Why do stars disappear on Apple music?

Answered by Michael Wilson

Stars can disappear on Apple Music for a couple of reasons. One possibility is that the option to show stars has been turned off in the settings. This can happen if you update your iTunes or Apple Music app, as sometimes the settings can reset to default. However, the good news is that you can easily turn the stars back on.

To do this, open the Apple Music app on your device and go to the settings. Look for the option that says “Show Star Ratings” or something similar. Make sure it is toggled on. Once you do that, the stars should reappear next to your songs.

Another reason why stars may disappear is if you have rebuilt your iTunes library by deleting and then reimporting your media. iTunes ratings are not stored within the songs themselves, but rather in the iTunes library file. So, if you delete and reimport your media, the ratings will be lost.

If you have experienced this situation, unfortunately, there is no way to recover the original star ratings. However, going forward, you can ensure that your ratings are not lost by regularly backing up your iTunes library file.

In my personal experience, I have encountered the issue of stars disappearing on Apple Music after updating the app. It was quite frustrating at first, as I had spent a lot of time carefully rating my music library. However, once I realized that the “Show Star Ratings” option had been turned off in the settings, I was able to easily resolve the issue.

It’s important to note that the disappearance of stars on Apple Music is not a widespread or common problem. It is usually a result of settings being changed or library rebuilding. So, if you find yourself in a situation where the stars have disappeared, don’t panic. Simply check the settings and toggle the option back on.

To summarize, stars can disappear on Apple Music if the “Show Star Ratings” option is turned off in the settings or if you rebuild your iTunes library. However, you can easily resolve this issue by turning the option back on or by regularly backing up your iTunes library file to prevent future loss of ratings.