Music library keeps losing files

Discussion in 'iOS 10' started by AppleFan22, Aug 14, 2016.

  1. AppleFan22 macrumors regular

    Jan 3, 2014
    This has been happening for ages, and it's really starting to get me angry.

    As someone who only has a 16 GB iPhone, I find myself frequently needing to delete things in order to make space for pictures and such. One solution is to delete my 1.2 GB music library every so often. This only deletes the local files, and keeps *most* of my songs in Music so I can stream them. However, multiple songs keep disappearing from both Music's list of songs I can stream, from iTunes on my iPhone under the Purchased (Not on this iPhone) tab, AND from my MacBook's iTunes library! If I search for the songs in iTunes it shows up as not being purchased, but when I click the price button it says "Item already purchased. You can download this item again for free" or something like that.

    I'm not subscribed to Apple Music, as I know many people have been and had similar issues.

    Any ideas on what I should do?
  2. FurbyUK Suspended

    Jul 9, 2016
    Up North
    I suspect deleting local library in the manner you are is causing some conflicts.

    Have you tried using the optimise storage option instead?


  3. AppleFan22 thread starter macrumors regular

    Jan 3, 2014
    That option doesn't exist on my phone, and it never has... I'm assuming it's because your music library is much larger than mine, as I only have about 140 songs
  4. oMc macrumors 6502


    Oct 17, 2010
    Finland & France
    Which iOS version are you using?

    I think the "optimize storage" option for music is new to iOS 10. It sounds like you are posting an issue in the iOS 10 forum while you are not even using iOS 10.
  5. Shirasaki macrumors 604


    May 16, 2015
    No. in following beta, if you have not subscribed to Apple music or iTunes Match, you will not see "optimised storage" option. Mine is the case.
  6. AppleFan22 thread starter macrumors regular

    Jan 3, 2014
    Of course I'm on iOS 10, I'm not that stupid... Not using iTunes Match or Apple Music, although I did turn on Home Sharing to try and resolve the issue a while ago, but it didn't work...

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