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How to Transfer Your Music from Spotify to Apple Music

Switching from Spotify to Apple Music doesn't mean you have to lose your music library. In fact, you can use third-party services, like TuneMyMusic, to transfer your entire library between music subscription services.

In this article, we'll tell you how to use TuneMyMusic to transfer your music including playlists, albums and songs from Spotify to Apple Music for free. So nothing prevents you from making the change.

What can you transfer from Spotify to Apple Music?

We are going to show you how to transfer almost all your music from Spotify to Apple Music. This includes every playlist you've created, every album you've added to your library, and every song you've liked in Spotify.

Once the transfer is complete, you'll find all that music added to your library in Apple Music, including your custom playlists.

When comparing Spotify to Apple Music, many users comment on the superior quality of playlists curated by Spotify. You can transfer these playlists to Apple Music for free, but to keep them up to date with the latest Spotify recommendations, you'll need a premium subscription to TuneMyMusic.

What can't-you-transfer-from-spotify-to-apple-music?

Unfortunately, not everything can be transferred between music subscription services. You cannot transfer data about your reading history, including number of plays or date added. You cannot transfer local files from Spotify. And you can't transfer podcasts, which don't exist in Apple Music.

You also cannot transfer the artists you follow in Spotify to Apple Music. This is because there is no feature to follow artists in Apple Music. The only way to add artists to your library in Apple Music is to add an album or song by that artist instead.

Some songs in your Spotify library may not be available on Apple Music. If so, you also cannot transfer those songs between the two services. However, it is quite rare that music is only available on one streaming service.

Your iTunes purchases automatically sync with Apple Music, so you don't have to worry about that.

How to transfer from Spotify to Apple Music?

Neither Apple Music nor Spotify offer a built-in feature to let you transfer music from one service to another. However, there are a range of third-party apps and websites that offer this service.

Most of these apps and websites work the same way:

  1. Connect the transfer service to your Spotify and Apple Music accounts.
  2. Select the Spotify playlists, albums or songs you want to transfer.
  3. Tell the service to add this music to your Apple Music library.

For this to work, you need an active subscription to Apple Music. However, you don't need a Spotify Premium subscription; the free plan works as well.

Although Changing Songs is talked about more often, in this article, we'll show you how to transfer your music from Spotify to Apple Music using TuneMyMusic instead.

Unlike SongShift, which is limited to iOS devices, TuneMyMusic is a web-based application that works on any platform:iOS, Android, macOS, Windows, and even Linux.

You can also use TuneMyMusic to transfer your entire Spotify library to Apple Music at once. SongShift limits you to transferring one playlist, album, or song at a time, unless you sign up for a premium subscription.

Finally, TuneMyMusic lets you transfer Spotify's curated playlists — Discover Weekly, Release Radar, Daily Mixes, and more — which SongShift can't. You can even sync these curated playlists weekly with a premium TuneMyMusic subscription.

How to use TuneMyMusic to transfer your music

Follow these steps to transfer your Spotify library to Apple Music. You can use any web browser to do this, but you'll need to make sure you have an active Apple Music subscription before you begin.

You also need to make sure Apple Music is set to Sync Library . Find this option in the Apple Music settings of your particular device.

Step 1. Connect your Spotify account

Before transferring music, you need to connect TuneMyMusic to your Spotify account first. When you do this, TuneMyMusic requests permission to view and make changes to your library, allowing it to transfer the music.

From any web browser, go to and click Let's Get Started .

TuneMyMusic displays a list of potential music sources. You can use TuneMyMusic to transfer from a range of popular music streaming services, but for the purposes of this tutorial you need to click on Spotify .

If prompted, sign in to your Spotify account in the tab that opens, then Agree to allow TuneMyMusic to connect to your account.

Step 2. Select the music to transfer

After logging into your Spotify account, it's time to select exactly which playlists, albums or songs you want to transfer to Apple Music.

If you want to transfer the playlists curated by Spotify, you need to get the URL of those playlists from the Spotify app. To do this, open the Share desired playlist menu in Spotify and select Copy Playlist Link .

Then paste this link into the text box of TuneMyMusic. You can only transfer one playlist at a time.

Otherwise, click on Upload from your Spotify account in TuneMyMusic to view a list of all playlists, albums, and songs in your Spotify library. You can then use the checkboxes to select as many playlists, albums or songs as you want.

To transfer everything at once, enable the My Spotify Music Library checkbox at the top of the page.

Once you're happy with your selection, click Select Destination .

NB: TuneMyMusic also displays artists from your Spotify library, but it is not possible to transfer them to Apple Music.

Step 3. Connect your Apple Music account

Once again, TuneMyMusic displays a list of available music streaming services that you can transfer your library to. Click the Apple Music option, then sign in to your Apple Music account in the page that opens.

Choose to Allow TuneMyMusic to access your Apple Music account. You need to let TuneMyMusic make changes to your library for it to add anything it transfers from Spotify.

Step 4. Transfer music from Spotify to Apple Music

Click Start moving my music to start transferring your music from Spotify to Apple Music. A progress bar shows you how many tracks to transfer.

Transferred music instantly appears in your Apple Music library.

Below the progress bar, you can view a list of all the tracks TuneMyMusic tried to transfer, highlighting the ones that failed. This sometimes happens when a song from Spotify is not available in Apple Music, but this is usually due to an incompatibility in the metadata of the file.

Click the Download icon next to the missing tracks notification to download a list of all failed tracks. You can manually add them to Apple Music or use an alternative service, such as SongShift, to transfer them one by one.

Step 5. Sync playlists with TuneMyMusic Premium

You can have TuneMyMusic sync your Spotify playlists, albums or artists on a daily or weekly basis. This is especially useful for playlists curated by Spotify, which are refreshed weekly.

To do this, click on the Synchronize icon next to a playlist when the transfer is complete. Then use the pop-up window to choose how often you want TuneMyMusic to sync this playlist.

To activate the synchronization service, you must register for a TuneMyMusic premium account.

Enjoy the best features of Apple Music

Transferring your music library from Spotify to Apple Music may seem very complicated, but TuneMyMusic will do most of the work for you. After the transfer is complete, you can enjoy the best Apple Music features, like live lyrics and automatic downloads.