How to Change Your Profile Picture, Name, and Nickname in Apple Music

Customize your page in the music streaming service

What to Know

  • To set up your profile, tap the silhouette icon and then select See What Friends Are Listening To > Get Started.
  • To change your profile name or picture, tap your profile picture and then select View Profile > Edit.
  • Apple removed Connect from Apple Music in 2018, but you can still check out what your friends are listening to.

This article explains how to edit an Apple Music profile on iPhones and iPads with iOS 11 and later.

How to Update Your Apple Music Profile

Your profile is visible and accessible on most pages in Apple Music. Follow these steps to set up and customize it.

  1. Open the Music app and tap Listen Now at the bottom of the screen.

  2. Tap the Account button at the top of the screen. It's the silhouette of a head with a circle around it.

  3. Select See What Friends Are Listening To.

  4. Tap Get Started.

    iPhone Music app showing profile setup screens
  5. Tap the camera icon to take a profile picture or choose one from your Photos app.

    Edit your name or nickname by selecting the field and typing in a custom name. If you don't want your full name to appear, you can shorten it to just your first name or any nickname you want. The official "@nickname" can be the same as your name or different.

    Tap Continue to Find Contacts to move on.

    The nickname can't include spaces, but you can put in an underscore in place of one.

  6. The next screen shows your contacts who are currently sharing their information on Apple Music and ones who are on the platform but don't have profiles.

    Tap Follow next to your friends' names to share music with them and see theirs, or tap Invite to ask other contacts to create profiles of their own.

    Tap Next to continue.

  7. The next screen contains privacy settings. Tap to select whether anyone can follow you or just people you approve. You can also use the lower switches to decide when Apple Music will notify you with friend recommendations or show you in other people's.

    Tap Next to continue.

    Music app setup on iPhone
  8. If you've created playlists on Apple Music, the next page lets you share them with your contacts.

    Select Next.

  9. Finally, you can decide whether to receive notifications when you get new followers or when artists you like have new music.

    Tap Done to finish your profile.

  10. You can change your profile picture, name or nickname in Apple Music later by tapping your profile picture or icon and then selecting View Profile and the Edit button to open the Edit Profile screen where you can make the changes.

    Apple Music screens for changing profile name and photo

If you skipped the signup and are wondering how to turn on your 3-month free trial, read our detailed instructions on signing up for Apple Music.

What Happened to Apple Music Connect?

When Apple Music premiered, it included a social feature called Connect, which let fans and their favorite bands interact. To do this, users could create a customizable profile like a Twitter or Instagram account so that their friends could find them, and people could see who they were talking to.

Apple removed Connect from Apple Music at the end of 2018, but it still contains a social element that you can use to check out what your friends are listening to and find more tunes for your own library.

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