How to Download Music from iCloud to iPhone 15/14/13

Deleted or lost songs by mistake, and wondering how to download music from iCloud to iPhone/iPad? Read this article, and you will get the effective method.


By Dylan / Updated on May 31, 2024

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Why do you need to download music from iCloud to iPhone/iPad?

As an enthusiastic music fan, you will definitely feel sad when you lose your favorite songs on your iPhone/iPad. Sometimes, you may accidentally delete a song or playlist on iPhone or suffer an accidental loss of music on your iPhone. Maybe even after updating iOS /1716/15/14, something goes wrong, and you lose everything on your phone as well as music.

Also, all your music might be in iCloud Music Library, not actually stored on your old phone, so after setting up a new iPhone 13/14/15, you'll need to download or transfer music to the new iPhone.

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Re-downloading music from iCloud is a good option to help you get rid of the problem. So, how to get music from iCloud to iPhone/iPad? Continue reading this page for the solutions to this problem.

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Apple's iCloud service enables all iPhone users to back up and restore content on their iOS devices to avoid loss of important data. So as long as you subscribe to Apple Music or iTunes Match, you can sync the library to your iPhone, and then you can easily download all songs from iCloud music library to iPhone. Now, we will show you how to transfer all music from iCloud to iPhone or iPad easily.

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Way 1. Download music from iCloud on iPhone

Your previous purchases will appear in the Purchased section of the iTunes app, as long as you're signed in with the same Apple ID you used to purchase the content. If the songs you want to get are purchased on the iTunes Store, you can easily get them back directly from the iTunes Store app on your iDevice. Follow the steps below:

Step 1. Open iTunes Store on your iPhone/iPad.

Step 2. Click Purchased at the bottom of the screen.

Step 3. Tap on Music and choose Not on This iPhone. You'll see a list of all types of purchases: Music, Movies or TV Shows.

Step 4. Your music will be categorized as all songs or listed by artist. Click to select the artist from which you want to download the song or album.

Step 5. Click the Download All button to download all previously purchased music, or you can select a specific album or song to download by clicking the Cloud icon.

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Way 2. How to get music from iCloud to iPhone via iTunes

Getting music from iCloud to iPhone using iTunes requires you to download the songs from iCloud to iTunes on your computer first, and then sync the songs from iTunes to your iPhone/iPad.

Step 1. Download and open the latest version of iTunes on your computer, login with your iTunes account that you purchased the music.

Step 2. Click iTunes Store, tap Purchased and choose Music.

Step 3. Tap on Not in My Library to view your purchased content, click the Cloud icon to download all music from iCloud to iPhone/iPad.

Step 4. Connect your iPhone/iPad/ to iTunes and click the Device tab.

Step 5. Choose Music under the Settings tab, check the Sync Music option and choose the source of the songs you want to download to your iDevice.

Step 6. Click Apply to download songs from iCloud to your iPhone/iPad.

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Bonus: Transfer music playlists from computer to iPhone without iTunes/iCloud

iCloud/iTunes is great for syncing/backing up data between iDevices, but there are some issues. For example, iCloud requires a stable and strong internet connection and enough storage space to sync data. In other words, if your iCloud storage is full, or you don't have a good internet connection, the sync will fail.

For iTunes, it doesn't work well under all conditions due to some shortcomings. For instance, if you sync iTunes playlists, newly added music will remove the old every time. And you can only download music purchased on iTunes.

So you can turn to an easier way to sync and transfer your songs between your iDevice and computer. Here, we recommend FoneTool, is a popular and powerful iOS transfer tool. With this tool, you can easily transfer all songs including purchased and non purchased music from iPhone to iPhone/iPad/computer.

Compared to iCloud and iTunes, here are some of its features.

● Supports different Apple ID: You can easily transfer all data from one Apple ID to another.
● Selectively transfer: It allows previewing and choose specific items to add to your iPhone/iPad/iPod.
● Support multiple music files: It supports most mainstream music file types. For example, you can transfer MP3 files, Wav, m4a, FLAC, etc. from computer to iPhone.
● No data loss: It will not erase exiting data during transfer.
● Wide compatibility: It is widely compatible with the latest iOS 17/16/15/14 and works perfectly with all iDevices and Windows 11/10/8/7.

Then follow the steps below to see how to use this app to transfer music.

Step 1. Download FoneTool and connect iPhone/iPad to computer with USB cable.

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Step 2. Select Phone Transfer and go to PC to iPhone.

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Step 3. Drag and drop music from your computer into the box.

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Tip: Besides music, it also allows you to transfer photos, videos, contacts, music from iPhone/iPad to computer and vice versa. And other info, such as text messages, memos, calendars, Safari (history, bookmarks), applications (data files, preference), system settings, etc., can be performed with one click.

Step 4. Click Start Transfer to start the task right away. Then wait a few seconds and your music will be moved to your iPhone.


What’s more, if you don't have a computer and USB cable and want to download music from one iPhone to another after setting up a new iPhone/iPad, there is also a FoneTool iOS app for iOS devices that makes it easy to directly send music from iPhone to another device.

In addition, if you need to download other files such as photos, videos, notes, and more from iCloud to your PC, FoneTool will be a good option for you. With its user-friendly interface, you can access My iCloud, sign in with your Apple ID, and click Manage iCloud to download the desired files.

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The bottom line

In this passage, we mainly discuss how to download music from iCloud to iPhone. If you accidentally lose or delete music on your iPhone, you can try to download them using iTunes with the same Apple ID.

However, by contrast, FoneTool can be a nice choice. So, we recommend you use this tool to transfer and backup important data from iPhone/iPad/iPod to computer, which can greatly protect your data from loss and safely restore it to iPhone or iPad when needed.

Dylan · Editor
Dylan is an editor of mobile backup software. He likes to share the latest news about iPhone and iOS, write useful tips, and give solutions to help people solve all kinds of issues.