Using the Microsoft Groove app on an iPhone or iOS-based device

How to install the Microsoft Groove app

  1. On your iPhone or iOS-based device, select App Store.
  2. Tap Search.
  3. In the Search box, enter “Microsoft Groove.”
  4. Tap Microsoft Groove, tap Free and then tap Install.
    Note If you previously installed Groove on your iOS-based device, tap the “cloud” icon to install the Microsoft Groove app again.
  5. Enter your Apple ID and password. The Microsoft Groove app will begin to download. After the download is complete, the app will install.

How to sign in

Note Microsoft Groove doesn't require a Groove Music Pass. If you don’t have a one, you can try a Groove Music Pass free for 30 days.

  1. Select Microsoft Groove on your iOS-based device.
  2. Tap Sign in to Microsoft Groove.
  3. Enter your Microsoft account email address and password and then tap Sign in.

How to search for music


  1. Select Microsoft Groove on your iOS-based device.
  2. Tap the three-lines icon in the upper-left corner.
  3. Enter the keywords in the Search box.

How to create a playlist


  1. Select Microsoft Groove on your iOS-based device.
  2. Tap the three-lines icon in the upper-left corner.
  3. Tap Playlists.
  4. Tap the “+” icon next to Playlists.
  5. Under Playlist name, enter a name for the playlist, and then tap Create.

To add music to a playlist, follow these steps:

  1. Search for and then play the music that you want to add to the playlist.
  2. While the music is playing, tap the “” icon in the upper-right corner, and then tap Add to playlist.
  3. Tap the playlist that you want to add the music to.

How to download music


  1. Search for and then play the music that you want to download.
  2. While the music is playing, tap the “” icon in the upper-right corner, and then tap Add to collection.

How to play music offline


  1. Add the music that you want to a playlist.
  2. Tap the three-lines icon in the upper-left corner.
  3. Tap Playlists.
  4. Tap the playlist that you want.
  5. Move the Available offline slider to On.

How to sync your cloud collection


  1. Tap the three-lines icon in the upper-left corner.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap Sync your collection.



How to sign out


  1. Tap the three-lines icon in the upper-left corner.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap Sign out.


How to uninstall the Microsoft Groove app



  1. Tap and hold Microsoft Groove until the icon starts to shake.
  2. Tap the “X” icon.
  3. Tap Delete.

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Article ID: 3078602 - Last Review: 08/17/2015 20:37:00 - Revision: 2.0

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