How to add and find favorites in Apple Music on your iPhone, iPad, or Android

If you subscribe to Apple Music, you can add songs, albums, artists, and playlists that you love the most to favorites. Quickly find your favorites in the Apple Music app. And get notifications for your favorite artists.

What happens when you add music to favorites

When you add a song, album, artist, or playlist to favorites:

  • The song is added to a Favorite Songs playlist. If Add Favorite Songs is turned on in Settings > Music, the song is also added to your library.
  • The album is added to your library.
  • The playlist is added to your library. If Add Playlist Songs is turned on in Settings > Music, the songs in the playlist are also added to your library.
  • The artist is added to your library. And you can get a notification when your favorite artist releases new music.
  • You can filter your library to see only your favorites.
  • You improve your music recommendations in Listen Now.

How to add a song, album, artist, or playlist to favorites

Open the Apple Music app. Then follow the steps below.

Add a song to favorites

While playing a song, tap Favorite button in Now Playing.

To go to Now Playing on your iPhone or iPad, double-tap the mini player at the bottom of the screen. Then tap the Favorite button.

Add an album or playlist to favorites

On your iPhone or iPad, tap More button. On your Android, tap More options. Then tap Favorite.

On your iPhone or iPad, open an album or playlist. At the top of the album or playlist, double-tap the More button to open the context menu. Then tap the Favorite button in the context menu.

Add an artist to favorites

On an artist's page, tap Favorite button.

Go to an artist’s page. At the top of the artist’s page, tap the Favorite button.

 

If you don't see an option to add songs, albums, artists, or playlists to favorites


How to see your favorites

You can sort your library to show only favorites. And see all of your favorite songs in a playlist.

See your favorite songs in a playlist

  1. Open the Apple Music app.
  2. Tap the Library tab.
  3. Tap Playlists.
  4. Tap Favorite Songs.

Sort your library to see favorites

  1. Open the Apple Music app.
  2. Tap the Library tab. 
  3. Tap Artists, Songs, Albums, or Playlists.
  4. Tap Three horizontal lines button, then tap Favorites.

How to get notifications when your favorite artists release new music

Follow the steps below for your device.

How to turn notifications on or off for favorite artists on your iPhone or iPad

  1. Go to Settings.
  2. Tap Notifications.
  3. Tap Music.
  4. Turn Allow Notifications on or off.
  5. Scroll down and tap Music Notification Settings.
  6. Turn New Music on or off.

How to turn notifications on or off for favorite artists on your Android

  1. Open the Apple Music app.
  2. Tap Listen Now.
  3. At the top of Listen Now, tap More options, then tap Account.
  4. Tap Manage Notifications.
  5. Turn New Music on or off.

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

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