See time-synced lyrics in Apple Music on your iPhone, iPod touch, or Android device

If you subscribe to Apple Music, you can follow along as you listen to your favorite songs with perfectly timed lyrics.

iPhone showing lyrics to a song and the Lyrics button in the lower-left corner

How to turn time-synced lyrics on or off

  1. Open the Apple Music app. 
  2. Play a song from the Apple Music catalog.
  3. At the bottom of the screen, tap the song that's playing.
  4. In the lower-left corner of your screen, tap Lyrics the Lyrics button to turn time-synced lyrics on or off. If time-synced lyrics aren’t available, then you might see the full lyrics for the song instead.

If the Lyrics button is grayed out

If nothing happens when you tap Lyrics the Lyrics button, then either you’re playing a song that's not from the Apple Music catalog, or lyrics aren’t available for that song.


See the full lyrics for a song

  1. Open the Apple Music app.
  2. Touch and hold a song in the Apple Music catalog.
  3. Tap View Full Lyrics.

Lyrics aren't available for all songs.


Report a concern with time-synced lyrics

If you notice missing or incorrect time-synced lyrics, you can report it directly in the Apple Music app.

  1. While viewing time-synced lyrics, touch and hold a verse.
  2. In the share sheet that appears, tap the lines that you want to report.
  3. Scroll to the bottom of the share sheet and tap Report a Concern.
  4. Follow the onscreen steps to report your concern.


Apple Music availability might vary by country or region. Learn what's available in your country or region.

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