Use Sync Library to access your music library across your devices

If you subscribe to Apple Music, you can access your music library, including your playlists, on any device that has the Apple Music app and signed in with the same Apple ID that you use with your Apple Music subscription.

Apple Music isn't a backup service. Make sure to back up your music library before you make any changes.


How to turn on Sync Library on your Mac

  1. Open the Apple Music app.
  2. In the menu bar, choose Account and make sure that you're signed in with the same Apple ID that you use with your Apple Music subscription.
  3. Choose File > Library > Organise Library. Then select Consolidate files.
  4. Choose Music > Settings or Music > Preferences.
  5. Click the General tab.
  6. Select Sync Library.
    Preferences showing Sync Library turned on
  7. Click Ok.
  8. Wait for your music library to sync. To check the status, go to the bottom of the sidebar and click Updating Cloud Library.
  9. Turn on Sync Library on your other devices.

How to turn on Sync Library on your PC

In iTunes for Windows, Sync Library is called iCloud Music Library. Find out how to turn on iCloud Music Library in iTunes for Windows.


How to turn on Sync Library on your iPhone or iPad

  1. Make sure that your iPhone or iPad is signed in with the same Apple ID that you use with your Apple Music subscription.
  2. Go to Settings.
  3. Tap Music.
  4. Turn on Sync Library.
    iPhone showing Music Settings and Sync Library turned on
  5. Turn on Sync Library on your other devices.

Access your music library on other devices

After you turn on Sync Library on your Mac, PC, iPhone, or iPad, you can access your music library on any device that has the Apple Music app. Just make sure that your device is signed in with the same Apple ID that you use with your Apple Music subscription. You can also access your music library on music.apple.com.


Sync Library is also available with an iTunes Match subscription.

Apple Music availability varies by country and region. Find out what's available in your country or region.

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