How to Stream in High Quality from the iPhone Music App

Does it seem like the quality of your iPhone’s streaming music isn’t as good as you would like it to be? Fortunately this is something that you can change, as Apple Music subscribers are able to enable a high-quality option for the music that they are able to stream with their subscription.

Our tutorial below will show you where to locate this setting on your device so that you get the best-possible music you can from Apple Music.


How to Enable High Quality Music Streaming on an iPhone 7

The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 7 Plus in iOS 10.3.3. Note that high quality streaming can use a lot of your monthly data if used at a high frequency on cellular networks. Additionally, this setting is only available if you have an Apple Music subscription. This setting option will not appear unless their is an Apple Music subscription associated with the device’s Apple ID.

Step 1: Open the Settings menu.

open the iphone settings app



Step 2: Choose the Music option.

iphone music settings



Step 3: Scroll down and touch the Cellular Data button.

iphone music cellular data options



Step 4: Tap the button to the right of Streaming, then turn on the High Quality Streaming option as well.

iphone music high quality streaming



This setting only affects the streaming quality for the Music app. Any streaming quality adjustments for other apps, such as Spotify, would need to be performed in those apps.

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