How do you redownload the Apple Music app?

Quick Answer

There are a few simple ways to redownload the Apple Music app on your iPhone, iPad or Mac if you’ve accidentally deleted it or need to install it again for any reason:

  • On iPhone or iPad, go to the App Store and search for “Apple Music”. Tap “Get” to redownload it.
  • On Mac, go to the App Store app, search for “Apple Music” and click “Get” to redownload.
  • You can also go to in any web browser, click “Download” and follow prompts to install Apple Music.

As long as you use the same Apple ID, all your Apple Music data including playlists, favorites, recommendations, etc will be restored after redownloading the app.

What to do if Apple Music disappeared from your iPhone or iPad

There are a few common reasons the Apple Music app may have disappeared from your iOS device:

  • You accidentally deleted the app
  • Your iOS software updated and removed some apps
  • Your iPhone storage was full so apps got offloaded
  • Your phone was reset or restored from a backup

Luckily, whatever the reason, it’s easy to get Apple Music back on your iPhone or iPad in just a couple quick steps:

  1. Open the App Store app on your iOS device
  2. Tap the search bar at the bottom and search for “Apple Music”
  3. Tap “Get” to redownload the Apple Music app
  4. If asked, enter your Apple ID and password to confirm your download

The Apple Music app is free to download. As long as you sign in with the same Apple ID as before, all your Apple Music data, playlists, stations, preferences, followers and more will automatically be restored after redownloading the app!

So don’t worry if Apple Music suddenly vanishes from your iPhone or iPad for whatever reason – just head to the App Store, redownload, sign in and you’ll be back up and running in minutes.

What if Apple Music is not in your App Store Purchase History?

If for some reason you can’t find Apple Music listed in your App Store Purchase History to redownload, don’t stress! Here are a couple things you can try:

  • Search the App Store app for “Apple Music” using the search bar
  • Go directly to in your mobile web browser and follow prompts to install Apple Music
  • Scroll down on the App Store front page to the Apps Made By Apple section – Apple Music should be listed there

Apple Music should appear as a free download in the App Store for all iOS users, even if you’ve never downloaded it before. Just search for it, tap Get, and your Apple Music app will be installed and ready to log in and use within minutes.

How to get Apple Music back on your Mac

Similar to iOS devices, there are a few common reasons why Apple Music could have disappeared from your Mac:

  • The app was accidentally deleted
  • Your Mac updated its software, removing some apps
  • You restored your Mac from a backup or external drive
  • You got a new Mac and need to move Apple Music over

Not to worry! You can easily redownload and install Apple Music on your Mac with these steps:

  1. Open the App Store app on your Mac (usually located in the Applications folder)
  2. Type “Apple Music” into the search bar and press Enter
  3. Click “Get” or “Install” to download Apple Music
  4. If prompted, enter your Apple ID password to confirm the installation
  5. Apple Music will download and automatically appear in your Applications folder

After redownloading Apple Music, open the app and log in with your Apple ID. As long as you sign in with the same account, all your saved music, playlists, stations and preferences will be there just as you left them.

So if you find your Mac suddenly missing its Apple Music app, don’t panic! Just head to the App Store, redownload it, log in and you’ll have your music back in minutes.

How to move your Apple Music account to a new Mac

If you got a new Mac and want to move your entire Apple Music account from your old Mac to the new one, here is the easiest way to do it:

  1. On your new Mac, open the App Store and download/install Apple Music
  2. Open Apple Music and go to Account > Sign Out to sign out of any existing accounts
  3. Sign in with the Apple ID you used for Apple Music on your old Mac

This will associate your new Mac with your existing Apple Music account. All your library content, playlists, stations, listening history and preferences will automatically be transferred over and ready to enjoy!

Some things to note when moving your Apple Music account to a new Mac:

  • Your music downloads will not transfer automatically. You’ll need to redownload any saved music.
  • Make sure you sign out of your old Mac’s Apple Music app so the account is only active on the new Mac.
  • Playlists and libraries will transfer instantly after sign in. Downloaded music may take time.

But overall, moving Apple Music to a new Mac is quick and painless – just download, sign in with your account, and all your stuff will appear as if by magic!

How to troubleshoot Apple Music not redownloading

In most cases, redownloading Apple Music from the App Store is quick and straightforward. But in case you run into any issues, here are some troubleshooting tips:

If Apple Music won’t download from the App Store:

  • Check your internet connection – you’ll need a stable WiFi or mobile data connection to download the app
  • Try force quitting and restarting the App Store app
  • Make sure your Apple ID is correctly signed in to the App Store
  • Check that your phone/Mac has enough storage space for the Apple Music app download
  • Try toggling Airplane mode on/off to reset your network connection

If your Apple Music library/playlists won’t restore:

  • Double check you’re signed in to Apple Music with the same Apple ID as before
  • Give it some time after signing in – larger libraries may take a while to fully restore
  • Force quit and restart the Apple Music app
  • Check Apple Music/iCloud settings to ensure sync library is enabled
  • Contact Apple Support for further troubleshooting tips

If redownloaded Apple Music keeps disappearing:

  • Your device likely has a storage, software or compatibility issue
  • Check your device’s storage capacity and delete unused apps/files to free up space
  • Update your device software in case of a bug causing apps to delete
  • Contact Apple Support – you may need a replacement device if issues persist

With a little troubleshooting, you should be able to get Apple Music downloading and syncing properly again. Don’t hesitate to reach out to Apple Support for any persistent redownload issues.


While it can be annoying to suddenly find your Apple Music app missing, thankfully it’s usually a quick fix to get it back. Just redownload Apple Music from the App Store, sign in with your Apple ID, and your music library and data will be restored in no time.

With the simple redownload instructions above, you can get Apple Music back on your iPhone, iPad or Mac with minimal hassle. Just be sure to use the same Apple ID when signing back in to ensure your playlists, favorites and other data sync back properly.

A few simple troubleshooting tips can help get things running smoothly again in case you run into any hiccups redownloading Apple Music. But in most cases, it’s a straightforward process to retrieve the app and your musical content.

So relax if Apple Music suddenly goes AWOL from your device – just grab it again from the App Store and you’ll be jamming out once more in no time! The convenience of digital music makes it simple to restore your entire Apple Music set up should it ever disappear.