How to Turn off Optimize Storage for Apple Music on iPhone

I have a strong inclination to compile song collections and download my favourite songs so that I can listen to them whenever I want because I adore music. I use the Optimize Storage for Music feature since I have a sizable collection of downloaded music and don’t want it to clog up my storage. I was very content with the storage management option that automatically offloads music that haven’t been streamed in a while up until a few days ago. But, I ultimately chose to disable Optimize Storage for Music on my iPhone/iPad when I discovered that some of the most well-known songs were missing from my library. Here’s how you can follow suit.

Turn off Optimize Storage for Apple Music on iPhone and iPad

Even while the built-in music storage management feature does a fine job of eliminating songs that you haven’t listened in a while, occasionally it tends to go berserk and delete even tracks that should be retained with greater care. And that kind of causes pandemonium throughout the entire library, especially for those that work really hard to create their music collections.

There is a simple option to turn off optimise storage for Music on iOS and iPadOS if you would prefer to manage your music collections on your own terms. Let me demonstrate how to do it correctly!

Steps to Disable Optimize Storage for Apple Music on iOS and iPadOS

  1. Launch the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad.

2. Next, select Music by scrolling down.

3. After that, pick the Optimize Storage option.

4. On the last step, flip the switch next to Optimize Storage off.

The end! Moving future, iOS won’t delete music from your device automatically.

Manually Delete Downloaded Songs on iOS and iPadOS

You can delete some of the unneeded tracks to free up storage on your device if it ever seems cluttered for room or acts sluggishly. There is a rather simple technique to remove particular songs in the music settings.

  1. Open the Settings app on your iPhone and iPad.

2. Choose Music now.

3. Choose Downloaded Music from the Downloads area.

4. After that, click Edit in the top right corner of the screen.

5. After that, click the delete button to the left of the music you wish to remove.

6. Then, press the Erase button. To finish, click the Donate button in the top right corner of the screen.


  • Alternately, you can simply swipe towards the left from the right on a song and hit Delete or swipe all the way to the left to get rid of a specific song.

Disable Optimize Storage for Apple Music on iPhone and iPad with Ease

You may enable Optimize Storage for Music on your iOS or iPadOS device in the same manner. Even while manually removing unnecessary music can be time-consuming, I think it’s preferable to automatic deletion because it gives you the desired level of control over which songs to keep and which to discard.

What do you think of this integrated storage management system, though? Do you think it’s useful? Please feel free to express your thoughts. Remember to read our articles on the top iOS 14 hidden features and security recommendations as well if you want to get the most out of your iPhone.