After its official launch in 2015, Apple Music has quickly become one of the most popular music streaming services at this time, competing against Spotify and Google Play Music. The Cupertino-based company recently confirmed that Apple Music has overcome the milestone of having 30 million subscribers, which is half the number of paid subscribers that Spotify has. With the recent update of the iOS 11 software, Apple has introduced social media features in its music streaming service by allowing you to share your playlists with your friends who also use Apple Music and help them discover the music and the artists they listen to. Apple doesn't really have a specific name for this function, but the company describes it as a way to discover new music with your friends. Well, if you are interested in sharing your playlists with your friends, let's take a look at how to create an Apple Music profile on iOS 11:
Creating an Apple Music profile on iOS 11
Note: I tried this on my iPhone 7 Plus and iPhone 6s, but it should work on older iPhones, as well as the new iPhone 8, 8 Plus and iPhone X.
You can take advantage of this new feature similar to a social network as long as you have a paid Apple Music subscription or if you are in the free three-month trial period. The procedure is quite simple and can make your Apple Music profile run in minutes. Then, simply follow the steps below to do this without any problem:
- Open the application of music on your iOS device and go to the section "For you" . Now, touch the cone Profile located in the upper right corner of the screen to go to the Account section. Once this is done, touch "Start sharing with friends" .
- In the next menu, a brief description of this new function will be shown. Just tap on "Start" to start creating your own Apple Music profile right away. Now, you will be asked to enter your name and choose a name from nico user for your Apple Music profile. Here, you can also add your own profile picture. Once completed, tap "Following" to go to the next step.
- Now, you can customize the privacy of your Apple Music account. You can decide who can follow you and see your shared playlists and listening activity. If you want to keep your profile more private, you can set it to "People you approve". Once you continue with the next step, all your playlists that you can choose to display on your Apple Music profile will be displayed.
- Once you are in the next menu, you will have the option to find and follow your friends on Apple Music. You can even find more friends from the most popular social networks, such as Facebook and Instagram. The next step is practically the final step in which you can decide to enable / disable notifications when there is activity from friends or artists in which you are interested.
Well, that's practically all you have to do to make your Apple Music profile work. Your friends can now follow you and discover new music by listening to the playlists and the artists you've shared on the platform. That said, if you want to change your account settings or adjust privacy at any time, you can do so by simply touching "Edit" .
Share your Apple music lists with friends
If you are an iOS user, Apple Music is one of the most convenient ways to listen to music. The platform has a lot to offer, and is not as expensive as unlike other Apple products. With the incorporation of features similar to social networks along with the recent update of iOS 11, we believe that the Cupertino-based company is making a great effort to make Apple Music the most popular music streaming platform in the world, which it's good. Well, are you ready to try the new feature that Apple Music has to offer? Let us know, dropping your valuable opinions in the comments section below.