During the iOS 16 announcement at WWDC today, Apple Music didn’t get any stage time despite being one of Apple’s most important services. Still, there are a few small changes to the Music app that are worth noting: the sorting of playlists and the ability to mark an artist as “favorite”.
iOS 16 Features for Apple Music
First and foremost, the Music app with iOS 16 now lets you sort playlists by a handful of different parameters. Traditionally, all Music app playlists have been sorted by the order in which songs were added to the playlist: earliest added songs at the top and most recently added songs at the bottom.
With iOS 16, all Apple Music playlists have new sorting options. This includes the ability to sort in reverse order of the playlist by when songs were added (newest at the top), as well as by title, artist, album, and even release date.
You can find the new playlist sorting option by going to a playlist in the Music app, tapping the three dots in the top right corner, and finding the new sorting option in the menu.
iOS 16 also lets you mark a particular artist as a favorite. “Keep track of the artists you care about most with new music notifications and improved recommendations,” says Apple. This new favorite option can be found on an artist’s profile in the Music app.