Apple Music is already two years old, however it’s still one of the youngest music streaming services out there.
Because of that, there remain numerous concealed features and tricks inside the app that a casual user may not discover.
Did you understand that you can turn off the shuffle feature when listening to an album? Or that you can sing along to your favorite songs with in-app lyrics?
Below are 13 tips and techniques to help you make the most of your Apple Music membership.
1. Tailor your library
By clicking the “Edit” button in the upper right-hand corner, you can change what tabs appear in your library. If you listen to a great deal of classical music, for instance, you can add a “Authors” tab to keep your music arranged. There’s a tab for that too if you prefer to sort your music by genre.
Clicking and dragging on the hamburger menu button will move a tab up or down if you want to alter the order the tabs appear in your library.
2. Keep Apple up-to-date on what type of music you like
Your “For You” tab screens your “New Music Mix” playlist, together with music you’ve been listening to recently and playlists or albums Apple thinks you might like. If the music Apple is serving you isn’t a perfect fit, there’s an easy way to let Apple know.
If you click on your profile button, you’ll see the “Discover More Artists and Managers” tab. You probably remember this screen from when you initially signed up for Apple Music. It’s worth going back later and putting in some more choices.
If there’s an artist that doesn’t turn up in one of the bubbles, you can click either “More Artists” or “Add an Artist” to discover who you’re looking for.
3. Utilize the “Love” and “Dislike” buttons to help Apple determine your musical tastes
If you’re listening to an album and you have strong sensations about it, you can define your preferences even further with the “Love” and “Dislike” buttons. Simply click the menu button and the buttons need to appear at the bottom of your screen. Apple shops that details to help create your tailored playlists and suggested albums.
4. Provide feedback on a radio station
Radio stations on Apple Music use a various rating sign than specific songs an albums– a star. By clicking the star, you can let Apple understand what you want to hear more and less of in your radio station, which will hopefully improve it in real time.
5. Turn off shuffle (or switch on repeat).
Apple Music seems to default to shuffle mode for albums, which is not perfect for those who like to listen to songs in the order the artist planned. Regrettably, altering that function has long been evasive for Apple Music users: You need to swipe up on the screen in order to reveal the “Shuffle” button.
There’s also a “Repeat” button if you remain in the state of mind to hear one particular song over and over.
6. Display the lyrics to tunes.
By clicking the menu button while playing a song, you’ll see the option to view the lyrics.
Apple Music will display the complete lyrics to the song so you can sing along while it plays.
7. Add a photo to your playlist.
Apple usually chooses cool cover art for its own playlists, and you don’t need to be left out of the enjoyable. When you create your own playlist, you can add or take a picture one from your library to act as the thumbnail.
8. Share your killer playlists with your buddies.
Once you have actually assembled the supreme summer season playlist, there’s no factor others shouldn’t enjoy it. You can share the playlist with good friends using AirDrop, iMessage, Facebook, Twitter, and more.
9. Use Apple Music tunes to awaken in the early morning.
You have the choice to choose one of a number of Apple ringtones when you produce a brand-new alarm on your iPhone. But you can also choose a song from your Apple Music library to wake you up in the morning.
One thing to note: The song can’t be a random track from an Apple Music playlist– it has to be something you have actually currently contributed to your library.
10. Download music to your phone for when you do not have a web connection.
This might be an obvious one, however it’s most importantly crucial for taking a trip or the times you’ve surpassed your information limit: You can save entire albums or specific songs to your phone by very first adding them to your library, then hitting download.
It depends on how much you’re downloading and what your internet speed resembles, but it should only take a few minutes to get a full album onto your phone.
11. Set up automatic downloads.
If you enter into Apple Music in your settings, you’ll see the choice to set up automated downloads. This implies that whenever you add music to your library, it will automatically download to your phone for offline listening. This is a helpful function that saves you a click.
12. Optimize your storage to save space.
You might desire to set up storage optimization in your settings if you’re someone who downloads a lot of music or does not have a lot of space on your phone. Apple Music will automatically get rid of music you have not listened to recently if you’re starting to run out of room. You can select to maintain to 2 GB, 4 GB, 8 GB, or 16 GB worth of music on your phone (about 400, 800, 1,600, and 3,200 songs, respectively).
13. Change the equalizer to boost your noise.
Apple offers 23 different EQ settings based on different genres like hip hop, jazz, and classical, plus settings like bass booster, flat, and deep. If you mainly listen to one genre, it might be worth playing around with the equalizer to get the most out of your listening experience.