Users who use streaming music services like Spotify missed one of the key features in Apple Music. Is about Crossfade or what is the same: the crossfade between songs. A sound effect that allows the transition between songs and that was already available in the version of Apple Music for Android but not yet for iOS or iPadOS. Finally, Apple Music will receive the Crossfade effect in iOS 17 and iPadOS 17 although in the first betas it seems not to work.

After a long time waiting… it comes to iOS 17 and iPadOS 17 Crossfade in Apple Music

Currently when we play a song in Apple Music on any iPhone or iPad when it ends for and the next one begins. The Crossfade effect prevents this abrupt transition and allows one song to fade into the next. That is to say, the song that is ending ends progressively to start the next one in the opposite way, gradually increasing its intensity. In fact, long ago when iTunes functioned as a nerve center for music playback, it was a highly valued option among users and over time a large number of services began to adopt it.

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This effect It was already available on other services such as Spotify and the version of Apple Music for Android, Yes, always at the request of the user. However, Apple Music did not yet have this effect on its operating systems. But this has changed with the advent of iOS 17 and iPadOS 17, which neatly bring the Crossfade effect to Apple Music.

Obviously, this transition can be turned on and off at the user’s request by going to Settings > Music > Crossfade/Crossfade and activating the function. However, In this first beta of iOS 17, its activation causes the Settings app to collapse and prevents its activation. It seems like a bug that Apple will most likely fix in the second beta in the coming weeks.