Apple Music allows you to access millions of songs in its streaming library. As an Apple Music subscriber, you can add songs to your library for easy access whenever you want to listen to them. If you’ve been an Apple Music user for some time, you may have hundreds or even thousands of songs in your personal library. Here are some simple ways to see how many songs you currently have added to your Apple Music library.
Check in the Apple Music App
The easiest way to see your Apple Music library song count is directly in the Music app on your iPhone, iPad or Mac. Here’s how:
- Open the Music app on your device.
- Tap on the Library tab at the bottom.
- Under Library, tap on Songs.
- At the top, you’ll see the total number of songs currently in your library. On an iPhone or iPad, it may say something like “Songs: 853” based on how many you have added. On a Mac, you’ll see the song count displayed in the top left under the Library heading.
This Songs section essentially shows you all the music you’ve added over time that is ready for offline listening and ad-free playback as part of your Apple Music subscription. You can scroll through and play any of these songs even without an internet connection.
View in the Music App on iOS
You can also see the song count right on the main Library tab in the iOS Music app. Here’s how to find it:
- Open the Music app on your iPhone or iPad.
- Tap on Library at the bottom.
- Your library song count will display just below your profile name at the top of the Library section. For example, it may say “3,146 songs” or another number based on your personal library size.
This provides a handy at-a-glance view of your overall collection size. The number includes all songs you’ve added over time from Apple Music, those purchased from the iTunes Store and any that you’ve uploaded.
Check on Mac
Mac users can also easily see their Apple Music library song count right from the sidebar in the Music app. Follow these instructions:
- Open the Music app on your Mac.
- In the sidebar, you’ll see a section called Apple Music. Click on it to expand the menu.
- Underneath Playlists, Artists, Albums and other categories, you’ll see a Songs category.
- The total number of songs in your library is displayed below Songs. For example, it may show “Songs 2,837” or another amount.
Clicking into Songs will display your entire Apple Music collection that’s ready for offline listening. The sidebar provides a convenient spot to see your overall library size whenever you need it.
Find It in iTunes on a Computer
If you still use iTunes on a Windows PC or Mac, you can also find your Apple Music library song count there:
- Open iTunes on your computer.
- Click on Music in the top menu bar.
- Under Library, click on Songs.
- The total number of songs in your library will be displayed at the top right. For example, “Songs 2,597.”
This provides the same library song count you’d see on Mac, iPhone and iPad directly within iTunes. The number includes music added from Apple Music, purchases and your own song uploads.
Check on iPhone Using Siri
You can also use Siri on your iPhone or iPad to tell you how many songs are in your Apple Music library. Just activate Siri and say “How many songs do I have in my music library?” or “How many songs are in my Apple Music library?”. Siri will tell you the total count aloud.
This provides a handy hands-free way to get your song total without needing to open the Music app. Keep in mind Siri can only access your library count when you’re connected to the internet.
See Song Count in iTunes on Windows
For Windows users, you can find your Apple Music library song number in iTunes by following these steps:
- Open iTunes on your Windows PC.
- Click on Music in the top menu bar.
- Under Library, click on Songs.
- At the top right, iTunes will display the total number of songs you have. For example, “Items 3,112.”
This shows the total count of songs in your personal Apple Music collection within iTunes on a Windows computer. Like on Mac, it includes music added from Apple Music, purchases and your own uploads.
Use a Smart Playlist to See Song Count
You can also use an Apple Music smart playlist to display the total number of songs in your library. Here’s how to set it up:
- Open the Music app and tap on the Library tab.
- Tap on Playlists, then New Smart Playlist.
- Give the playlist a name like “View Library Song Count”.
- Under Match Music, select “Any” for the menu options.
- Tap Create at the top right.
This will create a new smart playlist with all the songs in your Apple Music library included. The total number of songs will then be shown at the top of the playlist.
Creating a dedicated smart playlist is a handy way to quickly see your song count without having to navigate into your full library. You can update the playlist at any time to refresh the total.
Check on iPhone Using Shortcuts App
If you have an iPhone or iPad, you can also use the Shortcuts app to get your Apple Music library song total with just a tap. Here’s how to set it up:
- Open the Shortcuts app.
- Tap the plus icon to create a new shortcut.
- Add the “Music” action.
- For the action, tap Songs.
- Tap Next then Done to finish the shortcut.
- Give the shortcut a name like “Library Song Count”.
Now when you run this shortcut, it will instantly show your Apple Music library song total. You can add it to your Home Screen or Siri for fast access any time you want to check your overall count.
Approximate Count via Recently Added Playlist
If you want to get an approximate sense of how many songs are in your Apple Music library, you can extrapolate it using the Recently Added playlist:
- Open the Music app and go to Library > Playlists.
- Open the Recently Added playlist.
- Scroll to the bottom and note the date range of the songs shown.
- Divide the number of songs shown by the number of days in that date range.
- Multiply that per day average by the total number of days you’ve used Apple Music.
For example, if Recently Added shows 200 songs over a 50 day period, that’s 4 songs per day on average. If you’ve used Apple Music for 2 years (730 days), you’d estimate your total library size at around 2,920 songs.
While not an exact count, this method can provide a good ballpark estimate based on your recent Apple Music activity. Keep in mind it may be lower than your actual total if you haven’t listened to your full library in a while.
Knowing the number of songs in your personal Apple Music library can be useful for quantifying your listening habits over time. By regularly checking your library count, you can get a sense of how fast your collection is growing and how much you’re using Apple Music.
As you can see, Apple provides a few handy ways to quickly view your total Apple Music song count across iPhone, iPad, Mac and iTunes. So whether you want to casually check on your overall collection size or need to know a specific number, it’s easy to see how many items you have in your Apple Music library.
|Apple Music app||iPhone, iPad, Mac|
|Smart playlist||iPhone, iPad, Mac|
|Shortcuts app||iPhone, iPad|
|Recently Added playlist||iPhone, iPad, Mac|
As you can see in the table above, the Apple Music app, iTunes, Siri, smart playlists, Shortcuts app and Recently Added playlist all provide easy ways to see your Apple Music library song count depending on which device(s) you are using.
So next time you want to find out how many songs you have available for streaming and offline playback from Apple Music, just use one of these convenient methods to get your current total.
Learn How You Can Maximize and Monitor Your Listening
Now that you know how to check your Apple Music library song count, here are some additional tips to help you get the most out of your music collection and Apple Music subscription:
- Check your library count regularly to monitor growth over time.
- Aim to listen to your full library on a rotating basis to get value from your subscription.
- Create organized playlists or use smart playlists to find forgotten songs.
- Use the Recently Added playlist to keep tabs on your new music.
- Delete any unwanted songs to keep your library organized.
- Download playlists or albums you want for offline listening.
- Share playlists with friends and family to discover new music.
- Use Siri requests like “Play something I haven’t heard in a while” to mix up your music.
Optimizing your Apple Music experience means making the most of your personal library. By actively managing your collection and listening habits, you can get the most value out of your Apple Music subscription and the songs you have available.
So keep an eye on your total song count, but more importantly, get out there and start listening. There’s a world of music ready for you to explore and enjoy!