Apple Music: Save songs, albums and playlists for offline listening
How to listen to Apple Music offline on your iOS device, Mac or PC
Eye on Apple
By Jim Lynch, CIO
Apple Music has been called a streaming music service many times, but did you know that Apple Music also lets you save music for offline listening too? This means you don’t actually need a network connection once the music has been saved to your iOS device, Mac or PC.
In this tip I’ll show you how you can save albums, songs and playlists for listening offline on your PC, Mac or iOS device via Apple Music.
How to save music from Apple Music for offline listening
Just follow these simple steps for save music from Apple Music for offline listening on your iOS device, Mac or PC.
On your iOS device:
1. Find the song, album or playlist you want to save in the Music app.
2. Tap the More Options icon (you’ll find it to the right of the song, album or playlist).
3. Tap on Make Available Offline.
To listen to your saved music, just go to My Music then go to Library. Playlists will show up under Playlists in My Music.
On your PC or Mac:
1. Find the song, album or playlist you want to save for offline listening.
2. Click the cloud icon to the right of the name of the item.
To see the music you’ve saved for offline listening in iTunes, click View in the iTunes menubar and then click on Only Music Available Offline.
Apple Music offline listening can save money on data charges
I think offline listening is one of Apple Music’s best features since it can help save significant amounts of money on data charges. Why stream music via your data connection when you can simply download it from Apple Music before you leave the house? It’s much easier to keep the music you like on your Mac, PC or iOS device.
Offline listening is very important to me since I have a very low data plan from Consumer Cellular. I love my plan since it’s inexpensive and helps me save money. But it also means that streaming music over my cellular connection just wouldn’t work well for me since it would run up my bill.
Thankfully, Apple has wisely made it very easy to save music for offline listening in Apple Music. Thanks, Apple!
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