Chapter 8. Music & Videos
Of all the iPhoneâs talents, its iPoddishness is among its most successful. This function, after all, gets the most impressive battery life (40 to 80 hours of playback, depending on the model). And thereâs enough room on your phone to store thousands of songs.
In the Music app, five tabs greet you across the bottom: Library, For You, Browse, Radio, and Search.
Some of the appâs features are useful only if youâve subscribed to Apple Music, Appleâs $10-a-month music serviceâbut not all of them. The internet radio stations, for example, mean that youâll never run out of music to listen toâand youâll never pay a penny for it.
If youâre not interested in paying for an Apple Music subscription, you can hide the two tabs youâll never use (For You and Browse). To do that, open Settings â Music and turn off Show Apple Music.
The For You and Browse tabs disappearâand a new tab, Connect, takes their place. This is the mini-rock-band Instagram service described on the next page.
The bottom line: Your Music app might show you either of two different sets of tabs. Complicated? Yes. Anyway, this chapter is written as though you havenât hidden the Apple Music tabs.
The Apple Music service, which debuted in 2015, is a rich stew of components. For $10 a month (or $15 for a family of six), you get all the features described in this section.
You can give Apple Music a free 90-day trial. After that, youâre charged $10 ...