The Connect feature in Apple Music allows you to follow your favorite artists and see what they’re up to, but if it’s something you don’t really use, here’s how to replace Apple Music Connect with a Playlists tab, which can more useful anyway.
By default, whenever you add an artist to your music library, Apple Music automatically has you follow that artist in Connect, which isn’t a huge deal if you use Connect and plan on following them anyway, but it’s a needless feature if you don’t plan on ever using Connect. Luckily, you can turn that automatic feature off.
There are a lot of things in Apple Music that some users may not like, or there are things that could use improving, which isn’t too surprising considering that Apple Music is still a very new piece of software from Apple, but it will improve over time for sure.
As for Apple Music Connect, you can’t really turn it off, but you can at least get rid of the Connect tab at the bottom and replace it with something a bit more useful for you.
Here’s how to replace Apple Music Connect with a Playlists tab.
How to Get Rid of Apple Music Connect
Surprisingly, it’s really easy to theoretically disable Apple Music Connect, as Apple has a setting built-in that you can enable natively.
At the bottom of the Apple Music app you have five tabs: For You, New, Radio, Connect, and My Music, but you can get rid of the Connect tab without any special trickery in iOS.
To do this, you’ll need to enable Restrictions in the settings by going into the Settings app and then navigating to General > Restrictions.
From there, tap on Enable Restrictions at the top and enter in a passcode. You’ll need this passcode whenever you want to access Restrictions in the future. It’s also required if you ever want to disable Restrictions at any time. This passcode can be different than your iPhone’s main passcode.
After that, scroll down a bit and find Apple Music Connect. Tap on the toggle switch to the right of it. It will turn from green to gray, which means it’s now turned off.
From there, you can go back into the Apple Music app and the Connect tab will now be gone, and in its place will be a new Playlists tab, which gives you quicker access to your playlists.
This is especially useful if you heavily rely on playlists for your music instead of just the My Music section, and at the same time you’re getting rid of the Connect section that you’ll never use.