How to find loved songs on Apple Music for iPhone

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December 6, 2023

Apple Music, much like other streaming services, provides users with the option to express their appreciation for songs by clicking the Love button, represented by a heart icon. However, unlike some platforms, Apple Music doesn’t automatically generate a playlist for your loved songs. This distinction arises because the Love button on Apple Music primarily serves to enhance the service’s understanding of your musical preferences, aiding it in recommending songs, artists, and genres that align with your taste.

If you’ve accumulated a substantial list of loved songs within the Music app and are eager to play them on your iPhone, the following guide will assist you in locating your loved songs and crafting a playlist that includes all the tracks you’ve designated with the heart icon.

Part 1. Find all loved songs that are in your library or playlists

1.1 Find loved songs on Apple Music using a Mac or a Macbook

Note: This will only work if the songs you “loved” were added to your Apple Music library in the first place.

To find the songs you’ve loved, open the Apple Music app on your Mac. When the app opens, click on the Songs tab under “Library” from the left sidebar. 

In this section, you will find a list of all the songs you’ve included in your Apple Music library. Look for the Love column, indicated by a heart icon, among the various columns such as Title, Time, Artist, Album, Genre, and Plays.

If you cannot find the Love column, right-click on any column’s header and select Love from the list that appears.

To see all the songs you’ve loved in your Apple Music library, click on the Love column header at the top. 

You will now see all the songs you marked with the heart icon inside Apple Music library and these songs will be highlighted by a heart icon under the Love column.

1.2 Find loved songs on Apple Music on your iPhone

It’s not so easy to find all liked songs on Apple Music on your iPhone like on Mac. Apple Music app for iPhone doesn’t have the sort feature. To view all loved songs on iPhone, you need to create a Smart Playlist of all of your loved songs on Mac/PC. The Smart Playlist will be also synced to iPhone. Later Apple Music will itself recognize the songs you’ve marked with “Love” and add them to this playlist.

To create a smart playlist, open the Apple Music app on your Mac PC or Macbook. When the app opens, click on File from the Menu bar and go to New > Smart Playlist

Click the Artist box and choose Love. Select the third box and choose Loved. Hit OK and name your playlist.

All the songs you’ve loved on your iPhone, Mac, or any other Apple device will now show up inside this playlist. 

Note: This will only work if the songs you “loved” were added to your Apple Music library/playlist.

Since Apple syncs playlists via iCloud, you’ll be able to find this playlist on your iPhone. In this way you can find all loved songs on Apple Music on iPhone.

Part 2. Find all loved songs that aren’t in your library or playlists

Unfortunately, Apple Music doesn’t have a straightforward way to view all loved/disliked songs that aren’t in your library or playlists. It’s a bummer, I know. But you can try sending feedback to Apple and request this feature for future updates. In the meantime, adding songs you love to playlists or your library might be the best workaround.

As an alternative, you can use Marvis Pro, which serves as an excellent alternative to the official Apple Music app.

Within this app, the home screen offers complete customization, allowing you to tailor it precisely to your preferences. You can handpick sections such as Recently Played songs, Most Played songs, Loved songs, Top Charts, New Releases, Radio Stations, and more, thereby creating a unique and personalized home experience within the app.

Another noteworthy feature of the Marvis app is its gesture-based side menu, which proves especially handy when you need to operate your phone with just one hand. Furthermore, Marvis boasts an intuitive interface that seamlessly adapts to both portrait and landscape modes.

Available for a one-time purchase of $9.99 on the App Store, Marvis Pro is compatible with both iPhone and iPad devices.

Part 3. How to download Apple Music loved songs to MP3?

It’s easy to download the loved songs on Mac, PC or iPhone. However, if the song is added to your library from Apple Music catalog, the downloaded songs are DRM protected and can only be played within Apple Music app.

Pazu Apple Music Converter lets you convert any copy protected Apple Music and iTunes songs you have in your library to MP3, AAC, WAV, FLAC, M4A, AIFF without any loss in quality. One of the distinguishing features of Pazu Apple Music Converter is that it can download and convert Apple Music at a really fast speed — almost 10 times faster than any other similar software. It is integrated with the Apple Music web player, so you can batch convert any Apple Music playlist or album to the format you choose without iTunes app. The following tutorial will show you how to download Apple Music to MP3 and get Apple Music for free. 

In addition, Pazu Apple Music Converter can recognize and identify tracks as it downloads, and automatically tag the files with the relevant artist name, track title, album tags as it goes. The downloaded songs are fully searchable by artist, title or album, creating your entire music library simply and quickly.

Step 1 Launch Pazu Apple Music Converter

Download, install and run Pazu Apple Music Converter on your Mac or Windows.

Apple Music Converter

Step 2 Choose output format

The default format is M4A in 256kbps. Apple Music Converter also supports MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV and AIFF. Click the gear icon if you want to change output format or output folder.

Apple Music Converter settings

Step 3 Choose a playlist, artist or album you want to download

Follow the on-screen instructions to choose a playlist, artist, or album that you want to download.

add Apple Music songs

Step 4 Start to download Apple Music songs

Click “Convert” button to start downloading Apple Music songs, albums and playlists to mp3, so you can play them anywhere you want, even after cancelling Apple Music subscription.

convert Apple Music to MP3