Download music to listen to offline

If you're a YouTube Music Premium member, you can enjoy music offline by downloading your favorite songs and videos to your mobile device. This means you can keep listening to your favorite artists even if you're not connected to the internet or want to save on data. You'll need to reconnect to the internet at least once every 30 days to maintain your downloads.

Download music to listen offline with YouTube Music (iOS)

There are two ways to download music to listen to offline:

  • Turn on your offline mixtape. The app will automatically download content for you based on your previous listening history. Learn more about how to view, pause, or delete your watch history. Note: If you turn off your listening history, you can still listen to music offline via a generic offline mixtape.
  • Choose specific playlists, songs, or albums to download.

Learn more about YouTube Music Premium and how to start your free trial.

Turn on offline mixtape

To make sure you always have music available–even on the go–turn on the offline mixtape on your mobile device:
  1. Open the YouTube Music app.
  2. Tap your profile picture.
  3. Tap Downloads  .
  4. Tap Settings  .
  5. Switch on Download an offline mixtape.

Once turned on, your offline mixtape automatically downloads music based on your listening history. If you don't like a song in your offline mixtape, you can remove it by swiping to the left. When you remove a song, it won’t be re-added to your mixtape, but you may still see it elsewhere in the YouTube Music app.

The music selection is refreshed every 24 hours when you're connected to Wi-Fi. Music that is downloaded can be played for up to 30 days after you've disconnected from the internet. Note that when you reconnect to the internet, some content may no longer be available due to content changes or restrictions made by the video creator.

Download playlists and albums

Anywhere you see a playlist or album within the YouTube Music app, tap More  and select Download. You can also click the download arrow on the album or playlist details page.

Download songs

You can download individual songs from the watch page, by tapping on the cover art of any song and then tapping Download  or by tapping Menu  and then tapping Download .

Download storage space

The number of songs you can download depends on how much free space is available on your device. It's also impacted by the length and quality of the audio or video files that you wish to save.

You can limit the number of songs for your offline mixtape and choose between audio or video downloading by tapping your profile picture and then Settings and then Downloads & storage.

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