So, Apple Music deleted all of my local music on my iPhone...
I've been a user of Apple Music since the beginning but something happened twice in the last few weeks that has me debating leaving the service - all of my locally downloaded music was deleted.
For some background I listen to music across all of my devices (inc MAC and Apple TV) and since iOS 9.3 it's been rock solid, in fact I had been in the middle of writing a post singing it's praises.
For some reason a few weeks ago sitting down to have a listen I was presented with the Join Apple Music screen within the My Music section of the Music app. Strange, I have an Apple Music subscription (I recently let go of my iTunes Match subscription) and was listening to music using the same app that very morning.
After that screen disappeared I was presented with a loading library progress bar, this took a few minutes then I was presented with my music collection. On starting to play I realised that all of my downloaded tracks now had the Cloud icon showing, meaning that they were not local to the device. On checking my storage I had lost over 40GB of locally downloaded music. My iPhone 6S is 128GB and before this incident I had approximately 40GB left, more than a enough to get on with my day and iOS wouldn't have intelligently managed the space for me.
The second incident happened when I was away on holiday and this time I lost not only my downloaded music but also some of the artists that I had recently added. It was working fine that very morning, we were listening to it in the car whilst we were out for the day.
I have no idea what happened in both of these cases, I didn't change anything and yet I was left having to download all of my tracks again. My best guess is that somehow my expired iTunes Match subscription has had a knock on effect here but no idea how.
I have since refreshed my iOS devices (and had a replacement iPhone, more on this later...) and renewed my iTunes Match subscription. Apple Music has been behaving itself since then but in the back of my head I'm wondering if it will fail on me again.
Have you had any similar experiences or advice for me here as to what might have happened?