IOS 14.2 brings Shazam to iPhone's platform. (Apple) Apple earlier this month released a software update on its iPhones and iPad that brings a music recognition tool called Shazam to its devices.
- Even if it's just because you're too embarrassed to loudly ask Siri what the name of a song is, the new Music Recognition tool is a welcome addition to Shazam on your iPhone. Don't Miss: New Features & Changes in iOS 14.2 for iPhone; Adding the Shazam Button to Control Center. The Music Recognition control is opt-in, so you'll need to add it.
- How to Find What Song is Playing with iPhone Music Recognition Control Center Feature. First and foremost, you’ll need to make sure that your iPhone or iPad is running iOS 14.2/iPadOS 14.2 or later to use this feature. Music Recognition isn’t available in the Control Center by default. To add it, simply follow the steps below.
Apple has today released iOS 14.2 and iPadOS 14.2 to the public. In addition to bringing fixes for a large number of the bugs that iOS 14.0 and iPadOS 14.0 introduced for VoiceOver and braille users, these releases add the previously reported new People Detection feature to the Magnifier app on devices with the LiDAR Scanner.
Our testing suggests that the following pre-existing accessibility bugs have been resolved in iOS 14.2 and iPadOS 14.2:
At the time of posting, we are unaware of any new bugs or regressions for blind and low vision users in these releases.
As we always stress, we can make no claims on the completeness or accuracy of our testing. We are only a small team, and it is simply impossible for us to test all devices, configurations, applications, and use cases. Accordingly, to help us ensure that the information on this page is as complete and accurate as possible, please let us know in the comments of any fixes; enhancements; or regressions that you find in your own use of iOS 14.2 and iPadOS 14.2.
General Changes in iOS 14.2 and iPadOS 14.2
iOS 14.2 and iPadOS 14.2 introduce a number of new emoji. These include smiling face with tear, ninja, pinched fingers, anatomical heart, black cat, mammoth, polar bear, dodo, fly, bell pepper, tamale, bubble tea, potted plant, piñata, plunger, wand, feather, hut, and more. MacRumors has the full list of new emoji here.
Elsewhere in these releases, there's a new Shazam Music Recognition control for the Control Center and new designs for the Control Center's Now Playing widget and the AirPlay interface.
The release notes for iOS 14.2 are as follows:
iOS 14.2 includes the following improvements for your iPhone:
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- Over 100 new emoji, including animals, food, faces, household objects, musical instruments, gender-inclusive emoji, and more
- Eight new wallpapers in both light and dark mode versions
- Magnifier can detect people nearby, and report their distance using the LiDAR sensor included in iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max
- Support for iPhone 12 Leather Sleeve with MagSafe
- Optimized battery charging for AirPods to slow the rate of battery aging by reducing the time your AirPods spends fully charged
- Headphone audio level notifications to alert you when audio level could impact your hearing
- New AirPlay controls to stream entertainment throughout your home
- Intercom support with HomePod and HomePod mini using iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, AirPods, and CarPlay
- Ability to connect HomePod to Apple TV 4K for stereo, surround sound, and Dolby Atmos audio
- Option to provide statistics about Exposure Notifications, without identifying you, to participating Public Health Authorities
This release also fixes the following issues:
- Apps could be out of order on the Home Screen dock
- Camera viewfinder may appear black when launched
- The keyboard on the Lock Screen could miss touches when trying to enter the passcode
- Reminders could default to times in the past
- Photos widget may not display content
- Weather widget could display the high temperature in Celsius when set to Fahrenheit
- Next-hour precipitation chart description in Weather could incorrectly indicate when precipitation stops
- Voice Memos recordings are interrupted by incoming calls
- The screen could be black during Netflix video playback
- Apple Cash could fail to send or receive money when asked via Siri
- Apple Watch app may unexpectedly close when opened
- Workout GPS routes or Health data are prevented from syncing between Apple Watch and iPhone for some users
- Audio is incorrectly labeled as 'Not Playing” in the CarPlay Dashboard
- Devices could be prevented from charging wirelessly
- Exposure Notifications is disabled when restoring iPhone from iCloud Backup or transferring data to a new iPhone using iPhone Migration
How to update
Ipad Ios 14.2
iOS 14.2 and iPadOS 14.2 are available via Over-the-Air Update (Settings > General > Software Update) via Finder on a Mac with macOS Catalina or later, or via iTunes on a PC or Mac with macOS Mojave or earlier.
Before updating, we strongly recommend making a full and complete backup of your device (either locally or in iCloud, depending on personal preference). This will ensure that, in the unlikely event that something goes wrong during the update process, you will have a current backup on hand in case a device restore becomes necessary. Also, if using OTA update, we recommend plugging your device into a power source for the duration of the download/installation process, so as to prevent the unlikely event of your battery going dead during the update.
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More information on how to update the software on your device is available on this Apple Support page.
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As always, we look forward to hearing your thoughts on these updates. Do you like the new features and changes? Let us know by adding a comment below.
Earlier this month, Apple released iOS 14.2 with a new music recognition feature that makes identifying a song easier than ever. The new feature brings a music recognition button that lets you identify a song that is playing with a single tap.
The music recognition tool is powered by Shazam, which Apple acquired in a 2018 deal worth an estimated $400 million. This new feature works independent of Shazam and does not require the user to install the Shazam app or subscribe to any services. Instead of calling up Siri, users can open the Control Center shade and tap a button that’ll launch music recognition.
How to Set up Music Recognition
Before you can use the music recognition, you need to install iOS 14.2 or newer. To find out if you are running the latest iOS software, you need to open the Settings app and then select General > Software update. iOS will let you know if your software is current or if it needs to be updated.
Once the iOS 14.2 (or newer) update is installed, you can add the Control Center’s music recognition button as follows:
- Open the Settings app.
- Scroll down and select Control Center.
- Scroll until you see More.
- Tap the green + button next to Music Recognition to add it to your Control Center.
Using Music Recognition
If you have an iPhone with Face ID, you can pull down the Control Center shade by swiping down from the top right-hand corner of your display.
If you have a phone with Touch ID, you can swipe up from the display’s bottom to open Control Center.
The music recognition button is the one with the Shazam icon (S). Simply tap the button, and iOS will automatically launch music recognition. It works with music playing around you and even music playing through your headphones.