Apple Music Won’t Download Songs on iPhone [Fix]

The best way to kill time when you are alone, waiting for somebody, or traveling is by listening to music. We all know that Apple Music is an excellent application to download all kinds of music on the iPhone.

There have been many reports received by us from many iPhone users that explain an issue where songs are not getting downloaded on the Apple Music app on their iPhones.

A weak Internet connection, an outdated Apple Music app, iPhone storage might be full, and some technical glitches in the Apple Music app and the iPhone, etc. could be the reason why you are not able to download any song on your Apple Music app.

In this post, we are going to explain the best possible troubleshooting tips that will help resolve this problem effectively.

Fix 1 – Check if the subscription is expired

Step 1: Open the Apple Music app on your iPhone.

Step 2: Click on the Profile Pic icon at the top right corner as shown below.


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Step 3: This opens the Account pop-up window on the screen.

Step 4: This shows whether your account has any active subscription.

Step 5: If not, please select the appropriate option to activate the Apple Music subscription.


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Fix 2 – Turn Off/On “Show Apple Music”

Step 1: Open the “Settings” page.

Step 2: Select the Music option by clicking on it as shown below.


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Step 3: After the Music settings page is open, disable the “Show Apple Music” option by tapping on the toggle button to grey color.


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Step 4: Wait for some time and then enable it back again by clicking on its toggle switch once.


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Fix 3 – Change the Music settings on your iPhone

Step 1: Launch the “Settings” app and go to the “Music” option.

Step 2: Under the Downloads section, make sure you have enabled the “Download over Mobile Data” option by toggling on the button to green as shown in the below screenshot.


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Fix 4 – Clear up the iPhone storage space

If the storage space on your iPhone is already full, this can give rise to such issues as discussed above. So you need to clear the iPhone’s internal space using the below steps.

Step 1: Open the Settings app.

Step 2: Click on General.

Step 3: Go to the iPhone Storage option from the general page.


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Step 4: Then wait till it loads the storage details.

Step 5: It will show all the information on what is occupying the storage.

Step 6: You then have to decide what you do not need on your iPhone like any app, large files, unnecessary photos, videos, and so on, and delete them.

Fix 5 – Restart the Apple Music app

Step 1: You have to launch the App Switcher on the iPhone.

Step 2: Now look for the Apple Music app from the list of apps in App Switcher.

Step 3: Swipe it up to force close it and then go to the home screen.


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Step 4: Click on the Apple Music app icon to relaunch the app.

Extra Fixes

  • Update the iOS software – Try updating your iPhone iOS software because if the latest version is not updated it can throw such problems.
  • Restart the iPhone device – If there are any technical errors or glitches within the iPhone device, it leads to this type of issue as discussed above in the post. So you can restart the iPhone to clear those software glitches to fix this issue.
  • Check if the Internet connection is poor – Try browsing videos on a YouTube app or webpage on a browser app to test whether the Internet network is strong or weak. If the Wi-Fi signal is not strong enough, turn on the Mobile Data setting on the iPhone. Also, make sure your iPhone is not connected to the VPN.
  • Update the Apple Music app – If there is the latest version of the Apple Music app available on the App Store, please install it on your iPhone so that this fixes this issue.
  • Try the Apple Music app on a different iPhone device – You should try logging in to the Apple Music App on another iPhone using your Apple ID. If you are able to download the music on this device, this means your iPhone is surely having a problem and needs to get repaired.