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How to use your iPhone to recognise a song

And with iOS 14.2 update, Apple embedded the Shazam app in iOS’ (and iPadOS’) making it available to users as an inbuilt tool.

iOS 14.2 brings Shazam to iPhone's platform.
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.

To give you a quick brief, Apple acquired Shazam back in 2018. Shazam enables users to identify music playing around them. It is available as a standalone app. And with iOS 14.2 update, Apple embedded this feature in iOS’ (and iPadOS’) making it available to users as an inbuilt tool.

Here’s how you can use it:

Step 1: First you need to download iOS 14.2 on your iPhones. To do that follow these steps: Settings > General > Software update > Install.

Step 2: Next, you need to pull it up in the Control Centre. To do that follow these steps: Settings > Control Centre > under More Controls tap on Music Recognition option.

Step 3: Now, you see the music recognition tool, that is, Shazam, appearing in the control centre of your iPhone.

Step 4: When you hear a song, just tap on the Shazam icon in the Control Centre and it will show the song that is playing.

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