How to Fix: Apple Music Deleted Songs & Playlists

Posted by Adam Gorden on Jan 04, 2019 11:24:05 AM.

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The more frequently you use Apple Music, the more possible you'll meet some unexpected issues of the service. Although it has already become the no.1 streaming music provider in the United States, it's far from perfect yet.

For instance, you may suddenly find that all of the playlists are disappeared from your Apple Music library without any warning. No matter how you sign in and out Apple Music, it's impossible to restore the deleted playlists. However, you can still access those playlists in iTunes on computer.

To solve such problem, you are suggested to try the following troubleshooting tips, with which you'll be able to reload the deleted Apple Music songs and playlists, as well as to prevent your Apple Music from disappearing again.

Apple Music Playlists Gone. Why?

Most of the time, when Apple Music deletes your library, there might be something wrong with iCloud Music Library, the feature that allows you to sync and share all the streaming music tracks from Apple Music and iTunes between all devices.

Specifically, once you enabled iCloud Music Library, Apple will scan your music and replace the songs with its own versions, and then upload anything it doesn’t know to its servers.

In this case, to get back the disappeared Apple Music playlists on iOS, the common way is to re-enable your iCloud Music Library so as to re-sync the lost songs from Apple Music with iTunes on a Mac or PC. The following guide will show you how to turn on iCloud Music Library on iPhone step by step.

Restore Deleted Apple Music Library Using iCloud Music Library

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Step 1. Open iPhone and go to Settings. Scroll down to Music section and tap on it.

Step 2. Under Library column, you'll see iCloud Music Library option. If it's already turned on, you should turn it off firstly and then activate it again. If not, simply tap the toggle to turn it on.

Step 3. A popup will appear asking whether to enable iCloud Music Library or not. Select Merge to confirm.

Then it will merge and replace the deleted Apple Music songs or playlists with your music that's already in iCloud. Therefore, you'll be able to access the disappearing library from Apple Music again.

Note: To avoid Apple Music deleting your songs in the future, you are highly suggested to disable iCloud Music Library after getting back the lost playlists.

Ultimate Way to Prevent Apple Music Playlists from Being Deleted

In addition to turning off iCloud Music Library, there's a better way that can also help you keeping all Apple Music playlists in your library permanently without being deleted again.

In this way, all you need is a smart app called TunesKit Apple Music Converter, a 3rd-party Apple Music DRM removal tool that can remove the DRM encryption from Apple Music tracks and playlists by encoding the protected M4P music files to MP3, AAC, FLAC, M4A, WAV and other common formats. Once the DRM is deleted from your music, you'll be able to keep all the songs and playlists in Apple Music library, even if you unsubscribe the service later.

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You may follow these steps to start removing DRM from Apple Music with TunesKit Apple Music Converter.

Step 1. Launch TunesKit. Then drag the Apple Music offline tracks to the program's main interface. You can also add the songs by clicking "+" button at the top center.

Step 2. Once the Apple Music songs are loaded into TunesKit, you should go to the bottom left corner and click "Format" panel to set output format and audio parameters. It fully supports output format as MP3, AAC, WAV, FLAC, M4A and M4B. Choose the one you like and move on.

Step 3. Click the "Convert" button to let it begin converting Apple Music songs to DRM-free formats.

For the complete guide, you should go to: How to Convert Apple Music to MP3.


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