[Solved] Recover Deleted Music from iPhone

"I have an iPhone 6 and just tried to listen to music on Apple Music app. But sadly I found that all collected songs were gone, with offline songs downloaded either!"

Have you ever faced the situation that music deleted from iPhone without any notification?

Actually, iTunes or iCloud backup can help you get back these music which deleted from iPhone, as long as you copied songs to cloud storage before. This post will show you detailed steps to recover deleted iPhone music.

Music Deleted from iPhone

What's more, you can rely on a versatile iPhone data recovery software to find deleted iPhone songs back, even you don't have a suitable iTunes/iCloud backup.

Part 1. Recover Deleted Music from iPhone with iPhone Data Recovery

You are able to recover deleted music through iPhone Data Recovery in three music recovery methods. With limitations of iTunes and iCloud recoveries eliminated, it is very easy to recover deleted music back from iPhone.

iPhone Data Recovery

  • Selectively recover the deleted or lost iOS data on Windows PC or Mac.
  • Recover lost/deleted data from your iPhone/iPad/iPod directly, with iTunes or iCloud backups.
  • Support any popular iOS data type like contact, message, photo, video, music, etc.
  • Preview and select the lost iOS files before recovery on Mac and Windows computer.
  • Fully compatible with iOS 11/12 and the latest iPhone XS/XR/X/8 Plus/8/7/SE/6/5/4, etc.
  • Restore your iOS data successfully, including issues of data loss, water damages, busted parts, factory setting restore and iPhone lost/stolen.
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Step 1. Scan your iPhone

Launch iPhone Data Recovery on PC or Mac. Use USB cable to connect iPhone to computer. Enter the default "Recover from iOS Device" mode, and hit "Start Scan" to scan the disappeared music.

Scan iPhone Music

Step 2. Recover music got deleted from iPhone.

Select "App Audio" or "Voice Memos" to view details. Preview and tick the songs you want to recover, and hit "Recover" button to save the deleted music back to the playlists, music apps and their related locations.

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In fact, it's quite important to learn how to backup iPhone to laptop with & without iTunes.

Section 2: Restore Music Deleted from iPhone with iTunes Backup

Your original music will keep intact during the iPhone recovery with iTunes backups. And you had better choose the computer, which you have synced iTunes backups before, or you may fail to get iTunes backup files detected.

Step 1. Scan your iTunes backup

Run FoneLab iPhone Data Recovery, and click "Recover from iTunes Backup File" in the second place. Choose the specific iTunes backup file and tap "Start Scan" to detect music in iTunes backup.

Scan your iTunes backup

Step 2. Do iPhone music recovery with iTunes.

All your iTunes backup files will display on the right pane in details. Choose the category your deleted songs belong to. Preview and select the audio files, later, click "Recover" to store recovered music pieces to iPhone.

Recovery with iTunes

Section 3: Save Deleted Apple Music from iPhone with iCloud Backup

If your iPhone got stolen, or you want to change a new iPhone with the previous iOS data transfer to, using iCloud backups will be your better choice.

Step 1. Download the exact iCloud backup.

Choose "Recover from iCloud Backup File" mode, and sign in to iCloud with your Apple ID and password. (No USB connection from iPhone to computer.) Select one iCloud backup file, with "Download" button being clicked besides.


Step 2. Undelete iPhone music with iCloud backup.

Choose the type to recover deleted music on the left pane, turn on "Only display the deleted item (s)" if you want to track removed songs long time ago. Preview and select the deleted songs to restore by hitting "Recover" button.

Recover Music Deleted from iPhone from iCloud Backup

Part 2. Recover Music Deleted from iPhone via iTunes Backup

If you do not mind the previous iPhone data being replaced by the latest iTunes backup files, then you can try this method to get deleted music back to iPhone with iTunes.

Step 1. Choose Music category on the right pane.

Launch iTunes and use USB to connect iPhone to computer. Click "Music" under your iOS Device.

Step 2. Recover deleted music from iPhone.

Tick "Sync Music" on the top. Later, you can choose "Entire music library" or "Selected playlists, artists, albums, and genres" to customize music recovery from iPhone.

Recover Music Deleted from iPhone from iTunes

Part 3. Retrieve Music Deleted from iPhone via iCloud Backup

For people who purchased songs from iTunes Store through iCloud account before, re-download those deleted music pieces from iCloud backup is available.

Step 1. Find purchased songs on iPhone.

Turn on your iPhone and sign in "iCloud" inside "Settings". Launch iTunes Store app and hit "More" in the bottom menu. Choose "Purchased" and "Music" to access all your iTunes songs.

Step 2. Re-download deleted songs from iPhone.

Click "Not on This iPhone" to get disappeared music, scroll down and hit "Download" to save deleted songs back to music library.


With the methods of iPhone music recovery mentioned above, your deleted Apple music can be restored, no matter music disappeared suddenly, or those deleted songs from iPhone are still showing in iTunes. You can track and recover all deleted music from any iOS device, through the above iPhone data Recovery software, or the other iOS data recover methods, according to your real demands.

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