Switching from Spotify to Apple Music? Here’s How to Keep Your Playlists

switching from Spotify to Apple Music

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Are you switching from Spotify to Apple Music? Here’s how to keep your playlists during the move.

One of the most cited reasons users are reluctant to switch music streaming services is curated playlists. Spending years with a music service and curating playlists for your moods can seem daunting. But there are several services online that make the process a breeze. Here’s how to keep your playlists when switching from Spotify to Apple Music.

Switching from Spotify to Apple Music Guide

Thankfully, several third-party services make it easy to switch between music streaming services. These services sync your playlists from one streaming service to another, making them great for audiophiles with multiple streaming services. There are some hitches with these services, but here’s how to get started.

  1. Open the SongShift app on your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Tap the SongShift icon at the bottom to get started.
  3. Tap ‘Setup Sources.’
  4. Tap ‘Connect Music Services.’
  5. Find the Spotify icon and tap ‘Connect.’
  6. Enter your Spotify credentials and agree.
  7. Repeat steps 6 and 7 for connecting Apple Music.

 

switching from Spotify to Apple Music

Great! Now you’ve got SongShift setup for switching from Spotify to Apple Music. Now you need to select what music you want to sync. You can sync albums, playlists, or individual songs.

  1. Select ‘Set up Source‘ and choose Spotify.
  2. Choose the album, playlist, or song you’re syncing.
  3. Tap ‘Set up Destination‘ and choose Apple Music.
  4. Tap ‘I’m Finished,’ and then you’re done.

 

SongShift will then meticulously crawl through your playlists and albums on Spotify. It will find matches on Apple Music and present you with a list to approve. You can review the matches and make any changes you want before syncing to Apple Music.

It’s worth noting that not every song from Spotify is available on Apple Music. If you’ve saved a song that isn’t available, you won’t be able to move it over. SongShift will identify any songs that won’t be available on Apple Music.

SongShift offers a one-time move for free and a paid upgrade feature. The paid feature allows you to move multiple playlists at once, simplifying the process. The paid service also allows audiophiles to keep their favorite playlists synced between various services.

Not a fan of SongShift or found it doesn’t do what you want? There are a few other music syncing services that offer help for switching from Spotify to Apple Music.

Tune My Music

This service is focused more on people who want to keep two music services in sync than switching. One example given is curators who want to keep their playlists synced between Spotify and Apple Music. Another is copying playlists between platforms and keeping them automatically updated with syncs. Tune My Music is a paid service.

Soundiiz

This platform is similar to SongShift and offers individual syncing of playlists for free. It connects with multiple music platforms and also features a premium upgrade with music syncing features.

Free Your Music

Free Your Music supports more platforms than SongShift or Soundiiz. For example, if you want to move between JioSaavn and Spotify, that’s possible with Free Your Music. It’s also the only app that offers an (expensive) one-time payment for unlimited syncing instead of a monthly subscription.