How to display lyrics within music app on iOS 10.2.1

Discussion in 'iOS 10' started by ChrisChaval, Jan 24, 2017.

  1. ChrisChaval macrumors regular

    ChrisChaval

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    Dear all,

    I wish to display the lyrics to my music library using the music app and cannot figure out how to do it. Maybe I am googling it wrong.

    I do not have an Apple Music subscription and do not intend to change this for the next 50 years or so.

    Currently I am running iOS 10.2.1 (final).

    I have read that at one point when iOS 10 was still in beta it was indeed possibile to display lyrics for music contained in the personal music library. I can imagine why they changed that but anyway, is there a way to display lyrics of my own music using the music app?

    If not so is there any other way to accomplish that?

    Thanks a lot
    Chris
     
  2. SSAJ macrumors 6502

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    Musixmatch lyrics finder is the best for lyrics
     
  3. ChrisChaval thread starter macrumors regular

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  4. Shirasaki macrumors 603

    Shirasaki

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    I manually add lyrics while editing metadata of a song. Works great but not perfect.

    Marvis displays lyrics without many issues, assuming you have your lyrics properly added and saved.

    Oh, I am also not Apple Music subscriber.
     
  5. ChrisChaval thread starter macrumors regular

    ChrisChaval

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    Thank you, this is a great way of managing songs and I really admire your dedication to your music library

    I guess I am way too lazy for that though ... ;)

    I gave Musixmatch a try. It is working fine for most songs, but will not display the lyrics of others. Since it seems to be my only option right now I will stick to it.

    I would prefer though if lyrics of songs outside of Apple Music could be displayed directly within the iOS music app without having to rely on a 3rd party app.

    With apple pushing Apple Music and with me not willing to subscribe anytime soon this probably won't happen.

    So Musixmatch it is :)
     
  6. Shirasaki macrumors 603

    Shirasaki

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    Thank you. :)
    I still need to manually add lyrics because I mostly listen to Japanese songs.
     
  7. steve23094 macrumors 68000

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  8. ChrisChaval thread starter macrumors regular

    ChrisChaval

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    Thank you!

    This is macOS only, right?

    I almost do not use my Mac mini anymore since I got my iPad and have never used iTunes to manage my music library, not even on macOS because I hate it and I do not trust it with my music

    Instead, I prefer copytrans manager (http://www.copytrans.net/download/) to copy my music to my iOS devices
     
  9. steve23094 macrumors 68000

    steve23094

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    Yes, it's macOS and integrates with iTunes.
     
  10. ChrisChaval thread starter macrumors regular

    ChrisChaval

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    this ain't no option for me then at the moment

    Thank you anyway
     

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