How to add music to a playlist without adding it to the library in Apple Music

You can add music to playlists in Apple Music without adding it to the storage library. You can do it on iPhone, iPad, Android, Apple TV, Mac and Windows PC.

You can add music to playlists in Apple Music without adding it to the storage library. You can do it on iPhone, iPad, Android, Apple TV, Mac and Windows PC.

Adding songs to a playlist does not add to the library will help your library be more neat and manageable. You can add songs to the playlist this way with iPhone running iOS 9.3 or later, iTunes version 12.3.3 or higher, tvOS is supported from 9.2, Apple Music from 0.9.7 on Android.

On iPhone, iPad, iPod touch:

  1. Open the Settings app on your iOS device.
  2. Scroll down and click Music .
  3. Next, turn off the Add Playlist Songs option .

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On Mac or Windows

Step 1. Open iTunes on the computer.

On Mac: From the Menu at the top of the computer screen, select iTunesPreferences .

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Click the General tab, uncheck Add songs to Library when adding to playlists → finally, click OK to save the changes.

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On Windows PC: From the Menu at the top of the iTunes screen, select Edit → Preferences.

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Click the General tab, uncheck Add songs to Library when adding to playlists → finally, click OK to save the changes.

On Apple TV (4th generation)

  1. Open the Settings app on Apple TV.
  2. Now, click AppsMusic .
  3. Next, use the remote control to remove the option to Add Playlist Songs to Library 'Add playlist songs to the library', then turn it off.

On Android phones

  1. Instructions for installing and using Apple Music on Android
  2. Open the Apple Music app on Android and click the menu button in the top right corner.
  3. Now, click Settings .

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Step 3. Next, turn off the switch next to Add Playlist Songs .

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Now, the song you added to the playlist will not be added to the library.

See more:

  1. How to display the lyrics on the Apple Music application
  2. 6 small tricks with Apple Music
  3. Cancel Apple Music access of third party applications
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