Saturday, May 21

Apple Music: How to Add Friends

Apple Music is more than a streaming service, it is also a great platform for socializing among music lovers. Once you set up a profile, you can start following your friends and see what they are listening to. More than that, you can create collaborative playlists and share your favorite tracks. It’s not as advanced as a social media platform, but it certainly has its charms.

So if you are looking to know more about this side of Apple Music, you have come to the right place. In this article, we cover everything from how to add friends to why you should do it in the first place. Read on for a breakdown of one of the world’s most popular streaming services.

Option 1: How to follow people on Apple Music?

There is a precondition for connecting with your friends via Apple Music: you must create a profile. You have to configure it manually, so downloading the app is not enough. Fortunately, the whole process takes just a few simple steps. Aside from creating a username, it doesn’t require much effort. You can also do it with your phone, which is super convenient:

  1. Touch the Apple Music icon to launch the application.
  2. Select “Listen Now” or “For You” on the home page.
  3. Touch the account icon in the upper right corner of the screen. For Android users, tap the three vertical dots to access a drop-down list. Then go to “Account”.
  4. You will see the option “See what your friends are listening to.” Touch “Get Started.”
  5. The app will guide you through the process. Follow the step-by-step instructions to create a username.
  6. Once you’re done, tap “Done.”

When you create a profile, you can start adding people. Of course, you can only connect with friends who have an Apple Music profile. Once you have a specific person in mind, here’s how to add them:

  1. Launch Apple Music by tapping the app icon.
  2. At the bottom of the home page, tap the heart icon.
  3. Tap your profile picture in the upper right corner. For Android, tap the “More” button and then select “Account” from the drop-down list.
  4. At the bottom of the screen, select the “Follow more friends” tab.
  5. To follow a friend, tap the red button next to their avatar on the right side.
  6. To invite someone to share music, tap the “Invite” button next to their profile on the right side.

Note: If you connect your Facebook account with the streaming service, you can find out which friends have an Apple Music profile. Just make sure you’re signed in when trying to sync the two apps.

Option 2: use recommended friends

Apple Music can also help you with your search by recommending profiles. The algorithm makes suggestions based on your current list of followers and general activity. It can be helpful, especially if you’re not sure how many of your friends have an Apple Music profile. Here’s how to use this nifty feature:

  1. Open the app by tapping on the Apple Music icon.
  2. Tap the heart-shaped “For You” button at the bottom of the screen.
  3. Scroll down to the “Recommended Friends” section to find the list of suggested profiles.
  4. If you come across a familiar face, tap the red “Follow” button below their username.

Option 3: Find friends on Apple Music

If you know the username of a particular friend, there is a faster way to find it. Apple Music has a built-in search feature to help you find friends. It’s the same one you used to find your favorite artist, only this time it’s someone you know:

  1. Open Apple Music with your preferred device.
  2. In the lower right corner of the screen, tap the magnifying glass icon.
  3. Tap the dialog box and start typing your friend’s username. You can find them using your real name, as long as you are connected to your Apple Music account.
  4. Scroll down to the “People” section of the search results. If your friend is not among the top three profiles, tap “See all” to expand the category.
  5. Touch your username to access your profile. Then tap the red “Follow” button below your account information.

If you’re having trouble finding your friend, it doesn’t necessarily mean they don’t have an Apple Music profile. Sometimes the search function has trouble loading the results. Like most similar functions, it is not immune to glitches and errors. It is mainly due to an unstable connection, which is quickly resolved. Here is a list of steps you can take to fix the problem:

  • Restart your device. A simple reboot will solve most problems.
  • Clean up your storage space. Applications tend to underperform when not enough memory remains.
  • Update your iOS or Android operating system. Downloading the latest structure could eliminate technical problems.
  • Turn iCloud Music Library off and on again. This is for iOS devices only. You can restart the application.

Frequently asked questions about Apple Music Friends

Why add friends to my Apple Music account?

The real question is: why not? It’s an easy way to interact with your friends and get to know them a little better. There are no Apple Music messages, reels, or status updates; it’s about sharing songs and enjoying music.

When you go to a friend’s profile page, you can see their shared playlists and listen to:

1. Touch the Apple Music icon on your Home screen.

2. Open the “For You” page by tapping the little heart-shaped icon.

3. In the upper right corner of the screen, tap your avatar. Select “View Profile” under your username.

4. Scroll down to the “Next” section. To open a particular profile, touch the friend’s username or profile picture.

Note that people who follow you can also see your shared tracks and listening history. If you don’t want other people to have access to a particular playlist, you need to hide it:

1. Open your Apple Music profile.

2. Tap “Edit” at the top of the screen.

3. Scroll through the list of shared playlists. Deselect the ones you don’t want to appear on your profile or in search results.

4. To finish, touch “Done”.

How to unfollow someone on Apple Music?

You can always change your mind with Apple Music. If you followed someone by accident and would like to unfollow them, you can:

1. Launch Apple Music and go to your profile.

2. Scroll to your friends list in the “Following” section.

3. Find the person you want to unfollow and tap their username.

4. Touch the three horizontal dots on the right side.

5. Select the “Stop Following” option from the list.

If you want to make sure that the person no longer has access to your profile, you can block them. Just follow steps 1-4 and then select “Block” instead of “Unfollow.”

Friends who broadcast together, stay together

You can learn a lot about a person by the type of music they listen to. With Apple Music, you can take a look at your friends’ listening history. All you need is to set up a profile and you can find out which of your friends is the best road trip companion.

Of course, it goes both ways. When someone starts following you, they get access to your shared playlists. You can decide what will appear on your profile while setting it up. If you change your mind sometime along the way, you can always edit accordingly.

Do you have an Apple Music profile? Do you only follow people you know personally? Comment below and share your favorite playlists.

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