How to View Your Apple Music History

Forget the name of that song you were listening to? Viewing your listening history in Apple Music is quick and easy.

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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 is how to view your Apple Music History on your iPhone and on your Mac.

Related: How to Stop the Music App from Opening Automatically on Your Mac

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. If you want to learn more about how to get the most out of your Apple Music app, check out our Tip of the Day.

  1. Open your Apple Music app.

  2. Tap on the Now Playing bar.

  3. Tap the Up Next icon.

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

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

How to View Your Apple Music History on a Mac

Related: Is Apple Music or Spotify the Best Music Streaming Service?

  1. Open your Apple Music app.

  2. Click the Radio tab.

  3. Click on a station to start playing it.

  4. Click the Up Next icon.

  5. Your history will appear on the right side of your screen.

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Amy Spitzfaden–Both

Amy Spitzfaden Both is a Feature Writer at iPhone Life, an award-winning novelist, and an iPhone enthusiast. Over the past decade, her work in the publishing industry has included live coverage of industry events including the Yale Publishing Course and Magazine Innovation’s ACT 9 Experience, providing editing services for several start-up publishing houses, and acting as newsstand consultant for magazines such as The Old Farmer’s Almanac and The New York Review of Books. She graduated from M.I.U. with a Bachelor’s in Literature and Writing, and has gone on to publish two novels and two short stories. Her debut novel Untold won the 2014 Chelson Award for Fiction.
Writing everything from book reviews to skincare tips, Amy discovered a passion for bringing exciting and useful information to even the most casual researcher. The mix of usability and endless possibilities is what drew her to Apple products originally, and the more she learns, the more she loves.
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.