Tips on how to use Apple Music effectively

Apple Music was redesigned in 2016 in an effort to streamline the app. While this has largely been successful, it is still quite easy to lose your way while searching for specific tracks. After all, Apple Music has over 40 million songs. Therefore, here are some tips to help you navigate Apple Music more effectively:

VIEW ALBUM OF SONG BEING PLAYED

When you discover a new song in a playlist, check for the artist and album info from the Now Playing panel. Tap on then and Apple Music opens the album, so you can read its description and checkout its tracklist.

ADD TO LIBRARY VS DOWNLOAD

By default, the + button adds songs to your library, but does not doenload it for offline use. you can change this. if you prefer having everything in your library available offline, simply go to Settings > Music and toggle on Automatic Downloads.Apple Music

CUSTOMIZE YOUR LIBRARY VIEW

You can choose which headings are displayed at the top of your library. Tap the Library tab and then tap on Edit to choose which items to add or remove.

MASTER YOUR 3D TOUCH

If you have 3DTouch enabled on your phone, you could accidentally stop your music while it is playing. If your 3D touch gesture does not register properly, your song will just stop. Therefore, learn how to properly use the 3D Touch gesture to add songs to Up Next.

PLAY NEXT VS PLAY LATER

When you bring up the contextual menu of a song, you have to know what the Play Next and Play Later options do. Play Next adds a song to the top of your Up Next queue. Play Later adds songs to the bottom of the queue.

CREATE YOUR OWN RADIO STATIONS

Apple Music can also play a mix of music based on an artist, alum or song. For a song, all you need to do is tap Create Station. For albums, the Create Station button lies behind the red triple-button icon to the right of the artist’s name or album cover.

SCROLL DOWN FOR SHUFFLE AND REPEAT

Before now, the Shuffle and Repeat icons were available on the Now Playing panel. However, now you would have to scroll down a bit to see them.

USE SEARCH FILTERS FOR FASTER SEARCHES

When searching for a song or album, the Apple Music and Your Library filters are important. Apple Music is the default option, but if you have a good music library you can search for your song from Your Library instead.

CHOOSE AN EQ PROFILE TO MATCH YOUR TUNES

The built-in equalizer on iOS is a great way to get the best out of your music. Go to Settings > Music > EQ and select from 23 EQ profiles.

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