Get your music collection on all of your devices

Learn the different ways to manage your songs, albums, and playlists across your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, or PC.

You can share your music collection across all of your devices in several ways. Learn more about your options below.

If you’re an Apple Music member

You can access your music using iCloud Music Library on all of your devices automatically if you're signed in to the same account on all of your devices. You don’t have to manually sync your songs, albums, and playlists.

Learn how to turn on iCloud Music Library if you're an Apple Music member1. After you turn on iCloud Music Library, you can find all of your music in the My Music tab of iTunes on your Mac or PC, or in the Music app on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Android phone. Apple Music members can stream their music on any of their devices.

If you're not sure if you have an Apple Music membership, open Settings on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. Tap Music, then look under the Library section. If you don't see iCloud Music Library, you don't have a membership.

If you bought your entire music collection from the iTunes Store

You can download your past purchases from any device.2 After you redownload your songs or albums, you can find them in the My Music tab of iTunes on your Mac or PC, or in the Music app on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.

If some or all of your music collection is from sources other than the iTunes Store

You can sync your devices manually using iTunes. When you sync manually, your songs, albums, and playlists copy from one device to another. For example, syncing your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with your computer copies any selected music from iTunes on your computer to your iOS device (if it's not already there). Your music collection stores locally on all of your devices.

Learn how to use USB to sync the music on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with iTunes on your computer. When you sync with USB, you can choose to sync your entire music library or only selected playlists, artists, albums, and genres.

Alternatively, you can join Apple Music to play all of your songs, albums, and playlists on all of your devices. When you’re a member, all of the music you already have lives alongside the entire Apple Music library, and you can download music to any of your devices to listen to offline. Apple Music members don't have to manually sync. Learn more about the benefits of Apple Music.

Get help

Learn what to do if you’re missing some music or see an exclamation mark next to content in iTunes.

Learn how to manually move specific songs or videos from your computer to your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.

Learn what to do if you see a message that says that your device "cannot be synced" or that iTunes can't copy a specific song to your device.

 

1. Apple Music is supported on these devices:

  • iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch with iOS 8.4 or later
  • iTunes for Mac or Windows 12.2 or later
  • Android phones with Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean) or later

Learn where Apple Music is available by country and how to join Apple Music.

2. Downloading past purchases from iTunes is supported on up to 10 of these devices:

  • iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch with iOS 4.3.3 or later
  • iTunes for Mac or Windows 10.3 or later

Learn how to download past purchases from iTunes and which content types you can redownload in your country.

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