Where Does Apple Music Store Playlists? [Answered!]

Apple Music is a wonderfully diversified program that competes effectively with Spotify and Pandora by allowing you to select your listening experience from millions of songs and thousands of artists across every genre.

If it exists, it’s most likely available on Apple Music.

(Trust me, everything from Gordon Lightfoot to reiki healing music can be found there!)

But where do your playlists get saved on Apple Music? Are they just stored on the app? Are they available for download on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Android, Mac, or PC?

If you’re using a Mac, it turns out that you can import and export playlists on Apple Music.

Sure, Apple’s Music app saves your playlists within the app, but there are alternative methods to transfer them onto other devices.

If you know what you’re doing, you can even move music information from Apple Music to other apps (and I will show you exactly how to do that in a minute).

The Music app’s charm is that, while it’s mostly for music streaming, it gives you alternatives.

Do you want to put music on your iPhone? Okay, go ahead and do it.

Do you want to save a complete playlist on your Mac? Take a chance.

It’s a quick and painless process that won’t take up much of your time.

The amount of space a playlist may take up on your device’s internal storage is certainly a matter of worry.

It won’t eat up your internal storage if you don’t download any playlists.

However, putting a lot of music on your iPhone would take up a lot of space.

As you go through this article on Apple Music playlists and where they are kept, keep that in mind.

Where Can I Find Playlists on Apple Music? [Answered!]

Apple Music playlists are saved in the app and synced to iCloud, which is why your Music subscription includes access to the iCloud Music Library. Simply launch your app, and your playlists will be accessible.

Your playlists can, however, be downloaded to the internal storage of your favorite listening device.

So, what exactly is iCloud (commonly known as “the cloud”) and how does it work? What’s the deal with iTunes matching and storing? What can you do with the iCloud Music Library and what can’t you do with it? Continue reading to discover more about your playlists and what you can do with them.

What is iCloud Music Library, and how does it work?

Wondering where are playlists stored? Wonder no longer! Your Music subscription includes access to the iCloud Music Library, which is where all your playlists are stored online.

You can do quite a bit with this feature, including:

  1. Streaming music from the library on your Mac on to up to ten different devices that you own (which includes up to 5 Mac or Windows PCs).
  2. Deleting any matched tracks you own on your Mac and redownload to obtain high-quality 256kbps DRM-free versions from the iTunes Store. This comes in handy if you currently have low-quality ripped tracks cluttering up your computer.

You just cannot use the iCloud Music Library in every country (you absolutely can in the United States though), manually sync music from iTunes to your iPhone (since this is all done over-the-air now), match or upload more than 100,000 tracks from your library that you had not purchased from the iTunes Store, or use it with Family Sharing since every Apple ID (and their accompanying iCloud Music Library) come separate from one another.

Is it true that Apple Music saves your playlists?

When you make a playlist, it is stored in your iCloud Music Library.

While iCloud does not act as a backup service, it does store copies of your playlists on the cloud.

You may add tracks and playlists from the Music app’s catalog to your Mac or Windows PC’s library.

Is it still possible for me to access my previous iTunes playlists?

Have you not used iTunes in a long time and are now unsure what to do? Unfortunately, the iTunes Store will not keep track of any previous playlists you’ve created from the music you’ve purchased.

Having said that, you should be able to redownload your prior purchases without having to pay for them again.

If I don’t pay for my membership, will my playlists be deleted?

Your current playlists will vanish as soon as you cease paying for your Music membership.

You’ll have 30 days after your membership expires to change your mind or come up with the funds to pay for it.

Your playlists will be permanently deleted from the Music app after that period.

What is the procedure for downloading playlists from Music?

If your audio device has enough internal storage capacity, you may download your playlists via the Music app.

If you’re using an iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Android smartphone, you’ll need to do the following:

  1. Open the Music app on your phone.
  2. To add a song, album, or playlist to your device’s library, press and hold the song, album, or playlist.
  3. Select Add to Library from the drop-down menu.

Note that you may add a song to your collection by swiping left over it and hitting the Add button.

If you’re on a Mac or PC and want to download a playlist, you may now do so by:

  1. Open iTunes or the Music app.
  2. Locate the music you want to add to your collection.
  3. To add a single song, click the Add button. To add an album, playlist, or music video, click “+Add.”

What is the best way to transfer a playlist into Music?

You must first have an exported Music playlist before you can import it into the Music app (which needs to be in an XML format).

If you already have it, you may proceed with the instructions below:

  1. Select File > Library > Import Playlist from the Music app on your Mac.
  2. Choose the XML file you’d want to import.

Keep in mind that the imported playlist only contains songs and music videos that you already have in your collection.

Any things on the list that aren’t available are eliminated.

Final Thoughts

By storing your Music app playlists in the iCloud Music Library, Apple makes it simple to access them.

And, of course, you can download them to your PC or Mac with relative ease.

You may also download them to your iPhone, but this will depend on whether you have adequate internal storage space.

The simplest method to listen is to utilize the app itself to access your playlists, which is why so many iPhone users are upgrading to a Music app subscription.

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