By Demi / Last update April 14, 2023

Apple Music gone

My Apple Music Library recently vanished from my iPhone. My subscription was renewed the day all the music vanished. I can see all my playlist but every one is empty. I only have access to purchased songs/albums which require re-downloading. Any help would be appreciated in trying to recover my music.

- Question from Apple Community

Is your Apple Music playlist disappeared after updating or switching to a new iPhone? It is really disappointing when you head to Apple Music to enjoy melodies but find nothing in it.

Apple Music Playlist Disappeared

Want to know how to restore Apple Music Library? This guide is for you. Keep reading this guide, you will get every detailed tutorial to restore Apple Music Library on iPhone or PC.

Is your Apple Music Library gone?

Actually, there are some tips you can check to get Apple Music Library back without restoring it.

Check Apple Music Subscription
If your Apple Music subscription is canceled or didn’t be renewed within 30 days, the songs you downloaded in Apple Music Library will disappear.

To check the subscriptions, go to Settings on your iPhone > [your name] > Tap Subscriptions to check whether it’s expired. If you cannot see the option, head to iTunes & App Store > your Apple ID > View Apple ID, sign in, and scroll down to tap Subscription.


Check Sync settings
To get access to Apple Music and music you downloaded on your iPhone, please make sure you have enabled Sync Library setting. Go to Settings on your iPhone > Music > Turn on Sync Library.

Sync Library

Check iOS update
Please make sure your iPhone has installed the latest version of iOS. At the same time, it is also necessary to update iTunes to the latest version.

If the Apple Music Library is still not syncing on your iPhone after checking the settings above, you may need to restore Apple Music Library on your iPhone or using computer by following methods.

How to restore Apple Music Library on iPhone

The steps to restore Apple Music Library on iPhone is pretty simple, you just need to turn on iCloud Music Library to sync and transfer streaming music tracks from Apple Music and iTunes.

You can follow the tutorials to make it. Go to Settings > Music > Under Library column, you’ll see iCloud Music Library option. If it is already on, you can turn it off and on again. You will receive a prompt asking whether to enable iCloud Music Library or not, please select Merge.

Enable iCloud Music Library iPhone

If the song you have added to iCloud Music Library from computer doesn’t appear on your iPhone, you may need to try the method in the next part to restore Apple Music Library on PC.

How to restore Apple Music Library on PC

If you used to manage media files with iTunes, it’s recommended to try FoneTool, the professional transfer tool, to help you transfer music from PC to iPhone directly.

The features and advantages of FoneTool
✓ Preview and selective process. You can preview all music files on your iPhone so that can easily locate and transfer the hidden music.
✓Multiple transfer function. FoneTool supports iPhone to iPhone/iPad transfer, iPhone to computer transfer, and vice versa.
✓ Fast transfer speed. With a stable USB connection between iPhone and computer, it just takes minutes to finish transferring 100 songs.
✓ Wide compatibility. FoneTool supports iPhone(from iPhone 4 to iPhone 14), iPad( including iPad 2022), and iPod Touch. It also works well with iOS, like iOS 15/16.

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FoneTool enables you to transfer both purchased and non-purchased music from computer to iPhone with ease. You can follow the steps below to restore Apple Music Library by transferring music from PC to iPhone.

Step 1. Connect your iPhone to computer with USB > Click Phone Transfer > Get to PC to iPhone and click Start Transfer.

Transfer to iPhone

Step 2. Click + icon to browse and select music saved in the folder on your computer > Click Open to continue.

Tip: Where can you find music in iTunes?
You can transfer music saved in iTunes folder, but how can you find it? Usually, you can select iTunes music from C:\Users\YourUserName\Music\iTunes\iTunes Media.

Choose Music

Step 3. Click Start Transfer to send them to your iPhone.


Chances are that the music is still on your iPhone but you cannot locate it let alone play it. Therefore, you can also let the iPhone to PC function scan the hidden music from iPhone and transfer hidden songs from iPhone to computer and send them back with the steps above.


That’s all for how to restore Apple Music library. If you set up iPhone correctly, you can restore it by turning on iCloud Music Library on iPhone. It’s more suggested to choose the second way to preview and get lost music back via FoneTool. For more queries or feedback, please feel free to contact us, or leave your comments below.

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iOS Versions
  • iOS 16/15/14/13/12/11 and former
  • iPadOS 16/15/14/13/12/11 and former
iOS Devices
  • iPhone 14/14 Pro (Max), 13/13 mini/Pro (Max), iPhone 12/12 mini/Pro (Max), iPhone 11/11 Pro (Max)
  • iPhone X/XR/XS/XS Max, iPhone 8/8 Plus, iPhone 7/7 Plus, iPhone 6/6s/6s Plus
  • iPhone SE (1st, 2nd, 3rd generations)
  • iPod touch 1/2/3/4/5/6/7
  • All models of iPad Air, iPad mini, iPad Pro and iPad