iOS 15.2 lets you search inside Apple Music playlists


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Apple’s latest iOS 15.2 beta lets users search inside Apple Music playlists for the first time. The update makes it easier to quickly locate tracks, which should make it a little quicker to keep your favorite playlists in order.

This was one of the most requested features for Apple Music playlists. As users have noted, however, the service still has a long way to go before it catches up with rivals on playlist features.

Apple Music picks up playlist track searching

You can use the main search box inside Apple Music to locate a track you want to play. But what if you want to delete a specific song that you no longer want to hear from a lengthy playlist? That’s when things get a little more complicated.

Until now, the only way to locate a certain track inside a playlist on Apple Music was to literally scroll through the list until you found it. But in the latest iOS 15.2 beta, which rolled out to developers on Tuesday, Apple has finally fixed that.

It’s now possible to search inside an Apple Music playlist. Simply open up the playlist, then use the search box that appears at the top of the screen to quickly find the song you’re looking for.

A small step in the right direction

Apple Music fans have welcomed this change — which has long been requested — but many on Reddit are pointing out that the service still lacks a number of popular playlist features that have long been available on rival platforms.

Apple Music is yet to get collaborative playlists, track sorting, or alternative view options — a feature that’s particularly handy for playlists that include multiple albums. Here’s to hoping these things come to Apple Music later.