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How to set a photo as a cover page for an Apple Music playlist

Playlists, which have gradually replaced the way we listen to music, have several advantages. Among them is that we can create as many as we want and manage them comfortably from our iPhone, iPad or Mac. In addition, to distinguish them easily, and at an aesthetic level, we can set a photo or image as a cover of the list.

Thanks to this option we can decorate our favorite lists with photos or images, in which we can even add text or effects if we wish. It is important to note that we can only customize the cover of the playlists that we have created . If the list comes from Apple Music, either shared by another user or created by their editorial team, we must keep the cover page that comes with the list.

How to set a photo as a cover page for an Apple Music playlist
How to set a photo as a cover page for an Apple Music playlist

We can modify the cover of any list, both on our iPhone or iPad and on our Mac. In addition, thanks to Apple Music the change will be synchronized to all our devices . The steps to follow are as follows.

On our iPhone or iPad

  1. We open the Music app on our iPhone or iPad.
  2. We go to the Library tab.
  3. At the top we play in Lists, in the case of the iPad we play in Library and then Lists.
  4. We open the playlist for which we want to change the cover.
  5. We play Edit in the upper right.
  6. We touch the camera icon in the center of the existing cover.
  7. We choose between Make Photo or Select Photo. In this case we will use the second one.
  8. We are looking for the image we want to use as a cover.
  9. We enlarge and center the image as we want it to appear.
  10. We press Use.
  11. We press OK.

On our Mac

  1. We open the Music app on our iPhone or iPad.
  2. In the left sidebar we click on the list of the one we want to change the cover.
  3. We touch the existing cover sheet and choose Another to load an image from our computer or drag it over the existing cover sheet from, for example, the Desktop.
  4. We framed the image.
  5. We press OK.

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And just like that. Whether it’s on your Mac or your iPhone or iPad, you can place and edit the cover of any of your playlists. Plus, if we want, we can use the app Photos to mark or apply filters to the image before selecting it for even more creative possibilities.

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