Downloading music library to iphone.

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by Shanghaichica, Oct 18, 2018.

  1. Shanghaichica macrumors G4

    Shanghaichica

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    I have an Apple Music subscription and have iCloud music library on. On my old iPhone X I transferred by own music library over from my MacBook and also used Apple Music. However when I set up my Xs max I wanted to transfer all my music from my mac to my iPhone but I cant get it to sync with iTunes as it keeps going on about iCloud music library. A lot of the songs I have in my own library I can’t get on Apple Music.
     
  2. -Gonzo-, Oct 21, 2018
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    If you have an Apple Music sub you can upload your music library to the cloud then you’ll have them available to download.
    That’s what I do anyway.
     
  3. Shanghaichica thread starter macrumors G4

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    Thanks. A lot of my own stuff wasn’t matched on Apple Music so it wasn’t showing up on my new phone. In the end I turned off iCloud music library, copied all my music to the max via iTunes on my Mac and then re-enabled iCloud music library but left on the option to keep the music already stored on my phone.

    I guess going forward when I get a new phone. I’ve got to turn off iCloud music library so I can transfer my music and then re-enable it.
     
  4. -Gonzo- macrumors 6502

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    Yeah none of mine are matched either, rather than using up storage space on my iPhone I just have them stored in iCloud Music Library instead so can then download them as and when or just stream.
     
  5. Shanghaichica thread starter macrumors G4

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    Many of them were grey out so I couldn’t even stream them or download them.
     
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  7. Shanghaichica thread starter macrumors G4

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    I understand what you’re saying but for some reason not all of my tracks were uploaded and many of them I couldn’t access on my iPhone.

    I think I need to turn on the setting on my mac to get them all uploaded?

    I haven’t uploaded my library on my Mac so I think that’s why I couldn’t access the songs.
     

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