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How to Enable iCloud Music Library

Enable iCloud Music Library
Written by Hassan Abbas

Enable iCloud Music Library: Do you use iTunes to play your most favorite music on your PC or Mac? Maybe you interested in taking a look at the iCloud Music Library skillful feature. However, the feature could potentially add more convenience, especially when you’re using an iPhone or iPad. Dubbed iCloud Music Library, this feature saves your music library in the cloud so that you can access it from any of your Apple devices.

Let’s consider how we don’t always rely on a single device to hear music. However, iCloud Music Library also comes handy when we’re constantly switching between devices, whether it’s an iPhone, Windows PC, Mac, iPad, and apparently syncing songs, playlists and much more within few seconds. Whenever you subscribed to Apple Music or iTunes Match service, this feature should be available to you.

Interested in taking the benefit of this functionality? Look no further, due to in this guide, we’ll be explaining exactly how you can allow iCloud Music Library within iTunes on both PC & Mac.

How to Allow iCloud Music Library on Windows PC & Mac

As mentioned above, you want to subscribe to Apple Music or be an iTunes Match subscriber to take full benefit of iCloud Music Library using the iTunes software for PC & Mac. If that’s the case, just follow the steps below to allow the iCloud Music Library feature on your Mac or PC.

Step 1:

At first, open “iTunes” on your Windows PC or Mac, or “Music” on MacOS Catalina and later. However, If you don’t have the setup, you can download and install the latest version of iTunes from here.

Step 2:

If you’re on Windows, tap on “Edit” at right below the playback buttons. However, while using Mac, you’ll find this “Edit” option in the menu bar at the top of your screen.

Step 3:

Now, tap on “Preferences”.

Step 4:

Here, under the General Preferences section, you’ll notice a choice to allow iCloud Music Library right below your Library Name. Just check the box to turn this feature on and tap “OK” to exit this window.

Step 5:

You’ll also notice that your local iTunes music library is synced to the cloud. Depending on the size of your library it’ll take anywhere from a few seconds to several minutes to finish.

All done!

From now on, the songs you just added to your library from Apple Music or the locally saved music that you import to iTunes will be available in the cloud. However, you can still access them when you switch to your iPhone, iPad or also iPod Touch for listening to songs.

This feature is extremely essential if you have multiple devices that you listen to music on. However, completely removing the need to manually move music between devices like used to. Remember the time when we connect our iPhone or iPad to the PC using a USB cable for syncing music with iTunes? You don’t need to do that with this feature, whenever you have internet access you can sync the music library through iCloud instead.

Make sure that on the new versions of macOS, iTunes is now split into parts and so things regarding the music library contained within the “Music” app. Also, there are many Mac users using older versions of MacOS system software that still use iTunes.

If you don’t want your Windows PC or Mac. You can then allow iCloud Music Library from your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. However, you’ll need to stay subscribed to Apple Music that charges a monthly fee, or iTunes Match service that needs you to pay a yearly fee to keep using this feature.

Conclusion:

Here’s all about “Enable iCloud Music Library”. For further queries and questions let us know in the comment section below!

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Hassan Abbas

Tech enthusiast with too many items on his wish-list and not nearly enough money! Specializing in all things tech, with a slight Apple bent he has been writing for various blogs for the best part of (too many) years

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