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Apple Music Library Missing? Here's A Fix

By Vicky Lewis

June 18, 2019

Since you are here, you must want to find some efficient methods for fixing Apple Music Library missing. Generally, you can add plenty of songs to your Apple Music Library and access these songs across your iOS devices, however, if you've signed out of your account before or when you set up a new iOS device, you will find Apple Music missing. But don't worry, here comes an efficient but easy fix.


CONTENTS


Part 1. Simple Fix: Enable iCloud Music Library

In some case, such as signing out your Apple ID or setting up your new device, iCloud Music Library won't be turned on by default, so you will find Apple Music missing. Therefore, you need to enable iCloud Music Library at that time.


#1. On your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch

Step 1: Go to Settings > Music on your iOS device.


Step 2: Scroll down to find "iCloud Music Library" option, then move the slider to the right side. When you see the slider turn into green, that means you successfully enable iCloud Music Library.


Step 3: If you have saved songs on the device before, you will be asked whether to keep these songs. For those who want to add these songs to your iCloud Music Library, you need to select "Keep Music*", but if you want to replace these songs with the music in your Music Library, then choose "Delete & Replace".


As for "Merge" option, it enables songs on your device that belong to Apple Music catalog are instantly available to access on other devices when you sign in to iCloud Music Library in iTunes.

Enable iCloud Music Library on iPhone


#2. On your Mac or PC

Step 1: Launch iTunes and go to Preferences window. To do that, Mac users need to click on iTunes > Preferences on the top men, while Windows users should click on Edit > Preferences.


Step 2: From the top menu bar at the top of Preferences window, select "General" tab.


Step 3: Tick the box in front of "iCloud Music Library" option to turn it on and click "OK" on the bottom right corner to close the window.

Enable iCloud Music Library on Mac


Note: 

#1. If you can't find "iCloud Music Library" option, then you should check if you have signed up for Apple Music or iTunes Match.
#2. If you don't see the content on your devices, then you need to update iOS, macOS, iTunes or Apple Music app to the latest version.

Part 2. Recommended Tip: Back up Your Apple Music Collection

Once you sign in to devices with the same Apple ID and enable iCloud Music Library, you can access all of your content from these devices, however, you should note that iCloud Music Library is not a backup service, so you had better always make a backup of your music collection. To do that, you need to prepare below things.


#1. Computer running Windows 10/8.1/8/7 or Mac 10.9/10.10/10.11/10.12/10.13/10.14

#2. iTunes 12.2 or later version released

#3. Apple Music downloader - TuneFab Apple Music Converter


Why you need TuneFab Apple Music Converter for backing up your Apple Music collection? Because this Apple Music downloader can:

#1. Download Apple Music to MP3.

#2. Remove DRM from Apple Music.

#3. Convert Apple Music and purchased iTunes or Audible audiobooks to multiple formats at 16X faster speed.

#4. Customize audio parameters and edit ID3 tags before conversion.


In a word, with the help of TuneFab Apple Music Converter, you don't need to worry about Apple Music Library missing anymore. Steps to back up Apple Music collection are as easy as:


Step 1. Download and Install TuneFab Apple Music Converter

First of all, click on the download button to download TuneFab Apple Music Converter on your computer. Once you launch it, iTunes will be launched automatically provided that you have updated iTunes to the latest version.

Step 2. Select Apple Music Tracks

From "Playlists" list on the left, select "Library" or other relevant options, then all songs in the Library will be shown on the right. Just select them by clicking on the song one by one. When you just want to convert some specify songs to MP3, you can use the "Search" bar to locate the song easily.

Select Apple Music Tracks


Step 3. Adjust Output Parameters

This professional converter enables you to convert Apple Music to multiple formats, including MP3, AC3, AAC, M4R, AIFF, AU, MKA, FLAC and M4A, so next step is to select an output format from the list. After that, other output parameters will be automatically changed according to the output format you chosen. But you can still change them in your preference.

Adjust Output Format


Step 4. Start the Conversion Process

Now comes the last step, just click on the "Convert" button on the top menu bar to let the program start the conversion process.

Start the Conversion Process


Tip: If you want to change the conversion speed, then you need to click on "Options" button to go to the "Preferences" window and move the slider to the right side.


Conclusion

When you find Apple Music library missing, just follow the above guide to enable iCloud Music Library so that you can access your entire iTunes library and any songs that you add to your devices. But I have to say that it would be better if you back up Apple Music collection with TuneFab Apple Music Converter at regular time.


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