Once you subscribe to the Apple Music Plan, you can visit and sync Apple Music Library songs across different devices with the Apple Music app. If you are also an iPhone user, things are going to be even easier. After syncing Apple Music to iPhone, you can sign into the same Apple ID, and access your Apple Music Library directly. Then, it will be pretty easy to listen to all the synced songs, albums, and playlists on your iPhone anytime without hassle.
How to achieve this aim? This article will perfectly answer you with 3 solutions.
Note: Please make sure that you are subscribing to the Apple Music Plan but not the Apple Music Voice Plan, or you may not unlock all the features of Apple Music.
Method 1: How to Sync Your Whole Apple Music Library to iPhone
If you have subscribed to Apple Music, then syncing your Apple Music to your iPhone is an effortless thing for you. All you need to do is turn on the "Sync Library" to access the Apple Music Library you've downloaded on all of your devices.
Before syncing your whole Apple Music Library to your iPhone, here are the things you need to get ready:
● Make sure you have already subscribed to Apple Music.
● Update your devices (including iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Mac and iTunes on Windows) to the latest version.
● Sign in with the same Apple ID on all your devices and connect them to the same Wi-Fi network.
How to Turn on Apple Music Sync Library on iPad/iPod Touch/Another iPhone
Before you start, please make sure that your iOS device is updated to iOS 16. The process for enabling this feature is roughly the same for every iOS mobile device.
Step 1: On your iPad, iPod Touch, or another iPhone, open "Settings" and enter "Music".
Step 2: Find the "Sync Library" button, turn it on, then you can sync Apple Music Library to iPad, iPhone, and more iOS devices.
How to Turn on Apple Music Sync Library on Mac
On Mac devices, the process is slightly more complicated. It also requires you to install the Apple Music app after updating your system to the latest.
Step 1: Open the Apple Music App on your Mac device, and click "Account" to enter your profile.
Step 2: Choose "File" > "Library" > "Organize Library", then select "Consolidate files".
Step 3: Press the "Settings or Music" button and enter "Preferences".
Step 4: Open the "General" tab, select "Sync Library", then click "OK" to start syncing.
If you want to check the sync status in real time while waiting for your music to sync, please go to the bottom of the sidebar and click "Updating Cloud Library".
How to Turn on Apple Music Sync Library on Windows Computer
On Windows computers, the "Sync Library" function is called iCloud Music Library. By subscribing to Apple Music and signing in with the same Apple ID, you can access your entire iCloud Music Library across all Windows devices anytime.
Step 1: Open iTunes on your Windows, then tap "Edit" > "Preferences" from the menu bar at the top of the screen.
Step 2: Go to the "General" tab to select "iCloud Music Library" to turn it on.
Step 3: Tap "OK" after all the settings, then you need to wait for a moment until all the Apple Music songs are synced to your iPhone.
Method 2: Sync Music from iTunes & Finder to iPhone Manually
In addition to the methods introduced above, you can also manually sync songs/playlists to iPhone from iTunes & Finder with a USB cable or Wi-Fi connection. You can learn the details below.
Sync iTunes Playlist to iPhone
You can manually sync Apple Music to iPhone after you connect it to iTunes. Here are the steps.
Step 1: Connect your iPhone to your computer using a USB cable. Open iTunes App on your computer and then select your device.
Note: If the computer can't recognize your iPhone, try restarting it, using different ports or cables, or click to learn more solutions.
Step 2: On the left side of the iTunes window, enter "Summary", select "Sync with this iPhone over Wi-Fi", and click "Apply".
Once you've done this, your iPhone will appear in iTunes when it and your computer are connected to the same Wi-Fi. After that, as soon as you power it on and run iTunes on your computer, the system will automatically sync Apple Music to iPhone for you.
Sync Playlist to iPhone with Finder
If you own a Mac running macOS Catalina or later, you can use Finder to sync your music files to your iPhone.
Step 1: Connect your iPhone to your Mac, and then select "Finder" from the Mac Doc.
Step 2: Choose your iPhone under "Devices" and then select "Music" at the right of the screen.
