Playing songs on our smartphones and consuming mobile data or Wi-Fi bandwidth always discourages us from listening to music when we want to. However, you don’t have to get frustrated as many apps are now available for listening to music offline.
To listen to music without data, have the music saved on any file or smartphone file. After that, download a non-streaming app to listen to the music. Alternatively, we can also listen to music offline using streaming apps.
In the remainder of this article, you will see the list of apps you can use to listen to music without data or Wi-Fi. However, before that, let’s see how to get the music saved on an iPhone, Android, or any smartphone device.
How To Get Music Saved on Your Android or iPhone
You can get songs saved on your Android or iPhone in these two ways.
- You can get songs saved into the phone music folder or SD storage. To get music saved into the phone music folder or SD storage, you can do one of the following.
- Download the music online using a web browser.
- Transfer the music via a USB or Bluetooth connection.
- You can get songs saved on your streaming app file when you download music from it.
It is essential to note the difference between these two methods in the first.
In the first method, the song remains on your phone or SD storage if you uninstall the music app. However, in the second method, if you uninstall the streaming app, you will lose your music because it is not saved to your phone music folder or SD storage. Instead, it is stored in the app file.
In the next section, we shall see music apps we can use to listen to these songs without data.
What Music App Doesn’t Use Data?
There are two categories of music apps you can use to listen to music without using data.
The first categories are non-streaming apps and the second category is streaming apps.
Non-streaming apps are music apps with no features to search for music online. With non-streaming apps, you can listen to music already saved on your phone folder or SD storage.
They are the best apps to listen to music already saved on your phone or SD storage folder without using any data.
VLC Media Player
VLC is a music player app capable of playing most multimedia files. It can play files: Mov, Mp4, and .Mp3, and the like. In addition to its music-playing ability, VLC has some streaming capability, allowing you to download music directly on the app.
Other features notable on the VLC app are the ability to augment sound volume up to 200% and increase speed up to ×8.
Pulsar Music Player
Pulsar is a music-playing app and not a streaming app. It allows you to play songs already saved on your smartphone. Some features of the Pulsar app are a beautiful UI, gapless playback, and lyrics support. Other features are speed adjustment, equalizer adjustment, and a resizable home screen widget.
Other non-streaming apps include the following.
- Offline Media Player.
Streaming apps allow you to search for any music online and listen to it using the internet. However, if you download the music into the app, you can always listen to it without using data.
Nevertheless, most streaming apps require the premium version to listen to music without data. The other ones still allow you to listen to music when you are offline.
Below are some music apps that don’t require a premium version to listen to music without using data.
Trebel app offers you a free platform to listen to music without using your network data or Wi-Fi internet. The app is available in Android and iOS versions.
One good thing about this app is that it doesn’t have ads, unlike other data-running music apps. The apps contain Hip Hops, Pop, R&B, and reggae libraries.
Nevertheless, Trebel is limited to the US and its environs. To use it outside the US, you require a VPN.
Pandora’s online music streaming app is the best for songs based on popularity and currently trending songs. It can do this through its advanced algorithms that search over 1000 musical titles. It also sends out high-quality sounds through its in-built sound quality detection machine.
Other streaming apps that don’t require a premium version to listen to music offline include the following.
Here are music apps requiring a premium version to listen to music without data.
- Apple Music.
- Amazon Music.
Nowadays, many apps allow you to listen to music offline. Some of these apps offer streaming services. In these apps, you can listen to music offline by downloading and saving the song in the app. However, non-streaming apps allow you to listen to music already saved on any of your files/folders of your smartphone without using the internet.