SOME iPhone users might know that their phone has a built-in feature known as Music Recognition the lets them quickly recognize songs without having to download another app.
Music identification apps are a great tool to have when finding new music to add to your library. Here’s a hidden feature on your iPhone to do just that.
To use the Music Recognition feature, it must be enabled first. Go to Settings then Control Center and scroll to the bottom of the page.
Under More Control, you’ll see Music Recognition. By hitting the green plus sign, it will be added to your Control Center.
In order to use the feature, powered by Shazam, on your iPhone, all you need to do is swipe down from the top right of your device to access the Control Center.
You can also swipe up from the bottom of the screen on devices if you have a home button and tap on Music Recognition.
When activated, the Music Recognition button will turn white and a notification at the top of the screen will say Shazam Music Recognition: On.
This means that Shazam is listening for music. You may see an orange LED light on newer iPhone devices, which means that your microphone is on.
The feature should tell you the song name and artist within a few seconds if it recognizes the song. A small notification will appear at the top of the screen for a few seconds if it knows the song.
By tapping on the notification, you’ll be redirected to the Shazam App Clip, a smaller version of the full app.
Be aware, however, that the Shazam App Clip version doesn’t store your songs recognized by the feature.
HOW TO FIND SONGS RECOGNIZED BY YOUR PHONE
Swipe down from the top-right corner of your screen to access the Control Center but press and hold on the Shazam button for a few seconds instead of tapping on it.
This will bring up a window for the Music Recognition feature and will show your entire history of songs recognized through the ID feature.
The number of songs will appear in the top right and you can scroll down to view the whole list.
By tapping on a song, it will open the Shazam App Clip and give you a preview of the song and other songs by the same artist.
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