Phones can do a lot more than simply call or message other people now. One of the best things it can do is have all the music you want to listen. This eliminates the need for another device that you use to listen to music. There are a few different ways that you can listen to music on your phone, and each of them has its own advantages and drawbacks. Below are the most common ways to listen to music on your phone, with the pros and cons for each.
The first option is to download all of your music files right to your phone. If you have music stored on your computer, you can copy all of the files over to your device. Most people have music on their computer for when they used a device like an iPod. If you have an iPhone now, nothing can be simpler than simply plugging it in to your computer, like you did with the iPod, and transferring your music over. If you have another type of phone, you can still transfer the music over, although it may take an extra step or two. The biggest drawback to doing this is that it will take up a large amount of storage on your device. When your device has more files stored on it, it can become slower and less responsive. Especially if you have a lot of pictures and videos on your phone, you may soon run out of room to store anything else if you put a lot of music on there. The advantage is that you don’t need to worry about an internet connection or data charges. Unlike with some of the other options you’ll see, when the music is directly on your phone, it is much easier to play at any time.
The next option is to use a music streaming app. There are many out there, and each one is different. Some of them cost money, some of them are free but have ads on them. However most of them will require that you be connected to the internet, whether it be through WiFi or over your mobile network. If you are connected to WiFi, then there aren’t many problems. However if you are out and about and using your data network, then constantly streaming music will use up your data limit, and you may soon find yourself paying overage charges. Not only that, but listening to music will be dependent on your signal, and with a bad signal you may hear skips in the music. The advantage to this method is that you can virtually listen to any song imaginable, at any time. You don’t have to worry about downloading it before hand, you can just find the song and hit play. You also don’t have to think about if you have enough room on your phone, since the files don’t get stored there.
These are the two main options when it comes to playing music on your phone. Think about which one is right for you and then go from there. You may discover that you like a combination of both, depending on where you are. Do your research and choose whichever is right for you.