Does iCloud Music Library require WiFi?

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by Kevsta26, Feb 19, 2016.

  1. Kevsta26 macrumors 6502a

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    My Library was turned off and I lost all my music and now I'm trying to get it back on LTE but nothing is happening... Does it require WiFi to work and get all my music to show up again?
     
  2. Julien macrumors G3

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    Is 'Use Cellular Data' switched on in Settings: Music?
     
  3. Kevsta26 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, I can use all the features of Apple Music, including downloading offline music, while on cellular. iCloud Music Library just won't work on cellular after signing out of my Apple ID and losing all my music when it turned off the iCloud Music Library setting... I turned it back on and my music library just remains empty.
     
  4. ovo6 macrumors 6502

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    It's faster on wifi sometimes on cellular takes a little bit try turning off and back on
     
  5. Kevsta26 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I fixed it finally. It does actually require WiFi to do the initial library load to make all your iCloud Music Library content show up. I just connected to some public WiFi and it showed "Loading Library" and then all my music was back.
     
  6. Tech198, Feb 21, 2016
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    Tech198 macrumors G4

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    I've experienced this as well... I thought this was Apple servers, but option to turn "music library" on and off worked first time, every-time, i can only guess its just due to cellular.

    same thing with "loading library"... has to be on wi-fi... (maybe its just a requires "better" cellular connection ??, no idea), but once library is loaded on Wi-Fi, i can switch to cellular and play ok without buffering, which means it can't always be cellular. Though still an issue, outside of Apple.]

    I have 4G and its actually faster than my home DSL. Been though many iPhone's and all of them experienced the same, so its defiantly provider.

    Not saying that it "requires wifi" but this is my experience... Yours may be different.
     

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