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Your iPhone has a useful feature you may not know about. You can identify the song playing on the radio at a bar, in your car, or at a friend’s house without ever having to open an app. All you have to do is swipe down and tap a button.

It’s part of iPhone and iPad integration with music recognition service Shazam, which Apple acquired in 2018. It’s been available for a few years, but it might be more useful now that people are out and about again. You don’t even need Shazam installed.

Your iPhone can recognize music with just one tap in iOS 14.2.

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Here’s how to set it up.

  • Open Settings on your iPhone.
  • Tap Control Center.
  • Scroll down under “More” and tap the green “+” button next to Recognize Music.

This adds the music recognition feature to the Control Center, which you can access by swiping down from the top-right corner of the screen, or from the bottom of the screen if you have an iPhone with a Home button.

How to identify a song from your iPhone

Tap this button to identify songs from your iPhone.

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