DRmare Apple Music Converter

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How to Play Apple Music on Apple Watch Offline without iPhone

Does Apple Music work on Apple Watch?

Yes. The Apple Watch has been the best-selling wearable device since its launch in 2015. If you want to do exercise outdoors like running or walking, the Apple Watch is a must-have. Listening to music while you exercise can be great. Fortunately, you can directly use the Apple Music app on your Apple Watch and play music online or offline. You can also add music to Apple Music using your iPhone, so you can listen to it even without an iPhone. You just need to do this to subscribe to Apple Music. Now follow this tutorial to learn how to play Apple Music on Apple Watch.

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Part 1. How to Play Apple Music on Apple Watch without iPhone

You can easily use the Apple Music app on your Apple Watch. You can sync your music library, add music, stream music, download music, use Siri to play music, and more. Now let's see how to use Apple Music on Apple Watch with the Apple Music app directly.


  • Apple Watch running watchOS 7 or later
  • Subscribe to Apple Music

Step 1. Open the Apple Music app on your Apple Watch.

Step 2. Tap 'Library' and you can see all your added songs. You can choose the item you like to start listening.

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Step 3. You can also browse or search for the music and then tap on "Three Dots' > 'Add to Library" to add it to your library.

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Part 2. How to Listen to Apple Music on Apple Watch with Phone

If your Apple Watch is older than watchOS 7, you can also add music from your iPhone to your Apple Watch. This way, you can listen to Apple Music on Apple Watch without phone anytime, anywhere. Here's how to add Apple Music to Apple Watch.

Step 1. Connect your Apple Watch to a power charger. Then open the Bluetooth.

Step 2. Start the Apple Watch app on your iPhone. If it is the first time you use Apple Watch, you need to pair and set up it with an iPhone first.

Step 3. Go to the "My Watch" tab > "Music".

Step 4. You can tap "Add Music" and then you can view all your playlists, albums, and more on Apple Music.

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Step 5. Tap on the "+" icon next to the track to upload it to your Apple Watch. (Please make sure the watch is connected to its charger during transferring songs. )

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Step 6. Pair your Apple Watch with a Bluetooth speaker such as AirPods and start listening to Apple Music.

Part 3. How to Download Apple Music to Apple Watch to Listen Offline

Can you listen to Apple Music offline on Apple Watch? Sure, just make sure your Apple Watch has enough storage space and you can download songs for offline listening. Here is how to do that.

Step 1. Open the Apple Music app on your Apple Watch.

Step 2. Tap on "Library" and find the item you want to download. (If you don't have the item in your library, you can first add it by following the steps in the section above.)

Step 3. Tap on the "Three Dots" icon next to the item and then select "Download".

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Step 4. Once downloaded, you can tap 'Library' > 'Downloaded' to stream Apple Music on Apple Watch without cellular or WiFi.

Part 4. How to Download Apple Music to Apple Watch for Permanent & Free Listening

You need an Apple Music subscription to listen to Apple Music songs on Apple Watch. Once your subscription ends, all songs in your library (including downloaded items) will disappear. Therefore, we want to show you a way to use Apple Music offline on your Apple Watch even without a subscription.

DRmare Apple Music Converter is an excellent converter to convert and download Apple Music to different formats MP3, M4A, M4B, AAC, FLAC, WAV with just one click. It maintains 100% original sound quality and ID3 tags, allowing you to enjoy lossless music on your Apple Watch. Even better, the converted Apple Music can be used on any other devices, such as MP3 players, Samsung Gear, Apple TV, etc. We believe this is a more affordable way to enjoy unlimited Apple Music.

DRmare Apple Music Converter

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  • Best user experience with the well-crafted interface and 30X faster speed
  • Convert Apple Music tracks to MP3 and other common audio files to listen anywhere
  • Keep 100% lossless music quality, ID3 tags including title, author, album cover
  • Lifetime free technical support, solve any problems you encountered quickly

The software is free to download, you can try it out and learn how to download Apple Music on Apple Watch for offline listening permanently.

