Your iPhone has long been able to identify songs that you hear around you, but it’s never been the easiest process. You can ask Siri or launch the Shazam app, both of which take time and effort. With iOS 14.2, there’s a much easier way.
Apple acquired music-discovery app Shazam in 2018, and quickly made it an ad-free experience. While Shazam has remained a standalone app available across mobile operating systems, Apple has now integrated Shazam more tightly into its ecosystem with iOS 14, allowing iPhone and iPad users to name that tune without opening a separate app. 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.
Dec 15, 2020 Get Shazam Music Recognition Shortcut in Control Center on iOS 14 For the unaware, Shazam is a service that lets you identify songs and music playing around by listening to them. Apple acquired the same back in 2018. While Shazam is available as a standalone app for Android and iOS, Apple has now integrated it even more tightly with iOS.
If you have the Shazam app installed (if not, you can download it here), you’ll be able to add a new song identifier button to the Control Center that can ID songs at a tap. Just head over to the Control Center tab in Settings and click the “plus” symbol next to Music Recognition, and then position it where you’d like. And that’s it.
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The next time you hear a song, simply pull down on the top-right corner of the screen to reveal the Control Center, tap the Shazam button at the bottom of the screen, and wait for the song name to appear in a notification banner at the top of the screen. Tap it and you’ll be taken to the Shazam app where you can purchase or stream the song or album through Apple Music and find more information about the artist.
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Unfortunately, you’ll have to tap the button each time you want to ID a song—unlike Google’s Pixel phones, which identify music in the background automatically. But even so, it’s fast, convenient, and an excellent addition to the Control Center. So go try it out now.