Share Apple Music Playlists on iOS 14.5 and Later with This Workaround

New updates are added at the bottom of this story…

The original story (published July 20, 2021) follows:

Apple Music is another subscription music streaming service from Apple that lets you play millions of songs in its ever-growing library.

With the recent Apple Music update, it got Dolby Atmos support and also unlocks lossless audio for an immersive audio experience. This very feature sets it apart from its rivals, which makes Apple Music more worthy than ever.

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Apple Music gets a thing or two with almost every new version of the operating system, whether it’s user interface changes or added features, at least on iOS devices. The Android app has also evolved a lot over the past few years.

Unfortunately, this time Apple instead of adding would have removed a major feature with iOS 14.5, which is the ability to share playlists on Apple Music, and people are definitely pissed off about that.

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I can’t share a playlist in Apple Music after 14.5.1 upgrade.
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I normally share playlists with my wife, but I can’t do that anymore. no option under the “three dots” button. What should I do? What can I do?
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It’s still unclear whether Apple actually removed the “Share Playlist” option in Apple Music or if it’s just a random bug appearing for many users after updating to iOS 14.5 and its iterations.

It is worth mentioning that Apple Music has always been plagued with issues, whether on iOS or macOS, which hamper the user experience.

If you’re also one of the many people who can’t share Apple Music playlists, don’t worry because a possible workaround can apparently recover the option to share your playlists.

How to Share Apple Music Playlists on iOS 14.5

The workaround is to make your Apple Music profile visible in search to retrieve the “Share Playlist” option under the three-dot menus in the upper right corner.

An Apple Music user was kind enough to share a solution on the Apple Community Forums for this frustrating problem.

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As mentioned, you need to create an Apple Music profile first before following the given steps.

This makes your profile visible to searchers, but it is still in your control to make it visible only to people you authorize.

Even better, Apple seems to have fixed the issue in the incoming iOS 14.7 update. Since it may be a while before everyone upgrades to the new version of iOS, the above workaround should be useful until then.

Update 1 (July 26)

iOS 14.7 now adds the missing share playlist menu option back to Apple Music. This was mentioned in the official iOS 14.7 update release notes.

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