How to Share a Playlist on Apple Music

  • You can share playlists on Apple Music with anyone, though they may need an account.
  • Apple Music gives options to share playlists through social media, Messages, and copying a link.
  • You may also need to create an Apple Music profile to share playlists.

Creating custom playlists for working out, driving, and more is one of the best things about music


services like Apple Music. The ability to share playlists is another great feature, and it can be done with just a few taps.

In this article, we go over exactly how to share a playlist, though note that to do so you’ll need an Apple Music account. Anyone you send the playlist to will also need an Apple Music account to be able to listen to it.

How to share an Apple Music playlist

1. Open the Apple Music app.

2. In the Library tabtap Playlists.

Library tab of Apple Music app, with Playlists highlighted with a box and arrow.

You can also share playlists that already exist in the Apple Music app, not just ones you create yourself.

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3. Open the playlist you want to share by tapping on it.

4. Tap the three-dot icon at the top-right, then Share Playlist…

Apple Music playlist menu, with Share Playlist highlighted with a box and arrow.

If you don’t see an option to share your playlist, refer to the last section of this article.

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5. Tap to choose from the many options like AirDrop, Messages, Mail, and simply copy the link.

Apple Music playlist share menu.

You can share a link to your playlist in a text, email, and more.

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How to create your Apple Music profile

An Apple Music profile features your favorite playlists and the songs you’re listening to. You can choose who sees your profile, and you can follow friends to see what they’re listening to.

1. Open the Apple Music app.

2. In the Listen Now tabtap the profile icon.

Apple Music Listen Now tab with the profile icon highlighted with a box and arrow.

Once you create your Apple Music profile, you can view it here.

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3. Tap Set up Profilethen Get Started.

Music + Friends screen with Get Started button highlighted with a box and arrow.

You’ll see this prompt if you haven’t created an Apple Music profile yet.

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4. Follow the onscreen prompts, which include selecting a username, finding contacts, and choosing playlists to display.

Show off your playlists screen with a playlist selected.

Here, you can determine which playlists will be displayed on your Apple Music profile.

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What to do if you can’t share playlists in Apple Music

If you’re not seeing the option to share a playlist, it may be because you haven’t created an Apple Music profile.

To check to see if you have an Apple Music profile, tap the profile icon in the Listen Now tab. If you see the Set up Profile option as outlined in the last section, follow the onscreen prompts to set up an Apple Music profile.

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