9 Fixes: Apple Music Library not Loading on iPhone

Want to enjoy music but find Apple Music library not loading on iPhone? You may need this guide to get 9 fixes to troubleshoot the issue and get iCloud music library synced on iPhone.

Demi by Demi Updated October 8, 2023
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Apple Music makes it possible for more people to stream music using Apple Music. iCloud Music Library, which was introduced with Apple Music, is quite useful for you to transfer music from iPod/iPad/iPhone to iPad/iPhone/iPod.

Apple Music playlist

However, you may find that Apple Music library not loading on iPhone. What is the cause of this issue? How can this load issue be fixed? Here you come to the right place to get effective solutions to the problem of Apple Music library not syncing on iPhone.

Why is Apple Music stuck in loading library?

Why is your Apple Music library not loading on iPhone? The followings are some basic and common reasons that can result in the issue.

• Unstable Internet connection.

• You have got a large amount of music tracks to be synced.

• Your Apple Music subscription has expired.

• There are some errors and problems in your Apple Music app or iPhone.

Fixes to Apple Music library not loading on iPhone

No matter why your Apple Music library fails to load on iPhone, the following fixes are nice tries for you to get rid of it. Optionally, if you are in a hurry, you can skip to the next part to get a quicker way to transfer music from iPhone/PC to iPhone.

Check Internet connection

First thing first, you need to check your Internet connection. Whether you’re using Wi-Fi or cellular, make sure the Internet connection is stable and fast so that Apple Music library can be successfully loaded.

You can open a web browser from Safari to see whether your Internet connection is stable. You can also change to another stable cellular data or Wi-Fi connection to solve the problem.

Check your subscription

Another important step is to verify your Apple Music subscription. Your music library will not load if your Apple Music subscription has expired.

To check your Apple Music subscription, go to iPhone Settings > Tap [your name] > Tap Subscriptions to see if it’s expired.


If there isn’t the option, you can also go to App Store > your Apple ID > View Apple ID, sign in and scroll down to tap Subscription.

Disable & re-enable iCloud Music Library setting

To sync and download music from iCloud to iPhone/iPad/iPod, you need to keep the iCloud setting enabled. Once you find Apple Music library not loading on iPhone, you can follow the steps below to disable and re-enable the iCloud Music Library setting to refresh the service, which may fix the problem easily.

How to enable iCloud Music Library on iPhone/iPad
Go to iPhone Settings > Music > Under Library column, you’ll see iCloud Music Library option. If it is off, toggle it on. If it’s already on, you need to turn if off and activate it again. Select Merge on the popup which ask you whether to enable iCloud Music Library or not.

enable iCloud Music Library

How to enable iCloud Music Library on PC
Open iTunes on your computer > Click Edit tab at the top > Select Preferences > General > In the General window, open iCloud Music Library. Finally, hit OK to confirm.

turn on icloud music library

Restart Apple Music & iPhone

To fix Apple Music library not loading on iPhone, restart both the Apple Music app and your iPhone may help. This method is frequently used when we find errors in an app. It is simple to operate and effective. Force quit the app and your iPhone first, then restart your iPhone and launch Apple Music to try reloading the library.

Reinstall Apple Music

If you find there is nothing different after restarting the Apple Music and iPhone, you can try to uninstall the Apple Music app and reinstall the latest version of it. Apple Music library not syncing on iPhone issue can be fixed if it’s the error of the application.

To uninstall Apple Music, just long press on the Apple Music app until you see the × icon > Tap the × icon and tap Delete.

uninstall Apple Music

Uninstall the Apple Music doesn’t erase music files from it. Therefore, you don’t need to worry about losing your music files, and once you log back in with your Apple ID, all your saved files will be restored.

Sign out & in again

If there is something wrong with your Apple ID, you may also encounter Apple Music library not loading on iPhone. Therefore, you can first sign out of your iTunes & App Store and then sign in back.

Open your iPhone Settings app > Click on [your name] > Open iTunes & App Store > Click on your Apple ID > Click Sign Out. Wait for a while and sign in back.

sign out & in Apple ID

Clear Apple Music cache

Apple Music library not loading on iPhone may also result from errors in somewhere in the cache file. Hence, you can clear Apple Music cache to solve the problem. Here is how to do it on PC.

Step 1. Launch iTunes on your PC > Select Edit > Preferences > Open the Advanced tab.

Step 2. Click Reset Cache > Click OK to save the changes.

iTunes reset warning cache

Reauthorize your computer

Another possible reasons to Apple Music library not showing on iPhone is the authentication of your device. If it is the case, you can try to reauthorize your Apple Music account on the computer.

Step 1. Open the iTunes on your PC > Sign in with your Apple ID.

Step 2. From the menu bar, choose Account > Authorizations > Choose Authorize This Computer...

authorize this computer window

Bonus: Better way to transfer music from iPhone/iPad to iPhone

In general, the above 8 solutions should resolve the Apple Music library not loading on iPhone issue. However, if your issue persists, or you are looking for a shortcut to transfer music among iOS devices and Windows PC, you may need the iOS data transfer software - FoneTool.

If you are looking for a data transfer tool that can assist you to:
• transfer both purchased and non-purchased music with no limitations,
• transfer not only the whole music library, but also selective music tracks as per your needs,
• transfer music from one Apple ID to another,
• complete transfer process at a stable and fast transfer speed, FoneTool must be the best choice for you.

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Step 1. Transfer songs from iPod to computer
• Launch FoneTool > Connect the source iPhone to computer with USB > Click Phone Transfer > Mouse over to iPhone to PC and click Start Transfer.

go to transfer

• Click the plus icon to browse music on source iPhone > Select the songs you want to transfer to computer > Click OK to confirm.

choose songs

• Choose a storage path and adjust other settings from Transfer Settings > Click Start Transfer to start the process.

start transfer music

Step 2. Transfer music to target iPhone
• Unplug source iPhone from computer and connect the target iPhone to computer.

• On FoneTool, choose Phone Transfer > PC to iPhone. You can click the file icon to choose music files. Or directly drag and drop your files to FoneTool.

select files music

• Click Start Transfer to import music to target iPhone.

start transfer music

You can also follow Step 2 to transfer music that saved in your iTunes on PC. Just in case, you can follow the steps below to move songs from iTunes to computer first.

✍ Warm tip: How to move songs from iTunes to computer folder
Step 1. Open iTunes on your computer > From the iTunes menu bar, choose File > Library > Organize Library.

Step 2. Select Consolidate files > Click OK to confirm.

consolidate files


That’s all for the solutions to the Apple Music library not loading on iPhone issue. Hope your issue has been solved after reading this guide.

Even if your problem is not fixed, just leave it alone, and try FoneTool to get all your wanted music on iPhone. For more queries, suggestions, or feedback, please feel free to contact us.



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