How to See Loved Songs on Apple Music

By Adam Gorden Updated on February 5, 2024

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With recent updates, Apple Music has refined the way you express affection for your favorite tunes. The transition from "Love" to "Favorite" brings a unified language to the platform, creating a seamless experience across your Apple devices. As we delve into the intricacies of Apple Music's "Love" and "Favorite" features, let's ensure you make the most of these enhancements for an unparalleled music experience.

  • "Love" is now "Favorite" across Apple devices.
  • Marking a song as "Favorite" generates a dedicated "Favorite Songs" playlist for quick and easy access.
  • "Love" terminology persists for users without iOS 17.
  • Non-iOS 17 users can create a personalized "Loved Songs" playlist for convenient song retrieval.
  • iOS 17 users enjoy straightforward access to their "Favorite" songs directly within the app interface.

Part 1. Where to Find Loved Songs on Apple Music

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In a recent update, Apple Music has refined the language of expressing affection for your cherished songs. The familiar "Love" feature has now been transformed into "Favorite," offering a more universally understood term that aligns seamlessly across all Apple devices.

For users on iPhone XS and later models who have updated to iOS 17, the transition is evident in the shift from the heart icon to the star icon. The star now signifies your "Favorite" songs. Simply navigate to your Library within the Apple Music app and look for the new star icon. These are your "Favorite" songs, handpicked to suit your unique musical tastes.

As of November 2023, iOS 17 is only available for download on iPhone XS or later. If you are using an iPhone 8 or a device unable to upgrade to iOS 17, this change may not be visible in the traditional sense. You can still love songs anytime you want; however, there's no way to find it directly like on those running iOS 17. You still need to use alternative methods like creating a Smart Playlist and set the rule to include songs you've "Loved." This playlist can then be synced to your iPhone, allowing you to easily access your collection of "Favorite" songs.

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Part 2. How to Love Songs on Apple Music

Before diving into the discovery of your loved songs, it's essential to ensure you have marked a selection of songs as your favorites on Apple Music. This guide will walk you through the process of loving individual songs on different Apple devices.

Note: The "Favorite" feature extends beyond songs, including playlists, albums, and more. However, this guide specifically focuses on marking individual songs.

2.1 For iPhone/iPad Users:

  • For Users with iOS 17:

    Note: The transition from "Love" to "Favorite" is part of the iOS 17 update, providing a more consistent and integrated experience across Apple devices.

    ipad music favorite a song

    1. Open the Apple Music app on your iPhone or iPad.
    2. Navigate to your "Library."
    3. Locate the specific song you want to designate as a favorite.
    4. Tap the three dots icon next to the song.
    5. Select "Favorite" from the options.
  • For Users without iOS 17:

    Note: For those on iPhones without access to iOS 17, the feature may remain as "Love" instead of "Favorite." While the term "Love" is used instead of "Favorite" in this context, the essence remains the same.

    ios music love a song

    1. Open the Apple Music app on your iPhone or iPad.
    2. Navigate to your "Library."
    3. Locate the specific song you want to mark.
    4. Tap the three dots icon next to the song.
    5. Select "Love" to signify that it's one of your cherished songs.

2.2 For PC/Mac Users:

  • For Mac:

    Marking songs as "Favorite" is not exclusive to mobile devices. If you're on a Mac, you can easily add a favorite song to your music library.

    1. Open the Music app on your computer.
    2. Click "Songs" in the sidebar.
    3. Move the pointer over any song.
    4. Click the "Favorite" button. It looks like a star icon.
  • For PC:

    While Mac users can mark an item as favorited, this feature may remain "Love" with a heart icon in iTunes.

    1. Open iTunes on your computer.
    2. Navigate to the song you want to mark as a loved song.
      • Right-click the song in the "Songs" section and select "Love."
      • itunes songs love a song

      • Look for the "♥" column, and hover your mouse over the song in this column and click on the "Love" button.
      • Locate the song in "Playlists" or "Albums" section, then hover your mouse over it and click the "Love" button.
      • itunes albums love a song

      • Select the song, then click "Song" at the top and select "Love."
      • itunes song love

Part 3. How to See Loved Songs on Apple Music

Once you've marked your favorite songs, it's time to explore and enjoy them. The process may vary slightly depending on your device and the availability of the iOS 17 update.

