Today, most people subscribe to music services to download music and tracks from their favorite artists in a few clicks. Services like Rdio and Spotify allow users to enjoy their favorite songs via data streaming. SoundCloud is less focused on the music service, leaning towards music search and social support. Every day, thousands of users download hundreds of songs and gigabytes of music that they simply can’t find anywhere else. If you have an Internet connection, great, but strictly speaking, SoundCloud for iPhone doesn’t allow users to store music on their devices for offline playback later.
To find and download music from SoundCloud and then save it to your iPhone, you need to download a separate app for offline listening. In this guide, you’ll learn how to download music from SoundCloud to your iPhone to stay independent of your network connection.
To be clear, you should definitely consider paying for your favorite songs that you want to listen to on SoundCloud. Only through SoundCloud can you purchase music directly from the site. SoundCloud also allows those who upload music to the service to download songs for free. The SoundDownloader app allows iPhone owners to download music from SoundCloud for later offline playback of downloaded music from the device. However, you won’t be able to simply download this music to your PC or Mac.
You don’t need the SoundCloud iPhone app to download music from SoundCloud to your iPhone. Instead, go to the iTunes App Store and find SoundDownloader. This is a completely free app, although there is a currency system inside.
Open SoundDownloader from the home screen of your iPhone. If you have more than one app page on your iPhone, you will need to go to the page where there is free space, which is where you will find the last downloaded app.
Immediately, you will receive a full list of popular music on SoundCloud. Tap the menu button in the upper-left corner of the screen. The new window should drop out from the left side of the screen.
Tap on the search bar to find a specific song or track on SoundCloud. You can also use ranking by genre to see which songs are popular. Trending Music shows what people are listening to right now on SoundCloud. An iTunes TOP-100 listing is also available for viewing hundreds of the most popular songs in the Apple Music Store, so you don’t have to switch between services.
For demonstration purposes, we are looking for music from the game Watch Dogs. We entered the name of the game in the search box. You can tap on each song and listen to it to decide whether you like it or not.
Now tap on the arrow box in the lower-left corner of the screen.
Now tap on the button at the bottom of the screen that looks like a play button. The song you downloaded should appear there. Now you can play this track whenever you want.
Earlier we said that SoundDownloader has a built-in currency system. Try downloading a few songs from SoundCloud to your iPhone and you’ll quickly Deplete your available bill. To get more internal currency, you need to download free music from SoundCloud via SoundDownloader or purchase more coins from the iTunes vault to your account. SoundDownloader works quite well, but you won’t be able to get absolute comfort with this app. There are other free solutions available in the iTunes Store that allow users to download music from SoundCloud, like Music D / L. This app does not have a currency system but suffers from banner ads and pop-UPS.
You still need the traditional SoundCloud app to select your music and add it to your collection. SoundDownloader allows you to create playlists with songs and audio files that you have.