Have you ever felt like your Apple Music library isn’t as good as it used to be? As an Apple Music subscriber, you may have been disappointed when a song you don’t want to hear starts playing. Do you want to know how to reset it? We can help.
Unfortunately, with the new IOS releases the “Reset Current iCloud Music Library” option is no longer available. To reset the library, users will need to delete their current profile and create a new one. This allows the user to start fresh and wipe the previous library clean.
Luckily, this process is relatively easy and only takes a few minutes. Read on to learn how to reset Apple Music Library as well as how to recover any old playlists.
How to Reset Apple Music Library?
Apple Music is a music streaming service that lets you listen to over 90 million songs on-demand, access all your music in one place on all of your devices, and make use of features like offline listening. It also offers up recommendations tailored to your interests, internet radio, and lyrics view.
However, what if your music library is now packed with music you no longer listen to? Or songs that you don’t like anymore? Easy! You can reset your music library whether you’re using an iPhone, iPad, or Macbook.
How to Reset Apple Music Library on iPhone or iPad
If you’re using an iPhone or an iPad, here are the steps you should follow:
Step One: Log Into Your Profile
First, open the Apple Music app and look at the top of the screen for an icon with your picture or a silhouette instead of the profile image.
After you’ve located the icon, give it a tap. If you aren’t logged in, the app will ask you for the credentials. Type in your username and password and then tap on the “View Profile” under your name.
Step Two: Choose to Edit Your Profile
Now that you’re looking at your profile; click on the three dots in the top right corner. Then, you’ll notice it showed you two options: “Share Profile” or “Edit Profile.”
Tap on the Edit Profile option and then scroll down. Once you’ve reached the end, you’ll see an option that says “Delete Profile.”
Last Step: Pick Delete Profile
This is the last step to reset your music library. You should know, that it’s an irreversible step. Once you pick “Delete Profile”, all your previous songs, preferred music genres, and your old data will be gone.
How to Reset Apple Music Library on MacBook
Resetting your Apple Music library on a MacBook is slightly similar to the phone. Just follow these steps:
Step One: Open the Application
Boot up your Mac and then open the Apple Music App. Once it’s done loading, click on “Listen Now” in the sidebar on the left.
After that, you’ll see your picture, or the silhouette profile picture, in the far-right corner of the screen. Click on it and enter your credentials if it’s required of you.
Step Two: Select Edit Profile
After you’re logged in, you’ll see two menus in front of you; similar to the phone. One menu says Edit, and the other menu has three dots.
Click on the three-dot menu and choose Edit Profile.
Last Step: Click Delete Profile
Once inside, you’ll see your name first and your Apple username right beneath it. Below both of them is an option in bright red that says “ Delete profile.”
When you delete a profile from Apple Music, you’ll be prompted with a message asking if you’re sure that you want to remove it. By clicking “Delete Profile”, all of your preferences will be lost, and no one will see your playlists anymore.
Note: If you delete your profile, your data will still be there for 90 days in case you change your mind. Plus, it doesn’t affect your Apple music subscription. Moreover, to restore any favorite playlists, you may want to back up them just in case.
How to Recover Your Favorite Playlists on Apple Music
Before making the big decision of resetting your Apple Library and deleting your profile, make sure you have the library sync turned on. Usually, this option is turned off for the Music Library. So, you’ll need to activate it yourself to recover any beloved playlist.
Let’s get started by activating Library Sync on your iPhone, iPod, or iPad:
- Unlock your device
- Open settings from your app library
- Scroll down and select Music
- Toggle the switch next to “Library Sync” to activate it
Here’s how to activate Library Sync on your MacBook:
- Open the Apple Music Application
- Choose “Music” from the menu bar at the top of your screen
- Select Preferences and head to the General tab
- Select “Sync Library”
- Click OK to turn to sync your music
Now that you have Library Sync turned on, you won’t have to worry about losing your favorite playlists. After setting up a new profile and getting used to the empty library, you can delete and replace any old, unnecessary backups.
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So, how to reset Apple Music Library? Unfortunately, you’ll have to delete your Apple Music profile. However, don’t worry if you want your old music back, you can still get them!
Apple allows you a period of 90 days before your data is completely gone. So, if your current music shuffle is bothering you, just start fresh!