Apple Music is one of the most popular music streaming services out there. It’s easy to see why as well. It has features that listeners want such as an integrated iPhone experience, an easy-to-use interface, and a large category of songs.
This article is all about Apple Music. We’re going to look at how to get music back if we’ve deleted it and how we can protect our music going forward.
First, let’s start off with how to recover deleted music from iCloud.
Method 1: How to Recover Deleted Music From iCloud
When we play music on our iPhone, we’re streaming it through the internet and in this case, iCloud. We can recover and store these songs locally on your iPhone.
As a pilot, someone who travels a lot, and goes for outdoor runs frequently, having your music stored locally on your device is something that is vital to me as I am without an internet connection often.
We can recover deleted music and store it back onto our iPhone from iCloud by following these steps.
- Open the Apple Music app on your iPhone.
- Touch and hold the song, album, or playlist that you’ve added from Apple Music.
- Tap Download.
- The Music will now be stored locally on your device and is saved from iCloud. You can do this with individual songs, playlists, and albums.
There is a difference between something being in your library and being downloaded and stored on your device. Just because you can click it and play it, doesn’t mean that it’s recovered from iCloud and will be accessible to you all of the time when you don’t have internet.
To make sure that all of your Music is saved on your iPhone, I would recommend that you go into your Settings app on your iPhone, then scroll down to Music, under Downloads, and turn on Automatic Downloads.
Method 2: How to Retrieve Music From the Music App Using iCloud by Changing Your Configuration Settings
If you have music on your Mac that you’re not seeing on your iPhone, this could be due to your sync settings on your iPhone. We can change these and then the music should sync over and appear on our iPhone.
A common scenario for this would be if you ripped some old clutch CDs and they’re not showing up.
- Go into the Settings app on our iPhone.
- Scroll down to Music.
- Within Music, check and make sure that you have Sync Library checked on as this could be the reason music that you have stored on your Mac isn’t showing up on your iPhone.
- Go back into the Music app and see if the music is now showing up. It may take a moment for the Music app to update. You can also close the app and relaunch it if you’re not seeing the music.
Tip 1: Back up Your iPhone Using iCloud
iCloud is one of the best services that Apple has to offer and it’s free. With iCloud, you can back up your iPhone for free and with no additional charge. It’s a set it and forget it solution for making sure that your data is always saved.
iCloud backup is convenient because your phone will back up automatically on its own when the following conditions are met:
- Your iPhone is connected to Wi-Fi.
- The phone is plugged into a power source.
- The screen is locked.
- You have enough space for your iCloud backup.
Follow the steps below to set up and use iCloud backup.
- Grab your iPhone and launch your Settings app.
- Within the settings app, you will want to click on your name at the top of the screen.
- Then, choose iCloud.
- Within your iCloud settings, click on iCloud Backup.
- Click on Back Up Now to start a backup.
Now that you have iCloud backup set up and you’ve used it, your device will always be backed up as long as the criteria above are always being met.
It’s nice to have peace of mind when it comes to our data and this is a great way to do so. I recently had to send my iPhone in because I dropped it at the pool and it had a cracked screen. Once I got my new replacement iPhone back, it was nice to know that I could just restore it from an iCloud backup, and then all of my data would be back and it would look exactly how it did before.
Tip 2: Check the Status of Apple Services
It is possible that Apple Music may be down due to an internet issue or it could be something else Apple-related that is causing the service to not work. Apple Services shows each product supplied by Apple that uses the internet and its status of it.
I would also recommend restarting your iPhone as that could be related to the issue.
Apple Music is the way that Apple thinks we should be looking at music these days. It can be used on all of your Apple devices and your music will sync across all of them seamlessly.
If you ever realize that songs are missing, you get a new device, or you have to format your device for some reason you can have peace of mind by following this article on how to restore your music and set up everything properly.