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The Sure-Fire Solution to Fix “Apple Music Not Showing in iTunes”

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Tata Davis

November 2, 2017 (Updated: November 23, 2018锛

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Have you ever experienced what I refer to as the 鈥淧hantom Apple Music?鈥 It is a situation where your Apple Music goes 鈥渕issing鈥 from your iTunes. If you are music lover and you signed up to use Apple Music on your phone and would like to also enjoy this service on your PC, it might come as a surprise to you when you start up iTunes and find out that Apple Music is not showing up (God! I was so mad when this happened to me).

This could be a bug from the company or maybe we left a box unchecked. Whatever the reason may be, it brings a whole new level of frustration when we expect to see our Apple Music after we鈥檝e launched iTunes and nothing comes up. To every problem, there is a solution; there is a really simple fix to this problem. You may not quickly be able to get this fix, especially if you are not a tech thespian. Do not worry, this article will take you by hands and walk you through getting your phantom Apple Music to appear again.

Apple Music not Showing in iTunes?

These simple steps will help restore it:

Step 1: Launch iTunes.

Step 2: In the Menu Bar, navigate to iTunes > Preferences.

Step 3: Be sure you select the General tab.

Step 4: If you notice that the Show Apple Music Features box is not selected, select it by checking the box beside it. In addition, you may want to tick the 鈥渋Cloud Music Library鈥 box to enable that feature as well. After you鈥檙e done checking the mentioned boxes, click OK to save your preferences. However, if the Show Apple Music Features has already been checked, uncheck the box, click OK, and then go through steps 2, 3, and 4 as listed above.

Show Apple Music Features


In most cases, Apple Music was apparently enabled but the feature was not visible, so you have to uncheck Show Apple Music Features, and then turn it on again for iTunes to show Apple Music again.

Fix "Apple Music not Showing in iTunes" with iMyFone TunesMate

Although iTunes is the default software programmed by Apple, are you aware that you can manage your music without making use of iTunes? You definitely can! If you don鈥檛 want to deal with the several complications that the iTunes app often brings to the table, there are better iTunes alternative to manage music library without iTunes. A good example of these applications is iMyFone TunesMate.

iMyFone TunesMate is a third party iTunes alternative that helps put the occasional mysteries that iTunes causes behind you. It does a very good job at helping you manage your music library. This application is a total improvement on where the official iTunes app is failing. It brings so many mouth-watering features, and some of those features are analyzed below:

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Key Features:

  • Efficient iPhone Music Management: iMyFone TunesMate helps you to easily import music from your PC or iTunes app; also, it helps you transfer music from your iPhone to your PC or iTunes.
  • Unlimited Transfer between iTunes and iDevices: Unlike the quantitative limitation of iTunes, Tunesmate gives room for unlimited music sharing from myriads of libraries to several iDevices.
  • Sync data without losing old data: iTunes will automatically wipe out old data when you sync new ones, iMyFone TunesMate will not, thereby helping you keep your important old data safe.
  • Bypass iTunes restrictions and unknown errors: With iMyFone TunesMate, you can kiss the headaches you鈥檇 have gotten from using the official iTunes app goodbye.

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With iTunes Alternative app like iMyFone TunesMate, you can avoid random errors that iTunes presents sporadically 鈥 the issue of Apple Music not showing in iTunes can be avoided too. Below are some steps to follow in order to properly use iMyFone TunesMate:

Step 1: Download and install iMyPhone TunesMate to your PC.

Step 2: With your iPhone connected to your PC via USB, launch the app.
Apple Music not showing in iTunes

Step 3: Select 鈥淭ransfer iDevice Media to iTunes.鈥
Apple Music not showing in iTunes

Step 4: You will be required to select the kind of media file you want to sync (we鈥檙e going music), select it and click 鈥淪tart鈥. After it is done, select Complete.
Apple Music not showing in iTunes

Now, you will find that all your music shows in iTunes.

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