Wednesday, December 14, 2016

How To Turn On And Use Star Rating Feature In iOS 10.2 Music App

In this post we will show you how to enable Star Rating in iOS 10.2 Music app and use this great feature. With the iOS 10 release back in September many users who’s been using Star rating feature in iTunes for more than a decade were very disappointed that Apple has remove this feature. Well, Apple heard your outcry and they’ve brought it back, kind of. It’s not enabled by default and it’s only available if you upgrade to iOS 10.2.


So to get Star rating feature you need to update your device to iOS 10.2. First, navigate to the “Settings” app, launch “General“, then “Software Update” and make sure you’re running iOS 10.2.Once done follow easy steps below on how to enable and use Star rating in iOS 10.2 Music App.

How To Turn On Star Rating Feature In iOS 10.2 Music App


Step 1.On your iOS 10.2 iPhone go to the “Settings” app.

Step 2. Then head to the “Music” section and toggle the “Show Star Ratings” option. Just like that, the feature is enabled.


How To Use Star Rating In iOS 10.2 Music App


Even when enabled, star ratings in the Music app are kind of hidden. You won’t find the feature prominently displayed in the Now Playing screen.

Instead, if you have an iPhone 6s or above, you’ll have to 3D Touch a song title to bring up the contextual menu. There you’ll find the “Rate Song” option.

Click on it and a popup asking you the star rating between 1 and 5 will show up. Rate it and click on “Done“. As you can see, Apple clearly hasn’t made this easy for you.


Those who have device without 3D Touch feature can get to the feature using the three dotted options menu. It’s the button in the bottom-right corner of the Now Playing screen, as shown on the screenshot below. Click on it to find the same “Rate Song” option.