How you can use Apple music Without iCloud Music Library: Want to turn off iCloud Music Library? No worries: Here’s how you can still use Apple Music without it.
Enable or Disable iCloud Music Library? With your Apple Music membership, you can access your music library on all of your devices as long as you’re signed in to all of your devices with the same Apple ID and iCloud Music Library is turned on. If you disable iCloud Music Library on all your devices, here’s what changes for your Apple Music:
- You can’t stream songs from your Mac’s library on your iPhone, iPad, or other Macs.
- You can’t download songs or playlists from Apple Music to your other devices—which also means no offline access.
- You can manually sync music from your iTunes library on your Mac to your iPhone via Wi-Fi or USB.
How to enable or disable iCloud Music Library
When iCloud Music Library is turned on, you can access your entire music collection across your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, Mac, or PC.
On iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch
- In the Settings app, tap Music.
- Scroll down to the iCloud Music Library setting.
- From here, you can either enable it (which then asks you to Merge or Replace the music currently on your iPhone), or
- Disable it (which then warns you that any Apple Music tracks you’ve downloaded will disappear).
On Mac or PC
- Open iTunes.
- Go to the iTunes > Preferences menu.
- Under the General tab, check or uncheck the iCloud Music Library option.
If you don’t see your content on all of your devices
On the computer that contains your original music library, make sure that you’re signed in to iTunes with the Apple ID that you use for your Apple Music membership and have iCloud Music Library turned on. Then, from the menu bar at the top of your computer screen or the top of the iTunes window, choose File > Library > Update iCloud Music Library.