ProTip: Get your Apple Music username before someone else does


Add your unique username for Apple Music Connect before someone else snags it.
Add your unique username for Apple Music Connect before someone else snags it.
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When you sign in to Apple Music, you have access to Apple’s new music-centric sharing and socializing system, Connect.

While Ping may have come to an an ignominious end, Connect has the advantage of being integrated into the new, exciting Apple Music to the very core, and will let everyone signed into an Apple ID account (not just Apple Music members) use the system to follow their favorite artist.

When you comment on a Connect post, though, you’ll be known by a user name, which uses the @ symbol just like Twitter.

If you want to have something unique, though, you’ll need to act quickly and enter it now, before the service gets clogged up with all the other people that might want your specific user name. Here’s how to do just that.

To find your Apple Music username, launch Apple Music, and then tap on the little “Me” icon in the upper left corner of the screen.

You’ll see your name at the top, and a grey circle with your initials in it. Tap there, and you’ll get to a second page where you can tap the Edit button and enter a username after the @ symbol. You can also tap on the little circle to add a profile picture – choose one from your camera roll or take one on the spot. When finished, hit Done and now all your Connect posts and comments will show your @ name and your picture. Hoorah!

Hat tip to Alex Heath on Twitter.


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