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Apple tree Music overtook Spotify in 2022 and it’s now the most popular music streaming service (at least in terms of paying subscribers) in the US. Being a subscriber comes with a lot of added benefits if you’re embedded in Apple tree’s ecosystem.
For case, if you have a HomePod and HomePod mini, you can simply use voice commands with the HomePod and HomePod mini if yous are Apple Music subscriber. (So there’south really no point in buying a HomePod and HomePod mini if you subscribe to a music streaming service other than Apple Music.)
As well, if yous wear an Apple Scout, you need to be an Apple tree Music subscriber to download playlists and podcasts for offline listening. If y’all subscribe to any other music streaming service — except for Pandora, recently — you need to have your iPhone nearby and, in which case, you tin can only use your Apple tree Scout every bit a music remote to play/interruption songs or skip tracks.
The other big advantage Apple tree Music is that it seamlessly integrates with your iTunes library, which is smashing if you’ve a built-up a big itemize over the years. The music will all appear in the same app and it’s really attainable. Also, it lets you store up to 100,000 tracks in the iCloud Music Library, which is dissever from (and won’t blow upwardly) your current iCloud storage storage plan.
(If y’all’re thinking of switching from Spotify to Apple Music, at that place are apps and programs that will conduct over your playlists. To larn more, read our guide.)
Adjust your EQ settings
Apple offers a agglomeration of different EQ presets that you tin can cull from depending on your listening preference. The take hold of is that you can’t adapt these EQ settings from within the Apple Music app. Instead, yous need to open up the Settings app > gyre downwardly and select Music > and then select the EQ tab. Once there y’all can choose from over 20 presets, whether you want more or less bass or treble, or EQ that caters to certain genres of music, like jazz, hip hop or rock.
Share music with friends through iMessage
Apple launched a new “Shared With Yous” characteristic with iOS 15 that lets you share music with friends via the Bulletin app. It’south really quite simple. Every time you or one of your friends shares a song/anthology/playlist via Apple Music with your through the Letters app, that vocal will then announced in the new “Shared With Y’all” section that lives in Listen Now tab of the Music app. You tin can also “pivot” these songs in Messages — only tap the Pin button — which is very useful in group texts.
Don’t let Music monopolize your iPhone’s storage
If you download a lot of songs, albums and playlists, you’re risking using up a lot of your iPhone’s built-in storage. Thankfully, Apple Music has a corking “Optimize Storage” feature that will automatically delete music that you oasis’t listened to in a long time one time information technology starts running out of storage. To ready it upward, you need to open the Settings app > roll down and select Music > and so select Optimize Storage. In one case turned on, you lot tin and so select the minimum storage threshold; when your iPhone reaches that threshold, information technology’ll commencement making space past deleting music.
Create a soundtrack to your photos
With iOS 15, Apple rolled out a deeper integration betwixt its music app (Apple Music) and its photos app (Photos). Specifically, it allows Apple Music subscribers to select songs to play while using the Memories feature in the Photos app — you can accept a soundtrack for your photos. At that place’south even a song suggestion feature that volition recommend songs based on the time and location of your photo memory; if you attend a sure concert, the suggestions are smart enough to recommend songs by that artist.
To add together a song to your Memories, open the Photos app > select the For You tab > select the Memories tab and select a specific Memory you want to add music to > select the music icon in the bottom-left corner and you’ll be directed to Apple Music.
Accept advantage of Quick Actions
A pro Apple Music user knows all the piffling secrets and shortcuts. One of those is chop-chop accessing menus using 3D touch. If you long press on a song, for example, you’ll go quick-access menus to practise things similar download it, add to it to a playlist, or create a station around the song. You can exercise this same sort of thing by long pressing on a playlist.
Heed to alive radio stations
Apple has brought a bunch of new features that y’all might now associate with a streaming service, such as access to music videos or listen to local radio (via iHeartRadio). Maybe most interestingly, Apple Music lets you tune into three live radio stations that you can choose from, Apple tree Music one (classics), Apple Music Hits (hits), and Apple Music Country (land), each of which is hosted past a loftier-profile artist. To access these live radio stations, all you have to do is open the “Radio” tab at the lesser of the Music app.
Play music videos on your Apple tree Goggle box
You can access any of Apple Music’due south great features on your iPhone, iPad and Apple tree Television, the latter of which is cracking for watching the many interviews or music videos that are unique to the streaming service. For me, I love to put on an endless loop of music videos so that they play in the background while I piece of work. To practice watch music videos on your Apple Boob tube, open the Music app > swipe to Videos > and swipe downward to the Videos categories menu. From there you select a specific video to play or browse entire genres. (Note: yous can admission music videos on your iPhone or iPad from within the Browse tab.)
Change the sound of your alarm clock
All Apple Music subscribers tin can change the sound of their alarm clock to any vocal — and it’southward really easy. All y’all accept to do is open the Clock app > select the Alert tab > select Edit in the meridian-left corner > select the specific alarm > and select Song. You lot’ll and then be able to selection a song from your Apple Music’s music library. (To add a song to your music library, you tin only press the “+” push button side by side to whatever song, or long-printing on a song and select “Add to Library.”)
Mind to the most immersive sound possible
Apple tree has improved Apple tree Music a lot in the by year. It rolled out a lossless audio tier — at no actress toll — and introduced support for Dolby Atmos
its ain immersive sound technology chosen Spatial Audio, the latter of which uses various sensors in Apple’due south AirPods Pro or AirPods Max to create an virtual listening space that adjusts every bit you motion your head. (To acquire more than about Spatial Audio,
To take advantage of this extremely immersive feel, you must exist an Apple Music subscriber and be wearing either AirPods Pro or AirPods Max. If you check both those boxes, all you have to do is make certain Spatial Sound with dynamic caput tracking is turned on: open the Settings app on your iPhone > select Music > scroll downwardly to the Audio department and choose Dolby Atmos > make sure information technology’s “Automated” or “Always On”.
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