How to remove Connect from Apple Music in iOS 8.4

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in iPod + iTunes + AppleTV edited July 2015
The new Connect feature in Apple Music allows fans to engage with artists in a more direct and personal way. But those who aren't interested in the social feature can remove it from the iOS 8.4 Music app entirely --?here's how to do it.




By default, Connect is a new parent menu in the Music app in iOS 8.4. But removing it brings back the Playlists parent menu, which may be a superior option for some users.

To get rid of Connect, open the iOS Settings app, choose General, then Restrictions. If you haven't enabled Restrictions on your iPhone or iPad, you can do so by creating a new 4-digit pin code.

After Restrictions are enabled, uncheck Apple Music Connect. This will instantly remove the Connect menu from the Music app.

Users who do not subscribe to the paid Apple Music service can also hide it by disabling Show Apple Music under the Music menu in Settings.

Minimalists looking for an especially clean and simple Music interface can disable both Apple Music and Connect, resulting in just three parent menu items in the iOS 8.4 Music app: My Music, Playlists, and Radio.

For more, see, AppleInsider's other Apple Music tips:

Everything you need to know about Apple Music, Connect, Beats 1 radio, and more

How to sign up for (and cancel) an Apple Music streaming subscription

How to hide the Apple Music subscription service & get back Playlists parent menu in iOS 8.4

How to follow and get updates from your favorite artists in Apple Music Connect

How to save Apple Music songs, albums & playlists for offline listening
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  • Reply 1 of 32

    What a much simpler interface with Apple Music and Connect turned off.

  • Reply 2 of 32
    slurpyslurpy Posts: 5,317member
    I predict Connect is going to be a very healthy platform. There's already posts with 15K favorites and 2K comments, not bad for a social network that has JUST launched on a limited set of devices.
  • Reply 3 of 32
    Now how do I remove iTunes Match from Apple Music?? Tried using Match once before and it totally screwed up my entire library.
  • Reply 4 of 32
    SpamSandwichSpamSandwich Posts: 33,408member
    slurpy wrote: »
    I predict Connect is going to be a very healthy platform. There's already posts with 15K favorites and 2K comments, not bad for a social network that has JUST launched on a limited set of devices.

    Actually I think Apple Music is going to do exceptionally well. Beats 1 is already taking the world by storm.
  • Reply 5 of 32
    slurpyslurpy Posts: 5,317member
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by SpamSandwich View Post





    Actually I think Apple Music is going to do exceptionally well. Beats 1 is already taking the world by storm.

     

    Yup. Beats1 was mocked quite a bit, but looks like it's going to be massively popular, and I'm sure it is already. 

  • Reply 6 of 32
    Where are the instructions to remove @Connect from Apple Music?
  • Reply 7 of 32
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    Ummm...to remove Connect I have to buy a new mac? 

  • Reply 8 of 32
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    Originally Posted by Mike022465 View Post



    Where are the instructions to remove @Connect from Apple Music?



    Go to General>Restrictions>Enable Restrictions and toggle Apple Music Connect off.

  • Reply 9 of 32
    maestro64maestro64 Posts: 5,005member
    eightzero wrote: »
    Ummm...to remove Connect I have to buy a new mac? 

    was about to say the same thing, looks like AI webset is screwed up or interesting way to do click bait.
  • Reply 10 of 32
    Thanks Falcon! Greatly appreciated!
  • Reply 11 of 32
    eightzero wrote: »
    Ummm...to remove Connect I have to buy a new mac? 
    Apparently lol. I think they titled the article wrong.
  • Reply 12 of 32
    paxmanpaxman Posts: 4,670member
    eightzero wrote: »
    Ummm...to remove Connect I have to buy a new mac? 
    Yes, but first you have to read an memorize the entire article, too. It complicated ;)
  • Reply 13 of 32
    paxmanpaxman Posts: 4,670member
    slurpy wrote: »
    Yup. Beats1 was mocked quite a bit, but looks like it's going to be massively popular, and I'm sure it is already. 
    I am loving it, using Beats1 and several of the other radio stations. Apple Music seems to have real depth and I am sure it will develop over time. I expect Beats 2, 3 an 4 to follow if beats 1 is successful. I am pretty sure I'll be continuing on the family plan when my 3 months are up.
  • Reply 14 of 32
    nhughesnhughes Posts: 767editor
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by eightzero View Post

     

    Ummm...to remove Connect I have to buy a new mac? 




    There was a glitch in our publishing system. It's been fixed. Sorry about that!

  • Reply 15 of 32
    i did all as suggested..but how do i get all my playlists and songs back on my phone after this stupid update !! pls help guys..
  • Reply 16 of 32
    applezillaapplezilla Posts: 941member

    You have made me.

     

    So happy.

     

    I owe you a beer.

  • Reply 17 of 32
    robmrobm Posts: 1,068member
    ^^^
    What he said. :D

    I think Apple have done a great job with this - Music appears to use very little resources.
    I had it streaming to a Bluetooth speaker from my iPhone 6 for a few hours yesterday. The battery dropped a little but it was like 10% - great.
    Compare Music to the resource hog that's iHeart Radio - no comparison.

    I should add that was using Beats 1.
    Also I really like the implementation of the global dj concept.
    The Alligator Hour +1 and Julie from London +1
  • Reply 18 of 32
    sirlance99sirlance99 Posts: 1,273member
    Actually I think Apple Music is going to do exceptionally well. Beats 1 is already taking the world by storm.

    slurpy wrote: »
    Yup. Beats1 was mocked quite a bit, but looks like it's going to be massively popular, and I'm sure it is already. 

    Where are you getting all this information from to that it's "taking the world by storm" and "massively popular"?. Outside of this website and other tech sites I've heard no one talk about it out in about. Most people I ask about if they like Apple Music don't know about it and didn't know there was even a update. I'm NOT starting a fight or saying that Apple Music or Connect is going to fail. It's not. Well not Apple Music but I'm truly looking for information that you both stated that it's all this big deal thing.

    I'm sure Beats1 will do well and won't go anywhere. I'm also sure that some people do like it. It's not for me but I'm only one person.
  • Reply 19 of 32
    esaruohoesaruoho Posts: 61member

    Where are there such amounts of responses? It's been pretty quiet everywhichwere I've looked, so far.

  • Reply 20 of 32
    macapfelmacapfel Posts: 561member
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by esaruoho View Post

     

    Where are there such amounts of responses? It's been pretty quiet everywhichwere I've looked, so far.




    There is a quite positive article in one of the biggest german newspapers:

    http://www.sueddeutsche.de/digital/streamingdienst-apple-music-startet-holprig-kann-aber-ueberzeugen-1.2547556

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