How to Download Music to Your iPhone

  Matt Cone       July 22, 2021      Tutorials iPhone Music


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

Apple Music application icon

Here’s how to download music to your iPhone:

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

  2. Tap Library.

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

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

    Download music to iPhone

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

Downloaded music on iPhone

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

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