On your iPhone / iPad running the new iOS 8.4 update, the sorting feature has changed. Now, to sort and filter the songs you have by artists, album, or genre, tap in the middle of the screen (more details below).
Before we explain the actual steps, please note that this tutorial is for iOS 8.4 update. If you are using earlier versions of iOS 8, sorting music is much more easier. All you have to do is launch the reddish-pink Music app and look at the bottom menu.
You will notice the option to sort the current playlist by artists when the “Artists” icon is tapped or get the complete list of songs when the “Songs” icon is tapped.
If you want more option to sort / filter your music, selecting “More” brings up the following options: Albums – Genres – Compilations – Composers.
How to Sort / Filter Songs in Apple Music App On iOS 8.4
But in the new iOS 8.4, the Music app has changed. The bottom menu is new and the option to select “more” is missing. What Apple did is replace all this with a drop-down menu so you can sort your music immediately.
Follow these steps:
Step 1: Launch the Music app on your iPhone / iPad and go to My Music (select from the menu) as shown.
Step 2: From the middle of the screen, tap on Artists (by default, the collection of songs were sorted by Artists).
Step 3: This will pop up a window with the following options: Artists, Albums, Songs, Genres, Composers, Show iTunes Purchase.
Step 4: Choose your sorting method. For example: If you want the Music app to display all the songs, just tap on “Songs” (doing so will show a tick mark to the right). You can also sort by albums, genres, and so on.
Note: You can only select one option at a time.