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How do I Restore My Old Apple Music Library?

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By Justin SabrinaUpdated on April 12, 2023

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Is your Apple Music library missing? This guide is for you! You will not only learn how to restore Apple Music library on iPhone, iPad, Mac and PC, but also learn to save Apple Music songs on your computer forever.

“It’s strange that my Apple Music Library is missing. How do I Restore My Old Apple Music Library? Can I keep apple music songs forever?”

Is your Apple Music Library lost? Want to restore your old Apple Music library? This article is for you! Please continue to read the following part to get the reason and restore the collected songs in your Apple Music library. In addition, you have a chance to keep Apple Music songs forever.


Part 1. Why is Your Apple Music Library missing?

Apple Music allows users to save and download music and videos to their personal databases. However, when you log out of the iTunes/App Store account or set up a new device, the iCloud music library is not enabled by default. At this time, Apple Music Library will be lost.

Another situation is that your three-month trial period for Apple Music has expired, or you canceled your Apple Music subscription, but you did not renew within 30 days, then the songs you downloaded in Apple Music Library will disappear.

Part 2. How to Restore My Apple Music Library?

Next, we will show you how to recover Apple Music Library on iPhone and iPad, Mac OS or Windows.

Restore Apple Music Library on iPhone and iPad:
Step 1. Open your iPhone or iPad.
Step 2. Go to "Settings" and swipe down to "Music".
Step 3. Click the switch next to iCloud Music Library to restore your Apple Music Library.
Step 4. It takes some time for the music library to reappear in the "Music" app.

restore apple music on iphone and ipad

Restore Apple Music Library on Mac:
Step 1. Open iTunes on your Mac computer.
Step 2. Click iTunes in the upper left corner and select "Preferences".
Step 3. Under the "General" tab, check the box next to "iCloud Music Library" to ensure that "iCloud Music Library" is turned on.
Step 4. It will take some time for your media library to appear in iTunes again.

Restore Apple Music Library on PC:
Step 1. Open iTunes on your PC.
Step 2. From the menu bar at the top of the screen, choose Edit> Preferences.
Step 3. Go to the "General" tab and choose "iCloud Music Library" to turn it on. If you do not subscribe to Apple Music or iTunes Match, you will not see the option to turn on the iCloud Music Library.
Step 4. Click "OK".

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Part 3. Keep Apple Music forever to Avoid Apple Music Library Lost

In order to prevent users to save the downloaded songs on their local drive and transfer to to non-Apple device, Apple added DRM protection to its songs, we can’t play the downloaded Apple Music songs offline after unsubscribed, and the downloaded songs in Apple Music library will disappear after 30 days. In order to avoid the loss of Apple Music Library, we can ask third-party tool for help.

UkeySoft Apple Music Converter could be the best choice to keep Apple Music songs playable after canceling subscription. It's designed for both Apple Music Free and Subscribers to remove DRM from Apple Music and convert Apple Music songs to MP3, FLAC, AAC or WAV format with keeping original audio quality. After conversion, you can save unprotected files on your computer forever and transfer it to any device for offline playback. No need to worry about your Apple Music Library disappearing suddenly.

Features of UkeySoft Apple Music Converter:

  • Remove DRM restriction from Apple Music.
  • Convert Apple Music songs to MP3/AAC/WAV/FLAC at 16X speed.
  • Preserve 100% lossless quality, ID tags and metadata.
  • Convert iTunes purchased M4P music, iTunes M4B audiobooks and Audible AA/AAX audiobooks to MP3, M4A, AC3, AIFF, AU, FLAC, M4R and MKA.
  • Save Apple Music songs on local drive forever.
  • Burn converted songs to CD or upload to iTunes, Google Drive, One Drive, etc.

Guide: Save Apple Music Songs on Computer forever

Step 1. Launch UkeySoft Apple Music Converter
Download and install UkeySoft Apple Music Converter on your PC/Mac. When you launch it, iTunes or Apple Music app(MacOS 10.15 Catalina) will run automatically.

Launch Apple Music Converter

Step 2. Add Apple Music Songs to Converter
Click the “Playlist” in the left column, then select the Apple music songs that you want to keep forever.

Select Apple Music

Step 3. Select MP3 as Output Format
Go to the bottom of the interface, here you can set Bitrate, Sample Rate, Output Folder, and Output Format including MP3, WAV, AAC and FLAC. Here we sugguset that you select MP3 as Output Format.

MP3 output format

Step 4. Start Conversion
After completing the above steps, click "Convert" button to start to convert Apple Music songs you selected in Step 2 to MP3.

Convert Apple Music to MP3

After conversion, all of converted files will be saved on your computer forever, click “Explore Output File” to locate the converted Apple Music files.

locate MP3 songs

Now, you can transfer the unprotected files to any device for enjoying, such as iPhone, Android phone or tablet, iPod Touch, iPod Shuffle, iPod Nano, iPod Classic, car players, Samsung Galaxy S20/S10/Note 9/Note 8, Google Pixel, Sony Walkman, SanDisk MP3 player, PS4, Zune, PSP, Activo CT10, FiiO M11/M15, etc.

Restore My Old Apple Music Library
Justin Sabrina

Justin Sabrina

Justin Sabrina has over 10 years of content writing experience. She specializes in product reviews, how-to guides, tips and tricks, top lists, etc. on data encryption, multi-media conversion, screen recording and iOS unlocking. At UkeySoft, she performs in-depth research SEO copywriting and collaborates with our R & D team to offer effective software solution, most of her articles on software are helpful and easy to read, helping our reader easily solve problems through using software or apps.


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