How To: Remove the Apple Music & Connect Tabs from iOS 8.4's Music App

Remove the Apple Music & Connect Tabs from iOS 8.4's Music App

In an attempt to get more people to subscribe to Apple Music, the Music app was completely revamped in the iOS 8.4 update for iPad and iPhone to include new tabs for New, For You, and Connect.

But if you don't plan to use Apple's streaming music service, and don't care to follow artists in your library, you can get rid of both options in the Music app for a better no-clutter experience, one akin to previous versions.

Plus, you'll get a new Playlist tab in their place, which will make it more convenient to access the new "All Music" smart playlist that you made to shuffle all songs again (without using Siri).

Step 1: Remove Apple Music

To get rid of the two Apple Music tabs, enter your Settings app, locate the Music preferences, then toggle off Show Apple Music. Toggling this off will remove both the New and For You tabs and add the Playlists tab.

Step 2: Get Rid of the Connect Tab

Connect is another new feature which essentially lets you connect with artists you follow, viewing social media posts and interacting with them through the comments. It's cool, but I won't ever be using it.

To remove the Connect tab, enter Settings, select General, and then Restrictions. On the Restrictions page, tap "Enable Restrictions" (if not done so already) and toggle off Apple Music Connect.

The Before & After

By removing all of the unnecessary Apple Music features, you should have the Music app looking a little more familiar while also letting you access the playlists a lot quicker.

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If I have the restrictions switched on in order to get rid of the "connect" tab, does this influence the battery capacity in any way?

There might be a chance, but it shouldn't be substantial enough for you to take notice.

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