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How to filter your library in the Music app on iPhone and iPad

Filter Your Music Library on iPhone

If you have hundreds or thousands of songs in your Music library, it can be tough to find what you need. And although the Music app has had a Search feature, iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 brought improvements to that tool.

When you search your library, you no longer have to scroll to see your search results in artists, albums, and songs. With handy filters, you can jump to the category you want to find what you need. Here’s how to filter your library in the Music app on iPhone and iPad.

How to create and manage playlist folders in the Music app on Mac

Holidays playlist folder Music Mac

Playlists in an app like Music can help you group together your favorites songs, those based on mood, or tunes for a special occasion. And in the Music app on Mac, you can use folders to organize those playlists better.

For instance, maybe you like to create playlists for holidays like Christmas and New Year’s, so you can listen during the festivities. With a folder in the music app, you can take all of those holiday playlists and pop them into a folder just for Holidays.

This is just one example, and there are probably plenty of others where organizing your playlists into folders would come in handy. So, our tutorial is going to show you how to create and manage playlist folders in the Music app on your Mac.

How to get your missing songs and playlists back on Apple Music

Music Library Playlists on iPhone

Being able to listen to music on your iPhone or iPad is cool and convenient. You can add tons of songs to your library and access those tunes across devices. But what happens if those playlists and songs are suddenly gone? Or, you purchase a new device, think you're synced, open the Music app, and it's empty.

This is a simple fix. Here’s how to get your songs and playlists back on Apple Music.

How to create a Smart Playlist of your loved songs in Apple Music

Loved Songs Playlist in iTunes on Mac

When you mark your favorite songs in your music library, you do it for a reason – because you love them. So, wouldn’t it be great to have a playlist of those loved songs automatically created for you? Yes, you can do this and setting it up only takes a minute.

This tutorial shows you how to create a playlist of your loved songs in Apple Music.

How to download your entire music library to your iPhone or iPad

I've cut the cord between my iPhone and iTunes a long time ago, and the rise of Apple Music has given me one less reason to plug my iPhone and sync it up with iTunes. After all, it offers virtually all the music in the world at your fingertips.

But what happens if you want to download your entire existing music collection for offline listening? In that case, well, you're still going to have to rely on the good old cable to sync up with iTunes because Apple Music doesn't offer an option to download everything at once.

In this tutorial, we will show you a trick that will allow you to download all your songs to your iPhone or iPad using Apple Music and iCloud Music Library.

Apple appears to have upped the iTunes Match track limit

According to a report by blogger Kirk McElhearn, Apple has increased iTunes Match and iCloud Music Library track limits above the original 25,000 track threshold. This increase, while yet to be officially acknowledged by Apple, has been in the cards since at least summer.

Although Eddy Cue, who serves as Apple's Senior Vice President of Internet Software and Services, said that the limit would rise to 100,000 around the iOS 9 release, the increase hit an apparent delay, and has just now begun to roll out to users.

How to get your Likes back in Apple Music after upgrading your iPhone

I woke up this morning to the sad realization that all my Apple Music Likes had disappeared. Hundreds of little red hearts that are supposed to make my Apple Music experience more tailored to my tastes were gone. I didn't really connect the dots right away as I assumed nothing had changed in my set up between my old iPhone 6 and my new iPhone 6s, but as it turns out, a simple tap of a button fixed everything.