How to recognize songs on iPhone with iOS 14.2 music recognition

Taylor Swift performs at the 2019 American Music Awards in Los Angeles on November 24, 2019.

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

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

Your iPhone can recognize music in iOS 14.2 with just one tap.

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It is fun and easy to install. What do you do here

  • First, make sure that you are running the latest software on your iPhone. To do this, go to Settings> General> Software Update. You must be on iOS 14.2 or newer.
  • Once you install the update, open Settings on your iPhone.
  • Tap Control Center.
  • Scroll under “More” and tap on the green ‘+’ button next to music recognition.

It adds the music recognition function to the control center.

Tap on this button to identify the song from your iPhone.

Todd Haselton | Cnbc

On an iPhone with Face ID, you simply drag the Control Center shade by swiping down from the top-right of the phone and tapping on the music recognition icon, which I have labeled in the image above. On iPhones with the Home button, simply swipe up from the bottom of the screen to access this menu and find the icon.

Now you can use it whenever you listen to a song, even if you are listening to a playlist with headphones, to see the song title and artist.

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