[U] Apple Music, Other Online Services Face Second Day of Outages

Apple Music outage

On Monday, many of Apple’s online services were offline for several hours. Users couldn’t access Apple Music, iMessage, iCloud, and many more. Late Tuesday afternoon, the Cupertino-based company was facing a second day of outages for Apple Music, the App Store, and other services.

Update: all services were restored as of 5:09 p.m. Central.

Reports of Apple Music Going Down Again

Many of us first noticed the second wave of downtime when Apple Music refused to entertain us. While downloaded songs still played just fine, trying to access the Listen Now or Browse tabs failed.

Others noticed the service issue when trying to access the iOS or Mac App Stores. Apple’s built-in Weather app also failed for some users. By 4:45 p.m. Central, Cupertino acknowledged the fresh round of downtime.

As of this writing, five of Apple’s services were listed as down. Several more described being slow or unavailable. The following outages were listed:

  • App Store
  • Apple Books
  • Apple Music
  • Mac App Store
  • Podcasts

In addition, Apple described the following services with issues affecting some users:

  • Apple Card: Some users may not be able to use Apple Card for web transactions, apply on the web, or access card.apple.com.
  • Game Center: slow or unavailable
  • iCloud Web Apps: slow or unavailable
  • Weather: slow or unavailable

After services came back online Monday, Apple offered no explanation for the cause of the downtime. Similarly, the iPhone maker is mum on what’s causing the current Apple Music and other outages, only stating the problems exist.

As further information comes available, we will update this article.

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