It’s an expertise I’m positive we’ve all had. Your flight takes off, you flick through the music choice on the in-flight leisure system, resolve you’d relatively hearken to your individual Apple Music downloaded playlists, after which… discover they’re not in your iPhone.
Downloaded music appears to have a behavior of disappearing from our iPhones proper after we most want it …
I used to maintain all my music completely loaded on an iPod, so I all the time had all my music on a regular basis. At house, I additionally streamed all my music regionally, from a devoted netbook and exterior onerous drive linked to my hifi.
I lengthy since switched to streaming music as my major supply, and with limitless information each at house and on my iPhone, I principally stream from Spotify* or Apple Music immediately.
*It’s a protracted story why I take advantage of each, and I do plan to drop one or the opposite earlier than lengthy.
Nonetheless, whereas Apple generally acts prefer it thinks all of us reside in an always-connected world of high-speed web, most of us don’t. We journey on underground metro companies which have restricted or patchy wifi. We fly on planes with both no wifi or plans which exclude streaming. We even generally go to locations on the earth with poor or non-existent cell protection.
So there’s nonetheless a task for native music storage, and fortunately each Apple Music and Spotify enable us to obtain music for offline listening. Certainly, simply yesterday Spotify CEO Daniel Ek stated that the corporate was testing going additional, and mechanically downloading your recently-played music too.
The issue I discover with each companies, however extra usually with Apple Music, is that it isn’t all the time there.
There’s one apparent state of affairs: after we purchase a brand new iPhone and neglect to re-download music. However I’ve additionally had the identical factor occur with iOS updates, and generally with none obvious set off. Maybe when the wind is from the west.
I can settle for that there are eventualities the place I must re-download music, however what I don’t need is to have to do that manually every time. What I particularly don’t need is to not know my offline playlists are gone till I would like them.
My function request, then, is a really small one. Each time I obtain music, Apple Music ought to tag it within the cloud. Then if downloaded music is misplaced, the app ought to mechanically re-download it in a single day.
That approach, it should all the time be there after I want it, whether or not that’s after switching to a brand new iPhone, upgrading to a brand new model of iOS, or the wind altering path.
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