How 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.

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 "Show Apple Music," "Add Playlist Songs," "Sync Library," and "Cellular Data" are toggled on. If all of them are already on, turn them off and wait a few moments, then turn them back on.

3. Check your internet connection

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

How to download Apple Music to mp3?

Besides downloading apple music songs to iphone, you can also download them to mp3 so that you can listen to them on any device. All you need is a professional Apple Music to mp3 converter - Ondesoft iTunes Converter .

1. Download and Launch Apple Music Converter

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

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2. Sign in your Apple Music account

Click the Sign in button and enter your Apple ID.

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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Convert Apple Music, iTunes music, audiobooks, Audible audiobooks to MP3, M4A, etc.

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