Shazam Shortcut Ios 14

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Shazam identifies a song by creating a unique digital fingerprint to match what you’re hearing with one of the millions of songs in the Shazam database.

Use the Shazam app

If you have the Shazam app installed on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch or Mac, you can use the app to identify music and save the songs to your library.

  1. Open the Shazam app on your device.
  2. Tap or click the Shazam button to identify what’s playing around you.

Apple’s music recognition app Shazam has been updated to take advantage of new iOS 14 features like picture in picture support as well as the Back Tap shortcut feature. Shazam was updated to version 13.25 today with support for iOS 14. Interestingly the main new feature is for the music recognition to work when watching videos with the new picture in picture option on iPhone. IOS 14 Back Tap Using Shazam Shortcut! Posted by 2 months ago. IOS 14 Back Tap Using Shazam Shortcut! Log in or sign up to leave a comment Log In Sign Up.

When Shazam identifies the song, it’s saved in My Music, along with all of your other previous Shazams.

After you've identified a song, you can connect to Apple Music and other music services to listen to your Shazam.

If you don’t have an Internet connection, the app will still create a unique digital fingerprint to match against the Shazam database next time your device is connected to the Internet. If a song can’t be identified, it will disappear from your pending Shazams.

Use Auto Shazam

To enable Shazam to automatically identify what’s playing around you, touch and hold (or double-click on Mac) the Shazam button . When Auto Shazam is on, Shazam will match what you’re hearing with songs in the Shazam database – even when you switch to another app. Shazam never saves or stores what it hears.

You can then find the Shazams identified with Auto-Shazam in My Music, grouped together by date.

To turn off Auto Shazam, tap or click the Shazam button.

Use Shazam in Control Centre on iPhone, iPad or iPod touch

You can Shazam songs directly from Control Centre on your iPhone or on your iPad.* To add Shazam to Control Centre, go to Settings > Control Centre, then tap the Add button next to Music Recognition.

To identify songs from Control Centre, tap the Shazam button to identify what's currently being played on your device or around you. Shazam can identify songs being played on your device even if you're using headphones.

* Requires iOS or iPadOS 14.2 or later.

More ways to identify music

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  • On iPhone or iPad, say “Hey Siri”, then ask what the song is.
  • On iPhone or iPad, add the Shazam widget to identify music in the Today View.
  • Use Shazam on your Apple Watch to Shazam tracks.
  • To identify music from the menu bar of your Mac, get Shazam for Mac from the Mac App Store.
  • On HomePod, say “Hey Siri, Shazam this song”.
  • Use the Shazam It action to add music recognition to your Shortcuts.

See your previous Shazams

You can see your previous Shazams in the Shazam app on your device and online when you create a Shazam account.

  • On iPhone or iPad, swipe up on the main Shazam screen to access My Music.
  • On Mac, recent Shazams will appear below the Shazam button.
  • On Apple Watch, recent Shazams appear below the Shazam button, and they are also saved to My Music on the paired iPhone.
  • To access your Shazams on your other Apple devices and online at, you can save your Shazams in iCloud. This also ensures you won't lose your Shazams if something happens to your device.

Change your settings

In the Shazam app, swipe up to My Music from the main Shazam screen and then tap the Settings button to adjust Shazam settings:

  • Control Notifications from Shazam.
  • To enable Shazam to automatically start listening when the app is opened, turn on “Shazam on app start”.
  • Use iCloud to back up your Shazams.

Microphone settings on iPhone, iPad or iPod touch

Shazam needs access to the microphone on your device to hear what you're listening to. On iPhone or iPad, open Settings, scroll down to the installed apps and tap Shazam, then turn on Microphone. If you can't see an option for Microphone, you may have restrictions turned on for Privacy settings.

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  • Use Shazam on Android devices.
  • You can create a Shazam account to keep track of all your Shazams and view them on
  • In addition to Apple Music, you can connect Shazam to other services, such as Snapchat and Spotify.
  • Find out more about Shazam's Terms & Conditions.
  • Find out more about Shazam & Privacy.

With the recent iOS 14.2 update, Apple now lets you add the Shazam button to your control center. Using it, you can recognize music directly from the control center on your iPhone. Follow the quick guide below to get Shazam music recognition in the control center on your iPhone running iOS 14.

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.

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To use the Shazam shortcut, all you need to do is update your iPhone to iOS 14.2 (or iPad to iPadOS 14.2). Also, there’s no need to install the Shazam app on your device.

Add Shazam Button to Control Centre on iPhone.

Open the Settings on your iPhone.


Please scroll down to Control Center and click on it.

Here, look for Music Recognition under the More Controls section.

Click the green-colored Plus (+) icon beside it to add it to the control center.

That’s it. The Shazam music recognition control will now be added to your control center. To check the same, swipe up from the bottom (or swipe down from the upper-right corner in case of newer iPhones) to open Control Center and click the Shazam icon.

Shazam will then listen to the music playing around you and identify it within seconds. When the song is identified, a banner notification will appear at the top. You can tap it to learn more about the song and artist or choose to play the music on Apple Music.

Wrapping Up


This was a quick guide on how you can add and using Shazam music recognition on your iPhone directly from the control center. I personally find this very convenient instead of asking Siri to identify the music. Do let me know your thoughts in the comments below.