Getting Song Lyrics to Display on Your iPhone/iPad/iPod touch While Playing
Many new iPhone/iPad/iPod touch users don’t know how to get song lyrics to show on their devices’ screen. It is actually very simple: just tap the playing song’s album art, and then the song lyrics will display over the album art.
If you don’t see a certain song’s lyrics after clicking its album art, that is probably because there is no lyrics embeded into the song. Follow these simple steps to add lyrics to the song:
Important Note: The iOS 5.0.1 running in the iPad 2 does not support song lyrics displaying, so even though you insert the lyrics to the song, you still can’t see the lyrics on your iPad2’s screen. I suggest you gaining some iOS song lyrics prompting apps from iTunes App store to solve this problem.
- Open iTunes on your computer.
- Find the problematic song in your music library, then right click it and click on the Get Info.
- Clicking the Lyrics tab you will see a text entry box where you will input the song lyrics.
- Search the internet for the song lyrics. If you don’t want to manually search for the song lyrics, here is a program named Wondershare TidyMyMusic for Mac enabling you to automatically find and add lyrics to all songs in your iTunes library at once.
- Copy & paste the song lyrics you found into the text box under the Lyrics tab, and click OK to save it.
- Re-synchronize your iPhone/iPad/iPod touch with iTunes.
Now, play the song again on your iPhone/iPad/iPod touch and tap the album art to see if the lyrics display. If it still doesn’t work, please try these operations:
- Check the version of your iTunes to see if it is the newest. If not, upgrade it.
- Delete the song from your iTunes music library, then re-import it and re-add lyrics to it.
- Add song lyrics to the Comments text box under Info tab instead of the Lyrics text box.
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