How many songs do you have saved in offline mode?

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by appleuser15, Mar 21, 2016.

  1. appleuser15 macrumors member

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    On apple music? Just curious to compare with others
     
  2. xb2003 macrumors 6502

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    None. haha The caching system works really well for me. I commute over an hour and most of the drive I have very little service. Calls are next to impossible. My iPhone seems to do a great job of getting an album cached in the times I have service and the brief times I have service on the drive, and It rarely drops out. I even do high quality streaming.

    I rarely use the radio feature or just let it play. I'm someone who usually finds an album or two a week and listen to those albums (and other music) until it gets old and I find new music. I love Apple Music and it works better for me than Google Music and Spotify, both of which I have had subscriptions for.
     
  3. appleuser15 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for your input. Can you tell me what the caching system is? I don't know about this and it sounds interesting
     
  4. xb2003 macrumors 6502

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    I don't know any hard facts about it.

    Let's say I have an hour drive and I have solid LTE for the first 10 minutes. I put on an album when I start driving. In that time it will start caching songs that will be played next so if service goes away it doesn't stop playing music.. Even though I haven't saved any of those songs for offline playing.

    A couple things to note:
    I cannot skip songs if my iPhone says "no service." I cannot chose a different song or anything else. But it will always continue playing as long as there is music in a que. If I have so much as 1 bar of 4G (which isn't enough to send a text usually) then I can skip and whatever else. Also, say I have a song that I haven't played today but a few times in the recent past, I can play that song (and many like it) instantly without waiting on it to buffer when I have that low 4G. Likewise, if I have a song that's been in my library for a while but I haven't played it in a month or two, it will require a buffer period(with low signal) and usually won't play.

    This would mean that Apple Music saves a certain amount of music (assuming your storage isn't full) to the hard drive in the phone with out telling you.

    Like I said, the actually workings of this may differ, but this is what I experience.

    Does this answer your question?
     
  5. appleuser15 thread starter macrumors member

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    Sure does, and that sounds great :D
     

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