How to Customize YouTube Music on iPhone or iPad


This wikiHow teaches you how to add albums, playlists, and songs to your YouTube Music library, and customize your music recommendations by liking or disliking songs, using an iPhone or iPad.

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Customizing Music Recommendations

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The YT Music icon looks like a white Play button in a red circle. You can find it on your home screen or in an app folder.

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You can like or dislike any song while playing. Each song feedback will be analyzed and factor into your future music recommendations. You can also like and dislike songs in an artist or genre radio to customize the contents of this radio station to your personal liking.

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This button is in the lower-right corner of the song page. It likes this song, and adds it to your personal library. Liking a song will show more songs like this in your recommendations. You can tap the same button again to unlike the song, and remove it from your library. You can tap the Library tab on the bottom-right, and find your Liked Songs here.

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This button is in the lower-left corner of the song page. It dislikes and skips the current song. Disliking will also tune your personal music recommendations, and show you fewer songs like this.

Part 2
Customizing Settings

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The YT Music icon looks like a white Play button in a red circle. You can find it on your home screen or in an app folder.

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You'll find a thumbnail of your profile picture in the upper-right corner of your screen. It will open your navigation menu.

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This will open your app settings on a new page.

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You can set the audio quality for your music streams here.

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You can select between High, Medium, Low, and Always high. Higher options will take longer to load, and use up more data.

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When this option is enabled, you can view animated previews of all music video thumbnails on your feed. You can select from Never, Always, and Wi-Fi only.

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When this option is enabled, you will stream all videos in audio-only mode. You can turn this off anytime to watch videos.

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When this option is enabled, you'll receive push and banner notifications on your home screen with video recommendations.

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This will hide videos with inappropriate content on all your feeds and recommendations.

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You can customize your privacy settings here.

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This will allow you to watch and search content without saving your history.

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This will stop creating new recommendations based on your location history and current location.

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This will stop recommendations based on your activity, such as upbeat music at the gym or calming music at the airport.

Part 3
Saving Playlists and Albums

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The YT Music icon looks like a white Play button in a red circle. You can find it on your home screen or in an app folder.

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You can add any audio or video track from an album or a playlist.

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This will open the song menu.

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This will prompt you to select the playlist you want to add your song to.

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This will instantly add the selected song to the playlist. You can also tap + Create new playlist to start a new playlist from scratch.

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This will open the album details page. You can open an album from your Home feed, or tap the icon at the top, and find and album by keyword. You can also add playlists to your library.

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This is a "+" sign in a square below the album title at the top. This will add the selected album to your personal library.

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This button looks like a musical note on a navigation bar at the bottom.

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This will open a list of all your saved albums. If you save a playlist to your library, it'll show up in the Playlists category here.

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This will open the album details page. Here, you can select a song to play.