Download Songs in Apple Music to iPhone

How to Download Songs in Apple Music to iPhone? –, Apple Music doesn’t make it easy to download a lot of music to your iPhone at once, but there’s a simple trick to make it work.

If you want to download music to your iPhone for offline listening using Apple Music or iTunes, just tap the cloud icon next to the track and it will start downloading. However, if you’ve recently erased your iPhone or purchased a new one, you may want to download all your music, and tapping the cloud icon next to hundreds of artists or albums is no fun.

Luckily, we’ll show you how to add music from iTunes to your iPhone and an amazing trick to download all your songs to Apple Music at once. No need to tap the download button a hundred times!

You can listen to Apple Music offline by downloading it to your iPhone or iPad. Here’s how to download Apple Music (your entire library) to your iPhone or iPad.

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How to Download Apple Music or iTunes Songs to iPhone

If you don’t have a computer or you just want to send playlists from iTunes or Apple Music to your device, use this technique. If you just want to see what’s currently playing, view your Apple Music history.
  • Open the Music app on your iPhone or iPad.
  • Tap the Library tab, then tap Playlists, Albums, or Songs.
  • When selecting songs, you need to scroll through the list and tap the more icon (three dots) next to each song.
  • You then need to tap Download next to each song.
  • To download an album or playlist, either: Long press the album title or playlist title until a menu appears.
  • Then tap Download or open a specific album or playlist, then tap the iCloud icon at the top right.
  • If you are like me and have a large music library, it can take a while to download each album and playlist. So, be sure to use Wi-Fi to download all of your music, and charge your iPhone during the process. You may even want to do this overnight.
This is not a quick or easy method. It can be frustrating and time consuming to go through your entire library and download each item individually. However, if you don’t have access to a computer and really want to download all of your Apple Music or iTunes songs for offline listening, this method works (albeit patiently).

How to Download All Your Songs with Music on Mac or iTunes on Windows PC

If you’re an Apple Music subscriber and want to download your entire library, you can do so using a simple trick. All you need to do is go to your account settings and change a setting. Once that’s done, your entire library will be downloaded to your device!
  • You need a computer with iTunes or a Mac with macOS Catalina or later.
  • Open the Music app on your Mac or iTunes on your Windows computer. You don’t have to download all your music to this computer, but you can if you want. For this example, I used the Music app.
  • Select File at the top, select New and click Smart Playlist.
  • A box will appear where you can set the rules for how the Smart Playlist decides which songs to add.
  • Leave Match enabled and Music selected. The playlist will add songs that match the following rules.
  • The second drop-down box selects the length of the songs in the playlist. Choose “time” and set the value to greater than the second value. This will add songs to the playlist that are longer than the value set.
  • Enter 00:00 in the time format field; This way all your songs will be recorded because they are all longer than zero seconds. Make sure Limit to is unchecked.
  • Turn on Live Updates to download new songs added to your Apple Music Library.
  • Click OK.
  • Name the playlist; I have All my Music!

How to download all iTunes music to iPhone with a USB cable

This method is for people who have a music library on their computer. If you’ve followed the steps above but don’t have an Apple Music subscription, you can use this method instead.
  • You need a computer with iTunes or a Mac with macOS Catalina or later.
  • Connect your iPhone to your computer with a USB cable.
  • Open Music on Mac or iTunes on your Windows computer.
  • Now in the Finder on your Mac, click on your iPhone in the address bar. On a Windows computer, click the small phone icon at the top left of the iTunes interface.
  • You will see an interface similar to the one pictured below. It will be slightly different on a Windows computer, but all the same features should be there. Click on the Music tab.
  • On the Music tab, turn on Sync Music.
  • If you’ve downloaded your music library to your computer, you can use a cable to sync music from your computer directly to iPhone. If you have followed the steps above to create one smart playlist with all your music, all you have to do is send the created playlist to your iPhone. In any case, I recommend choosing featured artists, albums, genres, and playlists.
  • From the list of available music, select the Playlists tab. You can check the boxes next to playlists that you want to put on iPhone, but specifically you want to send smart playlists that you have created.
  • Click Apply. This will send any files you selected on your Mac to your iPhone and replace any other music or iTunes media you already have on your iPhone. In my case, the only files I send to my iPhone are smart playlists.
  • Once the sync is complete, you can eject your iPhone like any other USB device from your Mac or Windows computer. You should find the playlists, artists, and songs you added in the Music app on your iPhone.
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