In Apple Music, by loving and rejecting songs, you can use Apple's subscription service to teach you what kind of music you like and which you do not use. It also seems to be an excellent way to keep track of songs that you enjoy in the wild. However, there is no clear way to show all your favorite songs in a handy list. There is a way, but it is not easy.
For some reason, Music's mobile app does not show you a list of your favorite songs anywhere. Not on the iPhone and not on Android. There is also no default playlist for beloved songs in the iTunes or Music app on Mac or PC. However, you can sort all titles so that all your beloved titles are displayed first.
Overall, it appears that Apple wants to use it. This feature is for algorithmic purposes only, to provide you with "personalized music recommendations and mixes" from the subscription service on the "For You" tab. But for those of us who want to keep track of these songs, we can choose one of two bypasses; One for those of you who will add all your favorite songs to your library, and one for those who do not.
: Use an intelligent playlist for your library.
The easiest way to keep a collection of your favorite songs is to create a smart playlist on your computer. This allows you to configure iTunes or the Music app to add beloved songs automatically, regardless of whether they were downloaded or stored in the iCloud Music Library.
There is one catch, however. This option works only for songs that you have already saved or added to your library. You can love songs on Apple Music without adding them to your library, and you can even add these songs to playlists. However, if you do not add them to your library, those songs will not be retrieved by the Smart Playlist.
If you add any song that you like to your library, then I would suggest the smart playlist route. Launch iTunes on MacOS or Windows. If you are using macOS 10.15 Catalina or higher, iTunes does not exist. Instead, open Music – the process is the same as iTunes, so no changes are made except the name of the app.
Then click "File" in the menu bar, then "New" and "Smart Playlist".
Next, check the box next to "Match" is selected, then select "Music" from the drop-down menu. You can also keep it on "All Media," but music videos may also appear in your playlist, then click on "Artist" (the first drop-down menu in the first and only rule) and make sure that "Love Make sure that "is" in the middle drop-down list and "loved" in the right-hand drop-down list.
You can set how many items to display in the playlist songs, like this It would not provide a clear picture of all the beloved songs, and make sure "Live Update" is turned on so the Smart Playlist will be updated every time a new title is played is loved or changed from Loved to Disliked. Now click on "OK".
Once you have completed this process, iTunes (or Music) will open your new Smart Playlist and you can change the name of the playlist , If you want. Any songs you loved and added to your library will be displayed here with a small heart next to it.
You can also add a custom cover to the playlist by clicking on the cover and selecting the latest images from the default images, or from another location on your hard drive.
Since you are an Apple Music subscriber with the iCloud Music Library enabled (you can & # 39; If you do not want to add songs to your library , your new Smart Playlist will sync with all signed-in devices so that you can see them instantly on your phone.
Option 2: Request Any Loved Song From Apple
If You Do not Like Adding Songs to Your Library, Option 1 will not cut them out – we can only hope that Apple has a broader playlist plan in place, but you can also request data to find out all the songs you've ever loved in Apple Music.
To this end Doing so, you must make an inquiry your personal information from Apple's servers, so that you can see more than just your small collection of beloved titles Get your entire Apple Music listening history. This is exactly what Apple Music users need to do with Spotify Wrapped. You do not need a computer to request the data, but one to view it.
Step 1: Request Your Information
First, go to privacy.apple.com. Log in to your Apple ID and complete any necessary authentication steps. Next, select "Request a copy of your data" under "Request a copy of your data" and then "Apple Media Services Information." While it contains your Apple Music information, it also includes data about the activity in the App Store, iTunes Stores, Apple Books, and podcasts without disabling it.
Scroll down and select "Next". "If you choose a file size smaller than the actual content of your data, Apple splits the files into smaller parts, and if you have enough space and want to keep all the information together, choose the largest file size available.
Then select "Complete Inquiry."
Step 2: Download your information, if available.
Be sure to let Apple know you have your files The email will include information about your download sizes and the expiration date of your request, which will require a computer at this time.
Now open the email and select "Get Data". Log in to your Apple ID – the one you use to request the information – then select the download icon next to your information
You've just downloaded a lot of raw data that is sorted Need to become. Open the ZIP file and then the ZIP file titled "apple_media_services.zip". In this archive you will find "Apple Music Likes and Dislikes.csv", a comma-separated value file. You can open it in Microsoft Excel, Apple Numbers, or a similar spreadsheet program. After opening you have a nice table with all your likes and dislikes.
It's not as good as displaying a home list listing in Apple Music, but it's not terrible. If you're like me, you do not follow many of the songs you love in the end, but now you have a list of new songs to discover – even if you have to manually search the list.
I recommend uploading the CSV file to iCloud, OneDrive, or another cloud storage service so you can open it on your phone with Excel, Numbers, and more, and view it on the mobile. You can also save it to your device's built-in memory if you want.
If you do not have a ton, you should also search Apple Music, if available, add it to your library. After you have added all the titles, you can use Option 1 to keep the current title. Otherwise, you may need to request a newer version of CSV, and why should you do that?
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