Step 3: Under the tabs, select "Sync Music Onto Your Device", and then you can choose what you want to sync to your iPhone.
Step 4: After finishing choosing your music, simply click "Apply", then you can sync your music to iPhone.
Note: Using Finder to sync playlist to iPhone is similar to the way with Wi-Fi/iTunes, so if the above method of using Wi-Fi is not available, you can refer to switching to Finder.
Method 3: Transfer MP3 from PC to iPhone
The above 2 official methods of syncing Apple Music to iPhone are very useful, but they are not the best ways in all situations. Firstly, you have to subscribe to the Apple Music Plan to keep your music available. Secondly, if you want to download and listen to them offline, the downloaded music will be hard to transfer. Instead, they can only be played on Apple Music or iTunes official platform, since those downloads are in specially DRM-protected formats.
Given this tricky situation, we highly recommend TuneFab Apple Music Converter to you. It is a computer program that works on both Windows and Mac systems. With its built-in Apple Music Web Player, you can directly log into the platform with your account and access the original Apple Music Library to download the songs without any audio loss offline. The downloaded Apple Music songs will be saved in common formats such as MP3, which can be supported on most devices. Then, you can transfer those MP3s to iPhone or any media player for free playback.
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Here is the full guide for you to transfer MP3 from PC to iPhone using this program.
Step 1: Launch TuneFab Apple Music Converter and click "Open the Apple web Player", then tap "Sign in" to input your Apple ID.
Step 2: Choose the songs you want to sync, then drag and drop them to the red "Add" button.
Step 3: Go to "Menu" > "Preferences > "Advanced/General" to reset the output parameters, such as output format, bitrate, sample rate, and even the output folder.
Step 4: Start downloading Apple music songs you choose to MP3 by simply clicking "Convert".
Step 5: After downloading the songs to your PC, you can add these converted Apple Music files to the iTunes Library and transfer them from iTunes to iPhone. Run iTunes on your computer, and click "File" > "Add File to Library" or "Add Folder to Library" to add the MP3 files to iTunes Library.
FAQs about Syncing Apple Music Library
Why Isn't My Music Library Syncing to My iPhone?
If you find that your Music Library has stopped syncing or won't sync, check if your device is connected to the Internet and signed into the same Apple ID, or make sure that your Apple Music subscription is currently available. Meanwhile, you can check the icon next to each song on the Apple Music platform on Mac or Windows computer to confirm its "Cloud Status" at any time.
How to Transfer Music from Computer to iPhone without iTunes?
If you think that transferring music downloaded from Apple Music via iTunes is too tedious and want to get your work done without iTunes, we recommend you to use another third-party tool, FonePaw DoTrans. It is an amazing file transfer tool for iPhone that helps you rapidly and stably transfer media files, contents, etc, among iOS, Android, and Windows devices in one click. Moreover, with its help, you don't have to wait for your files to sync. Instead, you can transfer music directly to iPhone without iTunes.
Note: This way of transferring music from computer to iPhone without iTunes is currently only available for Windows devices.
How to Remove Apple Music from Sync Library?
In some situations, your Apple device may sync unwanted songs or playlists to the Apple Music Library automatically, which may consume your cellular data and take up much of the storage space. To release storage, you can remove music from the "Library" by following these instructions.
● Remove music from all devices: You can go to "Finder" on your Mac, delete all the music from the "Music" tab, and then sync your devices again.
● Remove music from your mobile devices while still keeping them on your Mac: You can connect your mobile devices to your Mac with a USB cable or Wi-Fi network, open "Finder", select your devices, and enter the "Music" tab, then deselect the checkboxes of the music you want to be removed from your device. After all, sync the devices again to finish.
You have learned 3 solutions to sync Apple Music to iPhone from different devices, either manually or automatically. If the official methods do not meet all your needs, you can choose to use the TuneFab Apple Music Converter, to download Apple Music to MP3 format, and sync them to iPhone and other media players for free playback. Click the button below to download and try, and you will not be disappointed.