Tips

December 27, 2018
Have a song stuck in your head but can't figure out what it is? Starting with iOS 12, you can search for songs in Apple Music by lyrics. Even if the words replaying in your head don't include the title, there's still a good chance you'll find what you're looking for in the search results. Here's how to search with lyrics in Apple Music.
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December 04, 2018
WatchOS 4 was probably the best Apple Watch software update we’d ever seen, especially for those who workout with their Apple Watch. In this update, not only did Apple add new workouts like HIIT, it also added the ability to quickly and easily swipe over to music from within the Workout app on Apple Watch. Now you don’t need to change apps and fumble around mid workout just to change the song. Here’s how to easily access music while working out with your Apple Watch.
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August 24, 2018
Apple Music has a plethora of playlist choices, and Apple heavily promotes the fact that humans curate these playlists instead of computers. There are various options for finding Apple Playlists from the For You section of Apple Music, and you can create playlists as well! If you discover or create a playlist you particularly love, you might be wondering how to share Apple Music playlists. It’s easy to share music on your iPhone with Apple Music playlists; let's learn how now!
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June 29, 2018
The best part of Apple Family Sharing is... sharing! After setting up your Family Group, you can get to sharing all of your content including iTunes purchases like apps, music, TV shows, and movies, as well as books from the iBooks store (well, except for the content that's hidden.) I love sharing music with my boys, but don't care to have any of their apps on my phone. With this tip you can use Family Sharing to share everything you want to and download none of what you don't. Here’s how to access and download shared purchases with Family Sharing.
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June 01, 2018
  Have you ever had three or four or people more gathered around you as you show off pictures from your iPhone? Ever wish you had a bigger screen to display those photos? Well, if you (or someone you know) has an Apple TV, you can use your iPhone’s AirPlay feature to wirelessly stream those photos to the TV’s screen. AirPlay, or screen mirroring, is also a great way to stream music, other audio, and videos from your iPhone. If you are a Spotify (or other non Apple music) subscriber who wants a HomePod, AirPlay is the only way you can listen to your tunes from your Smart Speaker Let's get started learning how to use AirPlay on your iPhone now so that you can take advantage of all your Apple TV and HomePod have to offer.
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April 09, 2018
iPhones provide many useful services, not least of which is listening to music in a portable, convenient, and customizable fashion. One thing that can really deter from enjoying music on our iPhones, though, is the way that the volume can shift up and down from song to song. It can be a bit of a Goldilocks experience; first the iPhone volume is too high, then the volume level is too low, and sometimes it's just right. Luckily there's an easy iPhone trick to fix this issue so that you're not constantly having to adjust the volume on your iPhone. Let's get started learning how to enable Sound Check on your iPhone to level out the volume throughout your listening experience.
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April 04, 2018
One of the coolest features of Apple's new HomePod is its ability to team up with your Apple Music subscription and act as a personal DJ, playing custom playlists based on your listening habits for you enjoy whenever you ask. Your HomePod's mixology skills can get thrown off kilter, though, if family members or visitors are also asking Siri to play their favorite tunes. And this will also influence what Apple Music thinks you like and plays for you on your other Apple Devices as well. Fortunately, there's a HomePod setting you can change to ensure that you won't end up listening to a mish-mosh of all your friends' and family members' musical tastes. Let's get started learning how to keep other HomePod users from influencing your "For You" Apple Music recommendations on your HomePod.
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February 06, 2018
Creating playlists is the best way to curate songs for different events, outings, and moods. I like to create playlists with all of the albums I’ve recently downloaded, so I can see which songs I like and which songs I want to remove. You can create a workout playlist for the gym, a beach playlist for vacation, or any number of other possibilities. And with iOS 11, your friends can easily check out your public playlists too. Here’s how to create and edit Apple Music playlists on iPhone.
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October 09, 2017
Previously, I went over how to follow friends on Apple Music with iOS 11. But one of the perks of following your friends on Apple Music is getting to see what they’re listening to. If you’re in a music rut and want to discover something fresh, checking out what your friends are listening to on Apple Music is a quick way to find something you’re probably going to like. Here’s how to see what your friends are listening to on Apple Music with iOS 11 on iPhone or iPad.
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October 02, 2017
Do you feel like you're in a musical rut and wishing for a way to discover new songs, artists, and playlists? With iOS 11, Apple Music is finally getting social, and it's the perfect way to find new music and broaden your auditory horizons. It works like this, if you have friends who also use Apple Music, you can now follow each other. Once you find and connect with friends on Apple Music you can explore what they're listening to and make your playlists public on your profile so they can do the same. Let the cross-pollination begin! Apple Music will use also your iPhone’s contacts to find other friends who are using Apple Music and recommend that you follow them. You can connect your Apple Music profile to Facebook and Instagram as well, so that it can offer more recommendations from your social media friends. Let's get started using Apple Music to find new friends, new music, new music friends, you get the idea. Here’s how to find and follow friends on Apple Music with iOS 11 on iPhone.
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September 12, 2017
Apple Music's social networking feature lets you follow your favorite musicians. They share things such as behind-the-scenes photos, lyrics they're working on, a new video, and whatever else interests them. When you add songs to your music library, by default the artists are automatically added to your Connect Posts. But you may not want to follow some of these artists. In my case, for example, I added Beethoven, but it seems unlikely he'll be sharing anything. You can change the default so that artists aren't automatically added. Or you can unfollow selected artists that were added by default. Here’s how to unfollow artists in Apple Music on iPhone.
