For example, in the Apple Music "For You" section, I start playing one of the suggested playlists. While that is playing, I am browsing around in Apple Music looking at other things (but still listening to the original playlist).

Now I want to go back to the original playlist. I can't find any way to do that, short of opening up "For You" and scrolling through it trying to find the original thing I tapped. (And it doesn't help that the "For You" section refreshes itself while I am scrolling, making it a frustrating moving target.)

  • Have you tried the back arrow? Goes back in history no matter what tab you were in. – emotality Jul 18 '16 at 23:31
  • On iOS I've tried the swipe-down and swipe-back actions. But that only works if I haven't "done anything". E.g. if I have scrolled around in "For You" to look at other suggestions, now I can't quickly get back to the original playlist, and of course "For You" may have refreshed so the original playlist might not even be there. – Nate Jul 18 '16 at 23:34
  • Ahh oops I thought this was OSX question, sorry, no back arrow lol. – emotality Jul 18 '16 at 23:37

I have discovered you can click the “artist name - album name” on the now playing screen. Then click the playlist. Click artist name on now playing screen.

  • This is working for me in iOS 12.3.1 as of June 2019 (seems they keep changing things). In addition to that in the screenshot, I get "Go to Artist" – Jason S Jun 25 at 0:35

Tap on the mini player, then on the "Up Next" button on the right:

mini player, up next

You can edit the "Up Next" list on that screen.

When finished you can tap on "Done".

It shows the following 20 tracks, not the full playlist.

  • Well that’s better than nothing. If only you could see the original playlist. – Nate Jul 19 '16 at 5:33
  • @Nate you can always go to My Music > Playlists and look for it – Jaime Santa Cruz Jul 19 '16 at 13:53
  • If the playlist was from “For You” or “New” then it won’t be in my playlists unless I’ve specifically added it. – Nate Jul 19 '16 at 15:01
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    Right. Pretty confusing. Haven't seen the iOS 10 music app but it is supposedly redesigned. Hopefully this is one of the things they solved. – Jaime Santa Cruz Jul 19 '16 at 15:04

Ask siri which playlist is playing, works for me!

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    Not an awful answer. Can you just add a picture and some more explaining on what this allows you to do, maybe some possible limitations. – JBis Jul 6 '18 at 19:26
  • Does it take you back to the playlist or just tell you the name of it? – Nate Jul 9 '18 at 17:37
  • Siri didn't work for me, response: "I'm not sure what playlist this is." iOS 12.1.4 The @Mr_Moneybags answer works for me. – bk-se Mar 18 at 2:51

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