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.
    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.
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    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.
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    03-15-2021 01:07 AM
  17. Chris Cook5's Avatar
    is there a way to download all of your music at once in order to make sure there downloaded? I always hit the arrow after downloading them to my library
    06-06-2021 12:38 AM
  18. Tartarus's Avatar
    I’ve created multiple smart playlists and one of them contains all my songs.

    I pressed the arrow once on that playlist and ever since I add new music to Music, it gets automatically downloaded for offline use on my iPhone.
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    06-06-2021 06:41 AM
  19. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    is there a way to download all of your music at once in order to make sure there downloaded? I always hit the arrow after downloading them to my library
    You can download all songs in a playlist by tapping the red down arrow at the top of any playlist. If you want to check all songs to see if they're all downloaded, go to the Library menu and tap Songs. Downloaded songs will show a down arrow next to the 3 dots. Any songs without the arrow are not downloaded. Download those by tapping the 3 dots, then tap Download.
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    06-06-2021 07:50 AM
  20. Annie_M's Avatar
    I have a driving playlist for this very purpose.
    06-06-2021 08:07 AM
  21. Chris Cook5's Avatar
    You can download all songs in a playlist by tapping the red down arrow at the top of any playlist. If you want to check all songs to see if they're all downloaded, go to the Library menu and tap Songs. Downloaded songs will show a down arrow next to the 3 dots. Any songs without the arrow are not downloaded. Download those by tapping the 3 dots, then tap Download.
    I did that last night. I was looking for a download all but I guess Apple hasn’t implanted that feature yet. very tedious work
    06-06-2021 10:20 AM
  22. Chris Cook5's Avatar
    I’ve created multiple smart playlists and one of them contains all my songs.

    I pressed the arrow once on that playlist and ever since I add new music to Music, it gets automatically downloaded for offline use on my iPhone.
    are you able to do that on a phone or do you have to do it on your desktop and then sync it
    06-06-2021 10:21 AM
  23. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    I did that last night. I was looking for a download all but I guess Apple hasn’t implanted that feature yet. very tedious work
    How many songs are you talking about? You can make playlists on your iPhone. Another option is go to Albums in the Library menu. Tap on an album. Then tap the red down arrow at the top. That will download all the songs you picked in the album. You would need a computer to make smart playlists, where you could input different things. You can't do that on your iPhone. But, you can make playlists on the iPhone. But, when you add a new song, you would have to manually download it.
    Where are your songs? Are they not in a playlist?
    06-06-2021 11:23 AM
  24. Chris Cook5's Avatar
    How many songs are you talking about? You can make playlists on your iPhone. Another option is go to Albums in the Library menu. Tap on an album. Then tap the red down arrow at the top. That will download all the songs you picked in the album. You would need a computer to make smart playlists, where you could input different things. You can't do that on your iPhone. But, you can make playlists on the iPhone. But, when you add a new song, you would have to manually download it.
    Where are your songs? Are they not in a playlist?
    Does listening to Music in the car use data?-img_0992.jpg

    I went to the library last night and downloaded the songs individually and the albums
    06-06-2021 05:03 PM
  25. Ledsteplin's Avatar
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    I went to the library last night and downloaded the songs individually and the albums
    Then all you want to do is make sure they're all downloaded? If so, just go to the Library menu, select Songs, and go down the list and check them.
    06-06-2021 08:18 PM
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