How to Turn Off Icloud Music Library on Mac

Charlotte Daniels

Mac, Tutorials

Are you tired of iCloud Music Library constantly syncing and taking up valuable space on your Mac? Well, you’re in luck!

In this article, we will guide you through the process of turning off iCloud Music Library on your Mac. So, let’s get started!

Step 1: Open iTunes

The first step is to open iTunes on your Mac. You can do this by clicking on the iTunes icon in your Applications folder or by searching for it using Spotlight.

Step 2: Access Preferences

Once you have iTunes open, navigate to the “Preferences” option. You can find this by clicking on the “iTunes” menu at the top of your screen and selecting “Preferences” from the dropdown menu.

Step 3: Go to the General tab

In the Preferences window, click on the “General” tab. This is where you’ll find various settings related to your iTunes library.

Step 4: Turn off iCloud Music Library

Under the General tab, you’ll see a checkbox labeled “iCloud Music Library.” To turn off iCloud Music Library, simply uncheck this box. A confirmation dialog may appear asking if you want to disable iCloud Music Library – click “Turn Off” to proceed.


If you have any songs or playlists that are only available in iCloud and not downloaded to your Mac, a prompt will appear asking if you want to keep these items. If you choose not to keep them, they will be removed from your library. If you want to keep them, make sure to download them before turning off iCloud Music Library.

Step 5: Apply changes

After turning off iCloud Music Library, click on the “OK” button to apply the changes and close the Preferences window.

Step 6: Restart iTunes

To ensure that the changes take effect, it’s a good idea to restart iTunes. Simply quit iTunes and relaunch it from your Applications folder.

Step 7: Verify iCloud Music Library is turned off

Once iTunes has restarted, go back to the Preferences window by selecting “Preferences” from the “iTunes” menu. Under the General tab, check if the checkbox for iCloud Music Library is still unchecked.

If it is, congratulations! You have successfully turned off iCloud Music Library on your Mac.

Now that you have disabled iCloud Music Library, you can manage your music library locally on your Mac without worrying about it being synced with iCloud. This can help free up valuable space on your Mac and give you more control over your music collection.

We hope this tutorial has been helpful in guiding you through the process of turning off iCloud Music Library on your Mac. If you have any further questions or need additional assistance, feel free to reach out to Apple Support or consult their official documentation.

Happy listening!

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