How to Make Your Apple Music Profile Private or Public

One of the more interesting features of music subscription services like Apple Music and Spotify is their ability to connect you with your friends.

Apple Music does this through a profile that you create, which you can then customize to connect with your contacts and share your playlists.

But if you have been able to find your friends and they haven’t been able to find you, or if others are finding you and you would prefer them not to, then you will need to change the status of your profile.

Our guide below will show you how to switch your Apple Music profile from private to public.

How to Change Who Can View Your Apple Music Profile

The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 7 Plus in iOS 12.1.4. Note that this guide will assume that you have already created an Apple Music profile.

Once you’ve completed these steps and made your profile public, you can start editing your playlists to remove unwanted songs.

Step 1: Open the Music app.

open the music app

Step 2: Choose the For You tab at the bottom of the screen.

select the for you tab

Step 3: Touch your profile icon at the top-right of the screen.

tap your profile icon

Step 4: Tap the View Profile button at the top of the screen.

view your profile

Step 5: Touch the Edit button under your username.

tap edit under your username

Step 6: Choose the option under Who Can Follow Your Activity, then tap the Done button at the top-right of the screen.

how to switch your apple music profile from private to public

If you don’t want to have a profile at all, you can scroll to the bottom of the menu in step 6 and tap the Delete Profile button.

Now that you know how to make your Apple Music profile private or public, you can adjust this setting to control whether or not other people can see your profile information.

Not using your Apple Music subscription as much as you thought? Find out how to cancel an Apple Music subscription if it doesn’t seem to be worth the money.