Apple Music down for you? You're not alone

iPhone XS Max
iPhone XS Max (Image credit: iMore)

What you need to know

  • Some people are experiencing issues with Apple Music specifically.
  • App Store and Software Update are impacted for some, too.
  • Apple doesn't seem aware yet.

If you're having problems with music not playing or apps not updating, you're not alone. Many of the iMore team have experienced Apple Music refusing to play anything while I can't get apps to download from the App Store, either.

Apple Music error

As of the time of writing Apple was showing all green on its Status Checker but we'll keep our eyes peeled.

If you're having the same problem, hold tight. We've noticed that switching from WiFi to 4G appears to solve the issue for us. That isn't a viable fix for most people, though.

We'll be updating this story as and when the situation changes. Hopefully for the better.

Sound off in the comments and let us know if you're having the same problems, too.

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.

Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.