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September 08, 2017
For new Apple Music users, Apple offers a three-month trial. When those three months are up, you can choose to cancel your subscription if you’ve decided it’s not for you. But Apple will automatically begin to charge your account if you haven’t turned off auto renew. On the other hand, let’s say you’ve been using Apple Music for a while but want to cancel. You can use this tip to make sure your account isn’t automatically renewed for another month of Apple Music. Here’s how to turn off Apple Music auto renew on the iPhone.
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July 29, 2017
It’s lovely to live during a time when music is so readily available. If you have Apple Music, you can go from discovering a song to listening to it offline in a matter of minutes. Apple Music allows you to have a library of music that’s stored in the cloud, as well as music that's downloaded to your device, which you can play when you don’t have an internet connection. But the music you download will certainly start to take up a lot of space after a while. Here’s how you can mass delete downloaded artists in Apple Music, without removing the music from your Apple Music library altogether.
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May 10, 2017
Creating and sharing Playlists in Apple Music on the iPhone is one of my favorite things. Sure, iTunes has been around forever, but creating playlists never gets old to me. However, old playlists tend to pile up. Before you know it, you’ve got fifty iTunes playlists and about five that you actually listen to. If it’s starting to get out of hand, you can simple delete a playlist (or many). Here’s how to delete an iTunes playlist on iPhone.
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May 03, 2017
The TV app on iPhone is designed to bring all of your entertainment content together in one app. Instead of having to individually search through your favorite apps like Netflix, Hulu, etc, you can use the TV app to quickly see what’s up next and look at watching options for the streaming services you’re signed up with, as well as movies and tv shows available in the iTunes Store, of course. The TV app can be used across all of your devices, allowing you to pick up where you left off watching your favorite show, whether on iPhone, iPad, or Apple TV. Likewise, you can connect Apple Music to your TV app on iPhone, which will allow you to access your music in the TV app as well.
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March 21, 2017
You can stream music from your iPhone to your Apple TV using Airplay. This wireless option makes listening to your music collection on your TV easy to do. It’s nice to Airplay your music to your Apple TV when you’re having a party or cleaning the house and you want music to serenade you. A college classmate of mine once told me that he played music constantly day and night. “I feel like I need a soundtrack for my life,” he said. It’s been 20 years since I’ve seen him and music playback has come a long way since that CD player clipped to his belt. If my former classmate now owns an iPhone, my guess would be that he is using AirPlay to keep his tunes playing wherever he goes. Here’s how to play music on Apple TV from iPhone using Airplay.
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February 24, 2017
Removing a song from your Apple Music library is as easy as adding a song. If the song you’re deleting is downloaded on your iPhone, you’ll have two options when removing it: Remove Download and Delete from Library. We’ll go over what each of those mean and how to delete songs from your Apple Music library below.
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February 17, 2017
To listen to Apple Music offline, you need to download the songs you would like to make available for offline listening. Apple Music allows you to add lots of songs to your library without having them take up space on your device, but if you want to listen to those songs offline (or without using your data plan) you should download the songs you want to listen to offline. Luckily, it’s easy to make an album or song available offline in Apple Music. Here’s how.
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February 13, 2017
The beauty of Apple Music is it allows you to add tons of songs to your collection without taking up storage space on your iPhone. But songs that aren’t downloaded to your iPhone also aren’t available for offline listening. If you’re someone who listens to music without an internet connection a lot of the time, consider turning on the setting that allows songs to automatically download to your iPhone when you add them to your Apple Music library. Here’s how to automatically download songs added to your Apple Music library.
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February 06, 2017
Apple Music makes it easy to create fantastic playlists of all the songs you desire. But if you like to create a lot of playlists, it’s easy to lose track of your older ones or have a hard time finding the new ones. Depending on how you use Playlists in Apple Music, you can sort them in a way that works best for you. Here’s how to sort your playlists in Apple Music.
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February 02, 2017
You’re probably familiar with the idea of sharing a song from Apple Music via Messages or Mail. But did you know that you can Airdrop an Apple Music song to someone? This is a great method if you’re in the same room or building as the person you want to send the song to. All you need is a Wi-Fi connection and for both of you to have Airdrop turned on in Control Center on your iPhones. Here’s how to Airdrop a song from Apple Music.
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January 27, 2017
Figuring out how to download music on Apple Music for offline listening is fairly straight forward—tap the plus sign next to a song and then the cloud icon. While downloading individual songs or albums on Apple Music is easy to do, learning how to download all music on Apple Music isn’t so obvious. If you want to listen to your Apple Music offline, you’ll need a way to download all Apple Music at once. However, unlike Spotify, Apple Music doesn’t provide a clear Download All button to download your music for offline listening. We’ll first explain how it is that you can use Apple Music offline, then we’ll jump into how to download all music on Apple Music with iPhone or iPad. Let’s go.
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January 25, 2017
Are you stuck on a song you love? Want to find more music like it? You can create a radio station from your favorite song in Apple Music. Apple Music has different kinds of radio stations. Stations like Beats 1 are stations of their own, more similar to regular radio. Radio stations you create from a favorite song in Apple Music use algorithms to find other songs similar that you might like to hear, similar to the way Pandora works. Here’s how to create a radio station from your favorite song in Apple Music.
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January 14, 2017
Did you know Apple makes its Music radio stations completely free? You don’t even need an Apple Music membership in order to take advantage of them. If you want to create your own radio station from a song you like, you will need an Apple Music membership in order to do that. But you can listen to free radio stations in Apple Music with or without paying for a subscription. The free radio stations include Beats 1, Bloomberg Radio, ESPN News and Sports, and NPR News and Culture, to name a few. Here’s how to listen to free radio stations in Apple Music without a subscription.
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