Love app - major glitch 3/5
I love this app but it’s unusable with the glitch that prompts you to enter your itunes password every time it opens. It often makes me re-enter it multiple times in one use.
Sign in to Apple 1/5
This app makes me sign into my iTunes login every time I visit it now
Really advertisements that stop music? 1/5
Why is it that on an app that is used to look up lyrics, y’all have advertisements that completely stop my music? Super dumb. Fix it
Music interrupted 1/5
Too many advertisements that interrupt my music this app is trash now
I like it but some annoying issues 3/5
If you scroll to fast it simply just returns you to the top of the page. Sometimes you click on a line of lyrics to see the annotation and it displays the annotation for a completely different line. In NWA’s “Gangsta Gangsta”, on the last group of lines at the end of the page, it either fails to completely load a line of lyrics or makes them appear out of nowhere when clicking on a completely different line. These issues have been around on the app for a short while and honestly I thought they would have fixed them by now. I hate to say it, but I think they’re just ignoring these problems and bugs because they seem like minor issues that could be fixed. But the problem is that these minor issues make the app frustrating to use sometimes because they happen so often. Other than those bugs, I think it’s a great app.
SO FRUSTRATING 2/5
I use to use this all the time, but now I go to use it and it cuts the song off as soon as I open the app! What happened Genius? Please don’t make me pay for Apple Music when I already pay for Spotify. I will just uninstall the app and use the website I guess, thanks.
Can’t sign in 2/5
I’m not able to sign in with Twitter. I get an error every time. Not sure the reason but obviously this heavily limits my use of the app.
Taking me back to home page when switching apps 3/5
By Samantha D.b
This app is great overall and I would give it 5 stars however I find it very inconvenient that whenever I look up a song and I’m looking at the lyrics, sometimes I’ll exit the app to switch to another app (usually Spotify) for literally 5 seconds and I switch back to Genius and it takes me all the way back to the home page rather than just staying on the lyrics page of the song where I left off. It’s annoying because then I have to search it again or click on it from the search history and wait for it to load (which sometimes will take very long too) and I just see no reason for why it has to take me back to the home page and make me search the song again rather than just staying on the page of the song where I last left off especially since it’ll only be like 5 seconds that pass by in which I left the app & that’s enough for the app to send me back to the beginning. Other than that I haven’t run into any major issues!
Needs better account settings
I still haven’t figured out how to add a profile picture or find out what activity my stuff has gotten. Look at SoundCloud Pulse, there should be a lot of account accessibility.
By #68 two chainz
Why does my music stop playing when I open the app? Is it because of the ads that they force on us? I don’t know but it is awful.
Fix this now 1/5
By Dominic Zetouna
Every time I open the app I have to login to my Apple ID!!! Please fix ASAP
Excellent app but.... 4/5
Amazing app. I’ve had the app since genius was rapgenius.com. Genius has grown in so many directions since those days. This app is amazing for letting artists and listeners define and interpret the music. Such a great concept with line by line meanings to songs and full album details and reviews.
With that being said, Genius PLEASE remove the sign in to Apple Music feature. It makes the app so much LESS user friendly. I can’t use the app any more because every 5 seconds (no exaggeration) there is a pop up that demands Apple Music credentials. Pressing cancel oa similar option makes the pop up reappear within 2 seconds. Entering the info will stop the issue temporarily until the app is killed. Once it reloads there it is again demanding this info.
That inconvenience overpowers the utility and enjoyment available with the app. I like to use it most days in fact, but that feature eliminates the desire to find the meaning behind the music. No one wants to be prevented from seeing their precious artists’ words by irritating pop ups demanding info from them. I haven’t used the app much in the past few months because of this disappointing feature. Take notes Genius, accessibility and convenience are top of the list of product demands in the 21st century. You’ve made an amazing product, don’t let feature creep ruin a great reputation.
Love the app however 4/5
You need Spotify support.
Keyboard bug 4/5
By Sain im
Overall great work! easier to use app instead of going to website but sometimes, (well most of the time) keyboard doesn’t show up and it’s kind of annoying when you’re trying to annotate or writing a suggestion.
could use some fixing 3/5
one of the main things I see when looking through the lyrics is sometimes they’re wrong or the “meaning” is a stretch
I understand it’s sort of a wikipedia kind of “anyone” can make changes but I and i’m sure a lot others , appreciate when you get the artist to try to clear things up a little , only because it’s easier for the person who made the song the describe it . I also know a lot of artist like to leave their songs up for interpretation. Kinda like “it’s what you what it to mean “
The main problem id wish for you to fix is the bug that makes the app crash when you delete a comment .. i would say make an edit option but i feel as if that’s not necessary.
