Moving apple music to new device?

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by Pez555, Oct 5, 2015.

  1. Pez555 macrumors 68000

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    I upgraded from iPhone 6 to iphone 6s, restored from backup and it wouldn't let me play any of the music I had downloaded onto apple music via the music app.

    Is there something I need to do?
     
  2. Julien macrumors G3

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    Apple Music doesn't 'backup' or 'copy'. You will need to re-download it to your new iPhone.
     
  3. Pez555 thread starter macrumors 68000

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  4. Julien macrumors G3

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    See post #2 for the answer.
     
  5. Pez555 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    If you literally mean re-download every track then that is a joke on apples part.

    There's no way to get my apple music library from my old iPhone 6 to my 6s?
     
  6. Tech198 macrumors G4

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    if u mean offline music, then no... u must re-download.. But if u just want to stream them just sign-in with same Apple ID.

    I guess if u wan to download u'r gonna have to transfer device anyway.
     
  7. SnowDX macrumors 6502

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    Same thing happened to my daughter when Apple replaced her iPhone 6; no way to get back what you had on this phone before without downloading it again. Not even providing you with a list so you knew where to start! Super lame. She had tons of music she needed for classes and had to go and remember what she had. It took her hours to do it all and then once in class, she'd realize she was missing something, and wasn't able to play it (since we had cellular data turned off for Music because she never needed it before this circumstance!).

    Even music she purchased through iTunes prior to Apple Music even existing, that was always physically on her phone, was gone. That was at least a bit easier to get back as she could choose to make all her purchased songs available offline, but she had to wait for them to download. A purchased song that is on your phone, shouldn't even come off unless you remove it yourself.
     
  8. Pez555 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Massive fail on apples part there. You should be able to back up your library surely? Crazy if you regularly upgrade your phone yearly.
     
  9. Julien, Oct 10, 2015
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    The record labels don't allow tracks to be moved/copied between devices and require strict device/user specific DRM. Apple has no control over this and it is the same for all streaming services like Spotify.
     
  10. Pez555 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Yea but you should at least have the library visible so you can see what you downloaded.
     
  11. whsbuss macrumors 68040

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    That's why I always use my iTunes on the mac
    I'm a bit lost here. When you login to AM with your AppleID don't you see all the music there? What I do for offline listening is keep different playlists so if I changed devices, I could just download it again. As stated before, Apple has no control over this.
     
  12. Pez555 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Nope. Nothing. Nada. Restored from backup and there was nothing in my library.

    I should have been clearer in earlier posts - by downloading I mean have it in my library to stream. I rarely stored a song for offline use as I only had the 16gb iPhone 6.
     
  13. whsbuss macrumors 68040

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    Are you sure you have iCloud Music Library switched on? You should see the AM library regardless of iTunes.
     
  14. Fatboy71 macrumors 65816

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    Its the same with Spotify (if you get a new device) from what a friend was telling my, so the issue isn't just isolated to Apple Music.
     
  15. Fatboy71 macrumors 65816

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    Not sure why you aren't seeing your library, but when I got my new iPhone recently, I restored off backup, enabled Apple Music and I could see all the stuff in my library. After that, I chose what I wanted to be available offline and I was back where I wanted.
     
  16. whsbuss macrumors 68040

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    Exactly as it's supposed to work.
     

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