iMusic on iPhone 6


C DM

macrumors Sandy Bridge
Oct 17, 2011
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Hi Guys

Can someone tell me in laymans terms why I can't play music on my phone unless I'm connected to the internet. This is music I have paid for over many years?
Is this something new for you in particular with iOS 12?
 

verithingeoff

macrumors member
Original poster
Dec 3, 2012
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Is this something new for you in particular with iOS 12?
I'm not sure. I usually have a wifi connection but the other day I was in a place with no connection and my music wouldn't work

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is the song actually downloaded to yr device?
How do I tell?

[doublepost=1542165606][/doublepost]I've just done a couple of tests and it seems that music that was originally from a CD works ok but downloaded music doesn't?
 

HDFan

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Jun 30, 2007
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In iTunes you can select what to sync. More complicated if you are synching with iCloud music.


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niji

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Feb 9, 2003
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I'm not sure. I usually have a wifi connection but the other day I was in a place with no connection and my music wouldn't work

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How do I tell?

[doublepost=1542165606][/doublepost]I've just done a couple of tests and it seems that music that was originally from a CD works ok but downloaded music doesn't?

since your music that you had before, that came from your previously purchased albums is on yr device, it sounds to me that you are not even connected to Music at all and/or at least have not downloaded the songs from Music to yr device.
you can have lots of "music" on yr device that only amount to playlists that means you need to be connected to the net to listen to them.
once you download them to yr device you dont need to be connected to the net to listen to them.
every time you see the "+ " icon it means that it is basically only a playlist and NOT downloaded to ur device.
click the + to download that song.