Apple Music is one of the most popular streaming services for iOS users. Since the launch of Apple Music for Android, more and more people are enjoying playing music on it. It allows free access to millions of songs online. But can you use Apple Music offline?
Yes. If you are an Apple Music subscriber, you can download songs for offline listening. Or, you can buy your favorite music and enjoy it without an Internet connection. In this article, we'll show you how to listen to Apple Music offline on iOS, Android, Mac, and Windows, with or without a subscription.
Part 1. How to Make Apple Music Listen Offline with a Subscription
"Can Apple Music play offline?" Sure. If you are an Apple Music subscriber, you have the option to download songs, albums, and playlists to your device for offline playback.
Apple Music is available for all kinds of devices with iTunes player or the Apple Music app. You can turn on iCloud Music Library and then turn it back on to make sure your songs can be synced automatically.
Once done, simply follow the steps below.
Step 1. Sign in to iTunes or Apple Music app with your account name and password.
Step 2. Search for the songs, albums, or playlists that you want to listen to offline. Then click the "+" button (the cloud symbol) to add them to your iTunes library.
Step 3. From your library, click the "Download" icon beside the songs. Then they will be downloaded offline and they are ready for listening offline.
Step 4. Now you can locate your downloaded songs on 'Recently Added' and listen to them offline.
Step 1. Launch and log in to the Apple Music app from your iOS/Android device.
Step 2. Press and hold a song, playlist, or album you like to listen offline. Then click on the 'Add to Library' button.
Step 3. When the song is loaded into your library, click on the 'Download' icon to make Apple Music available offline.
Tips: To find the downloaded offline Apple Music songs, click the 'Library' section in the Apple Music app. Then choose the 'Downloaded Music' option from the list.
Part 2. How to Play Apple Music Offline after Purchasing
You can also purchase music from iTunes Store and download it for offline listening on Apple Music. Below are the steps on how to use Apple Music offline via paying on mobiles and computers.
Step 1. Access iTunes on your Windows computer and then choose 'Music' and then 'Store'.
Step 2. Choose 'Purchased' > 'Music' to view all your purchased songs.
Step 3. Locate the song you bought in your iTunes music library. And then click on the 'Download' button to get Apple Music offline streaming.
Step 1. Find the audio tracks you want to play offline on the Apple Music app.
Step 2. Hit on the 'iTunes Store' button. Then click on the 'price' icon next to it and sign in to your account to pay.
Step 3. Get the music track in your music library and hit on the 'Download' button to download Apple Music for offline playing.
For iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch:
Step 1. Launch the iTunes Store app from your iOS device and then click on the 'Music' button.
Step 2. Choose the song you like and hit on the 'price' icon.
Step 3. Log in to your Apple Music account.
Step 4. Head to the Apple Music app. Then hit on 'Library' and the 'Download' icon to make Apple Music available offline on iOS devices.
Part 3. How to Download Apple Music Offline without a Subscription
The ways about require you to subscribe to Apple Music or purchase the songs. Moreover, the songs you downloaded from Apple Music can be only played on its authorized devices. That's to say, you can't play Apple Music offline on your other desired devices or platforms.
So, to play Apple Music offline anywhere, DRmare Audio Converter is a great tool for you. This program can help download and convert Apple Music songs to plain audio files like FLAC, MP3, AAC and more. The downloaded tracks can be used offline on any device even if your subscription expires.
Besides, you can alter the bit rate and more audio parameters for Apple Music songs as you want. Moreover, this software can convert different sources of media files like Audible audiobooks, iTunes audio files, and common songs. To learn more about it, you can take a look at its top features below.
DRmare Apple Music Downloader
- Batch download and convert Apple Music songs without any limitation
- Convert Apple Music to MP3 for listening on any other devices and players
- Advanced lossless audio encoding technology and 5X background acceleration
- Keep ID3 tags, metadata, album cover, archive your songs by artist/album
How to Download Apple Music to MP3 for Offline Playback Anywhere
- Step 1Import Apple Music songs to DRmare program
- Open the DRmare Audio Converter. Then click on the 'add files' button to locate the downloaded Apple Music songs you want to play offline from your iTunes library. Next, choose and add the target song to the DRmare main screen for converting.
- Step 2Change output parameters for Apple Music offline
- The original Apple Music M4P files are encrypted. So, to use Apple Music offline with any device, you should choose a universal audio format. Just navigate to the 'audio' icon on the DRmare program and hit on it. Then a 'Format Setting' window will appear. Here you can start to choose the output format as MP3, M4A and so on. Also, you can make changes to the codec, bit rate and more.
