With all our music online, it is quite easy that we lose them. So, it is necessary that we keep them safe by keeping a backup. The best way to backup all your music is in iTunes. But if you are confused about how to backup your iTunes library, you can choose to regularly back up. My music backs up all your music and divides them into tracks automatically. Here is how to back up your iTunes or Music library:
In Apple‘s iCloud Music Library or the iTunes Store, all your music is stored in the cloud. If you want a complete back up of your music collection, you’ll have to download a local copy to your Mac. Here is how to download specific items in your iCloud Music Library to your Mac’s drive:
To automatically download everything that on Apple Music library from this point forward, follow these steps:
Once that is turned on, any music you add to your Apple Music library will be downloaded automatically to your Mac’s hard drive.
There are obviously other ways to backup your music. Thus, you can sync your music with Apple’s Time Machine backup system which will cover your iTunes library. So if you want to restore your songs you can do directly from Time Machine’s History.
If you are not interested in Mac-wide backup service you can also manually back up your iTunes library separately. Here is how to do so:
By consolidating your iTunes library you can ensure that all of your iTunes files are in the same place when you make a manual backup. Here is how to do so:
This will make a copy of all files in the iTunes media folder, leaving the originals in their current location.
The time to complete this depends on the number of songs you have or the size of the folder.
If you are in an emergency and don’t have an external hard drive to take a backup of your Music folder, you can make a temporary backup on your Mac. This is not a solid backup plan, but can be useful in some situations.
When you reset your device or get a new one, you would not want a hassle to create your playlists all over again. Thus it is good to keep a back of your songs on a hard drive. You can also back up your iTunes on Time Machine in your Mac and easily find any of your songs anytime you want. Also, with this, you won’t need to worry about losing your songs. Whereas you can also make a temporary back up on your Mac itself by duplicating your music folder.
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