How to Share a Playlist in Apple Music

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Sharing your favorite music with loved ones is a great way to connect without actually talking. Apple Music realizes the importance of this feature, which is why you can share entire playlists with others. With just a few clicks, you can surprise your family and friends with a unique playlist created by you.

If you want to learn how to share a playlist on Apple Music, look no further. This article will discuss everything you need to know about sharing them on Mac and iPhone. Plus, we'll show you what to do if you don't see the "Share" option.



How to Share Playlist in Apple Music from iPhone

If you have an iPhone and want to share a playlist on Apple Music, here's what you need to do:

  1. Open the Apple Music app.
  2. Go to the “Library” section.
  3. Tap "Playlists".
  4. Open the playlist you want to share and tap the three dots in the upper right corner.
  5. Tap "Share Playlist".
  6. Choose the app through which you want to share your playlist.

Follow the same steps to share an Apple Music playlist on your iPad.

People who have an active Apple Music subscription can view and listen to all the songs in your playlist. If you've shared it with someone who doesn't have a subscription, they'll only be able to listen to 30-second samples of each song.


Keep in mind that you must have an Apple Music profile to share music.

How to Share a Playlist in Apple Music from Mac

Mac users should follow these steps to share a playlist to Apple Music:


  1. Open Apple Music or iTunes.
  2. Select "Library" at the top.
  3. In the "Music Playlists" tab on the left, open the playlist you want to share.
  4. Tap the three dots to the right of the playlist name.
  5. Tap "Share".
  6. Select the app you want to use for sharing.

Advice: Make sure you have a profile before following these steps. Otherwise, you will not be able to share your music.

Additional FAQs

What should I do if I don't see the "Share" option on my iPhone?

With each new update, Apple adds new features to the Music app. But, after iOS 14.5.1 update, many users reported that the “Share” button on Apple Music is “lost”. Namely, users had the “Share” option only for playlists they created before this update.

Luckily, there is a workaround that will help you get the "Share" button back:

1. Open the Apple Music app.

2. Go to the “Library” section.

3. Tap the playlist you want to share.

4. Tap the three dots in the upper right corner.

5. Press "Edit".

6. Select the "Show on my profile and in search" button.


7. Tap "Done".

8. Tap the three dots again and you should see the "Share" button.

This workaround makes your profile visible to others, but you can still customize who can see it:


1. Go to the "My account" section.

2. Press "Edit".

3. Under "Choose who can follow your activity", choose whether you want to share with "People you approve" or "Everyone".

Apple is aware of missing "Share" button after iOS 14.5.1 update. In the iOS 14.7 release notes, the company said it brought back this option.

How to share a song on Apple Music?

If you don't want to share entire playlists with your friends and family, you can opt to share a song instead. Here's how:

1. Open the Apple Music app.

2. Find the song you want to share and open it.

3. Tap the three dots.

4. Tap "Share".

5. Choose whether you want to share it via app or copy the song link.


How to share an album on Apple Music?

If you like an artist's album and want your friends to listen to it, Apple Music lets you share it.

Follow these instructions to share an album in Apple Music:

1. Open the Apple Music app.

2. Find the album you want to share or locate it in your library.

3. Open the album and select the three dots.

4. Select "Share".

5. Share the album through one of the available apps or copy its link.


How do I share lyrics on Apple Music?

Apple Music lets you express yourself by sharing time-synced lyrics to your favorite songs. You can share them in the Messages app or as a Facebook or Instagram story.

Follow the steps below to share lyrics from Apple Music:

1. Open the Apple Music app.

2. Find a song with time-synced lyrics, long press it.

3. Tap "Share Lyrics".

4. Select the lines you want to share. The maximum number of characters is 150.

5. Choose whether you want to share the lyrics in the Messages app or as a sticker in a story. Note that you won't see the option to share them on Facebook or Instagram if you don't have those apps installed.

How do I see what my friends are listening to?

With just a few clicks, you can see what songs your friends are listening to.

1. Open the Apple Music app.

2. Tap "Listen now".

3. Tap "Friends are listening".

If you're interested in a specific person, here's how to open their profile:

1. Open the Apple Music app.

2. Go to your profile.

3. Find the person in question under "Followers" or "Followers" and tap on their profile picture.

Connect with friends via Apple Music

Besides being one of the most popular music streaming apps, Apple Music is a great tool for building and maintaining friendships. Sharing playlists, songs, and albums with your friends shows you're thinking about them, which is always a compliment. Sharing playlists on Apple Music isn't complicated, but it does require you to have a profile and add friends.

We hope the article taught you how to share a playlist on Apple Music. Also, we hope you've learned more about how sharing works and what to do if the option isn't available.

Do you often share music with others? Prefer to use Apple Music on your Mac or iPhone? Tell us in the comments section below.

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