This app surfaces stats all about the music you've been listening to

Music Info On Ipad
Music Info On Ipad (Image credit: Jordan Hipwell)

What you need to know

  • Music Info shows you all kinds of great information about the songs you're listening to

Apple's Music app on macOS surfaces all kinds of information about the songs you're listening to. How many times you've listened to it. Release date. The date the song was added to your library. Star rating, and much more. But for reasons unknown, that isn't the case with the iOS version of Music. But as Apple likes to say, there's an app for that. And it's called Music Info.

As far as app names go, that's definitely a descriptive one!

Music Info On Iphone

Music Info On Iphone (Image credit: Jordan Hipwell)

Here's how it works.

  • The Music app, like iTunes before it, saves metadata for each song you have in your library. Music Info reveals this information that otherwise isn't accessible on iOS and iPadOS.
  • Any song in your library can be accessed in the Music Info app, no matter if they were added via Apple Music, purchased, matched, uploaded, or otherwise synced to your device. Songs in Apple Music that haven't been added to your library cannot be accessed.
  • The share sheet action is available when sharing a song in the Music app. Note that only songs that are available on Apple Music can be shared. Music Info will try to look up that song in your library which requires an internet connection. It's possible it may not be able to find the right song, for example, if you've renamed it. If an error occurs, you can still use the app to access its information even without an internet connection.

Being able to get information about the song you're listening to, right within the Share Sheet, is pretty sweet indeed.

Available for both iPhone and iPad, you can download Music Info from the App Store now (opens in new tab). It's priced at just $1.99 and it's well worth every penny.

Oliver Haslam
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Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.

Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.