How to View Your Apple Music History

What to Know

  • You can view your recently played songs in Apple Music on your iPhone and Mac. 
  • On your iPhone, tap the song that's playing, tap the Up Next icon, then swipe down to view your listening history.

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If you're listening to a playlist curated by someone else, you might want to go back and see what a previous song was called or who the artist was. Luckily, it's very easy to see your Apple Music history! Here's how to view your Apple Music History on your iPhone and Mac.

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How to See Your Apple Music History on Your iPhone

Viewing your history in Apple Music is easy to do once you know how, but it isn't necessarily the most intuitive process. Follow the steps below to view your song history on Apple Music.

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  1. Open your Apple Music app.

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  2. Tap on the Now Playing bar.

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  3. Tap the Up Next icon.

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  4. You'll see a list of tracks coming up. Swipe down on your screen.

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  5. You can now see all your recently played songs in Apple Music. Tap a song to play it again.

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That's all there is to it! The steps above will also work if you want to view your Apple Music history on your iPad. To learn more fun Apple Music tips, check out our Tip of the Day.

How to View Your Apple Music History on a Mac

If you want to see the Apple Music history on your Mac, the steps are slightly different. Here's how to check your Mac Apple Music history:

  1. To begin, open your Apple Music app.

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  2. Click the Up Next icon.

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  3. Click History.

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  4. You can scroll through your history on the right side of your screen.

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And that's how your view your Apple Music history on your iPhone or Mac! Do you use AirPods to listen to your music? If so, you can learn how to pair them to another iPhone!


  • How do I see what songs I listened to most on Apple Music? To view what your top songs were in any given year, head over to Apple Music Replay, a website that will let you see your top ten most played songs and the number of times you played them that year.
  • What is the most played song of all time? As of May 2023, Ed Sheeran's "Shape of You" is currently the most streamed song on Apple Music, with almost a billion streams worldwide.
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Amy Spitzfaden Both

Amy Spitzfaden-Both is the Managing Editor for iPhone Life magazine and an award-winning novelist, with over 10 years of experience in the publishing industry. She specializes in Apple news and rumors, health and fitness tech, and parenting in the digital age. She graduated from MIU with a BA in Literature and Writing.
Amy lives in New Hampshire with her husband and daughter. When she’s not writing or glued to her iPhone, she enjoys hiking, traveling, and creating her own tea blends.