iPhone 6S Music problems

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by kart, Sep 29, 2015.

  1. kart macrumors regular

    Jul 16, 2011
    Have just purchased iPhone 6S Plus 128gb and restored from a back up of my iPhone 6 Plus
    I seem to be having problems with the music on the 6S, all my music is there, but none will play until I allow data streaming or am connected to wifi. I have an Apple Music subscription, and never had this problem prior as I have all my music downloaded for offline use.

    The odd thing is however, that none of my music will play now. Only about 5% of my whole iTunes library is from Apple Music, the majority being from CD's that I have manually added on iTunes.

    I am also having the same problem on my mac, none of the music in my iTunes library will play unless connected to wifi.

    I don't even have the option when the phone is plugged into iTunes to transfer my music onto the 6S.

    Anyone able to help me out? I am chewing thru data as that is the only way I am currently able to listen to music on the 6S (as i currently don't have wifi)

    Any help would be greatly appreciated
  2. X5-452 macrumors 6502


    Feb 16, 2006
    Calgary, Canada
    Because you have Apple Music and iCloud Music Library enabled, the music library you're seeing on your device is what's in the cloud - there is nothing local; regardless if it was ripped from CDs or not.

    Go to your iPhone settings, go to music and disable iCloud music library. Once you've done that, connect to your computer and within iTunes go to the iPhone tab and go to your music. Sync your entire library. Once that's done, go back to your iPhone and enable your iCloud library so that changes done across the board will sync to all your devices. Whether your merge or replace won't matter as it'll be a carbon copy of what you just transferred.

    The only downside is that Apple Music tracks are ineligible for transferring to devices so you'll have to go back and make all those files available offline.
  3. haruhiko macrumors 601


    Sep 29, 2009
    Sync. your music library from the computer again.
  4. lagwagon Suspended


    Oct 12, 2014
    Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Like others have already told you. You need to re-sync the music back onto your phone. Backups do not include any music you had synced previously to it. So your new phone has nothing on it locally.

    Or if your library isn't too big you can just make the stuff in your iCloud music library available for offline. That would save time if your library isn't giant.

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