"Apple Music won't download songs or albums to my iPhone when I click on the download cloud icon. It either spins endlessly or will begin the download (a partially completed circle icon) but not finish it."
Downloading music to your iPhone is a great way to ensure you always have something to listen to. Apple Music allows you to download music to your iPhone/iPad/iPod touch/Android/Mac/Windows for offline listening. So you can still listen to the music when you don't have an internet connection. This uses storage space on your device. However, if you have trouble in downloading Apple Music songs/albums/playlists to your device, follow below solutions.
If you are downloading Apple Music songs using Cellular. Check whether the option "Download over Cellular" is enabled. On your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, go to Settings > Music, scroll download and turn on "Download over Cellular".
Check whether the wifi network (maybe public wifi or a university wifi Connection) doesn’t allow downloads. If so, try to download when you connected to a different wifi.
If your device is almost full and can't free up space, you might get a Storage Almost Full alert. If you see this alert, you should check the storage recommendations or you need to offload some less-used content like videos and apps.
Go to Settings > General > [Device] Storage. You might see a list of recommendations for optimizing your device's storage, followed by a list of installed apps and the amount of storage each one uses. Tap an app's name for more information about its storage. Here you can:
Lossless files will use significantly more space on your device and decrease download speed. To download Apple Music songs faster and more stable, you'd better set it to download high quality music(AAC 256kbps), not lossless.
Go to Settings > Music > Audio Quality - Downloads - High Quality.
When you download songs from Apple Music to iPhone, you can choose High Quality(AAC 256kbps), Lossless(ALAC up to 24-bit/48 kHz), or Hi-Res Lossless(ALAC up to 24-bit/192 kHz). Lossless files will use significantly more space on your device. 1- GB of space could store approximately: 3000 songs at High Quality, or 1000 songs with Lossless, or 200 songs with Hi-Res Lossless. If downloaded Apple Music songs take up too much storage, you can manually delete some songs that you don't listen to.
How to delete items in the Apple Music app
How to delete music in Settings on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
Back up your device using iCloud or your computer before update.
If you can't see the update on your device, you can update manually using your computer. Learn how to update your device manually if you're using a Mac with macOS Catalina or later , or if you're using a Mac with macOS Mojave or earlier or a Windows PC .
On your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
On your Mac
On your PC with iTunes for Windows
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Pazu Apple Music Converter is highly recommended, which could help you download any Apple Music songs, albums and playlists to M4A, MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV and AIFF with ID3 tags on your Mac and Windows.
Follow below steps to download Apple Music songs to MP3 format on your Mac or Windows.
Run Pazu Apple Music Converter, click the Sign In button on the top right corner of the program.
Enter your Apple ID to sign in, then the converter will access your Apple Music library automatically.
Click icon on the top right corner. The settings window will pop up. You can set the output format as MP3 or AAC, and change the audio quality, the output name, the output folder.
What’s more, you can also organize the output files by Artist, Album, Artist/Album, or Album/Artist.
Click the playlist/artist/album, and click the red Add button on the right side of the program. From the pop-up converting window, select the songs that you want to convert.
After choosing songs, click the Convert button to start downloading Apple Music songs in MP3 format.
Once the conversion is done, click , then you can find all downloaded songs. Since they are downloaded in DRM-free format, you can still play them after free trial.
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