See what friends are listening to in Apple Music on your iPhone, iPad, or Android device

If you subscribe to Apple Music, you can create a profile so your friends can see what you're listening to. And you can see what your friends are listening to.

Find friends in Apple Music 



Create a profile

  1. Open the Apple Music app.
  2. Tap Listen Now.
  3. In the upper-right corner of the Listen Now screen:
    • On your iPhone or iPad, tap the photo icon my account button.
    • On your Android device, tap the More button , then tap Account.
  4. Tap Set up Profile.
  5. Follow the onscreen prompts to create a user name, find and follow friends, share playlists, and more.
  6. Tap Done.

Manage what you share

You can choose to share the music that you’re listening to with followers on your profile. If you make your listening history and playlists private, your profile picture and user name will still be visible in Search. To remove yourself entirely, delete your Apple Music profile.

If you change your profile or a playlist to private, it might take several minutes before your profile or playlist is hidden from search.

View your profile

  1. Open the Apple Music app.
  2. Tap Listen Now.
  3. In the upper-right corner of Listen Now, tap the photo icon my account button or your photo.
  4. At the top of your screen, tap [your name] View Profile.

Share or hide your playlists

  1. At the top of your profile, tap Edit.
  2. Select the playlists that you want to share on your profile and in Search. And deselect the ones that you want to hide.
  3. Tap Done.

Hide music that you're listening to

To hide something that you're listening to, go to your profile, touch and hold an album or playlist, then tap Hide from Profile.

To hide all of the music that you're listening to:

  1. At the top of your profile, tap Edit.
  2. Scroll to the bottom, then follow the steps for your device:
    • On your iPhone or iPad, turn off Listening To.
    • On your Android device, tap Additional Privacy Settings, then turn off Listening To.

Delete your profile

  1. Go to your profile.
  2. At the top of your profile, tap Edit.
  3. Scroll to the bottom of the screen and tap Delete Profile.

When you delete your profile, your usernames and music activity clear from Apple Music, but your Apple Music subscription isn't affected. If you shared a playlist with a friend and they saved it to their device, the playlist disappears. Your library and playlists don't change.


Find and follow friends

Here are a few ways you can find friends to follow:

  • Follow friends: At the bottom of your profile, tap Follow More Friends, then tap Follow next to a contact.
  • Search Apple Music: Go to Search, enter your friend's name, tap their name in the search results, then tap Follow at the top of their profile.

If someone requests to follow you, you can accept or decline the request at the top of your profile.

Sharing music with friends isn't available for Child accounts that are part of Family Sharing.

See what your friends are listening to

To see and play music that your friends are sharing, go to Listen Now, then scroll down to Friends Are Listening To.

To see a specific friend's profile, go to your profile, then tap their photo under Followers or Following. From here, you can see their shared playlists and what they're listening to.

Unfollow and block users

  1. Go to your profile.
  2. Under Following or Followers, tap a person to go to their profile.
  3. On the right side of their profile, tap the More button .
    • Tap Unfollow to stop following them.
    • Tap Block to block a user from seeing your profile. People that you block won’t see your music or find your profile in Apple Music.


Report a concern

If you see something offensive on a user's profile or in an user-created playlist, you can report it to Apple and we'll investigate the issue. You can report a concern with any content that an Apple Music user uploads or shares.

Items that you can report include:

  • Playlist names
  • Playlist images
  • Playlist descriptions
  • User names
  • User images

To report an offensive name or image:

  1. Go to the user's page or playlist's page.
  2. On your iPhone or iPad, tap the More button .  On your Android device, tap the More button the more button.
  3. Choose Report a Concern.

Sharing music with friends isn't available in Cameroon, China mainland, Malawi, Mali, Russia, Turkey, and Uruguay.

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