Fix “what’s playing” 4/5
By J. Tarantino
The “what’s playing” feature will no longer enable(stopped working actually)
Reported from an IPhone XS
Great app otherwise
This does it all. =^) 5/5
Lyrics are very accurate, and BONUS with this app is I can look up lyrics for songs in my music library fast.
Tested 3 similar apps 1st.
... w/ iPhone 8, iOS 12.2, 3 months
PLEASE FIX THIS ISSUE 1/5
Please fix this issue: every time I am using this app this requires me to type password got my apple id - EVERY. TIME. - i don’t even understand what makes this app wants me log in... i love genius so much but this bug makes me pretty annoyed... so please... consider this.
The app doesn't have any more functionality than the website other than the ability to put in your own meanings or comments.
The app has many, many glitches and I've only had it for a day. I couldn't change my profile pic. The search bar glitched to the top of the screen all but two times I used it.
Basically, the only good content in the app is the lyrics and meanings that the people put on it, not even the creators. Just use the website. It's way easier to manage than the app.
LOVE Genius - the app is a mess 1/5
I've been a Genius user and editor for years. Unfortunately, the IOS app in its present state is virtually useless. Searches don't return comprehensive results. Images in annotations aren't resized properly, so they're distorted or cut off.
Want to actually add or approve annotations, song facts, or bios? Too bad, the app will freeze or crashes long before you navigate that deep in any menu. Want to view your own activity log on your profile? Too bad! That's literally impossible to do, for some reason.
It's frankly bizarre that the top brass at Genius are neglecting this and focusing on all the tie ins with Spotify and Apple Music instead. Those features don't even connect the listener with the real annotations made by the Genius community, which really undermines the whole ethos of the site.
Great app!!! 4/5
Hello, developers I can see that you have put sooooo much effort into making this app as useful and as efficient as possible, and one thing I really like about this app is that it shows the top trending music!
That’s all for now but keep up the good work devs!!!
Awesome App but..... 3/5
There is just one thing that is super annoying :: always goes back to the home page if you switch to another app, instead of staying on the lyrics you were once reading. Then you have to search all over again to find the song you were looking at. Can this be fixed.
Small issue 5/5
Love the app but always ask me to sign into my iTunes account when I open it
We need dark mode 3/5
I love this app. The only thing missing is dark mode.
keeps asking to sign in to itunes 2/5
keeps asking for itunes password i dont feel safe.
Always requesting Apple ID password 4/5
There’s no one time I don’t get asked to enter my Apple ID password! I love this app but every time I go in it I have to enter my password. I tried deleting the app and all but nothing works. I just use other apps/websites instead now
Genius is fantastic, but the app needs to stop asking for my iTunes password 3/5
i love genius. have loved it for years. i think the site/app is a must for anyone who cares about music & lyrics. however every time i open the app it asks me to sign into iTunes again, prompting me to re-enter my password. it’s been doing that for at least several months, on both my new XR and the 6s i had before that. they really need to fix this, as it is very frustrating. Face ID/Touch ID isn’t an option it seems; i have to type out my password manually every time i launch the app, or it becomes unusable. if i decline, then it hounds me incessantly with the password pop-up. (note to devs: FWIW, my iTunes account is different from my iCloud account. i have 2 accounts on my iPhone, one for iCloud and one older account for iTunes. iOS allows and understands this. it’s a normal - although perhaps not a super common - thing. perhaps that’s the issue... however the genius app is showing the correct account/email address - the one i use for iTunes - in the pop-up prompts, and it does accept my password each time. so maybe that’s not the issue. hard to say). anyway if they could fix this, i would be a much happier user. as it is, it can be a chore to use, if i just want to quickly peak at some lyrics on a whim.
APPLE MUSIC RUINS GENIUS 1/5
It used to be you could listen to a track and peep the lyrics on the genius app.
Now in order to listen to the whole song you must own Apple Music which is lame. When this becomes more ‘open source’ again let me know.
For now I’m deleting this because I’m not paying for Apple Music to enjoy the Genius App.
