Create and manage your music collection in Apple Music on Android

Apple Music members have access to the Apple Music catalog, recommendations from experts, and new content directly from artists. You can add songs, albums, and playlists to your own library or download songs to listen to offline on your Android phone.

Add music to your collection

Your Apple Music membership makes it possible to enjoy your entire music library from any device that's signed in to Apple Music. 

You can add music from the Apple Music catalog or from your own collection.

From Apple Music

  1. In Apple Music, find the song, album, or playlist that you want to add.
  2. Tap More Options   to the right of the song, album, or playlist name.
  3. Tap   to add it to your music.

Songs and albums appear under My Music. Playlists appear under Playlists.

From your own collection

To add music that you imported from CDs, or bought from the iTunes Store or other sources, use iTunes on a Mac or PC. Make sure that you have the latest version of iTunes.

  1. Open iTunes.
  2. Sign in to the iTunes Store with the same Apple ID that you use on your Android phone for Apple Music.
  3. Turn on iCloud Music Library and wait for iTunes to finish updating your library.

Any music that you add to iTunes after you turn on iCloud Music Library will be available in Apple Music on your Android phone.

Create and save playlists

  1. Open Apple Music and tap the menu icon   in the upper-left corner.
  2. Tap Playlists.
  3. In the upper-right corner of the screen, tap More Options  .
  4. Select New Playlist.
  5. Give your playlist a title and, if you want, a description.
  6. Tap   to add songs to your playlist. You can add songs from My Music, or search for songs in the Apple Music catalog and add them directly to the playlist.
  7. When you find a song that you want to add, tap  , then tap the checkmark in the upper-right corner.
  8. When you’re finished adding songs, tap the checkmark in the upper-right corner to save the playlist.

Download songs, albums, and playlists to listen to offline

Songs in your library can be downloaded to your phone so that you can listen to them when you aren’t connected to the Internet. 

  1. In Apple Music, go to My Music or Playlists.
  2. Tap More Options   to the right of the song, album, or playlist name that you want to download.
  3. Tap Download.

Items download to the storage built into your phone. You can also choose to save them to an SD card instead:

  1. Open Apple Music and tap the menu icon   in the upper-left corner.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Scroll to the Downloads section, then tap Download Location and select where you want to store your music.
    Choose Internal Storage to save downloaded songs to the internal storage build into your phone.
    Choose SD Card to save downloaded songs to the SD Card in your phone.*

*This setting appears only if you have a phone that supports SD cards and you currently have an SD card installed in your phone.

View only songs, albums, and playlists that you downloaded to your phone

In My Music, tap Artists, Albums, or Songs, then turn on Only Downloaded Music.

If you have an Apple device

Learn how to add music from the Apple Music catalog to your collection on an iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, or PC.

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