Apple Music: How to Download All Songs

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The idea behind Apple Music is to let you have all your favorite tracks at your fingertips and ready to stream. This way, you can listen to all the music you like without filling up your device's memory.

However, sometimes it can be convenient to download music to your phone, especially if you are going somewhere without a stable internet connection. This is when your problems with Apple Music might start.

If you've tried downloading multiple music albums in bulk from Apple Music, you've probably found that the process can be tricky. In fact, the attempt might have resulted in your frustration. And you certainly don't want to tap the cloud icon hundreds of times to download each song individually.

Well, you can use several methods to download all songs from Apple Music. Keep reading to find out how to fix all problems with Apple Music downloads.

How to Download All Songs in Apple Music on iPhone

The first technique to download all songs from Apple Music to your iPhone involves nothing more than your phone and an internet connection.

Here is what you need to do:

  1. Open the Music app and go to "Library".
  2. You will see "Songs", "Albums", and "Playlists" as available options. The 'Songs' menu will take you to individual tracks where you can download them one by one, so choose 'Albums' or 'Playlists'.
  3. When you find the album or playlist you want to download, you can download it in two ways:
    • The first option is to long-press on the title of the album or playlist and choose "Download" from the menu that will appear.
    • You can also open the desired album or playlist. You'll find the iCloud symbol, which you can tap to download all songs in the album or playlist, right next to the three-dot icon.

This method will be faster than downloading individual songs. However, if you have many albums in your library, it may still take a considerable amount of time. To add to the frustration, you might have issues with your data connection, and depending on how much music you want to download, your iPhone might run out of battery.

How to Download All Apple Music Songs to PC

Luckily, there is a much faster technique to download all songs from Apple Music. For this method, you will use your PC or Mac instead of the iPhone.

Follow these steps to download songs from Apple Music using your computer:

  1. Before starting the process, make sure you have the latest version of iTunes installed on your PC. If you have a Mac, it should be running macOS Catalina or later operating system.
  2. If you're using a Windows PC, open iTunes. Mac users can simply go to "Music".
  3. Click on "File" and navigate to the "New" option. When the menu expands, choose "Smart Playlist". You will see a pop-up prompting you to choose rules. These rules determine which tracks will go into the new playlist.
  4. If "Match for the following rule" is already checked, leave it as is. If the box is unchecked, be sure to click it.
  5. There will be three menus below the “Match for the following rule” line. You will need to enter the appropriate values ​​in each to proceed.
  6. The first will be a drop-down menu. Choose "Time" as the value for this box.
  7. In the next box, also a drop-down menu, choose "is greater than". When you fill these two boxes as specified, the added songs will be filtered by length, which is the value you will enter in the third box.
  8. Enter "00:00" in the last box. This will ensure that all songs fit into the playlist.
  9. Uncheck the "Limit to" option.
  10. Finally, make sure "Live Update" is checked so that even the newest songs get into the playlist. Press the “OK” button.
  11. You will be prompted to name the new playlist. Be sure to choose a name that you will immediately recognize.
  12. After doing all the previous steps, the playlist you created will contain all the songs you have in Apple Music. You can now download all tracks to your iPhone from the "Playlists" section of your music library.

How to Download All Songs in Apple Music on Android

You can download all your Apple Music tracks to Android device by installing Apple Music app. You will find all the songs, albums and playlists listed in the "Library" section of the app. When you locate what you want to download, just hit the "Download" button.

To download all tracks at once, create a playlist with each song using a Mac or PC and download it to your phone. You can find detailed instructions for this method in the sections above.

Apple Music: Download all songs from iCloud

Although getting all songs from Apple Music may seem somewhat complicated, the methods to do so are relatively easy. All it takes is your phone, your computer, and a fast enough internet connection. Since your songs are already in iCloud, they will be easy to find and readily available.

Then it's a matter of waiting for the music to be downloaded from iCloud.

Now that you know how to download all songs from Apple Music, you can take your favorite tracks wherever you go. No longer will you be limited by poor reception, a weak Wi-Fi signal, or a slow or unresponsive connection. All the music you need will be in your pocket.

Did you successfully download all songs from Apple Music? Did you download the music to an iPhone or Android? Let us know in the comment section below.

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