Restore Downloaded Apple Music Tracks?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by california_kid, Nov 8, 2017.

  1. california_kid macrumors regular

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    Anyone know of a better way to restore downloaded Apple Music tracks while backing up and restoring to a new iPhone? I thought the manual, encrypted backup to a local Mac would save the downloads but it doesn't.

    As far as I can see, I have to manually download all the tracks to the new phone. Is there a better way?
     
  2. poppe macrumors 68020

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    I'd like to know this as well. Hate having to redownload 70Gbs of music every year, and the phone always getting super hot while I spread out the downloads over 2 weeks not to make the phone run like crap.
     
  3. Pipper99 macrumors 68020

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  4. california_kid thread starter macrumors regular

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    I do something similar. I just create temporary alphabetically sorted playlists like A-J and drag all tracks by artists in that range. When the new playlist shows up on the phone, I select download playlist. I like to break up the the download into 3-4 playlists so I can better deal with errors. After finishing the download, I just delete the playlists.

    It's still a pain to have to do this with each new iPhone or if I ever need to restore a backup.
     

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