How to see all the secrets that you know about Apple Miss all day while I work for Mac in the background softly playing music. Of streaming services prefer Apple Music. Often used recommended, the collections, sometimes I twist favorite playlists.
Not so long ago Apple forced to adhere to European legislation on the protection of personal data of users GDRP, launched the ability to upload personal data available to the company.
And one developer, Pat Murray decided to take advantage of this and launched a service that analyzes music preferences of the users of the Apple Music service. As the source used was exported from the servers Apple file.
Outlet get detailed stats for all tracks and listening time. In this tutorial we will explain how to access such information.
Downloadable information on the Apple website
Apple has taken care to ensure that any user could download any information that the company stores on its servers. If Apple did not — would get an impressive fine.
Step 1. We go to a special section of the website Privacy.Apple.com and we pass authorization with the Apple ID.
Please note that you should use the same uchetku that the Apple Music service.
Step 2. On the receipt page of the copy data, select the item “Information about multimedia services, Apple”. Just put a check mark in front and move on.
When you select the maximum file size set to 1 GB.
Step 3. Click “Run”.
Apple will warn that the data went to prepare. The mail will also receive a notification.
The assurance of Apple, to the processing of data will take no more than a week. In reality, personally I prepare the necessary files took four days.
Step 4. About the end of the procedure to prepare the files you will receive a reminder letter. It will also be a link to download.
Given that this type of request only summary tables and any multimedia files size of uploaded files in my case amounted to only 2.98 MB.
Downloadable “Information about multimedia services, Apple”. Swinging it in a ZIP archive.
Step 5. Unpack this file and then another file — “App_Store_iTunes_Store_iBooks_Store_Apple_Music.zip”.
All we now have adequate data to third-party service that will allow a complete picture of the history of Apple Music.
Step 6. Open the website of the service Music.PatMurray.com.
Click on the “Choose file”. In the unpacked files find the file “Apple Music Play Activity.csv”. It is located in the folder Apple Music Activity.
You can now view detailed statistics of your activity on the Apple Music service. Graphics, time, number of playbacks of the tracks and preferences — it will all be on the same page.
Using the service, you can learn a lot of interesting information. Here is a list of data that are available in the reports:
favorite track playback time
the total usage time of Apple Music
the number of reproduced tracks
the number of songs and artists that you listened to
statistics of service usage by months
playback time on a specific date
play time during the day
favorite songs by year
the entire list of the most popular songs by number of plays
All of this information a little bit amazes and surprises. So for 2018 from the speakers of my MacBook and smartphone service Apple Music continuously played 59 days. I listened to 7 293 songs, and favorite team continuously played 2 days and 7 hours.
By using the service, you can make certain conclusions and to adjust their music preference, or to create a list of favorite tracks.
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