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How to Get Apple Music Lyrics on iPhone and Android

By Zoe Clarke

January 03, 2018

The ability of viewing lyrics while listening to songs is commonly used in lots of music app. Before the release of iOS 10, subscribers of Apple Music always run into trouble to get lyrics. However, this problem had been solved since the release of iOS 10 and iTunes 12.5. Here is the tutorial to view Apple Music lyrics from the app depending on your needs. What's more, if Apple Music lyrics not working, we make a list that covers websites and the best app for adding and viewing lyrics


Part 1. How to View Apple Music Lyrics on iPhone and Android Devices

On your iPhone and iPad, update to iOS 11, and get the latest version of Music app beforehand. On your android devices, also update to the latest version of iTunes in advance. Make sure that you've done this preconditions, then follow the below two methods to view Apple Music lyrics.

Method 1. Within the Now Playing Interface

Step 1. Run the music app and play the song that you desire to get lyrics.

Step 2. Tap on the Now Playing bar at the bottom of the app.

Step 3. On the Now Playing interface, scroll down slightly you'll see the word "Lyrics" above Up Next. Tap on "Show" to view the song with the lyrics.

View Apple Music Lyrics Method 1

Method 2. Full Screen

Step 1. Launch the Music app and play any song from Apple Music.

Step 2. Tap on the Now Playing bar to make music player full screen.

Step 3. Tap on the three horizontal dots that brings up actions.

Step 4. You will see "Lyrics" if they're available, then tap on "Lyrics" to display the music lyrics full screen.

View Apple Music Lyrics Method 2

The above methods are available for the songs that have lyrics. But, on the contrary, if your favorite songs have no lyrics, you have to find another way to get the lyrics.

Part 2. Greatest App for Viewing Lyrics - Use Musixmatch

Musixmatch is the world's largest collection of song lyrics, which lets you enjoy song lyrics from Apple Music, Spotify, Youtube, Pandora, SoundCloud, Google Play Music and all your other favourite streaming services. When you download the app, remember to add the Musixmatch widget to your Notifications Center. How to use Musixmatch to see lyrics of Apple Music? Keep reading to find out.

Step 1. Install and launch the app on your iOS or android devices.

Step 2. Log in with Facebook, Google +, or create an account.

Step 3. Allow it to connect with your Apple Music account.

Step 4. Tap on "Try it Now" to "Enable the Widget for Apple Music".

Download Musixmatch to View Lyrics

Step 5. Scroll down from the top of the screen to open "Notifications Center".

Step 6. Swipe to the "Today view or Widgets page" (if on iOS 11).

Step 7. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and tap "Edit" and next to Musixmatch, tap on the button "+".

Step 8. When listening to music, simply scroll down from the top of the screen to open "Notifications Center" and locate the Musixmatch widget. You'll see lyrics live as the song plays. If you want to see the song's lyrics full screen, just tap on the widget for opening the app.

Use Musixmatch to View Lyrics

Musixmatch is an awesome app that you can search for your favourite song by title, artist and even just using a single line of the lyrics. Also, the new feature enables you to learn new languages by displaying the translation of the lyrics, in time with music. If you want to enjoy all the lyrics offline with no ads, you can upgrade free version to Premium.

Part 3. Top 3 Websites for Looking Up Lyrics Online

Online websites for searching lyrics is another nice option. We evaluate the top 3 lyrics websites and explain their pros and cons for you to sort out for bookmarking.

No.1 Metro Lyrics


The best coverage of current hits by any of the lyrics sites.

Star ratings for lyrics.

Results can be arranged by album or individual song title.


Coverage of classic songs is only fair.

Searching by artist is a clunky multi-level process.

The PHP application powering the site is prone to occasional errors.

No.2 A-Z Lyrics Universe


Clean, easy-to-use, and fast search system.

Strong coverage of current hits.

Segments of lyrics in search results helps identify the song before clicking to go to the song's page.


Performance of searching for classic songs is very poor.

No.3 Seek Lyrics


Outstanding performance searching for classic songs.

User-friendly interface design.


Only fair performance searching for current hits.

Slow search engine.

Currently, we've got the idea on how to see Apple Music lyrics on iPhone and Android devices. Though not all lyrics of Apple Music songs can be found on iTunes, the lyrics app and websites help us a lot if we use properly.

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