How to activate iOS 10 music-optimized storage on iPhone iPad

Not long ago, several iOS 9 users often found their favorite albums missing without any rhyme or reason. No one seemed to have any idea why the albums had suddenly disappeared. Well, the truth has finally been revealed!

There is a new setting in iOS 10 called “Optimized Storage” that allows you to choose how much space you want to allocate to the music. After you have saved a particular part of the library on your device according to the free storage space, iOS will dump the oldest items you havent played in a long time.


Using iOS 10 Music Optimized Storage on the iPhone iPad

Reveals that Optimized Storage was possibly also active and active in iOS 9; although behind the scenes. And, iOS could have automatically deleted the albums it hadnt listened to for some time.

Fortunately, there is now an option that allows you to decide what you want to do with your music – read more after the jump!

How to activate iOS 10 music-optimized storage on the iPhone iPad

Step 1. Launch the application Settings on your iOS device † Now scroll down and tap Music .

Step 2. Then you will have to scroll down again. In Downloads, tap Optimized Storage .

Step 3. Change the switch next to Optimized storage .

Stage 4. Finally, you must select the storage space you want your music to occupy.

There are five options:

4GB: 800 songs
8GB: 1600 songs
16GB: 3200 songs
32GB: 6400 songs

Once you have selected your preferred storage space, iOS will delete the downloaded files that you have not played in a long time.

How to disable iOS 10 music-optimized storage on the iPhone iPad

What if you no longer want to use Optimized Storage for Music because there is enough space on your device to save your favorite albums? You can easily disable it.

Step 1. Follow all steps 1 to 3.

Step 2. Now activate the switch next to Optimized storage.

Thats it!

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