Apple Music Offline files may cause your own library to be erased
Apple Music offline files may cause your own library to be erased. Apple Inc announced that they are experiencing problems with their App Store, Apple Music, iTunes Store and a few other services.
Apple Music offline is experiencing a few glitches and even though Apple Inc admitted to the hiccup they did not provide details on the issue. They let it be known that only some of their users were affected by the issue.
According to Reuters checks on various Apple websites, problems with the services showed up in Europe, Asia, North, and South America. That would lead you to believe that the issue affected more than just some of their users.
Deleted Music Liabrary
What is probably one of the most aggravating problems experienced are the deleted music libraries of Apple Music users. Those who have signed up for Apple Music reported that their music libraries were deleted and replaced with Apple Music versions of the music they previously had on file.
People opened up their iTunes and found that all of their music had been deleted, and what’s worse is that it was not only deleted from iTunes but from their hard drives too.
A blogger for Vellum Atlanta named James Pinkstone shared that he lost 122GB of music files from his laptop after he subscribed to Apple Music.
James’ music was replaced with Apple Music versions of the files, which he could stream through Wi-Fi and save offline to his devices.
It is not hard to imagine that this experience was annoying and frustrating, capable of turning a loyal user into an enemy.
For James, he was appalled to find that some of the Apple Music tracks were not the same as his original files. An example of this was a rare recording of Fountain of Wayne’s I’ll Do the Driving which was replaced with a widely available one.
Apple had also deleted music that he had composed, converting the WAV files into MP3 or AAC formats before uploading them to the iCloud Music Library.
When you unsubscribe from Apple Music you can access the files, online and Apple Music offline, for a limited time of thirty days before you lose access completely.
Avoid this by trying the following:
Back up your music to an external hard drive.
Make sure Apple knows the computer with your music library is your primary device.
When you delete tracks from iTunes don’t select “Remove Download” as this will delete the file from your computer’s hard drive.