When you find an amazing new song, it’s only right to share it with the world. The first place you might go is to your messages, where you can quickly shoot out a text with a link to your friends and family. However, when you’re on the receiving end of these messages, it can be quite easy to lose track of these songs and completely forget about them.
If you primarily share Apple Music links, a new feature on iOS 15 makes it easy to keep track of every song sent to you via Messages. In a few seconds, you can quickly find all the music sent to you in Apple Music. Here’s how:
In the last few years, Apple has placed an emphasis on building connectivity between the applications on your iPhone. The better your apps are able to communicate amongst themselves, the easier it becomes to perform actions and find important information…faster.
With Shared with You, new to iOS 15, Apple is connecting your applications like never before. Using enhanced on-device intelligence, Shared with You recognizes music, photos, articles, and other files sent to you in Messages, and makes them easily accessible in other applications where you need them most.
For example, if a co-worker sends you a New York Times article in Messages, the link to that article might appear in a new tab in Safari. If you’re sent a TV show link, it might pop up anytime you open the Apple TV appl. And if you receive songs and albums via text, they might appear Apple Music.
If you’ve received an Apple Music link in Messages — either as an iMessage or simple SMS/MMS — you’ll find all that music in the Apple Music application to play and share.
- Open Music.
- Tap on Listen Now.
- Find Shared with You.
Under the Shared with You section you should see the music shared with you via Messages, along with the artist name, album title, and song title. On each track you’ll also see the person who shared the song or album with you.
If you tap on the artwork, you’ll be sent to the specific song or album in Apple Music. If you click on the contact name on the track, it will redirect you to the original text in Messages where the song/album was sent.
Shared with You works great with finding music sent to you, but it also works in applications like Safari, Photos, News, Podcasts, and Apple TV. If you’re updated to iOS 15, do you use Shared with You, and if so, how do you like it? Ramble off in the comments below!