Download music to iPhone
To transfer from Beats Music to Apple Music on an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, you need iOS 8.4 or later and the latest update of the Beats music app. When you first open Beats Music after you update, you'll see a message about moving to Apple Music.
If you're an AT&T Beats Music subscriber.
What transfers with you to Apple Music
- Your library
- Your playlists*
- Your username (your Beats Music Handle)
If someone else already has your username in Apple Music, you need to create a new one.
- Your recommendations
- Artists and curators that you follow, if they're available to follow in Apple Music
- Playlists created by editors and curators*
- Playlists created by your friends that you subscribe to*
If you pre-paid for your Beats Music subscription or added gift cards to your Beats Music account, you might receive a credit to the iTunes Store when you join Apple Music. The credit is the difference in cost between your Apple Music membership and your paid Beats Music subscription, plus any credit that you had in your Beats Music account.
*Some playlists might not transfer if the music isn't available in Apple Music.
Transfer from Beats Music to Apple Music
Before you transfer, make sure that you're signed in to iTunes on your device with the Apple ID that you use in the iTunes Store. To check, go to Settings > iTunes & App Store. If you're signed in, you'll see Apple ID: [your Apple ID] at the top of the screen. If you're not signed in, enter the Apple ID and password that you use with the iTunes Store, then tap Sign In.
- Open the Beats Music app. If you're not signed in to your Beats Music account, sign in.
- When you see a message that says Beats Music is now Apple Music, tap Get Started.
- Tap Individual. You can upgrade to a Family Membership only after you join Apple Music.
Under the button, you'll see how much iTunes Store Credit you'll receive after the move. If you already joined Apple Music with your Apple ID, the next screen shows you how much iTunes Store Credit you'll receive.
- To finish moving your account to Apple Music, tap Continue, and then enter the password that you use with your Apple ID.
- To confirm your membership, enter your password again.
After you confirm your Apple Music membership, the Music app opens. This means that your billing is successfully set up for Apple Music. Your recommendations and music library move to Apple Music in the background. If you don't see all of your transferred content in Apple Music after 24 hours.
If you were billed for Beats Music through AT&T
Follow the steps above to transfer your Beats Music account to Apple Music. Your new Apple Music membership is billed through the iTunes Store.
If you're an AT&T Family subscriber, moving to Apple Music replaces your Beats Music Family Plan with an Apple Music Individual Membership. The other members of your AT&T Family can move to an Individual Membership of their own at any time, or you can upgrade to an Apple Music Family Membership and invite everyone to join you. Learn more about Family Sharing.