3.1 For iPhone/iPad Users:

  • For Users with iOS 17:

    If you have an iPhone X or a later model with the iOS 17 update, finding your favorite songs is seamlessly integrated into the Apple Music app.

    ipad music find favorite songs

    1. Open the Apple Music app on your iPhone or iPad.
    2. Tap the "Library" tab.
    3. Enter the "Songs" section. Your "Favorite" songs will be displayed alongside other songs in the same section.
    4. To filter and see only your "Favorite" songs, tap on the three dots at the top right.
    5. Select "Favorite."

    If you want to play or shuffle your "Favorite" songs like a playlist, Apple Music has generated a playlist called "Favorite Songs" under the "Playlists" section, eliminating the need for additional playlists.

    ipad music find favorite songs playlist

    1. Open the Apple Music app on your iPhone or iPad.
    2. Tap the "Library" tab.
    3. Enter the "Playlists" section and find the playlist titled "Favorite Songs."
    4. Apple Music will display all your favorite songs within this playlist.
    5. Enjoy your favorite songs with various play modes by selecting the "Play" or "Shuffle" button.

3.2 For PC/Mac Users:

  • For Mac Users:

    Mac users can easily filter their favorited or loved songs within the app interface.

    1. Open the Music app on your computer.
    2. Navigate to the "Library" or "Songs" section.
    3. Tap the hamburger icon at the top and select "Favorite."
    4. Your "Favorite" songs will be displayed, allowing you to enjoy them seamlessly.
  • For PC Users:

    PC users can also filter their "Loved" songs within the app interface.

    1. Open iTunes on your computer.
    2. Navigate to the "Songs" section.
    3. Look for the "♥" column, then click on it. If iTunes doesn't display the "♥" column, right click on any colum here like "Name", and select "Love."
    4. itunes songs customize colume headers love

    5. Your "Loved" songs will be displayed at the top position of your "Songs" section.
    6. itunes songs loved column

Part 4. How to Find Loved Songs on Apple Music

While users with iOS 17 can seamlessly access their loved songs within the app, iPhone users without this update can still enjoy their favorite tunes by creating a designated "Loved Songs" playlist.

4.1 For iPhone Users without iOS 17:

Step 1Create a Playlist for "Loved Songs"

  • Create a "Loved Songs" Playlist

    1. Open the Apple Music app on your iPhone or iPad.
    2. Tap the "Library" tab.
    3. Navigate to the "Songs" section.
    4. Locate a song you've marked as "Love."
    5. Tap the three dots icon next to the song.
    6. Select "Add to Playlist" and choose "New Playlist."
    7. itunes add loved songs to playlist

    8. Name the playlist, e.g., "Loved Songs," and tap "Done."
  • Create a Smart Playlist

    If you prefer a dynamic playlist that updates automatically, consider creating a Smart Playlist.

    1. On your computer (iTunes or Music app), go to "File" > "New" > "Smart Playlist."
    2. creat a smart playlist with loved songs in iTunes

    3. Set the rule as "Loved" and customize other criteria if desired.
    4. find love in smart playlist in iTunes

    5. Save the Smart Playlist with a name like "Loved Songs."
    6. itunes smart playlist loved

Step 2Sync "Loved Songs" Playlist

  1. Connect your iPhone to your computer.
  2. Open iTunes and select your device.
  3. Go to the "Music" tab.
  4. Check "Sync Music" and choose the "Selected playlists" option.
  5. Select your "Loved Songs" playlist.
  6. Click "Apply" to sync the playlist to your iPhone.

Step 3Access Synced "Loved Songs" Playlist

  1. Open the Apple Music app.
  2. Tap the "Library" tab.
  3. Navigate to the "Playlists" section.
  4. Find and tap on the "Loved Songs" playlist.

Part 5. How to Keep Your Loved Songs on Apple Music Forever

The method for finding loved songs in iTunes makes sense, but there is one more precaution. Once your Apple Music subscription is expired, the playlist with loved songs would disappear. In Apple Music, loving and disliking songs work to tell Apple Music subscription service for what kind of music is the jam, while it doesn't seem so convenient for keeping. This time is the Apple Music's subscription service to blame. But there's one more perfect method to keep all the loved songs forever even the subscription is expired - using ViWizard Apple Music Converter to download music songs.

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