How to Make a Collaborative Playlist on Apple Music on iOS 17.3

It's time to groove with your group!

With the iOS 17.3 and iPadOS 17.3 release, Apple has brought back its Apple Music Collaborative Playlist feature.

From making the perfect playlist for a house party to curating songs in a mixtape for a friend, creating the ideal soundtrack has never been easier!

With this new update, you can work together to create a musical environment that appeals to all tastes.

So, what are you waiting for? Let’s learn how to create a Collaborative Playlist on Apple Music.

How to make a collaborative playlist on apple music ios 17.3

How to Make a Collaborative Playlist on Apple Music on iOS 17.3

Like with any other custom playlist you can now add, remove, and rearrange songs by anyone in a Collaborative Playlist to perfect your shared playlist.

Here are some of its pre-requisites:

  • Latest version of iOS on your device
  • Subscription to Apple Music
  • Above the age of 13
  • Located in a region/country where the Collaborative Playlist feature is supported

For more details, visit the Apple Support page.

Note: Only the playlist owner can alter the artwork shown on the album.

1. Launch the Apple Music app and create a new playlist or access an already-existing one.

2. Tap the Collaborate icon located at the top of the playlist.

Tap the Collaborate icon

3. Tap on Start Collaborating.

4. Invite people to subscribe to your playlist via email, message, or any other way from the drop-down menu and your Collaborative Playlist will be created.

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How to Approve and Remove Collaborators in Apple Music

You can also enable the option to approve collaborators before they use your Collaborative Playlist.

1. Open your playlist and tap on the Collaborate icon at the top.

2. Turn the toggle on for Approve Collaborators.

Turn the toggle on for Approve Collaborators

3. Tap on Start Collaborating and share the playlist from the drop-down menu.

4. Tap on the tick icon to approve collaborators who want to be invited to the playlist and the cross icon to remove collaborators.

What’s New for Apple Music in iOS 17.3?

Apple has introduced tons of new features in its January 22, 2024 iOS updates.

When it comes to Apple Music, apart from Collaborative Playlists, they also introduced an emoji reaction tool that lets users add an emoji next to any music that’s currently playing to convey their emotions to other collaborators.

Tons of other features were included in iOS 17.3, such as:

  • Stolen Device Protection: Users can protect their devices in cases of theft by enabling this feature and unlocking protective steps like security delays, and biometric authentication to make changes in settings.
  • AirPlay 2 in Hotels: Some hotels now let guests stream media straight to an AirPlay-compatible device from a Mac, iPhone, or iPad. So, now you can watch anything on streaming services without entering your credentials to log in to a hotel TV.
  • AppleCare: You can find the AppleCare and Warranty located under General in your Settings which shows the coverage provided by AppleCare for all devices that are signed in with your Apple ID.
  • Crash Detection: The Crash Detection feature on the iPhone 14 and iPhone 15 models has been substantially improved by Apple.
  • TV Show and Movie Wishlists: Wishlists have been brought back to the iTunes Store so that you can save your favorite shows and stream them anytime you want.

Also Read: How to Pay Apple Music Bill on iPhone

Why Can’t I Make a Collaborative Playlist on Apple Music?

You can only make a Collaborative Playlist on Apple Music if your device is running in the latest iOS 17.3 version.

Once your device is updated, Apple Music will automatically show the collaborate icon in its app. 

1. Open Settings, tap on General and then tap on Software Update.

2. Select any option between Update Now or Update Tonight.

Select any option from Update Now or Update Tonight

History of Apple Collaborative Playlists

Apple released Collaborative Playlists in the iOS 17.2 beta 1 update. 

Due to spam and abuse, it was removed in the iOS 17.2 beta 4 update.

However, with the iOS 17.3 update, Apple has brought back Collaborative Playlists.

Also Read: How to Copy Playlists to iPhone, iPad or iPod

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q1. Can you add music to a shared playlist on Apple Music?

Ans. Yes, it is possible to add any music to a shared playlist on Apple Music.

Q2. Can you edit a shared playlist on Apple Music?

Ans. Yes, you can easily edit songs from shared playlists as you normally do on Apple Music. However, only the owner of the playlist can change the cover picture of the playlist.

Q3. Can I create, edit, and delete Collaborative Playlists in Apple Music on Mac?

Ans. Yes, you can create, edit, and delete a Collaborative Playlist in Apple Music on Mac.

Now you can update to iOS 17.3 and start using the Apple Music Collaborative Playlist feature to share your favorite songs with your loved ones!

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