Love Apple Music, but tired of the intrusive Connect feature taking up space on your favorite artist’s page? Well, don’t worry, because getting “dis-Connected” is just a matter of changing a few simple settings in your iPhone or iPad running iOS 8.0 or above.

Creating and Managing Restrictions

The Connect feed for artists that you follow and listen to is one of Apple Music’s flagship features with its new streaming service, but many hardcore enthusiasts are already sick of their main music app turning into another Facebook or Twitter, packed to the brim with irrelevant status updates that don’t add much extra to the overall listening experience.

To keep Apple Music running but disable Connect, start by entering your Settings app from the main screen.


Once here, select general, and move down to “Restrictions”.


If you haven’t used Restrictions before, you’ll need to create a new 4-digit PIN code to turn it on.


From here you simply scroll down to the “Apple Music Connect” toggle, and switch it off.



Now whenever you enter an artist’s page that was using Connect, the only thing you’ll see is their discography, top tracks, and latest album releases instead.

Disable Apple Music Entirely

Similarly, if you’re not interested in using the Apple Music feature at all, you can choose to hide the icon altogether.

Start by entering the Settings app one more time. Click the “Music” tab, and un-toggle the “Apple Music” switch.


Once this is off, the only content you’ll see in your Music app are the tunes which are saved locally on the device, or any Music you’ve downloaded through the iTunes Store proper.



Connect is a great feature, but it may not be for everyone. Thankfully, Apple isn’t going to force you to use anything you don’t want to, and disabling the option is an easy procedure that users of any skill level can master.

Image Credit: Apple Music

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Chris Stobing is a writer and blogger from the heart of Silicon Valley. His work has appeared in PCMag and Digital Trends, and he's served as Managing Editor of Gadget Review.  
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