Want to save a song you love in Apple Music to your iCloud Music Library? Here's how.

You can stream all day long from Apple Music, Beats 1, and Apple Music radio, but sometimes you want to save tracks that really resonate with you.

That's where iCloud Music Library comes in: It collects your music from your Mac and your Apple Music picks and stores it all in iCloud for you to access on any of your devices.

If you find a track you love and want to add to iCloud Music Library, here's how to go about it.

How to add a song from Apple Music to iCloud Music Library

On your iPhone or iPad

  1. Open the Music app and find the song you want to add.
  2. Tap the More button (looks like •••) to the right of the music.


  3. Tap Add to My Music.

On your Mac

  1. Open iTunes and find the song you want to add.
  2. Mouse over the song and click the More button (looks like •••) to the right of the music.


  3. Select Add to My Music.

How to save it for offline play

On your iPhone or iPad

  1. Launch the Music app from your Home screen.
  2. Go to the song or album you want to download.
  3. Tap the More button (looks like •••) to the right of the music.
  4. Tap on Make Available Offline.


The song(s) should immediately begin downloading to your device; you can see their progress by tapping the download bar at the top of the screen.

On your Mac

  1. Open iTunes.
  2. Go to the My Music tab.
  3. Click on the view type dropdown in the upper right corner of the screen.


  4. Select the Show Columns dropdown.
  5. Click on the iCloud Download option. A cloud icon should appear next to your other song sort types; next to each song, you'll either see no icon (which means the song is locally stored); a cloud icon with a downward arrow for songs stored in iCloud Music Library; or a cloud icon with a line through it (for PDFs and other iCloud-ineligible tracks).


  6. Click the cloud icon with a downward arrow to download the track in question.

Questions?

Having trouble adding songs to iCloud Music Library? Let us know in the comments.