Quick Tips to Fix Apple Music Not Syncing 2022

Posted by Adam Gorden on Jan 28, 2022 3:15 PM.

These years more and more people prefer to use streaming services to get new songs and videos. Apple Music has become one of the biggest streaming platforms in recent times. The excellent user experience is one of the reasons for its success. After you become a premium user of Apple Music, you can get all the services of Apple Music. You can sync your Apple Music library on different devices without effort. That's quite convenient for people who have several devices.

The sync library function can help users to manage their Apple Music library on different devices at ease. However, sometimes the syncing will go wrong. That's really annoying that Apple Music can't sync the playlists or miss some songs. You may don't know what to do. But don't worry, this error is fixable. In this article, we will tell you some easy solutions to fix Apple Music not syncing. Let's dive in.

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Part 1. How to Fix Apple Music Not Syncing Between Devices
Part 2. How to Play Apple Music on Multiple Devices Offline

How to Fix Apple Music Not Syncing Between Devices

If you are facing Apple Music not syncing, just follow the solutions below now. We will show you some easy methods to fix the error. Before we start, make sure you are in a stable and active network connection and the subscription of Apple Music is valid.

1. Check the Apple Music App

Restart the Apple Music app. Close the Apple Music app on your device, then wait for a few minutes and open it again.

Reboot your device. If there's no change after relaunching the app, power off your phone and wait at least one minute. Then start your device and open the app to see if the error has been fixed.

Re-login to Apple Music. The mistakes of Apple ID also may raise the error. Just log out your Apple ID and log in again. Then wait for a few seconds, music syncing will restart automatedly.

2. Turn on Sync Library on your device

If you have just downloaded the Apple Music app on your devices, the sync library option should be disabled. You need to open it manually.

For iOS Users

open sync library on iOS devices

1) Open the Setting app on your iOS devices.

2) Select the Music, then slide the switch to the right to open it.

For Mac Users

open sync library on mac

1) Launch the Apple Music app on the desktop.

2) Go to the menu bar, choose Music > Preferences.

3) Open the General tab and select Sync Library to turn it on.

4) Click OK to save the settings.

For Windows Users

open sync library on windows

1) Launch the iTunes app.

2) From the menu bar at the top of your screen, select Edit > Preferences.

3) Go to the General window and choose iCloud Music Library to turn it on.

4) Finally, Click OK to save the changes.

Tip: If you have a large music library, it may take more time to sync the music.

3. Log in with the same Apple ID on all your devices

re-login apple id

Make sure all your devices are in the same Apple ID. Using different Apple IDs on different devices can also cause Apple Music to fail to sync. So go and check the Apple ID of your devices.

4. Update the OS version of your devices

The outdated OS version is one of the reasons that Apple Music not syncing between devices. Check if there're available updates on your devices. Upgrading the device's system will consume a lot of networks, make sure your device is connected to a WiFi network, and don't forget to back up your devices before the upgrades.

For iOS Users

update ios

1) Go to Settings > General, then tap Software Update.

2) If you see software update options available, choose the one that you want to install.

3) Tap Install Now or Download and Install to download the update.

4) Enter your passcode of Apple ID to confirm.

For Android Users

update android os

1) Open the Settings app.

2) Choose the About Phone option.

3) Tap Check for Updates. If an update is available, an Update button will appear.

4) Click Install Now.

For Mac Users

update macos

1) Click System Preferences from the Apple menu in the corner of your screen.

2) In the System Preferences window, click Software Update.

3) If your System Preferences doesn't include Software Update, use the App Store to get updates instead.

4) Click Update Now or Upgrade Now.

For Windows Users

update windows os

1) Click the Start button on your PC.

2) Select the Setting option.

3) Click the Update & Security > Windows Update.

5. Update the iTunes app

If you still have an older version of iTunes. Please update the app to the latest version now. When a new version appears, the use of the old version will be restricted. In order to enjoy the new features and bug fixes in a timely manner, please update your app.

For iOS Users

update itunes on ios devices

1) Go to the Apps Store and tap the profile icon.

2) Scroll down to select iTuens & App Store.

3) Switch on the Updates.

For Mac Users

update itunes on mac

1) Open iTunes.

2) Click on the iTunes menu.

3) Select Check for Updates.

4) iTunes will connect to Apple's servers and check for updates.

For Windows Users

update itunes on pc

1) Select the Help option on the menu bar.

2) Choose Check for Update.

3) A note will pop up to tell you if you need to update the app.

Through the solutions above, the glitch of the Apple Music library not syncing should be resolved. If all the ways above can't fix your Apple Music, please contact the help center of Apple Music. They will tell you what to do.

How to Play Apple Music on Multiple Devices Offline

Did you find that Apple Music can't be played on other devices, like an MP3 player? The answer is that Apple Music is encrypted M4P files which are protected. It prevents Apple Music be played on other devices. If you want to bypass the limits, you need to convert the Apple Music files to an open format.

Here's a professional tool you can't miss - ViWizard Audio Converter. It is a great program to download and convert Apple Music to MP3, WAV, AAC, FLAC, and other universal files. And it will convert the music to 30x speed and maintain the audio quality after the conversion. With ViWizard, you can play Apple Music on any device you want.

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ViWizard Audio Converter Key Features

  • Convert Apple Music to AAC, WAV, MP3 and other formats
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Guide about How to Convert Apple Music to MP3 Using ViWizard

Here we will show you how to download and convert Apple Music to MP3 for playing on other devices.Please install the ViWizard Audio Converter on your desktop first.

Step 1 Load Apple Music into the Converter

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Start the ViWizard Audio Converter program and the iTunes app will be available immediately. To import Apple Music to ViWizard for conversion, navigate to your Apple Music library by clicking the Load iTunes Library button in the upper-left corner of the window. You may also drag and drop the local Apple Music files into the converter.

Step 2Tune the Audio Parameters from Apple Music

set output settings

When you have loaded the music to the converter. Then, navigate to the Format panel. You can select the output format you want from the available options. You can select MP3 as the output format for playing on other devices. ViWizard has an audio editing feature that allows users to fine-tune some music settings for improved sound quality. You may, for example, alter the audio channel, sample rate, and bit rate in real-time. Finally, press the OK button to confirm the changes. You may also select the output destination of the audios by clicking the three-dot symbol next to the Format panel.

Step 3Begin Converting and Obtaining Apple Music

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Now, click the Convert button to begin the download and conversion procedure of Apple Music. When the conversion is over, click the History button in the upper-right corner of the window to access all converted Apple Music files.


We have explored 5 solutions to fix the Apple Music library not syncing. The most common failure scenario is a network problem. So make sure all your devices are in an active network. ViWizard Audio Converter is a powerful tool to free Apple Music files. Start to enjoy your Apple Music at your will by clicking the download button below. If you still have questions about the article, please leave your comments below, we will reply to you ASAP.

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