When you’re out of range of the Internet, and trust me, this happens way more often than one thinks, there’s no way to stream music out of your smartphone. This can frustrate when you want to listen to your favorite artist on your favorite streaming platform. You might have thought that these offline music apps won’t work if you are out of network coverage, but NO! There are many of free offline music apps for iPhone available that let you get the song playing in seconds.
Free Offline Music Apps For iPhone
Here are 10 of my personal favorites apps to stream music offline on iPhone.
Available across multiple devices, iTunes is a built-in app on iPhones and iPads. The downside is that you must sync all your music from your computer over Wi-Fi (assuming you have lots of GBs to spare) or else you can’t access anything. But it’s not too big of a problem if you don’t mind waiting hours for songs to download. It’s important to note that music purchased through iTunes doesn’t count towards your storage. So if you have a ton of local music playlists, using iTunes will not create space on your phone or tablet. For those who are serious about their music, iTunes might be worth looking into. However, most people don’t bother with it because of its lack of offline features. If you want to use iTunes, make sure to get an external hard drive so you can store your music there! Otherwise, you’ll run out of space quickly.
The most popular music app in history is, unsurprisingly, one of your best options when you’re offline. Its offline mode lets you cache playlists so you can listen even if a connection isn’t available. The premium version costs $9.99/month, but gives you unlimited skips and better sound quality. If you don’t mind ads, there’s also an ad-supported free version that allows offline caching of 30 songs per device (up to 3 devices).
Pandora has been around forever, but it still provides great functionality on mobile devices. Like Spotify, it offers both a free version with ads and a paid version of them ($4.99/month or $36/year). It doesn’t let you cache music for offline listening, but its huge library makes up for it—and it has an incredibly convenient interface. Just start playing something and Pandora will create a station based on what song is currently playing; tap thumbs up or thumbs down to fine-tune its suggestions.
- 3. Google Play Music
This app is great because you can upload up to 50,000 of your own songs, making it easy to get all of your old music in one place. If you’re looking for a way to keep your collection with you while offline, then Google Play Music is a must-have. A subscription service that lets you play any song from its catalog without connecting online. Keep in mind: there’s no free version of Google Play Music (unlike Spotify), so if that’s a deal breaker, then we have a few other options below.
- Apple Music
The main difference between Apple Music and Google Play Music is that Apple offers a three-month trial period before requiring payment—but it doesn’t let you store your own tracks. It also has an excellent radio feature called Beats 1, which makes sense as part of iTunes, but not as much as a standalone product. And speaking of iTunes…
Groove is a superb way to stream your music collection from your desktop computer, so it doesn’t count as an offline app. However, since it syncs all of your downloaded songs and playlists, you can still access them when you’re offline. With a Groove subscription ($9.99/month), you can listen to millions of songs with no interruptions. It also gives you unlimited skips and lets you customize a radio station based on artists or genres that you like. There’s no need for another online service if Groove works for your needs. Another bonus? Accessing your library isn’t restricted by device. It’ll work with Android, iOS, Windows and Mac devices alike.
Deezer is a music streaming service that comes with a mobile app. It works without Wi-Fi, but you can’t play it in offline mode—if you open it while offline, it prompts you to connect to Wi-Fi before you can use it. The Deezer is one of the free offline music apps for iPhone that allows you to search for songs and albums, create playlists and share them with your friends on social media. The app also allows users to see information about artists and follow their profiles on Deezer. There’s no free version of Deezer, so your only option is paying $9.99 per month if you want full access. If you don’t mind listening to ads, though, there’s a free ad-supported version. If you don’t have an unlimited data plan or a limited data plan, downloading large amounts of music may cost you extra money. With Deezer, however, there are no limits on how much music you can download and listen to as long as it doesn’t exceed your monthly data limit.
- 6. Tidal
Tidal is a popular music streaming service that gives you access to an unlimited number of songs, albums, and playlists. It includes both free and paid options with free offering ad-free music (premium gets rid of ads plus higher quality sound). Offering a curated selection of tunes from artists around the world, Tidal has become one of our favorite music streaming apps when we’re on-the-go. It’s available for Android and iOS (mobile only) but can also be accessed via your computer.
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In this article, we’ve shown you some of the free offline music apps for iPhone. Which of them did you choose? Id like to hear from you through the comment section.