7 solutions to fix Apple Music not downloading songs on iPhone

Sometimes you may encounter the issue that your songs and albums won't download.This may be caused by connection issues, or lack of space on your device. Apple may suggest you closing the app, restarting your iPhone or iPad and checking your Apple Music subscription . You also need to note that if a song is marked by a cloud with a slash mark through it unlike a cloud with an arrow it means it can't be downloaded at all.

What to do if your music won't download on Apple Music?

1. Check the storage space on your iPhone or iPad

Make sure you are not out of storage space on your iPhone or iPad.

  1. Open Settings app on your iPhone or iPad, if you see an alert "iPhone Storage Full",tap it and then "Manage Storage" on the next page.
  2. Delete downloaded videos and large attachments, or offloading apps according to the recommendations to get more space.

If you don't see the alert "iPhone Storage Full", scroll down to the Music tab in Settings.

  1. Scroll to the bottom and tap "Optimize Storage."
  2. Turn on storage optimization by toggling on the switch.This will automatically remove music that you haven't played in awhile, which will make room for new music.

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2. Check your iCloud and Music settings

  1. Open the Settings app on your device.
  2. Scroll down to the "Music" tab and tap to open it.
  3. Make sure that Sync Library is toggled on. If it is already on, turn it off and wait a few moments, then turn it back on.

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3. Check your internet connection

To download songs, you'd better connect to Wi-fi.

  1. Open the Settings app on your device and double-check the Wi-Fi network you're connected to.
  2. Open a webpage to test your network.

If you only have access to Cellular connection, make sure Download over Cellular is turned on.

  1. Open the Settings app on your device.
  2. Scroll down to the "Music" and tap to open it.
  3. Tap the toggle of Download over Cellular to turn it on.

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4. Check your Apple Music subscription

Make sure that your Apple Music subscription is active. You can check your subacription details on your account information page.

  1. Open the Settings app on your iPhone.
  2. Tap your name, then tap Subscriptions.

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5. Make sure Apple Music songs, albums, playlists are added to Library.

You can download Apple Music songs, albums, playlists only after you have added them to Library or Playlist.

Add music from Apple Music on your iPhone, iPad, or Android

  1. Open the Apple Music app.
  2. Touch and hold a song, album, or playlist that you want to add to your library.
  3. Tap Add to Library or Add to a Playlist.

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6. Check the cloud status of songs

If a song is grayed out and says "This song is not currently available in your country or region" when you tap it, the song removed from the Apple Music catalog. You may get it from Spotify.

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The best method to download Apple Music songs - 100% working

It can be frustrating when your songs and albums won't download. Luckily, there is a professional Apple Music Covnerter that allows you to download any songs, albums and playlists without Apple Music app. All you need is a professional Apple Music to mp3 converter - Ondesoft Apple Music Converter .

1. Download and Launch Apple Music Converter

Download, install and launch Ondesoft Apple Music Converter on your Mac or Windows.

Apple Music Converter


2. Sign in your Apple Music account

Click the Sign in button and enter your Apple ID.

Apple Music Converter


3. Change output format(optional)

The default output format is lossless M4A. Ondesoft Apple Music Converter also supports converting Apple Music to MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV and AIFF. You can also customize output file name with any combination of title, artist, album, playlist index and track ID.

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4. Select music

Follow the on-screen instructions to choose the playlist or album you want to convert.

Apple Music Converter

Click Add songs.

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5. Start Conversion

By default, all songs in the playlist/album will be checked. If there are songs you don't want to convert, please uncheck the box. Then click Convert button to start downloading songs to the format you choose.

Apple Music Converter

After conversion, click below folder icon to quickly locate the downloaded songs.

Apple Music Converter


Free trial version allows you to convert 3 minutes of each song, to get the full version, please purchase a license.

Features of Ondesoft Apple Music Converter:

Built-in Apple Music web player
Pazu Apple Music Converter features an integrated Apple Music web player for you to browse and download music conveniently. There is no need to install Music or iTunes app. .

Customize profile settings
Apple Music allows you to customize Bitrate, Sample rate and Channels of the output song.

Fast Conversion Speed
The conversion speed can be as fast as 16X and you are free to set it as you desired.

Search Function
The powerful search function enables you to quickly find Apple Music tracks you need according to name, artist and album.

Customize file name format
Output file name can contain Title, Artist, Album, TrackID and DiskID and you are free to customize it as you like.

Save ID tags
ID tags such as song name, Artist name, Album, Album artist, Genre and Artwork will be saved to the output MP3 and M4A files.

Batch conversion
Batch conversion allows you to convert as many Apple Music tracks as you want at a time.

Apple Music Converter

Apple Music Converter
Download Apple Music songs, albums, playlists to MP3, M4A, AAC, FLAC, WAV and AIFF.

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