- Step 3Convert and make Apple Music listen offline anywhere
- Next, click the big "Convert" button, it will help you unlock all your Apple Music in batches. When it is done, you can listen to them on your computer even without an Internet connection. Besides, all the converted songs can be transferred to any device to play offline.
Part 4. Apple Music Not Playing Offline - Solved
"I am using iPhone 13 to stream music on Apple Music but recently having issues. The problem is downloaded Apple Music not playing offline. It prompts me with the message 'content not authorized'. Why won't my Apple Music play offline?"
Actually, the problem with 'Apple Music offline not working' has been discussed in forums. If you have such a problem, the following solutions should help you use Apple Music offline again.
Way 1: Update Your Device to the Latest iOS Version
If your iOS device doesn't update to the latest version, then you need to update to solve the issue.
Step 1. Open the 'Settings' app on your iOS device. And then click on the 'General' followed by 'Software Update'.
Step 2. Check whether there is an update option available for your device. If yes, then click on the 'Download and Install' option to update.
Way 2: Restore Your Device with iTunes
Restoring the device with iTunes has fixed the problem of 'Apple Music not working offline' for some users. So, you can also try this way.
Step 1. Connect your iOS device to your computer via the USB cable.
Step 2. Open iTunes on your computer and hit on your device.
Step 3. Touch the 'Summary' option. Then find and hit on the 'Restore iPhone' option. After that, your iPhone will be restored soon.
Way 3: Turn on the iCloud Music Library
Step 1. Open the 'Settings' app on your iOS device. Then click on the 'Music' option.
Step 2. Turn off the 'iCloud Music Library' option on the next screen.
Step 3. Now, back to the main interface of the 'Settings' app. Next, click on the 'General' followed by 'Reset'.
Step 4. Choos the 'Reset All Settings' option to reset your device.
Step 5. Open your device is reset, repeat step 1 to turn on the 'iCloud Music Library' option.
Step 6. Open the 'Apple Music' app on your iOS device and you will see your music here.
Step 7. Click on the 'download' option to download the music tracks for listening offline.
Way 4: Log Out and Log Back into Apple Music
Since Apple ID is used to sign in Apple Music, you can try to log out and then log back into Apple Music. It may help you fix the Apple Music not playing offline.
Step 1. Open the 'Apple Music' app on your iOS device.
Step 2. Navigate to 'Settings' and then tap on 'your account' > 'iTunes & App Store'.
Step 3. Tap on your ID and choose 'Sign Out'.
Step 4. Then log back into your account and see if the problem is resolved.
Part 5. FAQs about Apple Music Offline
Q1: How Long Can You Listen to Apple Music Offline?
A: The downloaded songs on Apple Music can be played offline at least for 30 days.
Q2: Why Doesn't My Apple Music Play Offline?
A: To fix your problem, you can try these ways.
- Turn on iCloud Music Library.
- Restart your device.
- Update your device.
- Force stop the Apple Music app.
- Sign out and sign in to Apple Music.
- Update Apple Music.
- Remove and re-download Apple Music songs.
Q3: Does Apple Music Work Offline?
A: Yes. Once you have downloaded songs from Apple Music, you can play them offline without the Internet.
Q4: Can I Play Apple Music on Apple Watch Offline?
A: Yes. Open the Apple Music app on your Apple Watch. If you haven't installed it, simply go to the App Store and search for it. Then tap on 'Library' and find the track you want to listen to offline. Open the track and tap on the 'three dots' to choose 'Download'. Your desired song will be downloaded and after that, you can listen to Apple Music on Apple Watch offline.
Q5: Do I Lose My Music If I Cancel Apple Music?
A: Yes. Once you cancel your Apple Music subscription, you won't be able to access to the songs you have downloaded. So, if you'd like to keep your favorite Apple Music songs, you can use DRmare Apple Music Downloader. It enables you to download music from Apple Music and keep them as local files on your computer. For detailed operating steps, you can go to Part 3.
Part 6. Summary
Once you subscribe to Apple Music, it's easy to play Apple Music offline. However, once your subscription expires, the music you downloaded is lost. You can't listen to them anymore. Also, downloaded songs are only available on the Apple Music app.
So, we offer you the best way to make Apple Music available offline. That is you can use DRmare Apple Music Converter to download Apple Music songs. It allows you to listen to your favorite Apple Music songs from anywhere. And you can keep them forever. The best part is that it doesn't require a subscription to Apple Music.