Add & Edit Lyrics of Songs in iTunes and View Them in the iOS Music App
Did you know you can add or edit the lyrics of any song in your iTunes library? And of course, once you sync that song to your iPhone or iPod touch, you’ll then be able to view the lyrics directly on the iOS device screen. The whole process is quite simple, though you’ll have to fill in lyrics yourself if they aren’t already there, but with no shortage of lyrics sites out there the words the songs are only a quick google search away. The result is that you’ll be able to actually see the words to a song while you’re playing it in the Music app rather than taking a wild guess.
Here’s what to do, though you’ll want to repeat the process for each song since obviously each song is going to have different lyrics:
- Open iTunes, right-click on the song to modify lyrics for and choose “Get Info”
- Click the “Lyrics” tab and place in new song lyrics, or edit existing ones, click “OK” when finished
- Resync iTunes with iOS if the songs were not edited directly on an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
- Now on the iOS device, locate the song(s) in Music app and tap the album artwork to display the lyrics, scroll down to navigate through lengthy songs
On the iOS side, the lyrics appear at the same screen as the scrubber appears, floating over the album art.
Since the lyrics are placed over album art, you might want to add some album art manually if iTunes couldn’t fill it in on it’s own through the menu option. That is done through the same Song Info panel.
The lyrics feature has been around in iTunes for quite some time and works the same in both Mac OS X and Windows.