Offline music - Time limit?

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by jesterengland, Feb 3, 2016.

  1. jesterengland macrumors newbie

    Mar 3, 2010
    Can't find the answer to this question anywhere. Just tried apple support and they didn't seem to know either. Or maybe didn't understand the question.

    I work on ships for long periods of time without an Internet connection. Does anyone know how often you need to connect your iPhone to the Internet to keep using downloaded music? For example with Spotify you have to connect every month or it stops working.

    Apple support just gave me the standard answer that it continues to work as long as your subscription is active. But how does your phone know your subscription is active if it's not connected to the net?

    Or do they just assume that at some point you have to connect your phone to the Internet at which time it will check your subscription?
  2. whsbuss macrumors 68040


    May 4, 2010
    SE Penna.
    Don't quote me, but I remember someone saying is similar to Spotify. Monthly would seem appropriate as its a monthly service.
  3. DeltaMac macrumors G3


    Jul 30, 2003
    How long is a "long period of time"?
    2 weeks?
    2 months?
    2 years?

    I agree. Monthly access should handle it. But, I really have no idea about that, just seems a reasonable time period when you might have a good reason to be off-line.
  4. dennysanders macrumors 6502


    Nov 6, 2015
    not many people go more than 30 days without internet so that's probably why there's not a whole lot of info on it

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