If you subscribe to Apple Music, you can turn on Sync Library to access your music library and music that you've downloaded from Apple Music on all of your devices. If you turned off Sync Library, you can turn it back on. Just follow the steps below for your device. If Sync Library is updating or turned off, you'll see a message at the top of the Library tab in the Apple Music app. If you have a large music library, it might take some time to upload and sync your music library across all of your devices. To turn on iCloud Music Library:. Information about products not manufactured by Apple, or independent websites not controlled or tested by Apple, is provided without recommendation or endorsement. Apple assumes no responsibility with regard to the selection, performance, or use of third-party websites or products.
If you can't find or play a song
If you subscribe to Apple Music or iTunes Match, you can access your music library on all of your devices. If songs are missing from your music library after you turn on Sync Library, learn what to do. Check your settings and network connection on all of your devices:. Apple Music isn't a backup service. Make sure to back up your music library before you make any changes. If you can't find or play a song, check if you added it from Apple Music. If it came from another source, the song might be waiting to upload. Try these steps:.
What you can sync with iTunes
This way, you can access your music, photos, and more on your devices when you aren't near your computer. If you see a message that your device is synced with another iTunes library, your device was previously connected to another computer. If you click "Erase and Sync" in that message, all content of the selected type on your device will be erased and replaced with content from this computer.
If you subscribe to Apple Music, your music is transferred automatically to all your devices and no syncing is required. For more information about syncing, see About syncing your Mac and your devices. In the Finder on your Mac, select the device in the Finder sidebar. Select the checkbox for the individual items you want to sync in the music list. This option syncs as many songs as possible. You can choose to sync your Mac and your device automatically whenever you connect them. Before disconnecting your device from your Mac, click the Eject button in the Finder sidebar. To remove unwanted music from both your Mac and device, delete the music from your Mac and sync your device. In the Finder on your Mac, select your device in the sidebar, then select Music in the button bar.