Apple Music Now Rolling Out Support for Spatial Audio and Lossless Audio

Following Apple's announcement during the WWDC keynote that Spatial Audio and Lossless Audio for Apple Music would be rolling out today, the feature now appears to be going live for some users.

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For many users, restarting their device appears to trigger activation of the feature, but others have reported that a restart hasn't helped, so users may just need to be patient until it becomes available to them.

Once it's available, you'll see a new option in the Music section of the Settings app where you can choose whether Spatial Audio with Dolby Atmos is Off, Always On, or Automatic, with the Automatic option using Dolby Atmos content when your device is connected to output accessories like AirPods and compatible Beats that your device recognizes as supporting the feature. For other types of headphones, you may need to manually select the Always On option.

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A separate section offers options for Lossless Audio, where you can turn the higher-quality audio files on and then choose from more granular options to specify what quality of music files your device should use when streaming over cellular, streaming over Wi-Fi, or downloading music.

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In the Music app, you'll also be able to see which albums support Spatial Audio and Lossless Audio, thanks to new labels in the album details sections.

(Thanks, @JGobel!)

Top Rated Comments

shuttaman Avatar
16 weeks ago
Man I ain’t tryna be patient apple. Aye girl holla at me I’m tryna get this atmos whats up!?
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
japanime Avatar
16 weeks ago
I got it to show up on my iPhone 12 mini / iOS 14.6 just now by going into the Music settings and randomly toggling on and off things like "Automatic Downloads" and "Cellular Data." After doing that a few times, the settings for Atmos suddenly showed up.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
turbineseaplane Avatar
16 weeks ago
I just heard it....

The music sounds SO much better

Game. Changed.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
KrispE00 Avatar
16 weeks ago
They should’ve just said coming June 8th, and slowly rolled it out today/tomorrow. Then I wouldn’t be sitting here waiting all day.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
dannyyankou Avatar
16 weeks ago

I got it to show up on my iPhone 12 mini / iOS 14.6 just now by going into the Music settings and randomly toggling on and off things like "Automatic Downloads" and "Cellular Data." After doing that a few times, the settings for Atmos suddenly showed up.
This did the trick! Spread the word!
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
eckers19 Avatar
16 weeks ago
!!!!VERY IMPORTANT!!!!!

if you have music downloaded it will not update to lossless and dobly unless you delete and re download it

an easy way to do this if you have a mac is

1. unsync your apple music on your phone or ipad

2. follow the instructions in this video --


3. re sync your library on your phone and download the playlist you made on your mac


all your music will now be downloaded and sounding better
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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