloads are exclusive to paying Apple Music subscribers. You currently pay monthly for the music service 10.99 euros for a person. Students pay 5.99 euros per month. Do you want to share Apple Music? Then you can also take the family subscription, in which case you pay 16.99 euros per month. You can share Apple Music with up to six people with that subscription. Curious about the music service? The first month is free, try Apple Music here:

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