Music App: show music on my phone (not online) only?

Discussion in 'iOS 10' started by RichardF, May 17, 2017.

  1. RichardF macrumors 6502a


    Oct 27, 2006
    New York City
    I spent some time reading through older threads and posts.

    At the time of my posting this thread, Apple still haven't given us back the ability to only show the music I have on my phone.

    1) Anyone knows how to if indeed it is possible again (used to be)?

    2) Delete/ hide in bulk music that's associated with my Apple ID iTunes purchases so it doesn't show up in the Music App in iOS?

    Thank you.A
  2. EM2013 macrumors 68000


    Sep 2, 2013
    Under downloaded music. Done.

    Can't delete or hide anything. You can hide Apple Music connect though.

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  3. peterpayne macrumors member

    Apr 3, 2017
    No need to use "Downloaded Music" if you don't want to.

    You can hide iTunes purchases, so they don't show (but you could unhide them in the future). Here's how to do it:

    It's super easy once you learn how to do it. I use it a lot - and when I want to unhide a song or an album, I go to my account and do it on "Hidden purchases".

    Hope this helps
  4. RichardF thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Oct 27, 2006
    New York City
    Thank you so much guys.

    I used a combination of both of your suggestions.

    It'd be much better if there was a way to hide multiple songs or all at a time. Right now, it's one at a time.
    I sent this feedback to Apple.
  5. bigpoppamac31 macrumors 68020

    Aug 16, 2007
    This to me is why "Apple Music" should be a separate app (like Spotify from example) from the Music App. I don't have Apple Music nor do I want it. I only want music on my phone which is from my library on my Mac. The Music App from way back on iOS6 was much simpler and easier to use than what it is now. This is also why I have and still use an iPod Classic.
  6. Tozovac, Oct 18, 2017
    Last edited: Oct 18, 2017

    Tozovac macrumors 65816


    Jun 12, 2014
    If I understand the discussion here, is this correct:

    The only way to get the iOS Music app to show only the song files on your computer that you purposefully sync'd with your iphone is to fiddle with iTunes on your computer? That's the only workaround??

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