How to listen to Apple Music offline during a flight

If you are on a plane and want to listen to your Apple Music catalog, in this post we show you step by step how you can do it. In addition, we will explain how to listen to music in Dolby Atmos, high resolution without loss, etc. all this, without Internet connection. So stick around and we’ll tell you all the details.

Download your songs to listen offline

To download your songs in Apple Music, and listen to them without internet, first of all you have to go to the Apple Music application, while our iPhone has a connection. We select the song (or the album) that we want to download, and click on the arrow icon, in the upper right part of the screen, and select the option “Discharge”. When the music is downloaded and we do not have an Internet connection, in Apple Music there are two nuances: we can listen to music in high quality and Dolby Atmos (if the songs have that quality), but we will not be able to use the function of consulting the lyrics of the songs , while it is playing.

When you want to download music on Apple Music, apart from selecting the song you want, you can also select the quality with which you want to listen to the music without internet. When you download songs, keep in mind that these They take up memory space. And the higher resolution a song has, the more space it will take up. It is a detail that you have to take into account, if you do not have much storage space. As explained in the iPhone Settings:

  • In 10GB you can store approximately:
    • 3,000 high-quality songs
    • 1,000 lossless songs
    • 200 Hi-Res Lossless Songs
apple music audio quality

To select with what quality we want to download the songs, we must go to Settings> Music. To download songs with Dolby Atmos audio, we activate the option “Download in Dolby Atmos”. In the “Audio” section, we have to select the “Audio quality” option and within this menu we activate the following options:

  • lossless audio
  • Downloads > High Resolution Lossless

High Quality, Lossless and High Resolution Lossless audio formats are AAC 256 kbps, ALAC up to 24-bit/48 kHz, and ALAC up to 24-bit/192 kHz respectively. Except for the AAC format, ALAC corresponds to a proprietary audio codec from Apple. Still, regardless of the codec, it can be played without any problem. without internet, in airplane mode during a flight.

And you can connect your AirPods

Did you know that you can also connect your AirPods to your iPhone to listen to music on a plane? You don’t need to have internet, and you just have to activate the Airplane Mode, turn on the Bluetooth connection on your iPhone and press the sync button on the AirPods. Automatically, you can start listening to music.

iPhone and AirPods Pro

A very important detail: if you have music downloaded to your iPhone, but later activate the high-quality audio options, you will need to delete those downloads and perform them again. In this way, the music is downloaded again, but in a high-resolution format. AirPods Max, for example, support High Quality and Lossless codecs. So you can listen to Apple Music without internet, and also, in high quality.