Apple Music Offline vs Spotify

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by tkao2025, Nov 2, 2016.

  1. tkao2025 macrumors regular

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    I'm trying out the 3 month trial period for Apple Music. So far, I've created 1 playlist to test. I went and downloaded it to my phone. Now, on Spotify one can only keep offline music for 30 days and I assume Apple music would be the same. In spotify, you can go into settings, playback, and click and un-click offline mode so that you can keep you music on your phone after the 30 days. How do you do it on Apple Music?

    Also on spotify, in order to remove the music from iPhone once you uncheck a playlist from offline mode, you have to delete app and reinstall, unlike google which will take the songs off your phone once you uncheck offline mode. Does apple music also delete music on your phone if you uncheck offline for a song or playlist?
     
  2. Rigby macrumors 601

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    I have several Spotify playlists downloaded for offline use on my phone for way longer than 30 days and never had to do that. You have to be connected to the Internet at least every 30 days so it can check that you are still subscribed, but otherwise there is no limit how long a song can be stored offline in Spotify AFAIK.
    Never had to do that either.
     
  3. tkao2025 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Oh, I didn't know you didn't have to go into settings to un-check and check again to get another 30 days, because every time I'm in the playback menu it has a days counting down to when you have to go online again.

    For the memory Cache, if you google it, it shows that Spotify does not clean out cache so when you remove a playlist from offline mode. Therefore it becomes a huge memory hog, while Google Music deletes the cached memory as well, so you are not stuck with a huge amount of memory used.
     
  4. quable macrumors newbie

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    While it is true that Spotify doesn't immediately delete those songs, uninstalling and reinstalling the app is a ridiculous way to go about this. There is no need. The app stores the music in the cache, but this will get dumped every so often - and if you need the space for something else, it will overwrite immediately anyway. So, unless you're really anal about that stuff, no need to do this.
     
  5. tkao2025 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Ahh. Ok did not know this. Giving Apple Music a go for 3 month to see how that is.
     
  6. Tech198 macrumors G5

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    i don't think you can, least there is no option for time frame because that would defeat the purpose of an active subscription then... If u could go 2 months offline play back on Apple music, Apple can easily then say "your stealing this music because u clearly are not using you Apple subscription anymore"

    The again, its probably just business deals. getting the right one.

    Only way to know is to see..
     

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