Following the recent public release of iOS 14, the beta developer of the next iOS 14 update, iOS 14.2, was almost immediately announced by Apple. Apple added a dedicated tile to its music recognition tool with this update, Shazam for the iOS control center. And here’s how you can install the tile and start remembering songs in your control center.
Now, bear in mind that this feature is only available in the iOS 14.2 developer and public beta that I am running on my iPhone X at the moment. So, for those running the software’s official update, just wait a few days for iOS 14.2 to be released officially.
If, however, you are running the current iOS public or developer beta on your Apple device, then in the control center you will certainly check out the new “Shazam” tile.
How to Add Shazam in Control Center
So, first, let me tell you how to connect a tile to your control center, because by default, it won’t be there.
- Open “Settings”.
- Go to the “Control Center” menu.
- Scroll down to find the “More Controls” section.
- In this list, you will now find a new option called “Music Recognition”.
- Tap the green “+” button beside this option to add it to your control center.
Now, you can find a dedicated tile with the familiar “Shazam” logo whenever you pull down (or up, for Touch-ID-enabled devices) your control center.
How to Use It to Recognize a Song
Only open your control center and tap the “Shazam” tile anytime you need to remember a tune. It’s going to turn blue and begin pulsating. Initially, the tool will ask you for permission to use your device’s microphone. Then, after a few seconds of waiting, the song you are listening to will be identified and a notification banner will be sent, leading to the official Shazam website containing all the information about the song.
Today, one of the special enhancements to this feature is that Shazam can now detect and recognize a song you are playing on the computer itself. For those who like listening to random playlists during their spare time, this is a pretty useful feature.
So, in iOS 14.2 beta, it was all about the new ‘Shazam.’ With the public release of iOS 14.2, it will be making its way to global iOS users.
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