Apple Music on Apple Watch

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by coffeemadmanUK, May 26, 2016.

  1. coffeemadmanUK macrumors 6502a

    coffeemadmanUK

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    Quick question - if I set a playlist on my Apple Watch to sync, does this playlist need to be offline on my iPhone too? I'm wondering if there is a way of having 2GB of music on my Apple Watch without it taking any space up on my iPhone (and available offline to listen to).
     
  2. swarlos macrumors 6502

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    Yes for the playlist to sync to your watch it has to be saved offline on your iPhone.
     
  3. coffeemadmanUK thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks. I kind of figured as much.

    It would be great if I could save 2GB space on my iPhone by having the music stored offline only on the Apple Watch.

    Wishes, wishes, wishes...
     
  4. tsang2320 macrumors demi-god

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    16GB? :)
     
  5. coffeemadmanUK thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Unfortunately yes. My iPhone 6S was stolen a few weeks back so I bought a iPhone SE to tide me over until I can afford a new iPhone.

    The unfortunate nature of wanting an expensive product!
     
  6. swarlos macrumors 6502

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    Ahh man that's a bummer sorry to hear that.
     
  7. tsang2320 macrumors demi-god

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    After testing it with my Apple Watch, I can sync the playlist (downloaded) to my watch and then remove the downloads on my iPhone and still see the playlist on my watch if I choose watch as the source. I don't use Bluetooth headphones so can't see if they are still playable. May test it out on a small scale with yours.
     
  8. daijholt, May 30, 2016
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    daijholt macrumors 6502a

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    Syning a playlist to your watch automatically downloads it to your phone then transfers it to the watch. You don't have to press download on your phone first, THEN sync to the watch.

    Interesting that you can delete them from the phone afterwards tough and still play from the watch as tsang2320. That could be useful to you.
     

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