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Apple Music Quality Settings: Make Apple Music Sound Better on iPhone

By Tony Moton

December 29, 2018

For music enthusiasts, you may pay great attention on the music quality when you choose a music streaming service for listening to music. Among the most popular music streaming music services, Apple Music provides high-quality music which is streamed at 256Kbps in AAC (Advanced Audio Coding) format. But why some Apple Music subscribers find Apple Music sound bad? Well, maybe your problem lies in the quality settings. To make Apple Music songs sound better on iPhone, you can adjust quality settings. Therefore today, I'd like to show you detailed guides for how to enable high quality steaming or EQ settings in Apple Music.

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How to Make Apple Music Sound Better on iPhone

It's so easy to adjust Apple Music quality settings to get better music quality. Here are the most efficient solutions.

Method 1. Enable High Quality Streaming in Apple Music

First of all, let's try to enable high quality streaming in Apple Music to make Apple Music song sounds better on iPhone. Just take steps below.

Step 1: Find "Settings" option on your iPhone and then click on it.

Step 2: On the "Settings" screen, go to "Music" > "Cellular Data" options.

Step 3: Scroll down to find "High Quality Streaming" option, then move the switch to "ON" position. If you find the switch turn green from gray, that means you successfully enable high quality streaming in Apple Music.

Enable High Quality Streaming

Actually, "High Quality Streaming" option won't be enabled by default. Once you enable it, you can play Apple Music songs at the highest quality possible-256 Kbps AAC. If you are still not satisfied with the Apple Music quality after enabling high quality streaming in Apple Music, then try another solution as below.

Method 2. Enable Apple Music EQ Settings

If you have very high requirement on music quality, then you can both enable high quality streaming and Apple Music EQ settings. Some of you may not know about EQ settings as Apple Inc. has hidden the equalizer tool. Want to play high-quality Apple Music songs? Well, follow the step-by-step instruction.

Step 1: First click on "Settings" option on your iPhone.

Step 2: Then scroll down to find "Music" option and select it.

Step 3: Next click on "Playback" button and then go to "EQ" on the "Playback" interface.

Step 4: After that, you will find a range of EQ selections including loudness, piano, small speakers and so on. You can adjust one of the Apple Music quality settings as you like to let Apple Music sound much better.

As Apple Music's default setting is to stream Apple Music at a relatively low quality bitrate when you are playing Apple Music songs via mobile network connection. Therefore if you want to play Apple Music songs at the highest quality, you can try to the above solutions.

Wrap Up

If you are not satisfied with the audio quality of Apple Music, then you can enable Apple Music Sound Better on iPhone or enable Apple Music EQ settings. 

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