There are many songs, so it's hard to remember every word for every song you like. If you're like me and you have an imperfect memory, visual aids will make sure your Apple Music jams are not interrupted by wrong or forgotten text. That's why Apple's update with time-synced lyrics is so cool and essentially turns your iPhone into a portable karaoke machine.
Apple Music live text is only available in iOS 1
3, so if you're using an iOS 12 version or lower With your Apple Music subscription, you can see full lyrics, not just verses that automatically match the tempo of the song Change songs. You can use the beta version of iOS 13 to try this feature and some of the over 200 other features for the iPhone, or you can wait until the fall for the stable version to come out.
How do you access live song lyrics?
In iOS 13, open the Music app and select a song with lyrics from Apple's extensive library of titles. Then tap the Lyrics button (the quoted voice box) at the bottom left of the Now Playing screen. The modal view is taken over by time-synchronized texts, which roll up the screen.
By default, the lyrics here move with the song, like a karaoke machine, so you can sing along. However, you are free to scroll through the words to see what is coming. However, scrolling does not affect song playback. So you can tap on any text to immediately jump to that verse in the song.
Not all songs in the subscription service of Apple Music that contain text will have a time-synchronized text. You may not be able to see the full text of the colorful "Now Playing" modality until you touch the "Text" button (see below). On the left side, the song contains a text that is not displayed live, and on the right is the regular full-text view for comparing songs in iOS 13 ” width=”532″ height=”532″ style=”max-width:532px;height:auto;”/>
Which songs have lyrics?
You can only view live lyrics for compatible tracks from the Apple subscription operation. Supported streaming tracks always work, while those downloaded to your device will only work if there's an active Wi-Fi or cellular connection so you can not see them during offline playback.
You can not view live song lyrics in All for songs on your iPhone synced from your iTunes library, songs that are the same as or uploaded to iCloud Music Library, or songs purchased from iTunes – only music that is included directly in the Apple Music subscription catalog for streaming titles.
If you have a song in iCloud The music library is also available in the Apple Music Subscription Catalog. You will only see live lyrics when you play the song from Apple Music and not from iCloud Music Library. In some cases, songs in your iCloud music library that you want to play in Apple Music may receive the error message "Error loading text".
What about songs without lyrics?
Live lyrics are fantastic, but not universal. They work only for compatible Apple Music songs that cover most songs that already contain song lyrics in the Apple catalog, but not all seen above. However, if you listen to soundtracks, classical music or custom songs that do not contain any text at all, you are not unlucky – there is an advantage.
You see, the lyrics button does not disappear when it plays an incompatible song. Instead, you get the same colorful, animated background, but without text. This means that you will effectively get an attractive background picture behind the regular Apple Music Player, which you will not get with songs that use live lyrics. 13 ” width=”222″ height=”222″ style=”max-width:532px;height:auto;”/>
What about songs with custom lyrics? Songs, live lyrics will still work for you, they'll just be a little less fun. When you tap the button, your text is immediately displayed and formatted as a huge block of text. The background only moves here when the song is playing, so it's not quite the same visual experience, but hey, you still get your lyrics with a cool background!
How to make full lyrics as previously indicated?
You can still show the full lyrics the old way, so you do not get stuck with live words on the screen. On the Current Title screen, tap the ellipsis (•••) for the title, and then in the list of actions, tap Show Full Text. Alternatively, in a list view, you can long press on any song to access the actions for which the option is available.
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