Today we are going to show you how to identify music without installing any apps on your iPhone. Both in Google Play and App Store we can find numerous applications for that purpose, but there is no doubt that the first one that comes to mind is Shazam. It reached such popularity that Apple decided to buy it in 2017 for 400 million dollars.
How to identify music without installing any apps on your iPhone?
Since the release of iOS 14, you don’t need to install the Shazam app on your iPhone to identify music that you’re hearing on the radio, in a store, or anywhere else. You can do it directly from the Control Center, which we explain below.
If you have the Shazam app installed on your iPhone, you can use it to identify songs and save them in your library. But it is also possible to find out what is playing at any given time without using this app. And no, we’re not talking about asking Siri.
You can find songs with Shazam directly from the Control Center on the iPhone (or iPad). To add Shazam to Control Center, go to Settings > Control Center Then, under “More Controls” press the (+) button next to “Music Recognition.”
From that point on, when you want to identify the music that is playing, just pull down the Control Center and click on the Shazam icon. The message “Shazam Music Recognition: On” will appear at the top and a notification with the name of the song and the author will be instantly displayed.
By tapping on that notification, we can go to the App Store to download the “Shazam” app or access the song’s tab to purchase it. In addition, you can view the songs you have identified in the Control Center by pressing and holding the Shazam button to open your History View.
From there, tap any song in the History View to open it in the Shazam app or an app clip on the device. To add that song to the Shazam app library (if you have the app installed), tap the More button and then Add to Music.
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Note that the Shazam Music Recognition feature can identify not only the songs playing in the background but also the songs playing on your device even if you are using headphones.