Apple Music Basics

Learn the basics of starting with Apple Music. With Apple's streaming music service, you can access nearly all of Apple's music library at any time. You can add songs and albums to your music library and create playlists. You can also access the music offline for situations when you don't have an Internet connection.

Comments: 15 Responses to “Apple Music Basics”

    Brian Whitby
    4 years ago

    Since the latest iOS update I have lost the ability to shuffle all tracks of all CDs on my iphone6 in the new ‘Music’. No probs using my old iphone4 btw using an earlier iOS. Any ideas? Grateful thanks thanks.

      4 years ago

      Just go to My Music, switch from Artists to Songs. Play a song. Tap it at the bottom to bring the song and album art to full screen. Now tap the Shuffle button at the bottom to switch from playing all songs in order to playing all songs shuffled.
      Or, even easier: ask Siri to “Shuffle All Songs.”

    Adam Snyder
    4 years ago

    Thanks Gary, this is a good video to break down getting started with Apple Music. It helps people understand better as to what all of the Apple hype is about Apple Music.

    Noah Warren
    4 years ago

    Thanks Gary! My favorite thing on Apple Music right now is the “Activity Playlists”. It is quite extensive, ranging from studying, to working to “Getting it On”.

    Satnam
    4 years ago

    Thank you Gary! One query – on right side of the central window at the top, next to track details is Heart shaped icon to add the track being played to the list of favourites. Can you please advise how to retrieve the list of tracks marked favourite.

      4 years ago

      I have a smart playlist that shows all of my “Loved” songs. I forget whether this was automatically created for me, or I made it myself. If the latter, you can just make it yourself.

    Shana
    4 years ago

    Thank you Gary, I had a lot of problems with Match, and ended up having to revert, as even apple care could not help me.. I see a new version has been released.. Have you heard whether this has solved the quirks?

      4 years ago

      Not sure. I’ve been using Match for years and haven’t had any issues, so I wouldn’t know if your specific issue has been fixed.

    Nancy Kruse
    4 years ago

    Gary, Not sure if you know the answer to this, but once the paid subscription starts and I download music to my computer for several months; and then stop the paid subscription, will the music I downloaded during the paid subscription period be removed from my computer?

      4 years ago

      Yes. Think of it like this: You pay for a monthly subscription to access all of the music on Apple Music. If you stop the subscription, you can’t access that music anymore. It is like if you pay for a membership at a gym, and then you stop the membership, you can’t use the gym anymore.

    Shana
    4 years ago

    In reading Nancy’s question, I think it is important to mention that any existing local tracks that she has ripped and owns, that once Apple Music matches those songs, they will also disappear if she discontinues Apple Music. Thus it’s important to keep a backup of any of her locally ripped music, so if she doesn’t choose to continue that she will not have to rip them all over again. According to Apple, if she had Match, she would not lose those songs when she discontinues Apple Music.

      4 years ago

      I don’t think so. Hard to test, but that should only happen if she rips, matches them using iTunes Match, them and then deletes them from her local drive relying only on iTunes Match and Apple Music to play those songs, not a local copy.

    Jeffrey Bendler
    4 years ago

    Gary, how do I change from a family membership to an individual subscriber?
    Jeffrey

      4 years ago

      In iTunes on the Mac, choose Store, View Account. Under Settings, choose Subscriptions. Then choose Apple Music.

        Jeffrey Bendler
        4 years ago

        Thanks!

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