How to use full screen lyrics and controls in Music on iPhone and iPad

iPad Full Screen Lyrics Portrait

If you enjoy listening to music on your iPad or iPhone, there may be an occasion when you like to sing along. You can tap to open and see the lyrics in real-time, but in a smaller window. With iPadOS 14, that has changed.

You can view your time-synced lyrics in full screen mode as well as the playback options for the song. These improvements make listening to your favorite songs and artists even better. Here’s how to enable the full-screen lyrics, check out your queue, and manage playback in Music on iPhone and iPad.

See the lyrics with a tap

While a song is playing on your iPhone or iPad, tap it on the bottom of the screen. Instead of opening in a smaller mini player window, you’ll see it cover your screen.

You’ll then see that little icon that you can tap to view the lyrics. Those lyrics will automatically take up your entire screen in portrait view, making them easier to read and follow along.

iPad Lyrics Portrait and Landscape

If you’re using your iPad in landscape view, the real-time lyrics are nice and big on the right side with playback options on the left.

Easier playback control

Along with the lyrics for the current song in full screen view, so are your playback controls when you’re in portrait mode. This lets you more easily play, pause, rewind, or adjust the volume.

As mentioned above, if you’re in landscape view, you’ll see the large controls to the left of the lyrics. If you hide the lyrics by tapping the icon, your controls are dead center.

Clear playing next

You can still see what’s up next when you’re in full-screen mode with your lyrics and playback. Tap the button on the bottom right to view your queue.

iPad Controls Queue Portrait and Landscape

You can go back to your main Music screen anytime by swiping down from the top of the current song.

Wrapping it up

Having real-time lyrics fill up your screen can make singing along to your favorite tunes that much better.  And if you have a pal singing with you, you’ll both get the words right with a larger view.

What do you think about this update? Are you happy to have the lyrics and playback controls larger on your Apple Music screen? Let us know!