How to Fix Apple Music Not Downloading Songs Issue

Looking for solutions to fix Apple Music not downloading songs issue? Then, you are on the right page. Here, we have mentioned all the probable solutions that can fix this problem.

By iMobie | Posted on: Dec. 07, 2018, Last Updated: Dec. 07, 2018
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Recently, many users reported that why won’t my songs download on Apple Music. They get a message saying “Unable to Download Songs” whenever they try to download Apple Music on their iDevice.  Some users complain that the download button spin for a day or while without anything downloaded.

If you are also going through same error then don’t panic as this guide has provided effective solutions to resolve this problem.

How to Fix Apple Music Songs Won’t Download Issue

Here we are going to list out various solutions to fix the issue you are facing. Thus, try out below-mentioned solutions one by one and see which solution works for you.

Solution 1: Check Internet Connection

The first thing you need to make sure that you have a stable and good internet connection. Whether you are using Wi-Fi network or cellular data, ensure you have connected your iDevice to the stable connection. However, if you are using the mobile or cellular network, check if you have allowed mobile network for Apple music. Below are steps to check it:

Step 1: Open the Settings app on your iDevice and then, click on “Music” option.

Step 2: Next, enable “Use Cellular Data” for Apple Music if it is disabled.

How to Fix Apple Music Not Downloading Songs Issue via Check Internet Connection

How to Fix Apple Music Not Downloading Songs Issue via Check Internet Connection

Solution 2: Restart Apple Music App

If there is no problem with internet connection then restart Apple Music app. Sometimes, problems get fixed by simply restarting an app.

Here are steps on how you can restart Apple Music app:

Step 1: First of all, double-click your iDevice home button.

Note: On iPhone X or later, swipe up from the bottom of the screen on Home screen and then, pause in the middle of the screen to open the App preview.

Step 2: Next, find the Apple Music app thumbnail and slide up the app to close it.

Step 3: Again, open the Apple Music app and try to download the song to see if the issue gets resolved or not.

How to Fix Apple Music Not Downloading Songs Issue via Restart Apple Music App

How to Fix Apple Music Not Downloading Songs Issue via Restart Apple Music App

Solution 3: Restart your iDevice

Still, Apple Music songs won’t download on your iDevice? Then, it might be software issues that cause to you face this issue. Thus, in this case, by simply restarting your iDevice will probably solve the issue. It will refresh your device and close background apps. Restarting will also clear all junk files that can also prevent some apps from running efficiently.

Here are the steps on how to restart your iDevice:

On iPhone 8 or later:

Press and hold down either volume up or down and side button together until you don’t see the power-off slider. Next, drag the slider to turn off the device. Again, press and hold down side button until Apple logo does not appear.

On iPhone 7 or earlier/ iPad:

Hold down the power button until you don’t see the power-off slider. After that, drag the slider to switch off the iPhone. Again, hold down side button until the Apple logo does not appear to turn on the device.

Solution 4: Re-login with your Apple ID

To download, and play Apple Music, you need an Apple ID.  If there is a problem in sign-in then simply re-login with Apple ID will fix the issue.

Step 1: Open the Settings app on your device and then, go to [Your Name].

Step 2: Now, scroll down the screen to click on “Sign Out”. And then, again sign-in your Apple ID.

How to Fix Apple Music Not Downloading Songs Issue via Re-login with Apple ID

How to Fix Apple Music Not Downloading Songs Issue via Re-login with Apple ID

Solution 5: Disable and Enable “Show Apple Music”

Show Apple Music is an option to turn on or off Apple Music which means that Apple music gets hidden if you turned off option. This is also another way to restart Apple Music. Thus, you can try this also to come out of the problem.

Step 1: Open the Settings app and then, go to the Music section.

Step 2: Here, turn off “Show Apple Music” and after a few minutes, turn on it to restart Apple Music.

 How to Fix Apple Music Not Downloading Songs Issue via Show Apple Music

How to Fix Apple Music Not Downloading Songs Issue via Show Apple Music

Solution 6: Update Apple Music

Still, facing Apple Music not downloading songs problem? Make sure that you have updated Apple Music app as updated version can probably solve this problem.

To check and update Apple Music, follow the below steps:

Step 1: Go to the App Store and then, go to the “Updates” section.

Step 2: If the “Update” option is available next to Apple Music then update the app.

How to Fix Apple Music Not Downloading Songs Issue via Update Apple Music

How to Fix Apple Music Not Downloading Songs Issue via Update Apple Music

Solution 7: Update iDevice Software

Already have an updated version of Apple Music? Then, check if you have updated your iDevice to the latest iOS version. Many bugs or software issues get resolved by simply updated iDevice software.

Here are steps on how to check and update iDevice software:

Step 1: Open the Settings app and then, go to the “General” section.

Step 2: Next, tap on “Software Update and if an update is available then download and install it.

How to Fix Apple Music Not Downloading Songs Issue via Update iDevice Software

How to Fix Apple Music Not Downloading Songs Issue via Update iDevice Software

Conclusion

Hence, users who have complained about why my songs won’t download on Apple music, they can refer to this guide. Hopefully, our guide may help you in resolving the issue and you will be able to download songs from Apple Music app to enjoy it offline. Yes, don’t forget to share this guide with your friends as this is a common problem that many users are facing now. Thus, the guide can be very helpful for them if they are also facing the same problem.

iMobie

Member of iMobie team, an Apple fan as well as an anime lover. Like to share solutions on iOS and Android related problems.