apple music profile

Apple Music user profiles (think of them as nicknames) allow you to gain followers and check out the music others are enjoying. In doing so, Apple Music is slowly becoming a more social experience. Here's how you can claim your name and set up your Apple Music profile.

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Apple Music is Apple's massive music service, comprising a subscription music catalog, iCloud Music Library syncing across your devices, Beats 1 live and algorithmic radio, customized playlists, and more artist exclusives than you can shake a stick at.

How to claim your Apple Music nickname

Your username is how people will find you on Apple Music, so you're going to want to go ahead and claim a good one now.

  1. Open Apple Music.
  2. Tap the For You tab.
  3. Tap your avatar in the top-right corner.

    Apple Music profile

  4. Tap on your name.
  5. Select Edit.
  6. Enter your desired Apple Music nickname.
  7. Tap Done.

    Apple Music change user name

How to add a photo to your Apple Music profile

Spruce up your profile with one of your photos.

  1. Open Apple Music.
  2. Tap the For You tab.
  3. Tap your avatar in the top-right corner.

    Apple Music profile

  4. Tap on your name.
  5. Select Edit.
  6. Tap on your image.

    Apple Music change photo

  7. Take a photo or make a selection from your library.
  8. Tap Choose.
  9. Tap Done.

    Apple Music profile image changed

How to set up your Apple Music profile

Here's how to set up your Apple Music profile.

  1. Open Apple Music.
  2. Tap the For You tab.
  3. Tap your avatar in the top-right corner.

    Apple Music profile

  4. Tap on your name.
  5. Select Edit.
  6. Tap on your image.

    Apple Music change photo

  7. Choose who can follow your Apple Music activity, Everyone or People Approve.
  8. Under Shared Playlists, select the playlists to appear on your profile and in search results.
  9. Under Show on Profile, tap the toggle on whether visitors to your profile will see what you're listening to at the current time.

    Apple Music followers

How to follow users in Apple Music

To add users to follow:

  1. Open Apple Music.
  2. Tap the For You tab.
  3. Tap your avatar in the top-right corner.

    Apple Music profile

  4. Tap on your name.
  5. Scroll, tap Follow More Friends.
  6. Select friends to follow.
  7. Tap Done.

To add Facebook friends:

You can also follow Facebook friends who subscribe to Apple Music. On the page noted above, tap Connect Facebook.

How to delete your Apple Music profile in iOS 11

Maybe you've decided that you don't want anyone to be able to see what you're listening to on Apple Music. If that's the case, you'll need to delete your profile.

  1. Open Apple Music.
  2. Tap the For You tab.
  3. Tap your avatar in the top-right corner.

    Apple Music profile

  4. Tap on your name.
  5. Tap Edit.
  6. Tap Delete Profile.
  7. Tap Delete Profile.

    Apple Music delete profile

Questions?

If you've got any more questions about setting up your profile in Apple Music, be sure to let us know in the comments.

Updated August 2019: Added screenshots for iOS 13.

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