How to See and Delete "Recently Played" on Apple Music

Posted by Adam Gorden on Oct 28, 2022 5:00 PM.
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Apple Music is the most flexible option for serious music lovers to listen to music, manage their own music collections with Apple Music catalog. Since the music tastes and listening activities are various, it's great fun for users to check their Recently Played on Apple Music and have the memories with Apple Music back.

In this post, we'd like to introduce 3 methods to see how to see Recently played tracks on Apple Music.

Part 1. How to Access Recently Played on Apple Music
Part 2. How to use Last.fm to Access Apple Music Recently Played
Part 3. How to use ViWizard to Access Apple Music Recently Played

Part 1. How to Access Recently Played on Apple Music

You can access Recently Played in the Music app easily in the History section. Once you accessed the tracks in the History section, it's up to you to clear them or not.

How to See History in Apple Music:

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1. From the Home Screen, open the Music app.

2. In the Listen Now view, select a song and go to Now Playing.

3. Tap More (horizontal 3 dots), you'll see a track list coming up.

4. Scroll up or down the screen and you'll see the recently played songs here under History section.

apple music history

How to Clear History in Apple Music:

1. From the Home Screen, open the Music app.

2. In the Listen Now view, go into a song to it's Now Playing.

3. Tap More (horizontal 3 dots), scroll up or down the screen to see History section.

4. Tap the Clear button next to History, so you can clear recently played on Apple Music.

apple music clear history

About Recently Played: Unexpected Error

Users never expect an error about Apple Music Recently Played, but some errors do exist. Sometimes, Apple Music app stops updating the Recently Played track list, you should check if the device is updated or not.

If the unexpected error is with the device, please update the device OS:

On iPhone:

1. To update iPhone, go to Settings > General > Software Update.
The screen shows the current installed if iOS and whether an update is available.
2. To turn on automatic updates: go to Settings > General > Software Update > Automatic Updates.
3. Turn on Download iOS Updates and Install iOS Updates.

On Mac:

1. To use software update on Mac: use Apple menu > System Settings > General (or System Preferences) > Software Update.
2. If Software Update finds new software, click the Upgrade Now or Update Now to install it. You'll also need to enter all the information required.

If the unexpected error is not with the device then, please force stop the app:

On iPhone:

1. To force stop the Music app, swipe up on the Home Screen or double click the Home button to see all the apps running in the background.
2. Swipe left or right to find Music app, pause on it and then swipe up to force stop it.
3. After that, restart it to see if tracks have been updated.

On Mac:

1. To exist Apple Music, use Go > Utilities > Activity Monitor > Apple Music processes > Quit Process.
2. After that, reopen the Apple Music app.

If the unexpected error is not with the app itself then, please sign out and back in the app:

On iPhone:

1. To sign out of Apple Music, go to Settings > [Your Account] > iTunes & App Store > [Your Apple ID] > Sign Out.
2. After that, sign back in to the Music app.

On Mac:

1. To sign out of Apple Music, open the Apple Music app > Account > Sign Out.
2. After that, use Account > Sign In to sign back in to Apple Music.

Part 2. How to use Last.fm to Access Apple Music Recently Played

If the common steps above are tried with no success, there're more methods that can help to see what are recently played on Apple Music.

If you are using some scrobbler app like Last.fm to track your listening activities on Apple Music, then it's simple to find the recently played on Apple Music on Windows or Mac.

last.fm recent tracks

Last.fm: how to see recent tracks on Apple Music

1. For Last.fm Desktop Scrobbler, right-click the Last.fm icon the the traskbar > View your Last.fm Profile. This will direct you to your Last.fm profile page.

2. On this webpage, see your recently played tracks under Recent Tracks.

Note: This Recent Tracks section will show 10 recently played tracks on Apple Music. To see the entire listening history, click More tracks button to go to Library > Scrobbles.

2. For Last.fm Desktop App, check Scrobbles or Profile in the application to see the recent tracks on Apple Music.

last.fm scrobbles

  • The Windows version of Last.fm (Last.fm Desktop Scrobbler) will tell the last time when you listen to some specific songs - for example: Taylor Swift's London Boy - 12 minutes in the taskbar.

  • The Mac version of Last.fm (Last.fm Desktop App) will tell even how many times you've listened to the songs.
  • Last.fm: how to scrobble Apple Music to access recently played

    The process to track your listening activities on Apple Music is quite simple on Windows and Mac.

    1. Go to the download page of Last.fm Desktop Scrobber to download Last.fm Desktop Scrobbler (Windows & Mac) or Legacy Last.fm Desktop app (Mac).

    2. When installing Last.fm Desktop App, please make sure to check iTunes > Install Plugins. For Last.fm Desktop Scrobbler, right-click the Last.fm icon in the taskbar > Settings > iTunes, then check iTunes option.

    selet iTunes to enable

    3. Once iTunes has been enabled on Last.fm, start to stream an Apple Msuic content in iTunes.

    Part 3. How to use ViWizard to Access Apple Music Recently Played

    However flexible Apple Music (iTunes) is to keep your own music files with Apple Music catalog, it's not always convenient to track your listening activities on it. You should know there's a better place letting you see your without limits - but DRM-free Apple Music in format like MP3 is required.

    No worries. ViWizard Audio Converter is the best Apple Music converter to help download and convert Apple Music contents into MP3, M4A, AAC, FLAC, WAV and M4B. Just as important, it's hard to go wrong with this ViWizard software.

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