How do I keep Music from eating my cellular data plan? The Settings app can help!

If you're on a tight data plan, you're likely often concerned about going over your limit. Thanks to iOS 10, you can control when the Music app uses cellular data, how high-quality those streams are, and how to restrict it to Wi-Fi. Here's how.

How to disable cellular data for the Music app

  1. Launch the Settings app.
  2. Select the Music setting.
  3. Tap on Cellular Data.
  4. Flip the On/Off switch next to Cellular Data to the Off (grey) position.

    Launch the settings app, tap music, tap cellular data, and tap on the On/Off switch beside Cellular Data

This will block the Music app from using any data at all; from here on out, it will only be able to connect over Wi-Fi.

How to disable cellular data for music downloads

  1. Launch the Settings app.
  2. Select the Music setting.
  3. Tap on Cellular Data.
  4. Flip the On/Off switch next to Downloads to the Off (grey) position.

    Launch the settings app, tap music, tap cellular data, and tap on the On/Off switch beside Downloads

To reenable cellular data, just follow these same steps, but flip the On/Off switch to the On (green) position.

How to disable cellular data for music streaming only

  1. Launch the Settings app.
  2. Select the Music setting.
  3. Tap on Cellular Data.
  4. Flip the On/Off switch next to Streaming to the Off (grey) position.

    Launch the settings app, tap music, tap cellular data, and tap on the On/Off switch beside Streaming

To reenable cellular data, just follow these same steps, but flip the On/Off switch to the On (green) position.

How to disable cellular data for high-quality streaming

  1. Launch the Settings app.
  2. Select the Music setting.
  3. Tap on Cellular Data.
  4. Flip the On/Off switch next to High-quality streaming to the Off (grey) position.

    Launch the settings app, tap music, tap cellular data, and tap on the On/Off switch beside High Quality Streaming

To reenable high-quality cellular data, just follow these same steps, but flip the On/Off switch to the On (green) position.

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