The "Shazam" software, which has been part of Apple's app package for several years, is used to identify songs so that you can find out about the band or artist, lyrics, album and the like. By recognizing a song by Shazam, it can also be added directly to your own music collection. As Apple announced with the update to Shazam version 15.36 for iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch, the whole thing now also works with the use of apps alongside YouTube, TikTok, Instagram, etc. You can find the free download in the App Store.
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The Shazam changelog on the official app page states, among other things, the following about the new version: "You can now identify songs in apps like TikTok, Instagram, and YouTube. Just open Shazam, tap the blue button and switch back to the app you were using […]” So the whole thing works in the same way as recognizing songs that are playing outside of the smartphone. When testing the new function, I didn't get a notification when the artist and song were determined, but the information was displayed when I switched back to the Shazam app.
Much faster: house Shazam in the control center
If you don't want to first swipe YouTube, Instagram, TikTok, or other apps with music content, find and open the Shazam app, tap the button, and then switch back, it's faster too. Simply bring the Shazam music recognition into control center your iPhone or iPad.
Then all you have to do is swipe down from the top right corner of the display, tap the Shazam button and music recognition will start. The app playing music can remain open in the background all the time. This way the video and song are not interrupted.
In order to bring Shazam into the control center, you must have the app installed. You then proceed as follows:
- Opens the Settings on your Apple mobile device
- Tap the menu item control center an
- Activates the Rules "Allow access in apps"
- Adds the point below under "Additional controls". musicerkennung from
- Is located musicerkennung in "Contained Controls" you're done
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