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How to Add Apple Music to your Memories in iOS 15

Let’s have a look at how revolutionary Apple Music and the recent updates for iOS 15 have been.

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Add Apple Music to your Memories in iOS 15

Apple has always managed to win over its customers through its extravagant yet appealing features. Even if they’re more of an inconvenience and additional expense, it’s the brand name that determines its worth. Most people would fawn over even the slightest software update that Apple has to offer; there’s only a few that’d have a disparaging view which they’d often share through scathing reviews.

All in all, it does little damage to Apple’s reputation, considering the renowned company remains to be the “Apple” of the eye for most fanatics. 

Let’s have a look at how revolutionary Apple Music and the recent updates for iOS 15 have been.

Why does everyone keep raving about Apple Music?

For Apple users, Apple Music is like the Holy Grail of Music. The on-demand music and video streaming service by Apple Inc. provide subscriptions on a monthly and yearly basis. Furthermore, to facilitate your switch Apple Music has introduced student bundles or family packages.

It might be an inconvenience for some users that they’re being forced to pay for the music they’d like to stream on their devices; on the other hand, you won’t have to download each song manually. So it’s probably a sacrifice worth paying for, perhaps.

Apple Music gives you access to over 75 million songs and manages the songs in your existing music library or even any burnt CDs. One of the best features of Apple Music is that it allows you to sync all your Apple devices and the audio and video files across those devices. For instance, you can even use your Apple Watch to control the music being played.

The fact that Apple Music is available on the Google Play Store so that even Android users can make the most of it happens to be an attempt to woo them as well. Android users can likely convert to Apple after using Apple Music’s features.

Apple Music vs. Other Platforms

A survey of 2,500 users found that 11% of people switched from Android to iOS. The reasons consisted of better user experience, availability of more apps, and better prices. The logic is hard to argue as everyone is entitled to their own opinions.

For 18 years, iTunes ruled the hearts of Apple users. Although, for those of you who are still confused between Apple Music and iTunes, allow us to clear that conundrum. iTunes is a media library carved up into four parts and is now referred to as Apple Music. Don’t worry, though; you can still access the music you have stored on iTunes. Now, it’s just become a part of Apple Music instead.

Those days are long gone when you had to decide between buying a CD or a cassette to hear your favorite songs play. Times are different now. Music streaming apps are in a competitive battle to best one another, and the consumers remain conflicted as ever.

Apple Music finds itself a worthy and formidable opponent in Spotify, a pioneer in the music streaming industry. Its numerous features like Discover Weekly, Stations, and the profound focus on podcasts have recently made it quite a fan favorite. But Spotify had a head-start consisted of 22 million users by the time Apple Music was launched. On the other hand, switching to something new and stepping out of your comfort zone cannot be easier, understandably so.

As compared to Spotify’s user interface, Apple Music hasn’t managed to win many hearts.

Yet another update

How Apple gets away with keeping its customers guessing and hooked at every huge reveal is a thought that bypasses no one or even if it does, they can’t be bothered about it because, truth be told, everyone waits for the older Apple iPhones prices to drop as soon as the latest model gets launched.

The same can be said for the iOS updates; everyone looks forward to what Apple has cooked for the past year as a treat for its audience. It can now be a massive update like that of iOS 14; Widgets, Picture-in-picture, Siri Translate, iMessage, Maps, CarKey and etc., or it can be fairly smaller changes that are barely noticeable.

Apple Music’s iOS 14.6 updates included spatial audio, lossless audio plays, podcasts subscriptions, AirTag, and even voice controls. So, you can expect a lot more with iOS 15.

Integrating Apple Music and Memories

Apple’s Memories feature puts together videos and pictures along with a choice of music or song to make a movie that you can look at fondly. Which you would if only the song wouldn’t be so cliché or completely out of place. However, with the update of iOS 15, it is entirely up to you which background track would be perfect for nostalgia.

Usually, the collection of pictures and songs was something Apple Memories doing by selecting the content from similar dates or events and putting together a slideshow. But if you don’t like the end result, you can always opt for making a movie of your own. So instead of asking someone how to, much like saying write my assignment for me just follow the steps given below.

However, before we begin, here’s a quick heads-up. If you use third-party apps for streaming music, you won’t be able to pick songs from the library over there. This is because Apple Memories’ features work exclusively with Apple Music.

Editing a memory

Anyway, let’s get to it:

  • Your Memories feature resides in your Photos app. So that’s where you’re going to start. First, open up your Photos app.
  • To gain access to your Memories specifically, you’d have to tap the ‘For You tab, which should be at the bottom.
  • The ‘Memories’ feature will be right at the top. Tap on it.
  • Now, the existing movies will be on display.
  • Pick a movie or memory you’d like to edit.
  • Once the movie starts playing, tap on the screen to bring up the controls that should allow you to make edits.
  • Tap on the Music Sheet with the stars next to it so that a number of songs would be listed for you to pick.
  • Swipe left or right until you find a song that’s a good fit.
  • If you’re not satisfied with the suggested songs, there should be another Music icon with a plus sign that’d take you straight to Music Apple.
  • Search for a song of your liking and press done.
  • You’ll be shown a preview of the movie you’ve made.
  • Apple Music will automatically save the movie once you’ve narrowed down the song.

Addressing the elephant in the room

Sure, the feature has allowed people to make creative movies; however, if you share the said movie on other platforms, your video can likely get flagged for copyright infringement. So instead, you’ll end up making a silent film with zilch nostalgic feels because of the third-party copyrights.

Furthermore, the fact Memories are limited to using only Apple Music has gotten on the nerves of many people, especially those who have extensive music libraries elsewhere.

So, if Apple manages to resolve the issues of such people, they’d be much happier.

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