How to limit the amount of cellular data Apple Music uses on iPhone

If you use Apple Music on an iPhone, you might have streamed music using cellular data. Since cellular bandwidth is often limited, you might want to preserve your cellular data and use “High Efficiency” mode for Apple Music. Apple Music uses the HE-AAC format to lower the data usage in “High Efficiency” mode. With this setting, you can stream music for a longer period of time while using limited data.

Apple Music’s streaming quality reaches a maximum number of 256 kbps which consumes a little above 5 MB of data at the high-quality setting. If you do not download music and rely on streaming through cellular data, it could cost you a lot. Learn how to limit the amount of cellular data Apple Music uses on your iPhone in a few simple steps to conserve your cellular data.

How to limit the amount of cellular data Apple Music uses on iPhone

Learn how to limit the amount of cellular data Apple Music uses on iPhone

  1. Launch Settings on iPhone.
  2. Scroll down and tap on Music to adjust the app’s settings. How to limit the amount of cellular data Apple Music uses on iPhone
  3. If your device is running iOS 14.6 or later, the Cellular Streaming setting will be found under the Audio Quality section. On older versions of iOS, a similar setting will be found under Playback & Downloads. How to limit the amount of cellular data Apple Music uses on iPhone
  4. Lastly, tap on High Efficiency. How to limit the amount of cellular data Apple Music uses on iPhone

Note that this quality change only applies to streaming over cellular. When you are connected to Wi-Fi, Apple Music will use a higher quality setting.

We hope this guide helped you learn how to limit the amount of cellular data Apple Music uses on iPhone. If you have any questions, let us know in the comments below.

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Asma is an editor at iThinkDifferent with a strong focus on social media, Apple news, streaming services, guides, mobile gaming, app reviews, and more. When not blogging, Asma loves to play with her cat, draw, and binge on Netflix shows.

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