How to Enable iCloud Music Library in iTunes

Last Updated: August 7, 2017

If you’re using an iOS device, chances are, you make use of iTunes for managing your music library. Everything’s fine as long as you’re on the same computer where all the local music are stored. However, this is not the case if you’re switching to a different computer, as you’ll not have access to your local music files on any other computer. Suppose you’re planning to buy a new computer after selling the current one, or you’re having multiple machines at home, how will you be able to access these local music files across all your devices? Well, the answer is quite simple, thanks to iCloud Music Library. With this feature, users will be able to store their local music files in the cloud, and access it anywhere on any computer having iTunes, by simply logging on to their Apple account. Interested much? Well, without further ado, let’s take a look at how to enable iCloud music library in iTunes:

Enable iCloud Music Library in iTunes

Simply open up iTunes on the computer which has all the local music stored in the library, and follow the steps below to get this done in a jiffy:

  • Go to Account located at the top menu, right below the volume control, and click on “Sign In”.

  • Now, you’ll be asked to enter your Apple ID and password. Once done, click on “Sign In”.

  • Once done, click on “Edit” option located right below the media controls and go to “Preferences”.

  • Now, you need to check the box right next to “iCloud Music Library” and click OK.

  • You’ll now notice that iTunes is currently uploading your entire iTunes library, inclusive of local music files to Apple’s iCloud. Depending on your internet connection and the number of songs you have in your library, the upload time will vary.

  • Well, that’s pretty much the whole process. Now, get on any other computer with iTunes installed and repeat the same steps that we discussed above. You’ll notice that iCloud Music Library is syncing all the songs to your new computer.

That was quite simple, right? From now on, you don’t even have to worry about switching to a different computer, just for the sake of keeping your iTunes music library.

Enable iCloud Music Library in iOS

Just like iTunes, you can also enable iCloud music library on your iOS device. Simply go to “Settings” on your iOS device and head over to the “Music” section. Here, you’ll immediately notice the toggle to enable/disable iCloud Music Library. This will let you access music in your library using iCloud, including the playlists from Apple Music. It’s worth noting that changes you make to your iCloud library, will sync across all your devices.

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Enable iCloud Music Library to Access Music Across All Your Devices

If you’re using multiple computers, or you’re planning to sell your existing machine, enabling iCloud music library will do wonders, as it lets you easily access your entire music library on any computer that you access iTunes from, by simply logging in to your Apple account. It will be as if you never left your primary computer. Every single change that you make on your iCloud music library will be synced to all your devices, so there are no worries in this regard as well. So, have you guys enabled and accessed iCloud music library? Do let us know your thoughts on this feature, by shooting your valuable opinions in the comments section down below.

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