If you’re anything like us, you live your life creating playlists for anything and everything – parties, trips to the beach and we’ve even a playlist for winding down in the evenings. One great (but understated) feature of Apple Music is the ability to add custom images to each playlist, allowing you to quickly glance at your list of playlists (a playlist-list maybe? Who knows.) and select one based on the images chosen. Your beach playlist could use a photo of a beach, club playlist could have a photo of a dance floor, etc.
A photo can be added when first creating a playlist, or simply by accessing an existing playlist and tapping the edit icon. In both cases, a camera icon should be displayed at the top of the page and tapping on this will present you with two options; take photo or use an existing photo. Once you’ve selected/taken a photo, you’ll have to crop it to a square (why didn’t the app allow you to take a Square photo?) and tap choose to save your selection.
Adding a photo will not only add an image to your playlist, but will also transform the look of the playlist too. Apple takes the main colour of the image you’ve selected and applies it to the theme of the playlist. It’s a really nice, personal touch and is one that people need to know about.