How to make a playlist in the Apple Music app

Find out how to create playlists with music from the Apple Music catalogue or your own collection.

Create a playlist on your iPhone, iPod touch or Android device

  1. Open the Apple Music app.
  2. At the bottom of your screen, tap Library.
  3. Tap Playlists.
  4. Tap New Playlist.
  5. Give your playlist a name, then tap Add Music.
  6. Search for music you want to add, tap it, then tap Done. On Android, tap Done The tick icon on Android .
    The iPhone is showing 7 songs added to a new playlist
  7. Tap Done or Done The tick icon on Android .

You can also touch and hold a song, album or playlist. Then tap Add to a Playlist to add the music to an existing one, or tap New Playlist.


Create a playlist on your iPad

  1. Open the Apple Music app.
  2. Scroll to the bottom of the sidebar and tap New Playlist.
  3. Give your playlist a name, then tap Add Music.
  4. Search for music you want to add, tap it, then tap Done.
    The iPad is showing 7 songs added to a new playlist
  5. Tap Done.

You can also touch and hold a song, album or playlist until it lifts up. Then drag the music to an existing playlist or New Playlist in the sidebar.


Create a playlist on your Mac or PC

  1. Open the Apple Music app or iTunes.
  2. In the menu bar, choose File > New > Playlist.
  3. Give your playlist a name.
  4. Drag and drop music to your playlist in the sidebar.

Want to add music to an existing playlist? Just drag and drop music onto a playlist in the sidebar.


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