Apple Music is a streaming music service that is available on your iPhone after you update to the iOS 8.4 operating system. This service allows you to listen to music, while also creating playlists. By default Apple Music will stream your music, meaning that songs are not being stored on your device and taking up storage space. But you can download songs through Apple Music so that they are available offline, which will cause the app to use some of your storage space.
If you have downloaded several songs to your iPhone, then you may be curious about how much space they are using. Apple Music songs are very similar in size to songs that you purchase through iTunes, or that you upload from other sources. You can follow the steps in this tutorial to find out how much storage space your Apple Music library is taking up on your phone.
How to View Apple Music Storage Space
The steps in this article were written using an iPhone 6 Plus, in iOS 8.4. These steps will also work for any other iPhone device using iOS 8.4. Note that you need to be using at least iOS 8.4 to have access to Apple Music. You can read here to learn how to update iOS on your iPhone.
Step 1: Open the Settings menu.
Step 2: Select the General option.
Step 3: Select the Usage option.
Step 4: Tap the Manage Storage button under the Storage section of the menu.
Step 5: Locate the Music option. The number to the right of Music indicates the amount of storage space being used by the app.
You can then tap the Music button to view more detailed information about the usage statistics for individual songs. You can also delete individual songs, or even your entire library, from this menu. Simply tap the Edit button at the top-right corner of the screen, then tap the red circle to the left of the song or item that you wish to delete.
Would you like to prevent Apple Music from using any of your cellular data? Learn how to adjust the cellular data settings for individual apps on your iPhone.
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