How to Download Music to Your iPad

  Matt Cone       September 27, 2021      Tutorials iPad Music


If you use the Apple Music streaming service to listen to music on your iPad, you may be interested in learning that there’s a way to download that music to your iPad for offline listening. Downloading music to your iPad might be useful if you live in a place with spotty cellular coverage, or if you’re planning to fly somewhere with your iPad in airplane mode.

Apple Music application icon

Here’s how to download music to your iPad:

  1. From the home screen, tap the Music application.

  2. Select an album or playlist that you’ve added to your collection.

  3. Tap the down arrow in the top right corner of the screen, as shown below. The music will download to your iPad.

    Download music to iPad

After the music has downloaded to your iPad, you’ll see a checkmark in the top right corner of the screen, as shown below.

Download music to iPad

You’re now ready to listen to music offline with your iPad! For instructions on listening offline, see our tutorial on showing downloaded music on your iPad.

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