How to Fix iPhone Update Deleted Music with/without iTunes

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"iOS 11.3 automatically updated on my iPhone, and all the music not purchased through iTunes disappeared. Is this a bug or a ploy to push me into Apple Music? Does anyone have a fix for "iOS 11.3 updates deleted music"? – Ava111"

iOS 11.3 update came with so many welcomed features, but the incessant loss in iPhone music after update to iOS 11.3 makes every iPhone skeptical about updating their iPhones. Some have already lost their iPhone music library and their report is spreading across many social media platforms, blogs and review sites.

Would you like to recover your iOS 11.3 update deleted music with or without iTunes? If you lost your iPhone music library during iOS 11.3 update, don’t panic that iPhone update deleted your music because we are about to share 2 iPhone music recovery methods by which you can quickly recover your lost music library.

Fix iPhone Update Deleted Music without iTunes

iMyFone TunesMate iPhone Manager gives you the ample opportunity to transfer data from unlimited iTunes libraries to unlimited iPhone, iPads, or iPods. With TunesMate, you won’t have to worry about iPhone update deleted music because all backed up the music and other files can be restored in few minutes.

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Key Features:

  • Freely 2-way transfer feature is available in TunesMate. This feature lets you transfer files between iOS device and iTunes/PC.
  • iMyFone TunesMate can aid you to transfer iTunes libraries to iPhones without restrictions.
  • TunesMate supports the transfer of purchased and non-purchased files between iOS devices and iTunes.
  • All files can be previewed and selectively transferred using TunesMate.
  • While syncing data between devices using TunesMate, your original data will not be ruined.

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Steps to Recover Music Disappeared from iPhone using iMyFone TunesMate

  • Download and install iMyFone TunesMate on your PC. Connect your iPhone to your PC using a USB cable, then launch TunesMate.
  • Trust your device and choose “Transfer iTunes Media to iDevice”.
  • Your media files will be checked by default. Then click “Transfer” tab to start the transfer process. Click “OK” at the end of the process.

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Tips: You can also selectively transfer music from your computer to your idevices with iMyFone TunesMate.


Fix iPhone Update Deleted Music via iTunes

Would you like to recover your iOS 11.3 update deleted music with iTunes? If you are having the same issue like Ava in the description above, and if the music is the “stuff you didn’t purchase” then you must have synced such song to your iPhone through iTunes. If this is the case, it’s recommended that you restore your iPhone music back from iTunes.

Here are the steps to recover your iOS 11.3 update deleted song, album or music back to iPhone from iTunes:

  • Launch iTunes on the computer where you made your last iPhone backup, and connect your iPhone using a USB cable.
  • Go to “Account > Purchased > Not in My Library”.
  • Choose the songs or album you would like to restore and click the download icon at the top right corner of the song. The songs you selected will be restored.

You can also choose to restore the songs from your iTunes library when there is a case of huge data loss. This process will restore all your lost data back to your iPhone.

  • Launch iTunes on the computer where you made your last iPhone backup, and connect your iPhone using a USB cable.
  • Click on your iPhone icon, then click “Summary > Restore iPhone”.
  • Select the most recent backup by checking the size and the date. Then click “Restore” to recover your data.

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Disadvantages of iTunes

  • Recovery files with iTunes library will erase all your existing iPhone data and restore it with an older version of your data. Hence, you may end up losing your recent files that weren’t backed up on iTunes.
  • The type of files you can restore is limited to iTunes file permission. If the file is restricted by iTunes, it will not be restored to your iPhone.

Backup Files before Updating iPhone

Before you updating your iOS version, we suggest you to backup your iPhone files first in case your iPhone files gets replaced, damaged or missing. Here are two simple ways.

1. Use TunesMate to Backup iPhone Data to iTunes/PC

Step 1: Download and install iMyFone TunesMate on your PC. Connect your iPhone to your PC using a USB cable, then launch TunesMate.
Step 2: Trust your device and choose “Transfer iDevice Media to iTunes” and click the “start” button.
Step 3: Click “Complete” button to conclude the process.
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2. Backup Your iPhone Files with iTunes

Step 1: Launch iTunes and connect your iPhone to your computer.
Step 2: Trust your computer and enter your device passcode.
Step 3: Select your iPhone when it appears on iTunes. Then click “Back Up Now”.
Step 4: Check if the backup completed successfully from the summary screen in iTunes.