If you are fond of music, chances are pretty high that you may have come across Shazam and even tried it to discover music playing in your surrounding. As someone who loves to listen to songs and identify the ones that sound cool to my ears, I have long been a huge fan of this music discovery app. So, I’m really glad to know that Apple allows users to use Shazam on iPhone and iPad without downloading the app.
Use Shazam on iPhone and iPad Without Downloading the App
With the introduction of iOS 14.2/iPadOS 12.2, Apple lets you add Shazam’s music recognition tool to the control center. Therefore, you don’t need to download the app to identify any song. Before jumping straight into the steps, make sure your iPhone or iPad is updated and running the required version of the software.
Add Shazam Music Recognition Control to Control Center on iPhone and iPad
Step 1. To get started, open the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad.
Step 2. Now, scroll down and tap Control Center.
Step 3. Under the More Controls section, tap on Music Recognition so that it shows up under the Included Controls section.
Recognize Songs Using Control Center on iPhone and iPad
Step 1. First off, swipe down from the upper-right corner of the screen (on iPhone and iPad without the home button) or swipe up from the bottom edge of the screen (on iPhone and iPad with the home button) to bring up the control center.
Step 2. Now, tap on the Shazam icon.
Step 3. If any song is playing around you, you should soon see an alert with the name of the song at the top of the control center.
Use Siri to Identify Any Songs on iPhone and iPad
When it comes to recognizing any songs, Siri is also up to the mark. Just activate the virtual assistant and say something like “What song is this?” and you are good to go!
Check Shazam History on iPhone and iPad
If you ever want to see the list of all the songs you have identified using Shazam, you can do so without any hassle.
Step 1. Just bring up the control center on your iOS/iPadOS device.
Step 2. Now, long-press the Shazam icon to bring up a list of all the songs you have identified. You can tap on any song to open in Shazam and listen to a small snippet of the song.
To find out more, check out this video:
And that’s about it! So, yeah, that’s how you can use Shazam without having to download it from the App Store. Have you found this guide helpful? If yes, feel free to blast your thoughts in the comments below.