Apple Music is a music streaming service that provides on-demand listening on the go. This means that you’ll be able to search for songs at any time and play it on the spot. However, as you might have guessed, this would require you to have an internet connection. This typically isn’t a problem, but there are times when offline listening might be better.

For example if you have a spotty connection, or if you’re running low on data, or if you’re in an area that does not have any internet at all (like while you’re on a plane). These types of situations is where being able to enjoy your music without the need for an internet connection comes in handy.

If you relish the idea of being able to enjoy your Apple Music without an internet connection, then read on to find out what you need to do.

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Listen to Apple Music offline on a mobile device

  1. Launch the Apple Music app
  2. Find the song or album that you want to download and save offline
  3. Tap the cloud icon next to the album or the song to download it
  4. Go to your Apple Music Library > Downloaded to access all your downloaded songs or albums

Listen to Apple Music offline on desktop

  1. Launch iTunes if you’re on Windows, or the Apple Music app if you’re on Mac
  2. Find the song or album that you want to download and save offline
  3. Tap the cloud icon next to the album or the song to download it
  4. Once you’ve downloaded a song or album, you’ll be able to access it through the Downloaded section located on the left navigation bar

Do take note that if you’ve downloaded a playlist for offline listening, whenever you add to that playlist with new songs, those songs are also automatically downloaded for offline listening as well. As with all downloads, your downloaded music will count towards your iPhone or iPad or Mac computer’s storage, so make sure that you have enough space. Or if you’re running out of space, you can always safely remove these songs because they’ll still be available through Apple Music.

Apple Music, similar to Spotify, has limits when it comes to offline songs. Apple Music will support up to 100,000 songs, versus Spotify which supports 10,000 songs. Either way, we reckon that both numbers are more than enough for most users, but it’s something to take note of if you have a particularly huge collection that you want to keep in offline mode.

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