How to use the iOS 10.2 music star system

The iOS Music application gave a significant change with the arrival of iOS 10. Many changes were positive, although they did not like everyone equally, but there were others that we did not quite understand, such as the elimination of the repeat or random play buttons or the inability to use the system to rate content using stars. iOS 10.2 has brought back an evaluation system that, in addition to marking the music depending on what we like, will improve the proposals of the For You tab of Apple Music.

It is likely that as soon as you read the previous paragraph you have been quick and quick to try to mark some topics with 5 stars and you have not found the option. That is because it is disabled by default. In this post We will show you how to activate the rating system using stars of the iOS 10.2 music app and how to add these ratings.

How to enable rating using iOS 10.2 Music stars

As you can see in the previous image, activating the star rating of the iOS 10.2 Music application is very simple. Simply follow these steps:

  1. The first step may seem to be a truism not included in the previous captures, but I will also say it in case there is any clueless. We have to have iOS 10.2 installed to use this new-old option. To make sure, we will open the Settings application, go to and verify that we have iOS 10.2 installed.
  2. If we have iOS 10.2 installed, we open the Settings application and go to the Music section.
  3. Finally, we activate the switch or toggle which says "Star rating".

How to add stars to music in iOS 10.2

Once the option is activated, adding stars is not very difficult. We will do it as follows:

  1. We open the Music application.
  2. We move to any song.
  3. Now we can do it in two different ways:
    • If we have an iPhone 6s / Plus or iPhone 7 / Plus, we will press harder on the name of a song to bring up the options.
    • If we have an iOS device without 3D Touch, we will have to play and keep on the song.
  1. The next step is to tap on "Rate song".
  2. A pop-up window will appear with the text “Star rating” and 5 unmarked stars. We choose from 1 to 5 (and “Born to Be Epic” from Equilibrium – which is what I am hearing now – it takes… 5 stars).
  3. Finally, we will play on “Ok”.

There are two other ways to do it:

  • If we are in the playback view, we touch on the three points (…) next to the AirPlay icon and continue from step 4.
  • Using Siri. With Siri everything is to try. If we say "Rate this song with 5 stars", our obedient virtual assistant will do it for us.

Personally, I have never been a fan of these valuation systems, but they can help us create smart lists. But what interests me the most, that I like to create my lists manually, is that by valuing the songs Apple Music will know my tastes better and offer me content that suits me more. What do you think? Do you receive the return of the rating system using stars to iOS with open arms?

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