I am traveling abroad next week and in order to preserve data, I want to download all music that I 'own' on iTunes Music to my device.

So I want to avoid downloading each song one by one.

One trick I can think of is to create a playlist of all songs and then hopefully I can download this new playlist so that all un-downloaded music will be downloaded.

Is there a better way to easily and quickly download all music at once?

  • How yo you sync your phone and your music? Are you using Apple Music and/or iCloud Music Library?
    – nohillside
    Jun 5, 2017 at 7:59
  • I am just using the Apple Music (monthly) service and I 'Add' music without downloading it so that I always stream effectively - however while traveling I would like to have it on my phone's 'harddrive'. Hope that clarifies
    – gmarais
    Jun 5, 2017 at 8:08

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You can create a smart playlist with the attribute iCloud Status, is, Apple Music and Location, is not, on this computer. If you can change the Apple music attribute with purchased. Also check the checkbox live updating. enter image description here

Now you can make the playlist available offline by downloading it at your device.

More information: Apple Support

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