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Listen to Music on Apple Watch without Phone

Apple says, 'If you're connected to Wi-Fi or cellular on your Apple Watch Series 3 or later, you can stream Apple Music, Apple Podcasts, and audiobooks, even when you’re away from your iPhone.' But what if you are out of network condition or go out for jogging, running or doing exercise without taking your iPhone? For whom want to take a relax by listening music through Apple Watch may face a big problem.

Don't worry! This article is going to solve this issue! In this passage, we will show you how to listen to Apple Music and iTunes playlist on Apple Watch without Phone. Method 2 is also suitable for expired Apple Music subscription or non-Apple device users. You only need one Apple Music Converter to achieve this.

can you listen to music on apple watch without phone

Method 1: Play Apple Music on Apple Watch without iPhone

To play Apple Music on Apple Watch but without using iPhones, you need to match the following conditions:

  • Series 3 or Series 4 Apple Watch with LTE, an active data allowance and Apple Music subscription (which will let you begin streaming music on your watch)
  • Or, any Apple Watch and the Apple Music app (which will enable you to download owned music to your watch)
  • And of course, you are an Apple Music subscriber or have purchased Apple Music.

Step 1: Set your Apple Watch on its charger and make sure it is charging at current moment. Turn on 'Bluetooth' on your iPhone, you can go to 'Settings' >> 'Bluetooth'. Then keep your iPhone within the range of your Apple Watch.

apple music on iphone

Step 2: Open the Apple Watch app on your iPhone, then tap the 'My Watch' tab.

Step 3: Tap 'Music' >> 'Add Music' to select certain Apple Music albums or playlists to sync to your Apple Watch. (Tips: If you can't add specific albums or playlists, try downloading them to your iPhone before you sync with your watch.)

Step 4: Pair Bluetooth headphones or speakers to your Apple Watch. Go to 'Settings' >> 'Bluetooth' on Apple Watch, tap on your headphones when your devices which can be matched are shown under 'Devices'. And now, you can listen to Apple Music on Apple Watch without taking your iPhone.

paire apple watch to bluetooth earphone

Method 2: Save Apple Music on Apple Watch & Playing without Phones

To keep playing Apple Music on Apple Watch even when your Apple Music subscription expired, you can follow the steps below to learn the latest approach. It also is a user-friendly way for those who didn't use iPhone or other devices which are not under Apple system. What we gonna do is to download Apple Music to computer then transfer songs to Apple Watch. It is quite easy to follow. Let's start it now.

tips What Helps to Download Apple Music to Computer

Before getting started, let me introduce you an outstanding program - Apple Music Converter which is designed for Apple Music users to download and convert Apple Music, iTunes M4P Music, AAX/AA audiobooks and podcast to local in 10x speed. All downloaded Apple Music files will exist in 4 plain audio formats - MP3, AAC, FLAC and WAV so that you won't worry about incompatible device.

TuneCable provides with both Windows and Mac version, you can know more features from: Windows Version / Mac Version

Features of Apple Music Converter:
  • Record iTunes M4P music, audiobooks, Apple Music
  • Convert Apple Music files to MP3/AAC/FLAC/WAV
  • Convert iTunes audio at 10X faster speed with lossless quality
  • Keep ID3 Tags information after conversion
  • Enjoy free update & technical support
apple music converter

Step 1: Launch Apple Music Converter on PC

First of all, please download and install Apple Music Converter on your pc. To use the program properly, please ensure that iTunes has been installed on your computer, and please log in with your Apple account as well. Now launch Apple Music Converter.

launch apple music converter

Step 2: Customize Output Format

You need to make some settings before downloading Apple Music. Tap on settings(Settings) icon from menu bar. Choose the Output Format, Conversion Mode, Output Quality, Conversion Speed, Output Path and other parameters. Then close the window directly to apply settings.

  • Output Format: MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV
  • Conversion Mode: Intelligent Mode, iTunes Record, YouTube Download
  • Output Quality: Low(128kbps), Medium(192kbps), High(256kbps), Very High(320kbps)
  • Output Folder: You can choose to change it or not
  • Output Name: {Track Number}, {Title}, {Artist}, {Album}
  • Output Organized: None, Artist, Album, Artist/Album, Album/Artist
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Step 3: Select Apple Music Tracks to Convert

Click '+ Add' on Step 1 to select Apple Music you want to download. A pop-up window will show up with your iTunes Music library. Simply click on 'Music' and certain playlist to choose desired songs. Then tap 'OK' to confirm your selection.

Add files

Step 4: Start to Download and Convert Songs in iTunes

Click '+ Add' button from the left upper corner if you want to add more songs to download. For deleting songs, just simply click '×' icon behind each song. Then you can click 'Convert' to download and convert selected Apple Music and iTunes songs.

start to convert apple music

TuneCable achieves to convert Apple Music and iTunes playlist with 10x speed, it will just need some time to accomplish the downloading work.

click convert to start

Step 5: View Conversion History

When process done, all converted songs will display in 'Converted' module. To check on directly, you can play these songs in TuneCable directly.

conversion history

Notice: For trial users, TuneCable only allows to convert the first 3 minutes of each song. To enjoy the complete Apple music tracks for offline listening, please buy the full versionWindows / Mac.

Step 6: Apple Music MP3 Files

For further checking, please click on open folder icon to open the output folder directly. Now, these downloaded Apple Music files are all in plain audio formats and remain with its cover and ID3 information.

view downloaded apple music files on computer

Step 7: Transfer Downloaded and Converted Songs to iPhone

So now, you can add these converted songs to iTunes and sync them to iPhone with the same Apple ID or by using a USB cable. If you don't know how, just follow 'Method 1' to do.


tips Other Options:

If you are an Amazon Music or Spotify Music user, we still have other options for you to download songs from Amzon Music or Spotify. TuneCable does help to convert songs to MP3/AAC/FLAC/WAV format.

amazon music recorder
Amazon Music Converter

This Amazon Music Converter is aiming for recording songs, album and playlists from Amazon. Supports to convert Amazon music to MP3/AAC/FLAC/WAV audio formats and save on different devices. Learn More →

amazon music recorder
Spotify Music Downloader

This Spotify Music Downloader can download any track, album or playlist from Spotify without using Spotify App. Supports to convert music into multiple formats and convey to your device so that you can enjoy Spotify music offline. Learn More →


Summary: Above are two ways for you to listen to Apple Music and iTunes Library on Apple Watch without using iPhone. One is to sync Apple Music to Apple Watch, the other is to download Apple Music as well as iTunes songs to computer then sync them to iTunes for keeping forever. The latter has the advantage of being timeless, even Apple Music subscription expired, songs can also be played on Apple Watch, iPhone and iTunes.




Spotify Music Downloader
spotify music converter

Download any track, album or playlist from Spotify without using Spotify App.

Amazon Music Recorder
Amazon Music Converter

Supports to convert Amazon music to multiple audio formats and save on different devices.