When you Play a song for the first time a record is added to Anytune's All Tunes list. Anytune is now remembering all the settings (tempo, pitch, marks, notes, lyrics,....) for that song, and the location (Music library or Anytune) of the song. Anytune's record (config) is not saved with the audio file but is is saved in iCloud to be shared across devices.
Anytune does not save your song audio files to iCloud, it only saves the Config.
Apple's Music Library
Anytune plays songs directly from your device's Music Library. You can use Apple's iTunes Sync or iCloud Music Library to keep the songs on all your devices the same.
The song file must be downloaded to your device to play it in Anytune.
If you are using the iCloud Music Library:
- Open the Apple Music app and find the song in Library.
- Tap Download to download the song.
If you Sync with iTunes:
If you are not using iTunes Sync or iCloud Music Library you can import songs directly into Anytune from a shared location like iCloud or Dropbox that is accessible to all your devices.
When you import a song directly into Anytune (Open-In, Record, ...) the audio file is stored in Anytune. The song is not stored in your device's music library and are not shared across devices.
You can share these songs with other apps on your device or export them to a shared location such as iCloud or Dropbox. You can then use iTunes to add them to your iTunes or iCloud Music Libraries where they are automatically shared across your devices.
Songs imported to Anytune are saved with Anytune in your system backup, but it always a good idea to have more than one location for important files.
Make a backup of your device using iCloud or iTunes.
You can add songs to Anytune Mac by copying the audio file into Anytune or by referencing the file that exists on your Mac's filesystem. This behaviour can be changed in:
Anytune > Preferences > Advanced.
Songs that have been copied directly into Anytune on Mac are saved in a folder (container) on your Mac. This folder is not shared across devices.
To access the song:
- Right-Click on the song > Choose Get Info
If the song has been copied into Anytune you can
Export Original Song...
to a shared location like iCloud or Dropbox, or into your iTunes library.
If the song is a reference you can use "Show in Finder" to find the file Anytune is using. Copy this file to a shared location like iCloud or Dropbox, or into your iTunes library.
Anytune playlists (See Playlists and folders) can include songs imported directly into Anytune AND songs played from your iTunes or iCloud Music Library. Anytune playlist definitions are part of Anytune's Config and can be shared across your devices using iCloud. See Sharing song data (configs).
You can restore a playlist definition from one device to another if the songs in the playlist are available to Anytune. The songs must be in your device's music library or imported directly into Anytune.