iCloud Music Library how to tell what's yours/what you uploaded?

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by TwoBytes, Jun 8, 2018.

  1. TwoBytes, Jun 8, 2018
    Last edited: Jun 8, 2018

    TwoBytes macrumors 68030


    Jun 2, 2008
    On iOS, is there a way to tell what music you uploaded from your own collection to differentiate between what you've added from Apple Music?

    What i'm hoping for is some sort of filter or menu that will let me see songs I own and that I ripped. Say I want to play all the songs I ripped and put on my iPhone, is there a way?

    This is a dealbreaker question for me!
  2. Fuchal macrumors 68020

    Sep 30, 2003
    Create a smart playlist with "iCloud Status does not equal Apple Music"
  3. doolittle27 macrumors member


    Jan 20, 2016
    San Francisco, CA, USA
    Really hope that Apple will implement something more user-friendly to differentiate the two formats. It gets really frustrated.
  4. Tech198 macrumors G5

    Mar 21, 2011
    Australia, Perth
    The file name extension will stay the same. it will not be replaced with the Apple music one (.m4a) You can create a smart play list as suggested, or if you want enable the "kind" column under songs. (Switch to "Songs" view, right click on columns and select "Kind" if not already checked), then click the Kind column to sort by format..

    That may not always work 100% either, in fact, smart play lists won't, but i've come to the conclusion, these methods only 'help''

    They never solve anything.
  5. TwoBytes thread starter macrumors 68030


    Jun 2, 2008
    Thanks for all the replies! The smart playlist is a good idea. I found the answer; there is a menu item called 'downloaded music' in the library tab which does the job of showing everything I transferred to iTunes myself. Case closed!

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