How to Add a Song to a Playlist in Apple Music

The Apple Music streaming service allows you to combine some of the older features of the iPhone’s Music app with the new features that Apple Music provides.

Among the old features that are still available is the option to create a playlist. But playlists are rarely complete when they are first created, and you may discover that you need to add more songs to a playlist that you have already made.

Fortunately an existing playlist in Apple Music can be edited, and you can add new songs to existing playlists as you find them. Our tutorial in this article will show you how to find a new song and add it to a playlist that you have already created in Apple Music on your device.

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Adding New Songs to an Existing Playlist in Apple Music

The steps in this article were written using an iPhone 6 Plus, in iOS 8.4.

This guide will assume that you are already using Apple Music, and that you have created at least one playlist. If you have not, then you can go here to learn how to create a new playlist in Apple Music.

Step 1: Open the Music app.

open apple music

Step 2: Search for the song that you wish to add to your playlist by using any of the tabs at the bottom of the screen, or the search icon at the top-right corner of the screen.

search for a song

Step 3: Tap the icon with the three dots to the right of the song that you want to add to your playlist.

tap the three dot icon

Step 4: Tap the Add to a Playlist option at the bottom of the screen.

add to a playlist

Step 5: Select the playlist to which you wish to add the song.

select the playlist

Would you like to download a song to your device in Apple Music so that you can listen to it without needing or using an Internet connection? Click here and find our how to make songs available for offline use in Apple Music.

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