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  1. Chris Cook5's Avatar
    does listing to music use your data when in the car such as this
    03-13-2021 03:51 PM
  2. Mars20's Avatar
    You won’t use any data in the above case. You would simply use Bluetooth. If the music was streaming from iCloud, then you would need some kind of internet connection.
    03-13-2021 04:25 PM
  3. Tartarus's Avatar
    It depends if you have music stored for offline listening.
    If a song is not stored for offline listening, then you’ll use your data.
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    03-13-2021 04:50 PM
  4. Mars20's Avatar
    In the above screenshot the tunes are not showing as being in the iCloud, therefore there should be no charge for playing them through Bluetooth.
    03-14-2021 09:07 AM
  5. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    In the above screenshot the tunes are not showing as being in the iCloud, therefore there should be no charge for playing them through Bluetooth.
    Wait. When I stream one of my Music playlists, my screen looks like the one the OP posted when the What’s next screen is displayed. I don’t have any songs songs saved for offline use and I only have 5 or 6 songs in my library and they are not associated with the playlist I’m currently playing.

    With that being said, what screen do you see when you’re streaming music?
    03-14-2021 10:39 AM
  6. Mars20's Avatar
    The one entitled Songs. It has the ones not downloaded to the iPhone with a red cloud symbol on the right.
    03-14-2021 11:05 AM
  7. Tartarus's Avatar
    I’m on the latest beta and Music has a slightly different look now.
    They did away with the clouds.



    In above screenshot none of the songs are saved offline. This means that I will use data to stream it.
    03-14-2021 12:02 PM
  8. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    The one entitled Songs. It has the ones not downloaded to the iPhone with a red cloud symbol on the right.
    The image in the first screenshot depicts songs from one of my playlists that are not downloaded to my iPhone. As you can see, the listing is grayed out and there is no cloud icon next to them. Note: I’m on the latest dev beta, by the way.

    The second screenshot depicts the prompt telling me to connect to either Wi-Fi or cellular in order to play the songs within that playlist. The OP’s screenshot depicts a cellular connection which means he or she will indeed use data while streaming the songs in that playlist.




    03-14-2021 12:19 PM
  9. Mars20's Avatar
    What you and Tartarus are saying only applies to the beta. The OP is in all probability not using that.
    03-14-2021 12:24 PM
  10. Tartarus's Avatar
    The information I initially gave still applies though.
    Yes you will always use data, unless downloaded for offline use.

    You can easily check this by putting the phone in flight mode and playing a song.

    If you’re worried about data usage, there is multiple options under Settings > Music > Cellular to help you reduce data usage.
    Last edited by Tartarus; 03-14-2021 at 03:19 PM.
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    03-14-2021 02:51 PM
  11. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    What you and Tartarus are saying only applies to the beta. The OP is in all probability not using that.
    Only one song in the screenshot below is downloaded offline. It won't use data. The others will. As for beta, it still applies. You just won't see the cloud. You can go to the library and tap on Downloaded, and see which ones are offline, if any.
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    03-14-2021 08:00 PM
  12. Lee_Bo's Avatar
    iOS 14.4.1 official. See the cloud in the upper right corner? This means the music is not downloaded to my device and therefore will use mobile data while playing.

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    03-14-2021 08:35 PM
  13. Chris Cook5's Avatar
    I’m on the latest beta and Music has a slightly different look now.
    They did away with the clouds.

    [IMG=1284x2778]https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210314/e4a47ccf68dc39d0850425f6250ca6f5.png[/url]

    In above screenshot none of the songs are saved offline. This means that I will use data to stream it.
    Are you saying in the latest beta you can’t tap the cloud icon??
    03-14-2021 09:58 PM
  14. Chris Cook5's Avatar
    Only one song in the screenshot below is downloaded offline. It won't use data. The others will. As for beta, it still applies. You just won't see the cloud. You can go to the library and tap on Downloaded, and see which ones are offline, if any.
    [IMG=1284x2778]https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210315/eb8fae92c509de564ac17d334159fc2f.jpg[/url]
    so basically, before you go on a trip tap the cloud icon with arrow while on wifi so you won’t use data
    03-14-2021 10:02 PM
  15. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    iOS 14.4.1 official. See the cloud in the upper right corner? This means the music is not downloaded to my device and therefore will use mobile data while playing.

    [IMG=237x512]https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210315/5bf677ad82d55cd5be4b0af1bfa54381.jpg[/url]
    I think that's mostly for downloading the entire playlist to offline. Or all that are not already offline. I have a handful in my playlist that are offline, but have that at the top as well.
    03-14-2021 10:13 PM
  16. Tartarus's Avatar
    Are you saying in the latest beta you can’t tap the cloud icon??
    You can swipe left and tap the blue icon or tap the arrow in the upper left.

    Or you can long press any album/song/playlist and download.
    If anything, it’s made easier, not harder to achieve things.
    Chris Cook5 likes this.
    03-15-2021 01:07 AM

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