[3 Tips] How to Find Loved Songs on Apple Music iPhone/iPad

Unlike other music apps that automatically collect songs liked by the audience, Apple Music doesn’t allow its users to quickly find their loved songs. This article offers proposes two useful ways to find loved songs on Apple Music on iPhone/iPad.


By Dylan / Updated on June 2, 2023

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How to find loved songs on Apple Music for iPhone?

I could didn't notice it, but maybe there is any opportunity to see a playlist with all songs where I press "Like"? Both on iOS and iTunes.”

- Question from an Apple Music user

Why can’t we find loved songs on Apple Music iPhone/iPad?

By simply tapping the “heart” button, you can mark songs that catch your feelings as loved on Apple Music. Unfortunately, this feature on Apple Music only helps with recommendations of songs you’ve never played before, it doesn't automatically collect songs you’ve marked loved unless you add them manually to the library, otherwise you won't see them appear in any playlist on your device.

Therefore, with Apple Music, it happens a lot to its users to lose track of their loved songs while retrieving them one by one seems quite laborious. If Apple has no intention of making a change, what could be done to find loved songs on Apple Music iPhone/iPad?

If you happen to have the same problem with Apple Music, just read on. This article has the answer and will provide you with three helpful tips on easily and quickly finding your loved songs on Apple Music and managing them on other iOS devices.

How to find, view and manage loved songs on Apple music iPhone/iPad

For some weird reasons, it is impossible for Apple music users to find loved songs or view play history directly from their iPhones or iPads. Don’t panic, here are some actions you can take to solve this problem if it’s haunting you.

Option 1: Find Loved Songs on Apple Music by iTunes Smart Playlist

Things will become more favorable if you use a Smart Playlist in iTunes on your computer to keep track of your loved songs because such a Smart Playlist will automatically grab all the loved songs you’ve added to your library on Apple Music iPhone/iPad. 

Step 1: Open iTunes on your computer and next click "File" in the menu bar, then click “New” and “Smart Playlist”.


Step 2: Make sure to select "Match”, then choose “music” from the drop-down. After that, select “Artist”, “is” and “Loved” as the screenshot shows:



A side note: If songs that you have marked loved do not appear in the Smart Playlist, go check if you have added them to your Apple Music library. This option only functions after you add the target songs to your iTunes library.

Option 2: Manage your loved song from your iPhone/iPad by creating a new playlist

It is an option you can take when you are running a computer in which iTunes doesn't even exist. With this tip, you can create a collection of all your loved songs on your iPhone at any time and anywhere you like.

Steps: Go to Library> Tap Playlists> Tap New Playlist and rename it> Tap Add Music> Add tracks that you’ve liked from your library or tracks that you browse right after> Tap Done.


A side note: this option only works for songs that you have added to your library and its purpose is to manually organize and manage your collections of loved songs, which undoubtedly takes more time.

Option 3: Find loved songs on Apple Music on your iPhone/iPad by requesting loved songs from Apple

If you find this adding process bothering you, there’s another option that can lead you out of this predicament. By directly requesting all your loved songs on Apple Music from Apple, you will receive some sort of hard data that contains all the information about the Apple Media content on your iPhone/iPad. You can request the data on your iPhone/iPad, but you will need a computer to view it.

Step 1: Go to privacy.apple.com> sign in Apple ID> Data and Privacy> select Request a copy of your data> Get a copy of your data


Step 2: Select Apple Media services information> Continue> Set the file size of your download> Select Complete request.


After the above-mentioned step is completed, you will receive an email from Apple. At this time, you will need a computer to finish the following procedures. Open the email, choose Get your data, and click the download icon next to Apple Media Services information.


Step 3: Open the ZIP within entitled “apple-media-services.zips”> Select Apple Music Likes and Dislikes.csv.

Once you’ve opened this file using any spreadsheet program, you will get a comprehensive list of songs you've ever liked and disliked.


Additional content: What if there’s no source of the song you want on Apple Music?

It occurs sometimes that you can't find the songs you've listened to and liked elsewhere on Apple Music, even though it offers you a wide range of music choices. If you have the source of the music you want on your PC and want to play it on your iPhone/iPad, you can simply solve this problem by transferring it to your iPhone/iPad. There are two methods to be considered.

Method One: Transfer music from PC to iPhone/iPad with iTunes.

You might already know that you can sync music to your iPhone/iPad with iTunes, the official platform that enables its users to purchase, manage and synchronize media content to other iOS devices.

However, apart from the tanglesome procedures involved in the transferring via iTunes, there are also some drawbacks taken into consideration: it is not as secure as it seems to transfer media content to your iPhone/iPad with iTunes, which might cause data loss while syncing. What if you want to skip these puzzling steps and simply select some music and transfer it to your iOS devices securely without iTunes? The following method has the answer.

Method two: Transfer music from other devices to iPhone/iPad with FoneTool

With FoneTool, an efficient and easy-to-use iPhone data transfer and manager, you can securely and selectively transfer your music from other devices to your iPhone/iPad without the risk of data loss. All you need to do is to drag and drop music from PC to iPhone/iPad via the client.

Step 1: Make sure you have the music file you want to import to your iPhone on your computer. Launch FoneTool and connect your iPhone/iPad to your PC with a USB cable.

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Step 2: Choose Phone Transfer on the home screen of  FoneTool > Locate PC to iPhone and click Start Transfer to begin the task.


Step 3: Drag the target music files and drop them to the box, or click the “Folder” icon to add music from your computer, click OK to confirm.


Step 4: At this point, all you need is to click the Start Transfer button and wait for your files to be completely imported to your iPhone/iPad.



This passage shows you how to find loved songs on Apple Music iPhone/iPad, and at the same time to manage them with or without iTunes. It also shows you how to import music from PC to your iPhone with FoneTool, a free professional and secure third-party transfer solution. If you find this article helpful, please share it with others troubled by the same problem.

Dylan · Editor
Dylan is an editor of mobile backup software. He likes to share the latest news about iPhone and iOS, write useful tips, and give solutions to help people solve all kinds of issues.