The Apple Music service and the Music application are two things that, although they are in the same place, are two different things if we are talking about the iPhone. For this reason, if you want to keep Apple Music, but deactivate the Apple Music interface, in this post we explain how to do it.
This is how to deactivate the Apple Music interface
In the early years of Apple Music, there was a manual option to show and hide the interface. If you have older versions of iOS, you will still be able to perform this step. Show this option in Settings > Music > Apple Music. But if you have an iPhone with a recent version of iOS, you won’t find this option anymore.
We contacted Apple’s technical service, asking how this action can be performed, and they told us that this step is automatic and linked to the subscription. In other words, only deactivate the Apple Music interface, in the Music app, if we cancel our subscription. Now that we’re terminating the service, elements of the Apple Music interface will no longer be available until we renew our subscription. Before we could have an Apple Music subscription, we couldn’t see its feature on all of our devices.
Apple removed this feature, but again gave us more control over sound quality and more settings to customize the interface and have a greater experience. So if you want to disable the Apple Music interface, with an active subscription, but want to keep the music app, you won’t be able to unless you go through alternative ways. But you will be able to save on all these apps.
If we want to keep our Apple Music subscription, but we do not want to see the service interface, there are two ways in which, although we will not be able to replicate the old option 100%, they could serve. us as a “seam”. The first step is to sync our Apple Music library on the iPhone. To do this we will go to Settings > Music > Synchronize Library. In this way, although we will have elements of the interface, we are not content in this specific iPhone.
Now there is another alternative, but if we apply, it is no longer possible to continue having the Music app. This consists in removing the Music application from our iPhone. With it we will remove all the downloads that we have in the local memory of our iPhone and we will not have to interface with Apple Music. If you choose to use this step, be aware that your Apple Music subscription will be activated. Deleting the Music app does not imply service cancellation. In the same way, canceling the subscription does not prevent you from continuing to have the main functions of the Music application, which is why we mentioned at the beginning the Apple Music service and the Music application, although in the same place, they are two that work separately. Although, yes, Apple Music offers a direct link to subscribe to Apple Music that is inside the Music app.