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Apple Brings Back Music Star Ratings In iOS 10.2 Update

iOS 10What Apple taketh away, Apple sometimes giveth back.  No, not your iPhone headphone jack, but rather music star ratings. They've returned as part of an iOS operating system update that also includes more playlist sorting options and easier access to Now Playing.



Music star ratings are back with the iOS 10.2 update delivered today from Apple. Under Settings app > Music click on "Show Star Ratings." These ratings do not affect Apple's “For You” recommendations.

Also new for music today:


  • Swipe up the Now Playing screen to more easily access Shuffle, Repeat and Up Next
  • Choose how to sort Playlists, Albums, and Songs in your Library
  • When you connect your iPhone to Bluetooth headphones, there is now a headphones icon located in the status bar

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