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How to Disable Apple Music Listening History on iPhone

As a lover of music, I enjoy sharing my playlists with friends and also discovering what’s setting them on fire. However, I don’t think everyone likes to share their favorites with others. If you prefer privacy, there is a way to disable Apple Music listening history on iPhone to prevent your followers from finding out the tracks that you listen to.

Before you can go ahead with the steps, there is one downside you must know upfront. The music you play on this iPhone or iPad won’t influence your “For You” recommendations. If you don’t want your personal recommendations to sync across the board (or wish to keep them private), it would be apt to turn off the Apple Music listening history. Whatever let me walk you through!

How to Turn Off Apple Music Listening History on iPhone and iPad

Step #1. Open Settings app on your iOS device.

Launch the Settings app on iPhone

Step #2. Now, scroll down and tap on Music.

Tap on Music in Settings on iPhone

Step #3. Turn off the switch next to Use Listening History.

Turn Off Apple Music Listening History on iPhone and iPad

That’s pretty much it! Henceforth, your personal recommendations won’t sync across your devices (connected with the same Apple ID). At the same time, your friends won’t see the songs that you are streaming on this particular device.

Later, if you happened to go back for whatever reason, follow the steps that mentioned above and then turn on the switch in the end.

Wrapping up…

It’s always great to have complete control over your stuff. As a user, I really appreciate that.

Recently, we had made a post about how to disable HomePod listening history so that Apple Music won’t play songs from the personal recommendations. Should you think of offering a shield to your recommended songs, give this hack a try as well:

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What do you think of Apple’s music streaming service? Share your thoughts in the comments.

  • Dhvanesh

    The founder of iGeeksBlog, Dhvanesh, is an Apple aficionado, who cannot stand even a slight innuendo about Apple products. He dons the cap of editor-in-chief to make sure that articles match the quality standard before they are published.

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