Identify Songs with Siri on iPhone and iPad

Summary

  • To identify songs with Siri on your iPhone or iPad, ask Siri “What song is this?” while the music is playing.
  • You can also use the Shazam app on your device for visual song identification.
  • Use Control Center on your iPhone to access Music Recognition for quick song identification.
  • Back up and sync song identifications made with Siri by enabling iCloud Music Library in your device settings.

In this article, I will show you how to identify songs using Siri on your iPhone and iPad.

Identifying Songs with Shazam and Siri

To identify songs with Siri on your iPhone or iPad, simply ask Siri “What song is this?” while the music is playing. Siri will listen to the song and provide you with the title and artist. This feature is especially useful when you hear a song you like but don’t know the name.

If you prefer a more visual way to identify songs, you can also use the Shazam app on your iPhone or iPad. Simply open the app and tap the “Shazam” button to start listening to the song. Shazam will then identify the song for you and provide you with additional information such as lyrics and music videos.

Both Siri and Shazam are convenient tools for quickly identifying songs on your Apple device. Whether you’re on the go or at home, you can easily discover new music with just a few taps or voice commands. So next time you hear a catchy tune, don’t hesitate to use Siri or Shazam to find out more about it.

Utilizing Control Center for Music Recognition

  • Access Control Center:
    • Swipe down from the top-right corner of the screen on iPhone X or later
    • Swipe up from the bottom edge of the screen on earlier iPhone models
  • Identify Song:
    • Tap the “Music Recognition” icon in Control Center
    • Wait for the song to be identified
  • View Song Details:
    • Once the song is recognized, tap on the notification banner
    • View details such as song title, artist, and album

Backing Up and Syncing Song Identifications

To back up and sync song identifications made with Siri on your iPhone and iPad, you can use iCloud. By enabling iCloud Music Library on your device, you can ensure that your song identifications are saved and synced across all your Apple devices.

1. Open the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad.

2. Tap on your Apple ID at the top of the screen.

3. Select iCloud and then toggle on iCloud Music Library.

4. Make sure that the same Apple ID is signed in on all your devices for seamless syncing.

By following these steps, your song identifications made with Siri will be backed up and easily accessible across all your Apple devices. This way, you can quickly access the songs you’ve identified on your iPhone on your Mac, Apple Watch, or HomePod.

Adjusting Microphone Settings for Optimal Use

To adjust your microphone settings for optimal use when identifying songs with Siri on your iPhone or iPad, follow these steps:

1. Access Settings: Tap on the “Settings” app on your device’s home screen.

2. Navigate to Siri & Search: Scroll down and tap on “Siri & Search” from the list of options.

3. Enable Voice Recognition: Make sure that the “Hey Siri” feature is turned on to allow Siri to listen for your voice commands.

4. Check Microphone Access: Ensure that the microphone has permission to access Siri by going to “Privacy” in Settings and selecting “Microphone.”

5. Adjust Microphone Sensitivity: If Siri is having trouble recognizing your voice commands, you can adjust the microphone sensitivity by going to “Accessibility” in Settings and selecting “Siri.”

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get Siri to identify a song?

To get Siri to identify a song, ensure you have set up Siri and enabled iCloud Sync and Music Recognition. Simply ask Siri by saying, “Hey Siri, Shazam this song” or “Hey Siri, what’s the name of this song?” The identified song will then appear in a notification and be saved to the Shazam app.

Can Siri recognize a song if I hum it?

Siri cannot recognize a song if you hum it, as Apple’s services like Shazam require users to record a portion of the song to identify it.

How do I find a song by voice?

To find a song by voice, simply use the voice command feature on your Android device by tapping and holding the Home button or saying “Hey Google.” Ask “What’s this song?” and either play the song or hum, whistle, or sing the melody. Google Assistant will then help you identify the song.