How to Crossfade Songs on Apple Music iPhone

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It’s always pretty nice to listen to all the songs you’ve compiled on a playlist on your apple music app. Even with that, one thing is certain, you might not like how one song comes to an abrupt end before the next one starts.

The silence between one song ending and the next one starting is almost unbearable to most of us. Now you’re wondering how you can make the songs fade smoothly between each other. Well, you’re in luck because in this article we’ll be talking about how to crossfade songs on Apple music iPhone.


Can You Crossfade Songs on Apple Music iPhone?

There’s nothing better than the smooth transitioning of one song into the next one when you’re listening to a playlist. When one music fades out perfectly for the next to enter, it makes much more sense while you’re listening to your playlist on the apple music app.

But the real question is, can you crossfade songs on apple music on your iPhone? Fortunately, you can. It’s really quick and easy once you know your way through the app.

You don’t need to have tons of DJ equipment before you can crossfade songs on your iPhone. Apple has already made the cross fade feature available on the apple music app on your iPhone for free. To add, it’s actually very easy to apply this feature.

Although his feature was previously no available to iOS users, apple later included the feature after tons of customers pleaded for the feature to be added on apple music. That leads you to the next question, how do you crossfade songs on the apple music app through your iPhone?


How to Crossfade Songs on Apple Music iPhone

Since you know that it is possible to crossfade the songs on you apple music app, how do you do it? All you have to do is toggle on the crossfade feature on the app. Like we said, the cross fade feature was previously unavailable to all iPhone users in the past but you can now access it.

With this new feature, you can give all your songs a really smooth transitioning effect if you want to. In order to toggle on the crossfade feature, use the detailed steps below to help you through that.

  1. Open the apple music app on your iPhone.
  2. You will see a tab labeled “for you”, tap on it.
  3. One the next screen under the “music” section, you will have to scroll down and tap on settings.
  4. You will see the crossfade option, tap on it to toggle it on.

After toggling on the crossfade option, you might want to change the duration or time it takes for one song to crossfade into the other. As usual, we’ve got you covered on what you need to do, just follow the steps below: 

  1. Open the apple music app on your iPhone.
  2. At the top left of your screen you will see three dots, tap on it.
  3. Tap on settings.
  4. Tap on cross fade.

One the next screen you will have to make a choice on how long you would want the songs to crossfade by adjusting it. Like we said, it’s that quick and easy. You can go back and play the songs on whatever playlist you want to see if it works.


Can You Apply Crossfade on Only One Song on Apple Music iPhone?

Some songs have longer periods of silence when it ends and it’s annoying. You wait in silence before you can hear the next song start to play. Is it actually possible to set the crossfade feature to one particular song and fix the awkward silence at the end?

Luckily, you can. The crossfade feature can be applied to only one song if you chose to. If there’s a particular song that you’d love to fix with this feature, here’s how you can do it:

  1. Open the apple music app on your iPhone.
  2. Open the song you would like to apply the crossfade effect to.
  3. From the bottom of the screen you will have to swipe up until you see a list of options.
  4. Tap on “more”.
  5. Tap on “Crossfade”.

After selecting crossfade, you can now adjust the time between when the song will successfully fade to let the next music play, eliminating the awkward silence at the ending of the song you applied the crossfade effect to. This makes the transitioning of the song feel a little bit normal.

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Why Isn’t Crossfading Working on My Apple Music iPhone?

There could be tons of reasons why the crossfading effect isn’t working on your iPhone’s apple music. It could be that the crossfade option isn’t toggled on your iPhone’s setting.

Sometimes the features on the apple music app or any app at all really depends on the default settings that was already placed in the default settings. These default settings can greatly determine what you can actually set on the app. If the default settings on the music app does not correspond or agree with the new settings you are trying to put in, it may not work.

The crossfade option needs to be toggled on before you can apply it on apple music. After you’ve tried the above tips and the crossfade effect isn’t working, follow the steps below to toggle it on through the settings app:

  1. Open the settings app on your iPhone.
  2. Tap on music.
  3. You will see the crossfade option, toggle it on.

That should get the cross fade effect up and running. If that doesn’t work, it may be due to a bug on the app itself. Try restarting your iPhone and trying again.



With the above steps you should be able to apply the crossfade effect on any song of your choice using the apple music app on you iPhone. The steps are quick and easy to follow.

After applying the crossfade feature you can now set how long you would want the transitioning to last, it all depends on your own preferences.


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