Want to listen to & download music for free on your iPhone or iPad? Well, there are plenty of music apps on the App Store to choose from and in this article, I have handpicked the list of 10 best music apps in 2023 for iPad & iPhone.

Do note that most of the music apps from this list let you listen to music for free, but it often comes with Ads. So you have to pay the subscription fee to have an Ad-free music experience and unlimited music downloads.

And if you are also an Android user, then I would recommend you to check – 10 Best Music Apps for Android

Note: All the apps are in random order so you can choose any music app you like.

Top 10 Best Free Music Apps for iPhone & iPad (2023)

  1. Spotify
  2. Resso
  3. YouTube Music
  4. Amazon Music
  5. JioSaavn
  6. Apple Music
  7. TuneIn Radio
  8. SoundCloud
  9. Gaana
  10. YouTube

1. Spotify

Spotify - top music app iPhone/iPad
Size143 MB
Ratings (US)4.8
PriceFree, In-App Purchase

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I think most of you guys won’t be surprised to see Spotify on this list. After all, it is one of the top music apps for the iPhone & iPad. The interface of the app is clean and the music player also looks amazing, which comes with a lyrics option too.

Apart from that, the app comes with well-organized playlists and it keeps updating playlists based on your taste and trending near you. While you will be listening to music for free, it comes with ads and limited features. So you have to subscribe to their premium plan that features:

  • Ad-free music
  • Download music for free and listen offline
  • Extreme audio quality and so on.

Download Spotify from App Store

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2. Resso

Resso - iPhone
Size165 MB
Ratings (IN)4.2
PriceFree, In-App Purchase
OriginBritish Virgin Islands

Resso is a free iPhone music app with a gorgeous UI. In fact, it even looks better than most of the music apps from this list. And just like Spotify, this app also features a variety of playlists that are customized for you.

Other than that, the app offers 14 days of free premium in which you can enjoy unlimited music downloads, ad-free music, and listen to high-quality songs. So until the trial period expires you can listen to all your favorite artist’s songs that too offline and later if you want you can join Resso Premium if you love their music service.

Download Resso from App Store

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3. YouTube Music

YouTube Music - iPhone/iPad
Size168 MB
Ratings (US)4.7
PriceFree, In-App Purchase

With YouTube Music not only you can listen to free songs but also video songs. You will find all of your favorite artists on YouTube Music and the app also shows a personalized playlist according to your context, tastes, and what’s trending around you.

In addition, the interface of the app is clean but comes with ads. But ads are not the only thing that might annoy you, the song or video you are playing stops when you are using any other app or you locked your screen.

So you might have to subscribe to YouTube Music Premium which offers:

  • Unlimited ad-free music
  • Songs running in the background
  • Play offline songs

Download YouTube Music from App Store

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4. Amazon Music

Amazon Music (iPad/iPhone)
Size118 MB
Ratings (US)4.7
PriceFree, In-App Purchase

If you are an Amazon Prime member, then there are many features you will get for free. First of all, you will get access to millions of songs with no annoying ads. Next, you can download the music for free and listen offline, and lastly, listen to songs in high quality.

And just like many of the free music apps here also you will find plenty of playlists that are personalized based on your context and location. Furthermore, you will find the lyrics of the songs right within the music player.

On the other hand, there is Alexa built-in where you can give commands like play music, play the next song, and many more within the app. Overall, Amazon Music is the best music app for iOS & iPadOS and you should give it a try.

Download Amazon Music from App Store

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5. JioSaavn

JioSaavn - best music app for iPhone in India
Size84 MB
Ratings (IN)3.8
PriceFree, In-App Purchase

JioSaavn is another best app for free music on iPhone & iPad that comes with minimal design, unlimited music streaming, personalized playlists, and podcasts. Besides that, the UI of the music player in the JioSaavn looks decent and comes with a few useful shortcuts like connecting to a Bluetooth device, changing the equalizer, and audio quality.

You can also subscribe to JioSaavn Pro that features:

  • Ad-free songs
  • Unlimited free music download
  • Highest quality audio
  • Listen to offline music
  • Unlimited JioTunes
  • Original & Exclusive Contents

Download JioSaavn from App Store

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6. Apple Music

Apple Music (iPhone/iPad)

Apple Music is one of the best music apps for iPhone & iPad. It has over 60 million songs in its arsenal and you can also download the music for free and play it offline. On top of that, you can create your own playlists or get personalized mixes and daily recommendations based on the music you already love.

The app also has exclusive content, like documentaries about your favorite artists, concert films, and original TV shows. All those features aside, Apple Music is fully subscription-based and has no free options like Spotify or YouTube Music. However, you get three months free if you’re new.

Download Apple Music from App Store

7. TuneIn Radio

TuneIn Radio - iPhone
Size92 MB
Ratings (IN)4.7
PriceFree, In-App Purchase

TuneIn brings together live sports, music, news, podcasts, and AM & FM radio from around the world in one app. It is more famous for its radio and podcast than the music, but there are over 100,000 radio stations that cover almost every genre. And it also comes with a premium service that will remove ads, commercial-free music & news, Live Sports, and so on.

Download TuneIn Radio from App Store

8. SoundCloud

SoundCloud - iPhone/iPad
Size112 MB
Ratings (US)4.5
PriceFree, In-App Purchase

SoundCloud is one of the unique music streaming apps on this list as it is a community of musicians, bands, podcasters, and more. Any user can upload their own music on SoundCloud, and you can also follow any artist you love so that you never miss their latest music.

Besides that, the music player of SoundCloud looks amazing that also comes with a like and comment section. And just like most of the free music apps, SoundCloud also comes with a premium service that includes ad-free listening, save unlimited tracks for offline listening, and high-quality music.

Download SoundCloud from App Store

9. Gaana

Gaana - iPhone
Size274 MB
Ratings (IN)4.1
PriceFree, In-App Purchase

Gaana is one of the most popular and top free music apps for the iPhone, especially in India. It has over 45 million songs and you will find songs in many regional languages like Hindi, English, Tamil, Punjabi, Bhojpuri, and so on.

You can also create your own playlist or use their recommended playlists. And in the app not only you can listen to music but also radio and podcasts. On the other hand, you can also create short videos & stories with Gaana Hotshots just like TikTok.

Gaana also has a premium service – Gaana Plus, which offers:

  • Ad-free music experience
  • Sync downloads on 5 devices
  • Music in HD audio quality
  • Unlimited download of mp3 songs and offline playback

Download Gaana from App Store

10. YouTube

YouTube - iPhone & iPad
Size236 MB
Ratings (IN)4.6
PriceFree, In-App Purchase

There is not a single artist who is not their own YouTube. You will find all your favorite artists or band presence on it. You can also find many official songs, live concerts, and many local artists from time to time.

In addition, the more you listen to music videos, the more YouTube will understand your music taste and will create a playlist for you and you can easily access them on any device. It also comes with YouTube Premium which is slightly expensive but offers no ads, background play, download videos, and YouTube Music Premium service.

Download YouTube from App Store