Grab your music and listen offline on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

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Yes, you can listen to your favorite songs and albums offline

In the Music app for iOS and iPadOS, Apple Music subscribers can add and download songs and videos for offline use. Here’s how to download, view, and delete music on your iPhone, iPad, or iPad touch.

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Apple Music is Apple’s massive music service, comprising a subscription music catalog, iCloud Music Library syncing across your devices, Beats 1 live and algorithmic radio, customized playlists, and more artist exclusives than you can shake a stick at.

How to automatically download content from Apple Music

You can decide whether to have Apple Music content automatically downloaded when it’s selected for your library.

  1. Tap on the Settings app on your mobile device.
  2. Choose Music.
  3. Toggle Automatic Downloads under Downloads.

When this toggle is on, music selected going forwarded is automatically downloaded to that device. This setting has no bearing on your other devices.

Apple makes it easy to optimize music storage on your mobile device. To set up a minimum storage threshold:

  1. Tap on the Settings app on your mobile device.
  2. Choose Music.
  3. Tap Optimize Storage under Downloads.
  4. Set the minimum storage. Available levels are dependent on the amount of storage space on your device.

How to select/download content from Apple Music

The process to download content from Apple Music is slightly different whether downloads are performed automatically.

With automatic downloads:

  1. Open the Music app on your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Select the song or album you want to download.
  3. Tap the + or +Add button next to the song or album.

The music will automatically download to your device. After it’s downloaded, you’ll see albums marked as Downloaded.

With manual downloads:

  1. Open the Music app on your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Tap the + or + Add next to the song or album you’ll like to add to your library.
  3. Tap the cloud icon to download the song or album.

How to view only downloaded music on Apple Music

To see only the content downloaded on Apple Music:

  1. Open the Music app on your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Tap the Library tab in the Music app on your mobile device.
  3. Select Download Music at the top of the screen.

Downloaded content is organized playlists, artists, albums, and songs.

How to delete downloaded music on Apple Music

To remove specific Apple Music content from your mobile device:

  1. Open the Music app on your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Touch and hold the song or album that you’ve downloaded.
  3. Tap Remove.
  4. Choose Remove Downloads or Delete from Library depending on your preference.

To remove all Apple Music content from your mobile device:

  1. Tap on the Settings app on your mobile device.
  2. Choose Music.
  3. Tap Downloaded Music.

  4. Tap Edit at the top right.
  5. Choose the red icon to the left of All Songs or individual songs.
  6. Tap Delete.

Content selected is now downloaded from your device. Note: The content is still part of your library, however.

Questions?

If you have additional questions about Apple Music be sure to leave your thoughts in the comments below.

Updated August 2019: Includes content for iOS 13 (currently in beta).

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This article was originally posted on iMore

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