How to create and edit playlists in the Music app on iPhone and iPad

Maybe you just downloaded a ton of Apple Music songs to your iPhone and are ready to start grooving to your favorite tunes. You can create playlists on your iPhone that you can add songs to, rearrange, or delete at any time. Using this, you can make a playlist for your workouts, one for when you’re in the office, one for relaxing when you get home, and so on.

Here’s how to create and edit playlists in the iOS Music app on iPhone or iPad.

Playlists in the Music app on iPhone

Create a playlist

Open up the Music app on your iPhone and make sure you’re in the Library tab. Then, tap Playlists. If you don’t see Playlists in the list, tap Edit from the top, mark Playlists, and tap Done.

To create your first playlist, follow these steps:

1) On the Playlists screen, tap New Playlist from the top.

Create Playlist Music App iPhone

2) Give your playlist a name and optionally add a description.

3) Tap Add Music at the bottom to begin adding your songs. Once you tap Library, you’ll notice that you can select songs from various sections, including Artists, Albums, Genres, and Compilations. You can also use the search box at the top to find a specific song.

4) When you find a song you want to add, tap the plus sign next to it. You’ll then see a checkmark indicating that the song was added to your playlist.

5) Continue adding songs from that area or tap Done at the top. You can then move on to adding songs from another section the same way. When you are happy with your playlist, tap Done at the top.

Add Music to Playlist iPhone

Edit a playlist

There might be a time when you want to add more songs, delete others, or rearrange the order of your tunes in that newly created playlist. Editing your playlist is easy; just follow these steps:

1) Access the playlist you want to edit in the Music app by tapping Playlists from the Library tab.

2) Select the playlist you want to change. After that, tap the three dots icon > Edit from the top right.

3) Once in the Edit area, you can tap to Add Music, tap a minus sign to remove a song, or hold the hamburger icon (three short lines) and drag songs to different locations on the list.

4) When you finish editing your playlist, tap Done on the top right.

Edit Music Playlist iPhone

Delete a playlist

If you decide that you no longer want a playlist that you created, you can delete it by following these simple steps:

1) Go to the playlist you want to delete in the Music app by tapping Library > Playlists.

2) Tap the more (three-dot icon) button.

3) Select Delete from Library.

4) Confirm that you want to remove the playlist by tapping Delete Playlist.

Delete Playlist iPhone

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