Great Idea, Poor Execution 1/5
This app is a great idea, I like using Genius to find lyrics to a song and get some information on those lyrics, that is about the only good thing about the app. The functionality of the app is bad, when you search for a song or album you don’t get all of the possible searches you can get, you only get the popular choices. Another thing I wish was different about this app is when you try editing an album or song to adjust it to its correct lyrics it is basically impossible, you are able to modify the lyrics if there is a wrong word in there but can not modify a whole album to add a few songs that were left out of the album. There is no place to edit something that is incorrect or even a place to report a problem to Genius which is frustrating.
Caching ruins the app 2/5
Open another app and come back to Genus and you are returned to the Home screen. When was this app designed? 2005? 5 star content and a seriously poor app.
Definitely Download 5/5
By Bekah SG
I use Genius almost everyday. It’s perfect for casually checking the words to a song or for committed music fans who want to memorize lyrics. Love this app.
Great app! One issue though... 5/5
Great app but every time I use the search the lyrics mic it never works
Please fix an issue with itunes 3/5
By Yall Killin my Vibe
Each time I open the app it ask me to sign into iTunes... That's seriously the most annoying thing when you're trying to get in and find a lyric fast.
DON’T EVEN DARE TO USE IT 1/5
It undocks your keyboard PLUS they are so greedy you can’t change your profile picture
Stop taking me to the homepage 3/5
I search for a song, I’m reading the lyrics, I go to another app, and come back to Genius and my song is gone. I’m on the home page that has literally nothing I will ever be interested in ever, and I have to search again. I love everything conceptually about this app but the execution drives me nuts. I’ll still keep using it though but just please KEEP ME ON THE SONG I LAST VIEWED :)
Search function is garbage 1/5
FIX THE ITUNES LOGIN BUG!!!! 3/5
I love this website/app and have since 2012. But it’s grown very annoying that everytime I open the app it asks for my iTunes login each time. It makes me not even want to use the app. Please fix this issue, it’s has been going on for months now.
Keyboard issues 2/5
I love using the web browser of this app but when I decided to actually download the app, I can’t type anything. I tap on the search bar and my keyboard goes to the top of the screen and I can’t do anything. I’ve closed the app and reopened it, redownloaded it, but nothing :(
I think this app is great. But why do I have to sign in every time I open the app?? It's too tired to doing such meaningless thing. At least I want to keep my favorite lyrics at my page.
Most are so good! I just want these problems solved.
please fix sign in bug! 1/5
i love genius and this app but i can’t search anything because i’m spammed with itunes store password requests. why should i have to enter my password at all for a lyric site in the first place is kind of crazy, never mind having to do it every time i use the app.
i will happily update this review to 5 stars when this issue is resolved. thank youuu
Annoying pop ups 2/5
The app keeps asking me to sign in iTunes whenever I open it
Great But Frustrating. 4/5
Amazing website, but the App needs a lot of work. Way too many bugs, half the time I just use Spotify or Apple Musics lyric system because the Genius App messes up so much and it’s been like this for years. PLEASE FIX IT
No ‘Now Playing’ 3/5
When I’m playing music through Apple Music and open the Genius app. The now playing no longer pops up for easy access to the song lyrics. I have to search the artist and song up. Is this a bug or something that can be fixed? Or at least if it’s working make it more consistent with songs that play.
By Charles Pippin
Awesome app! Please add spotify playlist support :)
Lacking compared to Android 2/5
The fact I can only use it with Apple Music and tunes from iTunes is really disappointing. I use Tidal and Google Play Music and can't even have my lyrics pop up while playing.
Love genius but app has some issues 2/5
I want to start off by saying that genius is by far the best lyrics website out there but there app is a little buggy. The main problem is sometimes the app just won't load lyrics. I will try to click on a song to view the lyrics and even though my internet connection is fast, it won't load the lyrics until I restart the app. Also, sometimes it just won't load search results for searched songs. All in all, genius is great, the app isn't.
Pretty good, search algorithm is garbage 1/5
The search algorithm is utter trash. It gives you the most irrelevant songs. Please develop an algorithm that provides relevant results.
Great but needs Spotify integration 3/5
This app is great, but is unusable if I can’t play the song through the app. Going back and forth is a pia.
Doesn’t live up to name 4/5
By Ned Klotz
I listen to billboard mainstream rock and when I search for songs it does not geniously recognize the most currently popular songs of the day first. I realize not everyone is in to mainstream rock but current stuff rather than stuff from 20 years ago plus should headline the search results. Now that type of logrythm would be real genious.