Quick Tip: How to Share Song Lyrics From Apple Music on iPhone or iPad

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Introduced with iOS 14.5 and iPadOs 14.5 was the ability to share up to 150 characters of song lyrics with friends, straight from the Now Playing screen in Apple Music. In this podcast, Thomas Domville shows us how it works.



Submitted by rachel on Friday, May 28, 2021

Hello thomas. I have to say this amazing new feature definitely got me excited. My problem: all went well for me until i got to the lyrics in the now playing screen. I made sure Voiceover said "lyrics selected" as demonstrated, moved to the top of the screen and then right to view the lyrics, but unlike your phone mine won't read the lyrics. Instead the only options i'm given when i swipe right from "lyrics" are "play next" and "playback destination". I wonder if you might be able to let me know where i'm going wrong? Might there be something in settings i need to go check? Thanks in advance for any help. I'll be making good use of this when i know what i'm doing.

Submitted by falcon wings on Saturday, May 29, 2021

Thank you for this awesome podcast!
My question is, will the song playback happen when the song is shared with non apple music users. and is it only limited to IMessages? or will it work on whatsapp etc as well.