How to disable iCloud Music Library on iPhone?

Apple Music and iTunes Match are two independent services provided by Apple so users can conveniently access to their music library from all of devices using iCloud. You can subscribe to both services and use them together. Both your Apple Music membership and iTunes Match subscription include an iCloud Music Library which allows you to enjoy your entire music library from all of your devices. iCloud Music Library is Apple’s cloud-based storage and streaming system for storing your music libraries. With iCloud Music Library turned on in iTunes on Mac or PC and iOS devices, you will gain the access to all your songs stored on computer from iPhone iPad and iPod touch. You can choose to enable iCloud Music Library on some devices but not others, so you can save songs or playlists from the Apple Music catalog on some devices but not all your computers or devices. Once iCloud Music Library is enabled on iPhone iPad or iPod some PC or Mac end iOS device management tools will lose the ability to manage music on the iOS device. For example, you will no longer be able to sync music from computer to iPhone via iTunes. See more details about this iTunes won’t sync songs to iPhone iPad iPod issue. There many be different reasons why wouldn’t you want to use iCloud Music Library on iOS devices. If you’d prefer not to use iCloud Music Library on iPhone iPad or iPod as part of your Apple Music subscription, here are the steps to turn off iCloud Music Library on iPhone.

How to disable iCloud Music Library on iPhone?

  • Run the Settings app on iPhone, tap Music;
  • Scroll down to the iCloud Music Library;
  • Slide the toggle to turn off iCloud Music Library which then warns you that any Apple Music tracks you’ve downloaded will disappear.

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What happens when you disabled iCloud music library on iPhone?

When you have disabled iCloud music library on iPhone, you will not be able to stream music from your computer’s library on to your iPhone. You can’t download songs or playlists offline from Apple Music to iPhone either. However you will be able to sync music songs saved locally from computer to iPhone through iTunes. When you turn off iCloud music library on iPhone, it will remove any Apple Music tracks you’ve downloaded from Apple Music.

When you enable iCloud Music Library on the iPhone, Apple Music checks your music collection to see which of your songs are also in the Apple Music catalog, matched songs will be added to your iCloud Music Library that are populated with DRM-protected copies after your Apple Music subscription ends or until you choose to disable iCloud Music Library manually. Thus, we recommend you back up your music before enabling iCloud Music Library or Apple Music on iPhone. You can refer to this guide to back up music songs from iPhone to Mac.