How to View Song Lyrics on an iPhone 7

There are a lot of different ways that you can use the Music app on your iPhone, and there are many features that you might not even realize were a part of the app.

One of these features allows you to see the lyrics for a song. So if you have ever wondered exactly what an artist was saying in their song, Apple provides a way for you to find out.

Our guide below will show you how to find this information directly through the Music app on the iPhone, even allowing you to view the lyrics without actually playing the song.

View the Lyrics for a Song in the Music App on Your iPhone 7

The steps in this article were written using an iPhone 7, in iOS 10. Note that you need to have an Apple Music subscription in order to view lyrics using the method outlined below.

Step 1: Open the Music app.

open the music app

Step 2: Search for a song for which you would like to view the lyrics.

search for a song

Step 3: Tap and hold on the song.

tap and hold on the song

Step 4: Select the Lyrics option near the bottom of the screen.

how to view song lyrics on the iPhone 7

Step 5: View the lyrics. You can touch the Done button at the top-right of the screen when you are finished.

song lyrics on the iphone

There seems to be an issue where the lyrics from Apple Music override any custom lyrics that you may have uploaded for a song yourself. If you are seeing your custom lyrics for some songs, but not others, then this is likely the cause.

Now that you know how to view song lyrics on your iPhone, you can see that information about a song directly from the app instead of needing to search for it in a different app.

Is there a playlist on your iPhone that you would like to listen to from your Apple Watch? Learn how to sync playlists to the Apple Watch so that you can listen to your music without having your iPhone nearby and turned on.

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