iPhones: How to recognize any song with just a tap — here’s how to set it up

iPhones: How to recognize any song with just a tap — here’s how to set it up

 

Apple released a software update for iPhones and iPads earlier this month that includes a built-in music recognition button that can help you quickly identify a song that’s playing.

 

It’s one way Apple is using Shazam, which it acquired in 2018 for an estimated $400 million. And you don’t need to have the Shazam app installed for this to work. All you do is add a button to the Control Center menu and then; when you hear a song you like and want to know who the artist is, you just tap the button.

 

 

It’s fun and easy to set up. Here’s what you do.

  • First, make sure you’re running the latest software on your iPhone. To do that, go to Settings > General > Software update. You need to be on iOS 14.2 or newer.
  • Once the update is installed open Settings on your iPhone.
  • Tap Control Center.
  • Scroll down under “More” and tap the green ‘+’ button next to Music Recognition.

That adds the music recognition function to Control Center.

 

 

ALSO READ: Apple added a secret button to your iPhones

 

 

On an iPhone with Face ID, you just pull down the Control Center shade by swiping down from the top-right of the phone and tapping the Music Recognition icon; which I’ve labeled in the image above. On iPhones with a home button, just swipe up from the bottom of the screen to access this menu and find the icon.

 

Now you can use it whenever you hear a song, even if it’s while you’re listening to a playlist with headphones on, to see the song title and artist.

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Osigweh Lilian Oluchi is a graduate of the University of Lagos where she obtained a B.A (Hons) in English, Masters in Public and International affairs (MPIA). Currently works with 1stnews as a Database Manager / Writer. [email protected]

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