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Worldwide Apple outage: 4 Apple services that you can use offline

Apple One just turned into "Apple None". Be prepared the next time Apple services go black. (Image source: Unsplash)
Apple One just turned into "Apple None". Be prepared the next time Apple services go black. (Image source: Unsplash)
Don’t let server outages slow you down. Apple services are meant to be used wherever and whenever! With a bit of preliminary planning users can enjoy these services completely off the grid. Follow the listed items below to prepare for what Apple fans are calling “the end” - AKA the next outage.
Article compiled by Brahm Shank
The choices and comments made on this list belong solely to the author.

1. Apple Music

With Apple Music, iPhone users can rock out to their tunes anytime by downloading their favorite songs to enable offline listening. In the Music app touch and hold a song, an entire album, or a playlist, then select “download” from the pop-up menu. Downloading a number of songs at once can consume a lot of on-device storage.

Be sure to visit Settings > Music > Audio Quality to select from three different audio codec standards. Bear in mind that 10 GB of space stores approximately 3,000 songs at High Quality, 1,000 songs with Lossless audio, and 200 songs with Hi-Res Lossless. 

Keep the music going with offline listening. (Image source: Unsplash)
Keep the music going with offline listening. (Image source: Unsplash)

2. Apple TV

Apple iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Mac users can access the TV app to download content from Apple TV+ and Apple TV channels for offline viewing, as long as they are subscribed to any one of these services. To do this, navigate to a movie or TV show page, then select the cloud icon overlayed with a downward facing arrow to download the content. Then, if Apple’s streaming services are down, visit the Library tab and select “Downloaded” to browse on-device content. 

Lights, camera, DISTRACTION. You're right...I should be working instead of binging TV. (Image source: Unsplash)
Lights, camera, DISTRACTION. You're right...I should be working instead of binging TV. (Image source: Unsplash)

3. Apple Fitness+

Unfortunately users cannot use an Apple server outage as an excuse to skip leg day. To store Apple Fitness+ workouts for offline sessions choose a workout, tap "+ ADD", then select the cloud download icon. Users can view all downloaded workouts by scrolling to the bottom of the Fitness+ tab before choosing “Downloaded Workouts” from the onscreen menu. 

No more excuses. Close your rings even while the world ends. Right, Apple fans? (Images source: Unsplash)
No more excuses. Close your rings even while the world ends. Right, Apple fans? (Images source: Unsplash)

4. Apple Arcade

Many iPhone users are unaware that each of the more than 200 titles on Apple Arcade are designed to remain fully functional while offline. During the next #AppleOutage play through some of those games you have been dying to check out. Once iMessage comes back online then you can worry about explaining to your boss why you were dodging work responsibilities. 

Exercise those gaming thumbs with Apple Arcade. No internet connection required. (Image source: Apple)
Exercise those gaming thumbs with Apple Arcade. No internet connection required. (Image source: Apple)

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Brahm Shank, 2022-03-23 (Update: 2022-03-23)