One of the newest features in iOS 10's redesigned Apple Music app is the ability to view lyrics for your favorite songs. While the ability to quickly access song lyrics to learn the lines is helpful, the new feature may get lost in the midst of Apple Music's new look. We've put together a how-to guide to show you how to view lyrics for your songs.

First, you'll need to start playing a song. Once a song is playing, click on the song's banner, just above the Apple Music menu bar at the bottom, to open the song's individual card. From here, there are two methods to view lyrics.

Method One:

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  1. Tap the "three dots" button in the bottom right corner. This brings up a menu overlay displaying options for the song, like adding it to a playlist or creating a station.
  2. Tap the "Lyrics" button below the "Share Song" option. Songs with available lyrics will have this option displayed, while songs without lyrics available will not.
  3. The lyrics will pop up in a separate translucent window that slides over the song window.

Method Two:

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  1. Scroll down while in the song card.
  2. The lyrics toggle will be displayed directly beneath the song, right above the "Up Next" feature.
  3. Tap on "Show" to reveal the lyrics to your song.

Currently, lyrics are not available on all songs and albums, but Apple has been rapidly expanding the number of tracks with lyrics support throughout the beta testing period and coverage has become fairly broad in time for the public release.

Related Forum: iOS 10

Top Rated Comments

MacFather Avatar
99 months ago
Deleted.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
NSNotFound Avatar
99 months ago
This is literally the worst version of the Music app ever made by Apple. Bad usability and completely incoherent design choice.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
macfacts Avatar
99 months ago
Maybe Apple should improve the user interface for their music and messaging apps so tutorials aren't needed.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Tapdawg Avatar
99 months ago
I've spent years putting lyrics manually onto each of my songs I have purchased. This update has removed the ability for me to see my lyrics. Why would Apple remove a feature like this?

Cash Grab for Apple Music?
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
thisisnotmyname Avatar
99 months ago
To those asking about songs purchased vs Apple Music, lyrics are intellectual property that can be licensed separately from the song itself thus having a license to the song does not necessarily entitle you to see the lyrics too. Apple licensed the lyrics specifically in conjunction with Apple Music thus the access for subscribers. It's not an Apple conspiracy to force anyone onto AM, you can thank the music industry eeking out a few more dollars on format change grounds.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
kwikdeth Avatar
99 months ago
Not to defend the UI/UX of the Music app in general I agree that it gets confusing. But I am curious what the better solution for this specific feature is? This is a non-critical feature and it's only hidden behind 1-2 taps. What's the issue? Where would you put this feature?

It's easy to quickly judge these things, but as a software developer who often helps with UI/UX design, I am failing see a better place for this.
In iOS 6 all you had to do was tap the artwork in the main player window. Simple, easy, direct.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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