iOS 17.1 Update Adds Custom Playlist Art Features To Apple Music

Apple released the first iOS 17.1 beta to developers yesterday and people have been picking through it to see what’s new.

One of the changes that has become apparent is a new feature in the Apple Music app that gives people new tools when creating custom playlist artwork.

The change means that people can pick from a selection of color-matched playlist artwork, giving them a new jumping-off point. Previous versions of iOS simply gave people basic tiled images or the option to upload a custom one of their own.

But this tweak means there is more flexibility when adding the perfect artwork to your new playlist, as spotted by MacRumors.

As of beta one, Apple provides eight different artwork styles featuring geometric shapes and gradients, with the title of the playlist in the top left corner. The colors used in the artwork are picked from the album artwork of whatever song is first in the playlist.

This is the first iOS 17.1 beta and as such it’s possible that things will change between now and the final release. We can also expect there to be more betas before the software is ready for release to the public, too.

There is currently no official word on when we can expect that release to happen, but we will likely see it within the next few weeks.

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