since the release of iOS 14.2 in 2020, the iPhone has included a built-in music recognition feature in the Control Center, powered by Shazam. And starting with iOS 16, which will be released to all users later this year, the feature has been upgraded.

Shazam Music Recognition Control Center
As noted by Twitter user @someone_andrewsongs identified with Music Recognition in Control Center will finally sync with the Shazam app.

It also remains possible to view a list of previously identified songs by long-pressing the Music Recognition button in the Control Center, but syncing with the Shazam app is a useful addition for those more reliant on the app, which is free. is in the App Store.

Apple acquired Shazam in 2018 for a reported $400 million and since then the service has steadily improved by removing ads from the app and more. In September 2021, Apple announced that the Music Recognition feature in Control Center: surpassed a billion cumulative recognitions on iPhone and iPad since launch.

Music Recognition can be added to Control Center in the Settings app under the Control Center menu. From there, scroll down and tap the “+” button next to the “Music Recognition” option, which is displayed with a Shazam logo.

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