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Tones2
Sep 19, 2013, 10:42 AM
Ugh. Can't believe how downhill the Music app has gone since it's inception. The arists selection that then gets sorted by album with songs embedded is way less inituative. The white on white now playing screen is ugly and so is the smaller album art display.

But I ESPECIALLY hate it handles lyrics in the iPhone. You have to long press to get them which only works SOME of the time, and then presents them in an very small white overlay box (covering up the album art) that resembles a conversation bubble with a huge amount of line spacing between each line so that you continuously have scroll because it only shows like 4 lines at a time. But worst of all, it does not change when the song changes. It still presents the lyrics from the LAST song! You have to click, long press (usually multiple times) and then the lyrics for the new song comes up. I hope the latter is a bug, but noing Apple, even if it is they will never fix this until iOS 8 probably.

The only good news is that Lyrics display is back for the iPad after being missing in the full cycle of iOS 6. However, it works the ame terrible way as the iPhone, although the scren space at least shows more of the lyrics at once.

I would I could go back a few generations and get the older Music players for both the iPhone and iPad. They were MUCH superior.

eclipse01
Sep 19, 2013, 10:45 AM
Ugh. Can't believe how downhill the Music app has gone since it's inception. The arists selection that then gets sorted by album with songs embedded is way less inituative. The white on white now playing screen is ugly and so is the smaller album art display.

But I ESPECIALLY hate it handles lyrics in the iPhone. You have to long press to get them which only works SOME of the time, and then presents them in an very small white overlay box (covering up the album art) that resembles a conversation bubble with a huge amount of line spacing between each line so that you continuously have scroll because it only shows like 4 lines at a time. But worst of all, it does not change when the song changes. It still presents the lyrics from the LAST song! You have to click, long press (usually multiple times) and then the lyrics for the new song comes up. I hope the latter is a bug, but noing Apple, even if it is they will never fix this until iOS 8 probably.

The only good news is that Lyrics display is back for the iPad after being missing in the full cycle of iOS 6. However, it works the ame terrible way as the iPhone, although the scren space at least shows more of the lyrics at once.

I would I could go back a few generations and get the older Music players for both the iPhone and iPad. They were MUCH superior.

its a little bit on the white side but I don't mind it

Anchang
Oct 1, 2013, 06:12 AM
Hello! What a mess! It is one of the features I use the most.

Can you share a screenshot to see how it looks like? I couldn't find any on the internet :/

Thanks :)

NeoStuey
Oct 1, 2013, 08:51 AM
I generally like the Music app but agree that the displaying of lyrics could have been handled much better. I would have preferred a whole frosted screen like notification centre, with as much of the songs lyrics viewable as possible. I use CD scans for my album art and the lyric box doesn't fit with that choice, but I can live with it. The CDs look good together when the phone is rotated though.


http://forums.macrumors.com/picture.php?albumid=1064&pictureid=3207

http://forums.macrumors.com/picture.php?albumid=1064&pictureid=3205

http://forums.macrumors.com/picture.php?albumid=1064&pictureid=3206

Tones2, not sure why it is different, but I only have to quick tap on album art to activate the lyrics.

matrix07
Oct 1, 2013, 09:42 AM
I think the implementation of lyric in iOS 6 is the best. Just one tap and it overlayed. .

Anchang
Oct 1, 2013, 10:32 AM
Thanks for this :)

I generally like the Music app but agree that the displaying of lyrics could have been handled much better. I would have preferred a whole frosted screen like notification centre, with as much of the songs lyrics viewable as possible. I use CD scans for my album art and the lyric box doesn't fit with that choice, but I can live with it. The CDs look good together when the phone is rotated though.


Image (http://forums.macrumors.com/picture.php?albumid=1064&pictureid=3207)

Image (http://forums.macrumors.com/picture.php?albumid=1064&pictureid=3205)

Image (http://forums.macrumors.com/picture.php?albumid=1064&pictureid=3206)

Tones2, not sure why it is different, but I only have to quick tap on album art to activate the lyrics.

Cantello
Jan 27, 2014, 06:42 AM
Any way to remove the awful large spacing between lines? I checked in iTunes and there is only a newline between lines, no double spaces or anything as it is displayed on the phone.

Defender2010
Jan 27, 2014, 10:45 AM
Ugh. Can't believe how downhill the Music app has gone since it's inception. The arists selection that then gets sorted by album with songs embedded is way less inituative. The white on white now playing screen is ugly and so is the smaller album art display.

But I ESPECIALLY hate it handles lyrics in the iPhone. You have to long press to get them which only works SOME of the time, and then presents them in an very small white overlay box (covering up the album art) that resembles a conversation bubble with a huge amount of line spacing between each line so that you continuously have scroll because it only shows like 4 lines at a time. But worst of all, it does not change when the song changes. It still presents the lyrics from the LAST song! You have to click, long press (usually multiple times) and then the lyrics for the new song comes up. I hope the latter is a bug, but noing Apple, even if it is they will never fix this until iOS 8 probably.

The only good news is that Lyrics display is back for the iPad after being missing in the full cycle of iOS 6. However, it works the ame terrible way as the iPhone, although the scren space at least shows more of the lyrics at once.

I would I could go back a few generations and get the older Music players for both the iPhone and iPad. They were MUCH superior.

Long press? For me I just tap once and they show

Armen
Jan 27, 2014, 11:18 PM
People actually care for lyrics? :confused:

I don't even look at my phone when music is playing.

AuthGirl
Mar 26, 2014, 10:59 PM
On iTune
1. Right click on song
2. Get Info
3. Lyrics Tab
4. Paste lyrics
5. Sync your iPhone

On iPhone
1.Click and play the song
2.Where the Album cover shows -> Tap once! Lyrics shows! if not, put your finger on that spot for 4 seconds then tap! Like ____ _ (one-two-tree-four / remove your finger very quickly then tap same spot again once)
3. you can scroll up and down, also you can select, copy..etc.

RoboWarriorSr
Mar 27, 2014, 06:37 PM
Is there a particular reason why Apple made the Album Art smaller for 3.5" devices? The it quite annoys me to see so much "space" wasted as white or blurred background (lock screen).

Cantello
Mar 28, 2014, 03:25 AM
On iPhone
1.Click and play the song
2.Where the Album cover shows -> Tap once! Lyrics shows! if not, put your finger on that spot for 4 seconds then tap! Like ____ _ (one-two-tree-four / remove your finger very quickly then tap same spot again once)


No need to wait, simply tap on the cover once and the lyrics show. With lots of white space and empty lines as discussed here.

Quotenfrau
Mar 29, 2014, 01:58 PM
On iTune
1. Right click on song
2. Get Info
3. Lyrics Tab
4. Paste lyrics
5. Sync your iPhone

On iPhone
1.Click and play the song
2.Where the Album cover shows -> Tap once! Lyrics shows! if not, put your finger on that spot for 4 seconds then tap! Like ____ _ (one-two-tree-four / remove your finger very quickly then tap same spot again once)
3. you can scroll up and down, also you can select, copy..etc.


I have 5 GB music in iTunes. How to get automatically lyrics for all?