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How to Turn Off Clean Version on Apple Music?

As an Apple Music user, I have been frustrated with the clean version of songs that always seem to appear in my playlists. After doing some research and testing, I’m here to share how I solved the issue and some other solutions I discovered. In this blog post, I’ll be discussing how to turn off the clean version on Apple Music.

DeviceSteps to turn off clean version of songsAdditional Tip
iPhone/iPadGo to Screen Time > Content & Privacy Restrictions > Content Restrictions > Music, Podcasts, News & Workouts > ExplicitEnable “Screen Time” passcode when setting restrictions
MacBookGo to Apple Menu > System Preferences > Screen Time > Content & Privacy > Stores > Explicit Music, Podcasts & NewsEnable “Screen Time” passcode when setting restrictions

How to Turn Off Clean Version on iPhone/iPad

Apple Music is a music streaming service that offers a multitude of songs through a wide range of genres for you to enjoy. It’s considered one of the most affordable options out there.

While you’re listening, you may see the letter “E” next to a few songs. This basically means the song contains explicit content. 

Unfortunately, Apple Music censors any content that may be offensive in their songs. Though this may be great for parents and anyone sensitive to graphic content, it’s not an option many grown adults appreciate or actually need. 

To turn on or off the clean version of songs on your Apple Music, just follow the next steps.

Step 1: Check the Screen Time

First things first, get your Apple device (whether it’s an iPhone or an iPad) and unlock it. Next, go to your app library and head to Settings. Once you’re in, tap on “Screen Time.” 

This feature allows you to get all the information you need about your time on the devices. It tells you which apps and websites you mostly use and how much time you spend on the device

Step 2: Head to Content & Privacy Restrictions 

Within the “Screen Time” option, you’ll find another titled “Content & Privacy Restrictions.” Tap on it and toggle the switch next to “Content & Privacy Restrictions” to activate it. 

This feature helps you prevent or allow any access to explicit content on your device.

Note: it’s a good idea to enable the “Screen Time” passcode when you set any restrictions. This will allow you to bypass the restrictions if you’re sharing an iPad or iPhone with a child.

Step 3: Head to Content Restrictions

Once you’ve activated “Content & Privacy Restrictions,” tap on “Content Restrictions.”

In this new menu, you’ll see many options to choose from. Look for “Music, Podcasts, News & Workouts,” give it a tap, and finally choose “Explicit.” 

Now, all kinds of music will play without any bleeps or empty pauses.

How to Turn Off Clean Version on Your MacBook

Turning off the clean version on your MacBook is easy, though it’s not quite like how it is on your iPhone or iPad.

Step 1: Open your MacBook

Get your MacBook, turn it on, and unlock the screen. When you’re done, take a look at the display. 

You’ll notice there’s a menu bar running along the top of your Mac. In this menu, you’ll find an apple icon on the far left. This is the Apple menu

Click on it, and you’ll get a dropdown menu to proceed from. 

Step 2: Head to System Preferences 

From the dropdown menu, click on “System Preferences.” It’s usually the second option.

The “System Preferences” option allows you to customize most of your Mac’s settings and update the OS when needed.

Now, in the various icons in front of you, you’ll see one called “Screen Time.”

Click on it and make sure it’s switched on. If you’re having trouble finding it, just search for it by name in the search bar on the top right corner.

Step 3: Head to Content & Privacy 

After making sure the “Screen Time” switch is turned on, head to “Content & Privacy” in the left panel. Just like with “Screen Time,” turn this option on and then click on the “Stores” tab.

Next, look for “Explicit Music, Podcasts & News.” If the box next to it is lit up in blue, it means explicit content is allowed. If not, make sure to tick it!

To Wrap Up

Read more: How to reset Apple Music library

Though different from iPhone and iPad to MacBook, you can easily turn off the clean version on Apple Music by following the above-detailed steps. 

We hope you’re now listening to your favorite songs just how you want!