Apple Music listening history

Other than sharing a few of what you’re listening to on Apple Music with individuals who you particularly approve, you can even handle your non-public listening historical past on iPhone, iPad and Mac, which is fairly useful if you’d wish to revisit a number of the songs you’ve lately loved.

A quick historical past of Apple Music listening historical past

iTunes for Mac allow you to browse your Apple Music listening historical past from day one,  however iOS machine homeowners have needed to wait till the iOS 13.2 replace to take pleasure in the identical performance.

Eagle-eyed readers may level out that the Music app on iPhone, iPad and iPod contact has supported sharing a restricted checklist of lately performed songs with pals because the launch of Apple Music in 2015 by way of a “Lately Performed” part within the For You tab, however it’s not what it appears.

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That part solely reveals covers for albums, radio stations or playlists you’ve got listened to beforehand, which isn’t very useful. And if you happen to care about privateness, Lately Performed is finest averted as anybody who follows you on Apple Music can see what’s on it.

The discharge of the iOS 13.2 software program replace introduced your non-public per-device Apple Music listening historical past to the Music app on iPhone and iPad. Moreover, the Music app on macOS Catalina has modified how your listening historical past is accessed.

However don’t you are worried a factor, it’s nonetheless remarkably simple — though not fairly apparent — to view your listening historical past on iPhone, iPad, iPod contact and Mac, and iDB reveals you the way.

The right way to handle Apple Music listening historical past

You may have the power to view your non-public Apple Music listening historical past by swiping down within the Music app on iOS or with a number of clicks in your Mac, as defined proper forward.

iPhone and iPad

1) Open the Music app in your iPhone, iPad or iPod contact with iOS 13.2 or later.

2) Faucet the mini-player close to the underside of the display to enter the Now Enjoying interface.

3) Faucet the Up Subsequent icon within the bottom-right nook of the Now Enjoying display.

The icon for Up Subsequent appears to be like like three bullet factors adopted by horizontal strains.

4) Now swipe down till you scroll as much as the Historical past heading.

Now you can view all the songs your lately performed in your machine. Be happy to take away a tune out of your listening historical past by swiping it to the left, then faucet the hidden possibility Take away.

iPhone listening history

You’ll really feel slightly haptic suggestions if you scroll previous the Historical past heading.

Faucet Clear to delete your entire Apple Music listening historical past from this machine at any time.


1) Launch the Music app in your Mac with macOS Catalina 10.15 or later.

2) Click on the Up Subsequent button close to the top-right nook of the window.

iPhone listening history

Listening historical past on the Mac lives beneath that Up Subsequent icon.

3) Now click on Historical past within the Up Subsequent checklist to see all of the songs that performed beforehand.

Apple Music listening history

Your listening historical past is particular to every iPhone, iPad and Mac.

You possibly can take away particular person songs out of your listening historical past at any time: simply right-click an entry in your Historical past and select the choice Take away from Historical past from the popup menu.

Apple Music listening history

Proper-click a tune to disclose choices to take away it out of your listening historical past.

To wipe your listening historical past clear on this machine, click on Clear on the backside of the checklist.

Lately Performed vs. Historical past

You possibly can go to the Lately Performed part within the Music app in your iPhone, iPad, iPod contact, Mac or Apple TV and scroll by covers on your lately performed albums, radio stations or playlists. Nevertheless, that’s hardly helpful, since you’ll see covers no matter whether or not you’ve listened to the entire album/playlist or a single tune from it.

Furthermore, the Lately Performed checklist solely holds 40 entries and overwrites the latest entries as soon as after you’ve performed 40 entries. However maybe most significantly, that checklist is seen to individuals who comply with you on Apple Music by way of the “Buddies Are Listening To” part within the For You tab.

In contrast, Historical past is seen to you and solely to you.

Apple Music listening history

Listening historical past is accessible by way of the Apple Music internet app, too. Simply click on that Up Subsequent icon and scroll to Historical past.

Though you’ll be able to cease sharing what you’ve performed along with your followers by disabling the choice Use Listening Historical past within the Music app settings, be suggested that doing additionally disables personalised content material suggestions that you simply get on the For You display.

And at last, there’s no strategy to delete particular person entries in Lately Performed with out changing them with new entries, which may solely be completed by listening to different songs or playlists.

Distinction that with the Historical past part, which helps you to take away particular person entries from the checklist or filter the entire Apple Music listening historical past out of your machine in a single fell swoop.

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