Apple Music is undoubtedly one of the most popular music streaming services in the market. Basically, Apple Music allows users to have access to millions of songs or select music to stream to their device on-demand. Apple Music also features Beats 1, Apple’s internet radio station and Connect, the blog platform that allows artists to share their posts, videos and photos with their subscribers.
However, Apple Music takes up a considerable amount of cellular data on your device to make sure that everything runs smoothly. If you are on a limited data plan, Apple Music could be a nightmare. Fortunately, there are some simple tips and tricks that help you keep Apple Music’s cellular data consumption in check.
In this post, we will show you how to stop Apple Music from eating your iPhone’s cellular data plan.
Don’t stream, just download
Streaming is all too much fun, but it may drain your cellular data very quickly. If you have subscribed to Apple Music, you have the option to download your songs for offline listening. Here is how you can do this:
Step one: First off, you need to launch Apple Music app from your home screen. Once you are done, head to the song you wish to download
Step two: Once you are done, tap on the More button and tap on Make Available Offline
To view songs you have saved locally to your iPhone or iPad, just follow the steps below
Step one: Launch the Music app from your home screen and tap on Music tab to proceed
Step two: Once you are done, select the view type dropdown from the middle of the screen and tap on the toggle next to Show Music Available Offline
Download over Wi-Fi only
If your device is now connected to a Wi-Fi network, we recommend you download songs over Wi-Fi to save your data. To do this, just need to swipe up from the bottom of your iPhone to access Control Center and enable Wi-Fi on your device
Limit your streaming
If you are a big fan of Beat 1, chances are that you need to limit your Beats 1 playtime to save your data. Here is how you can do this
Step one: Open the Music app from your home screen and tap Radio
Step two: Next up, tap Beat 1 Shows and select the show you wish to listen to under On Demand section. After that, tap the playlists you wish to listen to
Step three: Once you are done, tap the +Add button and hit the Download button
Turn off automatic downloads
Step one: Launch Settings app from your home screen and head to the iTunes & App Stores section
Step two: Tap on the toggle next to Apps under Automatic Downloads
Turn off cellular data
Step one: Launch Settings app from the home screen and tap Music
Step two: Once you are done, hit Cellular Data and turn off the switch next to Cellular Data
Got any questions? Let us know in the comments below.