How to remove the cache of the Apple Music on Windows and Mac

Apple Music allows us to listen to songs without downloading them. This solves a lot of problems. First, we will not need to transfer your library. Secondly, the songs do not take up space on the drive. However, the Apple Music store the cache. iOS keeps its size under, but on Mac or Windows it can take a decent amount of memory. If you don’t have enough space on the drive, get rid of it.

In the case of iOS, the operating system will self-clear the cache in Apple Music. If you want to get rid of it manually, go to settings Music and remove the tick on the iCloud photo Library. Wait a while and then turn it back on. If that doesn’t work, you can go to the Music app to access your profile and to implement the output. Then close the app, open it again and log back into your account.

In the case of iTunes on a Mac or Windows all the more complicated. Cache Apple Music is stored in two folders. They contain the uploaded songs, album covers and other information. The iTunes cache is located at the following address:

  • Mac: ~/Library/Caches/
  • Windows: C:UsersusernameAppDataLocalApple ComputeriTunes

The cache is hidden in two folders:

  • fsCachedData: the cached album art and recommendations
  • SubscriptionPlayCache: the cached tracks

To get rid of the cache just. You need to remove both folders. It is perfectly safe. iTunes will create them again at the next startup. Here’s what you need to do:

  • Make sure iTunes is not running. Close the application if it is running.
  • Go to the folder with the cache.
    • Mac users should open the Finder and press the combination Shift (⇧)—Command (⌘)—G. In the open box, paste the url of the folder (~/Library/Caches/
    • Windows users using Explorer must go at (C:UsersИМЯ USERAppDataLocalApple ComputeriTunes).
  • Now you need to select the folder cache and delete.
    • Mac users hold the button down the Command (⌘) should allocate folder fsCachedData and SubscriptionPlayCache and move them to the trash. You can remove a combination of Command (⌘)—Backspace (⌫).
    • Windows users can select the same folder by pressing and holding Ctrl, and delete them by right-clicking or clicking Delete.
  • Empty the trash

Active Apple Music can release a lot of space. Strongly recommend not to touch other folders and files in the iTunes application. By the way, there are other methods for cleaning the cache.

According to the materials of iDownloadBlog

Clifton Nichols

Clifton Nichols

Hi! I’m Clifton and I am a full-stack engineer with a passion for building performant and scalable applications that are beautiful and easy to use.

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