You may be on your way to work or school and want to listen to some music from your Apple Watch, but are running low on data. This begs the question, “Can you listen to music offline on Apple Watch?”
Fortunately, yes, you can. All you have to do is download the music you want, whether it’s from Apple Music or Spotify. That way, you don’t have to keep your iPhone near you as you listen to your offline music.
Stick around to learn how you can listen to music offline on your Apple Watch.
How to Listen to Music Offline on Apple Watch
To listen to music with no internet connection, you’ll need to download the songs beforehand. Luckily, Apple Watch supports various music streaming service giants such as Spotify, Apple Music, and Pandora.
Here’s how you can listen to music offline through each streaming service.
How to Play Offline Music on Your Apple Watch Using Apple Music
Before downloading the music, ensure that there’s enough storage space. Afterward, navigate to the Music app on the watch.
Next, go to Library and choose between playlists, artists, and albums to pick which one you want to download. Then, tap on the three dots next to the song or album you want and click on Download. The song or album you’ve downloaded should then be available for you to listen to offline.
How to Create an Offline Playlist on Apple Music
If you want a whole playlist downloaded, you can go to Music on your Apple Watch. Click on Playlists and Albums, then Add Songs. Select the songs from your library by tapping on the plus sign next to each one.
Go back to the app and make sure the songs can be synced to your Apple Watch. Make sure your Apple Watch is next to your iPhone while doing this. A download indicator should appear on your iPhone.
After that’s done, go to your Apple Watch and tap one Library>Downloads>Albums or Playlists. You should be able to access your offline music.
How to Play Offline Music on Your Apple Watch Using Spotify
Spotify is one of the most commonly used music streaming services available. With a premium subscription, you’re able to download and listen to any songs you want offline.
To do that on your Apple Watch, first, go to the Spotify icon. On the left tab, tap on Your Library. Then, click on any album or song you want offline. Next to each song and album should be three dots. Once you select them, choose Download to Apple Watch.
The downloaded songs and albums should have a green arrow next to them indicating that they can be played offline.
How to Play Offline Music on Your Apple Watch Using Deezer
Deezer is also a popular choice for music streaming. Offline music also requires a family or premium subscription.
To start, on your iPhone, go to the Deezer app. Pick the song you want to download and tap on the heart next to it to save it. Next, on your Apple Watch, navigate to the offline mode tab. Afterward, click on Add/Delete followed by Download.
Tap on the songs you previously saved from your iPhone and wait until the download is complete. Go back to the last menu and your offline music should be available on Playlists.
How to Play Offline Music on Your Apple Watch Using TIDAL
TIDAL isn’t as famous as other music streaming giants. Nonetheless, the Norwegian-American brand can allow you access to offline music on your Apple Watch. TIDAL is supported by Apple Watch 3 and all other updated versions.
To begin, you’ll want to download the TIDAL app on your Apple Watch and sync it with your account. Next, go to your iPhone or PC and login into your account then input the code that appeared on your Apple Watch.
Afterward, click Done on your Apple Watch and go through the playlists and songs you want to listen to offline. Tap on the down arrow next to them and choose Download. While it’s completing its download, make sure the Apple Watch’s screen is unlocked.
Once you’re done, just go to the Download Content where you’ll find all your offline music.
Can you listen to music offline on Apple Watch? In short, you can. The main takeaway is that you need to download the albums or songs that you need from your music streaming service.
You can also create your own playlist and download it. That being said, having offline access to music is convenient when you’re trying to save your mobile data. You can listen to your music or podcasts freely, whether you’re commuting, working out, or simply going for a walk.