Identify Music with your iPhone without Shazam or any other App

 Don’t you just hate it when you have a tune of a song stuck in your head and you just can’t seem to remember the words? Or when you hear an amazing song at a cafe and just don’t want to lose it. Also, when you hear a song you know but don’t seem to remember it. Well, we have all been through it and technology has made it easier for us to get through them all. You might already know a lot of software and the power of Google to identify music, but this article will make it even easier. Want to know how? Let us explore the option that will help you Identify Music with your iPhone without any app.

1. Set up the Shazam Control Centre Button

We all love Shazam for helping us identify hundreds of songs in every situation, but now it has become easy to reach too. Now, you don’t need to open the Shazam app to assist you in identifying music. All you need to do is swipe down the control settings and find it next to your torch. The iOS 14 update has made this possible and I’ll tell you exactly how you can have shazam right on the tip of your fingers always. To Set up the Shazam Control Centre Button:

  1. Go to Settings.
  2. Open the Control Center Settings.
  3. Here, you can see the options that are already available on your Control centre, along with options that are not included under “More Controls”.
  4. Look for Music Recognition in the list and press the + icon to add it to your control centre.

Now, you’ll find a shazam icon right there on your drop-down control options which can identify the song on the go. So, whenever you hear music that you wish to identify, swipe down, click the shazam button which will light up the icon ensuring you the music is being heard. When the process is complete you will find Music Recognition banner on your Home Page, displaying the name of the song. The option identifies songs within 15 seconds, but if that doesn’t happen a notification of song not detected will appear. In this case, you might want to go closer to the source of music.

2. Ask Siri to Identify Music with your iPhone

The best thing about owning an iPhone for many people is ‘Siri’. The virtual assistant who can do a lot, including recognising the song that is playing. If the first option is not something you wish to use, you can simply ask Siri.

If ‘Hey Siri’ is enabled on your iPhone you can ask Siri ‘Hey Siri, what is this song’ without even touching your phone. In situations when the option is not enabled, simply ask Siri ‘What is this song’ after pressing the home button. A message from Siri along the lines of Let me listen will pop on your screen. When your phone can catch the music correctly, it will show you the song. If Siri is not able to listen to the music then try and reduce the background noises by going closer to the music source. If there is still a problem in identification, then try using some third-party app.

3. Type words you remember, hum or whistle a song on Google

If the song is in your head and not playing in your surrounding, then google is the way to go. You can type in the lyrics of the song you remember and you’ll get results stating not just the name of the song, but everything about the song. There are chances though that the specific line you remember fit more than one song and don’t get you specific results. In that case, you can hum or whistle the song to google. To do that, follow the below steps:

  1. Open the Google app or open the site on Safari
  2. Click on the Microphone on the right, which will prompt a new page which says ‘Listening’.
  3. When you do that you’ll see the option of ‘Search a Song’ at the bottom.
  4. Now, start humming or whistling and Google will listen to the same and find results similar to your tune.
  5. You’ll get a list of results that are similar to your tune and if you don’t find the song you are looking for, go for ‘Try Again’.

There you have it, this is how you can Identify Music with your iPhone Easily without downloading any other app. 

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