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Apple Music request timed out: Quick Fix

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If you have an iPhone then Apple Music is probably your go-to music-listening destination. However, just like any other tech Apple products — software or hardware — experience bugs, errors, and glitches.

It can be a frustrating and confusing issue if you are unable to fix the recurring dialog box that pops up every time you try to open the Apple Music app and says ‘Request timed out’. Since Apple music works on both Android and Apple devices, you can follow the same fixes for all operating systems.

In this article, we will be discussing how to fix the issue when Apple Music’s request is timed out. You can try fixing the issue by closing the app and re-opening it however, if you have already tried this, you can also give the fixes given below a look to see if anything works out for you:

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Switch to WiFi

Try switching off your mobile data specifically for Apple Music and switching to a Wi-Fi network instead. You can specifically switch off the cellular data that Apple Music utilises by following the steps given below:

  • Head to Settings
  • Tap on Mobile Data.
  • You will come across a long list of all the apps that are currently utilising your mobile data. Tap on Apple Music’s toggle to switch off its dependency.

You can move the toggle back and forth to check if this affects Apple Music’s function. If the error still shows timed out, you can switch over to Wi-Fi to resolve any network issues from your end. Make sure that your Wi-Fi is suitably placed near your device and has a strong security.

Install or remove recent updates

You can always check if your device is updated to the latest iOS version for it to function efficiently. However, sometimes an update can cause glitches or additional bugs. Due to this you may have to uninstall recent updates. You can also try to restart your device after the update.

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  • Open Settings on your device and tap on General.
  • Tap on Software Update.
  • If there are any updates, you can tap on Download and Install to install them.

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Removing permissions

If you are in a bad network area, you can always remove a few permissions for Apple Music on mobile data to help the app function regularly. You can do this by following the steps given below:

  • Head to Settings and scroll down to tap on Music.
  • From the given options, tap on the Mobile Data toggle to switch it on if it is switched off.
  • You can remove or allow the Apple Music app to use your mobile data judiciously. To save data, you can switch off the toggles for High-Quality Streaming and Downloads.

Disable and re-enable

If there is an issue with your Apple Music app, you can try to disable and enable it again instead of doing a hard reset of your entire device. Your account will remain intact, alongwith your playlists and any downloads. If there are any glitches, they might get removed. You can effortlessly disable and then re-enable the app by following the steps below:

  • Head to Settings and scroll down to tap on Music.
  • Switch off the toggle for Show Apple Music. Then switch it back again to the on position.

The Apple Music app may not function optimally if you try to use it when disabled. For example, you will not be shown any recommendations or can browse for any music.

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Apple Music Status

There are two ways to check if Apple Music’s server is down or under repair. You can check it on Apple’s System Status where you can see the live status of any Apple app which is under repair. Another method to check the status of Apple Music’s servers is by heading to Downdetector, where you can check if the global users are reporting some error related to Apple Music.

Reset Network Settings

If your Apple Music app continues to show the ‘request timed out’ error, then you can reset your network settings to make sure that your Apple devices remove any remaining glitches and fix any network issues. You can follow the steps given below to reset your network settings:

  • Open Settings and tap on General.
  • Scroll down and tap on the Reset option.
  • From the various option, choose Reset Network Settings.

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Sania Usmani

Sania Usmani

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