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By Dan Moren

Tip: Find the rest of a song’s album in Music on iOS 8.4

Note: This story has not been updated for several years.

With iOS 8.4’s revamp to the Music app, it’s a bit like somebody came into your house and rearranged all of your shelves. Certain things aren’t where you expect them to be, and you might be tempted to think that some have disappeared forever.

Case in point: When I used to shuffle my music library, I’d often find that I wanted to look at the rest of the tracks on the album of the currently playing song. Which was easy enough in the old version of Music–you just tapped the icon that looked like a bulleted list. But in iOS 8.4, that button instead shows your play queue. It took me a while to figure out where the album track view had gone.

Let’s say you’re listening to a track and want to see the rest of the album. First tap the More button (—-) in the bottom right. Then, and this is the tricky part, tap the bar at the top of the menu that looks like it’s just telling you what song you’re playing.

Getting an album listing

Voilà, the album listing. Tricky! I thought Apple had disappeared it for a while, but I’m glad to see it’s still there, just subtle. And now back to exploring the rest of what Apple Music has to offer.

[Dan Moren is the East Coast Bureau Chief of Six Colors. You can find him on Mastodon at or reach him by email at His latest novel, the supernatural detective story All Souls Lost, is out now.]

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