If you cancel your Apple Music subscription and subscribe again in the future (say months or a year later), do the playlists you had created and other account data(?) "reappear"? Or when you cancel you lose access to all your Apple Music user data forever ever?

All that the relevant Apple Support article says is: «If you cancel Apple Music, you'll lose access to the Apple Music catalog, any music that you added to your Library, and the features of Apple Music».

Thanks to anyone who can reply with certainty - not speculation! ;)


From this Apple Discussion:

Apple does not retain your details indefinitely and whilst there is no grace period but I believe if you resubscribe within 30 days you will continue to access the music in iTunes Match.

I would add that your playlists are dependent on what is in your iTunes Library and included in your iCloud music library.

If you have all your music downloaded to your computer and you resubscribe later, iTunes Match will scan your library again to determine what can be matched and needs to be uploaded. Once you turn on iCloud music library on your iOS device, you should see your playlists. You will need to download if necessary.


Your playlists and data aren’t retained

  • iTunes Match is not the same than Apple Music. (Also, the link you provide does not work.) – Alberto Jan 3 '19 at 22:26

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