How to Fix Apple Music Not Adding to Library

Posted by Adam Gorden on Oct 6, 2022 5:00 PM
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Unlike other services of Apple Music, Apple Music - as a streaming music service - is available for both iOS and Android or Mac and Windows users. On mobile, you can use Apple Music on iOS devices - like iPhone, iPad, iPod touch or Android phones and tablets. On desktop, you can also use the Music app or iTunes to access the most flexible part of its service - Apple Music Library.

However, some Apple Music users reported that Apple Music not adding songs to library on the platforms and devices above. What're the possible causes? How can I fix this issue? No worries. We'd like to offer help.

Part 1. Possible Causes to Apple Music Not Adding to Library
Part 2. Solutions for Apple Music Not Adding Songs to Library
Part 3. Methods for Downloading Apple Music Library as MP3s

Part 1. Possible Causes to Apple Music Not Adding to Library

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When I open the music app i can save one song to my library but if i try to save a second song it will have the normal pop-up that says “Added to Library “ when in actuality it did not save. And the same goes for if i try to save songs to a playlist."

Here're the possible causes to the Apple Music not adding songs to library for identification.

1.1 The Update is problematic

If the issue comes up after an update, then chances are that the update is problematic to work with your device and the Apple ID.

1.2 The Library is too large

If the Apple Music Library is too large, more issues including Apple Music not loading library or Apple Music not adding to library at hand appear. It's Apple Music's way of informing the existing Apple Music subscribers more space should be cleared for songs to add to the library.

1.3 The Apple Music Service is unavailable

If the Apple Music subscription has been renewed, repeat the steps in Settings to sign out and sign back can make this issue disappear.

Before we let you through the solutions for Apple Music not adding to library, please also try to stream the songs with this issue to stream online, edit your library, add existing library content to existing playlists and check your Apple Music subscription, which is a simple test for confirmation.

If an extra issue is with the process above like Apple Music not adding to playlist, Apple music won't add songs to library either.

Part 2. Solutions for Apple Music Not Adding Songs to Library

After the possible causes haven been checked, you can follow the solutions here with steps.

2.1 Settings: Troubleshoot Apple Music Not Adding to Library

There're some device settings that can help troubleshoot this issue.

1. Check the Internet Connection

On Wi-Fi connection or cellular / mobile connection, please check the internet connection with other applications on the device (better an another music streaming service like Spotify).

If the connection works fine, please also check the cellular data setting has been enabled for Music: Settings > Music > Cellular Data.

2. Check the Sync Library Setting

You should also check if the Sync Library is on: Settings > Music > Sync Library at the top. Make sure the Sync Library setting has been enabled or from here to disable it, then enable it again. Test it out to see whether this has fixed the Apple Music not adding to library issue.

3. Sign Out and Back in Apple Music

This is the possible solutions for those have found the Apple Music subscription is unavailable or the Apple Music not adding songs to library issue is with a renew of the subscription. However, once you Sign Out of Settings on iOS, the Apple Music downloads will be removed.

For iOS to sign out and sign back in Music, from the Home Screen to go to Settings > Media & Purchases > Sign Out. Then go back to the Media & Purchases to sign back in. For Android, go to the Apple Music app > Library > Menu button > Account Settings > Sign out, then return to Menu button > Settings > Sign in.

2.2 Common Steps: Troubleshoot Apple Music Not Adding to Library

If the issue is to persist, please try more steps with the devices and apps to troubleshoot.

1. Restart the App & Device

We understand that a restart of the device might have been tried, but please make sure to first full stop the Amazon Music app based on the mobile devices.

For Android to restart the app: Apple Music app > Settings > Apps > Apple Music > Force Stop, then return to the Home Screen or application list, reopen the Apple Music. Or on iPhone to full stop the app, use several swipe-ups from the Home Screen to Music's preview, then return to Home Screen to reopen Music app.

2. Clear the Apple Music Cache

If the Apple Music still won't add to playlist or library, please clear the Apple Music cache.

For Android, please go to Settings > Apps > Apple Music > Storage > Clear Cache. For iOS, this is a repeated step because the Sign Out of the Settings has cleared the Apple Music cache and Apple Music downloads.

3. Uninstall the Apple Music App

Before a custom uninstall of the app, please make sure a Sign Out of the Settings has cleared the app data on iOS device. Or from here on the Android device, repeat the steps to go to Settings > Apps > Apple Music > Storage > Clear data.

Next on Android or mobile device, please from the Home Screen or applications list to find the Apple Music or Music app to remove or delete the app. Then go to App Store or Play Store to reinstall the app. Check to see whether Apple Music not adding to playlist or library has been fixed.

Part 3. Methods for Downloading Apple Music Library as MP3s

While we're confident that the solutions above for device settings and common fixes can troubleshoot this issue, chances are that the Apple Music still won't add the Music contents from music catalog to users' music libraries. If this is the case, we'd like to introduce other methods to download users' Apple Music libraries however - as MP3s.

Apple Music is the most flexible option for users to manage their libraires with the combination of music contents from Apple Music catalog and users' personal music collections. With an active subscription, you can download contents from Apple Music's contents options menu to MP3s and more compatible formats with iTunes - like M4A and AAC.

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