Two issues I am having with Apple Music - any solutions?

nygiants242

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Oct 11, 2007
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1. I would really like to just "start fresh". I opened Apple Music and saw a ton of old stuff on my iCloud, old songs, etc. I just want to wipe everything clean (even if it means permanently deleting from iCloud) to really start fresh. Any ideas how to quickly do that instead of going song by song, pressing the "..." and delete from iCloud?

2. I noticed that you can make songs available offline either by SONG or by PLAYLIST. How about a short cut to make all of "My Music" available offline? Do I really need to either do it individually or have it by playlist?

Thanks in advance.
 

mpayne2k

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1. I would really like to just "start fresh". I opened Apple Music and saw a ton of old stuff on my iCloud, old songs, etc. I just want to wipe everything clean (even if it means permanently deleting from iCloud) to really start fresh. Any ideas how to quickly do that instead of going song by song, pressing the "..." and delete from iCloud?

2. I noticed that you can make songs available offline either by SONG or by PLAYLIST. How about a short cut to make all of "My Music" available offline? Do I really need to either do it individually or have it by playlist?

Thanks in advance.
1. Go to iTunes (on a computer) and hit command-A, then right click, Delete. Confirm delete from iTunes and the cloud. You've effectively wiped your cloud data, might be a good idea to back up your library if you're so inclined.

Now, go into Settings on your phone, turn off and back on the cloud to confirm removal of all your collection. You're back to square one, now you can start adding Apple Music to your collection.


2. Don't think you can do that....I miss the little cloud download button that let you download many playlists, artists, albums at once, but that process was always slow and I usually downloaded no more than 5 songs at a time.
 

nygiants242

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Oct 11, 2007
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Thanks for the tip for #1.

Any suggestions for #2? How in the world is there not a button that toggles to put all of "My Music" in offline mode?
 

kmj2318

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Aug 22, 2007
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2. I noticed that you can make songs available offline either by SONG or by PLAYLIST. How about a short cut to make all of "My Music" available offline? Do I really need to either do it individually or have it by playlist?
I looked but I didn't find any way. Also, If you do decide to download a bunch of music, there's no way (as far as I can find) to allow downloads only on WiFi. Beats had this option. Now I have a few thousand songs downloading slowly and there's no way for me to pause it, and it will use Cellular. Kind of weird that I can easily choose not to stream on cellular, but I can't choose not to download on cellular.
 

hojx

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2. I noticed that you can make songs available offline either by SONG or by PLAYLIST. How about a short cut to make all of "My Music" available offline? Do I really need to either do it individually or have it by playlist?
I believe you can do this by switching on Automatic Downloads for Music under 'iTunes & App Store' Settings, before switching on Apple Music & iCloud Music Library.