Step 1Install and launch DRmare program
drmare interface
After downloading and installing DRmare Apple Music Converter, you will see the shortcut on the desktop. Please double click to launch it. Note: As Mac computers are set to download apps from the App Store by default. If you encounter any error downloading, please go to the "Preferences" of your Mac to change the settings.
Step 2Load Apple Music files
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Next, you can click "Add Files" button from the bottom left, you can browse all the songs you have downloaded in Apple Music and add them to the software quickly. You can also directly drag and drop music files to this software.
Step 3Select the output parameters
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Next you can select one output format which works best with your Apple Watch such as MP3. Also, you can change or keep the default Codec, Channel, Sample Rate, Bit Rate. To open the settings window, click on the 'Format' icon at the bottom right.
Step 4Convert Apple Music for Apple Watch
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When everything is ready, please just click "Convert" button from the bottom right. Within a little while, you will get the common used audio files. You can move them to any device including your Apple Watch for playback forever.
Step 5Sync Apple Music to Apple Watch
Now please transfer the converted Apple Music to your iPhone. After that, you can follow the steps in Part 2 to add Apple Music to your Apple Watch. Then you can play Apple Music offline on Apple Watch forever. And you don't need to worry about them disappearing.

Part 5. How to Solve Apple Music Not Working on Apple Watch

The Apple Music Apple Watch app lets you easily enjoy your favorite music on your wrist without carrying a phone. However, some users reported issues such as Apple Music not downloading to Apple Watch, Apple Music not loading on Apple Watch, and so on. If you also encounter any issues, try the solutions below.

1. Check your internet connection

If you're streaming Apple Music online on your Apple Watch, you'll need to make sure your Apple Watch is connected to a Wi-Fi or cellular connection. If your network connection is unstable, try changing to a better one.

2. Check your Apple Music subscription status

Make sure your Apple Music subscription is active and there are no issues with payment. Or you can't access Apple Music.

3. Restart your Apple Watch and iPhone

Restarting your device may help you resolve any temporary issues. Turn off both devices, then wait a few minutes before turning them back on.

4. Check your Apple Watch storage

If you find that Apple Music isn't downloading to your Apple Watch, it might be because you don't have enough storage space. If so, you need to delete some unused songs to free up storage space. You can check if you have enough storage space via Settings > General > Usage.

5. Check for software updates

Make sure your Apple Watch is running the latest version of watchOS. To do that, open the Apple Watch app n your iPhone (or Settings app on your Apple Watch) and tap General > Software Update.

6. Contact Apple Support

If none of the above steps resolves the issue, consider contacting Apple Support for further assistance.

By following the steps below, you should resolve common issues related to Apple Music not working on Apple Watch. If not, you can use DRmare Apple Music Converter to listen to Apple Music on Apple Watch.

Part 6. Extra Tips to Play Apple Music on Apple Watch

Apple Music Apple Watch offers a variety of features that allow users to enjoy music. You can access the entire Apple Music library, including songs, albums, playlists, radio stations, and more. You can browse, select and control music right from your watch, without using your iPhone. You can also use Siri to control your music with your voice. Now let's look at some operational tips.

How to Control Apple Music Playback on Apple Watch

1. Adjust the volume: turn the digital crown.

2. Shuffle/repeat music: tap "Three Dots" on the Now Playing screen and choose the "Shuffle/Repeat" button.

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3. Share Apple Music with others: on the Now Playing screen, tap on "Three Dots" > "Share Song" and choose to share the music by Message or others.

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4. Control music playback with Siri: say something to Siri, such as "Play a song of Taylor Swift", "Play the next song", and so on.

How to Remove Apple Music from Apple Watch

Way 1. Using your iPhone

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Step 1. Open the Apple Watch on your iPhone.

Step 2. Tap on "My Watch" > "Music".

Step 3. Choose "Edit" and then tap "Delete" next to any music to remove it from Apple Watch.

Way 2. Using your Apple Watch

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Step 1. Open the Apple Music app on your Apple Watch

Step 2. Tap "Library" and find the music you want to remove.

Step 3. Then tap on the "Three Dots" icon and select "Remove".

How to Control Apple Music from Apple Watch

When you listen to Apple Music on your iPhone, it appears on your Apple Watch. You can use your Apple Watch to control music playback on your iPhone.

control apple music playback from apple watch

Step 1. Open the Apple Music app on your Apple Watch.

Step 2. Scroll down and choose "On iPhone" > "Now Playing". And you can see what's playing on your iPhone.

Step 3. You can tap 'Pause', 'Play', and other buttons to control music playing on your iPhone.

Part 7. In Conclusion

That's it! Now you know how to play Apple Music on Apple Watch. There are mainly three ways. One is to use the Apple Music app directly on your Apple Watch. The second is to use your iPhone to add Apple Music to Apple Watch, then you can listen to music without carrying your iPhone. The last but best way is to use DRmare Apple Music Converter to convert Apple Music and sync it to Apple Watch for permanent offline listening.

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