iOS 7 Music App & Lyrics (Hint: Awful)

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by Tones2, Sep 19, 2013.

  1. Tones2 macrumors 65816

    Jan 8, 2009
    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.
  2. eclipse01 macrumors 68020


    May 16, 2011
    Eau Claire, WI
    its a little bit on the white side but I don't mind it
  3. Anchang macrumors newbie

    Oct 1, 2013
    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 :)
  4. NeoStuey, Oct 1, 2013
    Last edited: Oct 1, 2013

    NeoStuey macrumors newbie

    Sep 17, 2013
    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.




    Tones2, not sure why it is different, but I only have to quick tap on album art to activate the lyrics.
  5. matrix07 macrumors 601


    Jun 24, 2010
    I think the implementation of lyric in iOS 6 is the best. Just one tap and it overlayed. .
  6. Anchang macrumors newbie

    Oct 1, 2013
    Thanks for this :)

  7. Cantello macrumors member

    May 29, 2008
    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.
  8. Defender2010 macrumors 68030


    Jun 6, 2010
    Long press? For me I just tap once and they show
  9. Armen macrumors 604


    Apr 30, 2013
    People actually care for lyrics? :confused:

    I don't even look at my phone when music is playing.
  10. AuthGirl, Mar 26, 2014
    Last edited: Mar 26, 2014

    AuthGirl macrumors newbie

    Mar 26, 2014
    on iPhone5 (iOS7)

    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.

    Attached Files:

  11. RoboWarriorSr macrumors 6502a

    Feb 23, 2013
    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).
  12. Cantello macrumors member

    May 29, 2008
    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.
  13. Quotenfrau macrumors 6502


    Mar 6, 2011

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

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