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User Guide on How to View Live Lyrics With Apple Music

View Live Lyrics Apple Music
Written by Hassan Abbas

View Live Lyrics Apple Music: Ever wished to view the song lyrics with the music you were listening to on iPhone or iPad? With Apple Music, you can view live song lyrics easily to any playing song, karaoke-style. However, the words and lyrics stream across the screen, making it quite easy to keep tabs.

In this guide, we come across a really good song. However, we look up its lyrics on the internet. If you’re an iPhone or iPad user, your best bet so far was to view the full lyrics on Apple Music or find on Google using a web browser. Also, this isn’t really convenient especially using your iOS device to listen to music. Thankfully, that has changed with the recent iOS 13 updates. Due to the stock Music app on the iPhone and iPad is now fully capable of showing lyrics in real-time. However, this feature needs a subscription to Apple Music.

But if you already an Apple Music subscriber and you’re looking forward to taking benefit of this feature to view live lyrics. Then you are in the right place.

In this guide, we’ll be explaining exactly how you can view real-time lyrics on your iPhone and iPad with Apple Music. Let’s check it out and learn how it works.

How to View Live Lyrics with Apple Music on iPad & iPhone 

Well, you’ll be able to view song lyrics on a device running an older version of iOS. However, the ability to view lyrics in real-time is exclusive to iPhone and iPad running iOS 13 or later. So, update your device and just follow the steps below to ignore any sort of confusion. Follow the steps carefully.

Step 1:

Initially, open “the stock “Music” app from the home screen of your iPhone or iPad.

Step 2:

Now click on the “Now Playing” bar located at the bottom of your screen. Or just open a song of your choice on Apple Music.

Step 3:

Initiate song playback by clicking the “play” button.

Step 4:

Also, click on the lyrics icon located to the left of the AirPlay icon. If this icon is grayed out for you, it means that lyrics aren’t available for the song that’s being played.

Step 5:

Also, the song lyrics played back will be shown in big bold letters. If you like to scroll through the lyrics or hide the playback menu, just swipe up.

Step 6:

If you notice carefully, the lyrics are time-synced and moves as the song keeps playing. So you don’t have to scroll when you’re trying to sing along. Also, you can click any line in this lyrics section and the song would skip to that part.

The ability to view real-time lyrics is very essential for aspiring singers who’re trying to follow the song. Almost making it a portable karaoke companion.

However, this feature has its fair share of caveats. Firstly, you must be connected to the internet and subscribed to Apple Music as mentioned above to use Live Lyrics.

A subscription can’t automatically guarantee live lyrics to all the songs that are on Apple Music either. But it only works whenever the lyrics are available for a specific song. Thus if you were expecting this feature to work with your music, then you’re out of luck. Also, notice that these limitations apply to regular lyrics as well when viewing in Apple Music.

Make sure, you can also view the full song lyrics to any music in Apple Music on iPhone or iPad as a single sheet of lyrics. If you like to view all words and prose without them streaming across the screen.


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Hassan Abbas

Tech enthusiast with too many items on his wish-list and not nearly enough money! Specializing in all things tech, with a slight Apple bent he has been writing for various blogs for the best part of (too many) years

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