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Apple has released an update to its Shazam app in the App Store. The new update brings the app’s version to 15.38 and delivers two new Lock Screen widgets for iPhones and iPads.

The new Shazam widgets vary both in size and function. The smaller one can be used to access the app from the Lock Screen directly. Meanwhile, the larger one shows the last song identified by the app.

“You can now open Shazam and identify songs directly from your lock screen with our Lock Screen Widget. Or, try our wider widget, which displays the last song you identified,” Apple describes the new update. “Touch and hold your lock screen until the Customize button appears, then tap Customize to get started.”

The update follows a huge capability addition in the app in July, allowing it to identify songs in third-party apps like TikTok, Instagram, and YouTube. Apple customers can also add the app in the Control Center of their iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. In Settings, navigate to the Control Center, where you’ll locate the system’s integrated Music Recognition function, which also uses the Shazam logo. Once selected, simply access the Control Center, and tap the Music Recognition icon to identify desired songs. Alternatively, you can employ the app’s “Auto Shazam” capability, enabling automatic song identification while engaged with other apps. Trigger it by long-pressing the Shazam app in the app drawer and selecting Auto Shazam. Once enabled, you can switch to other apps, and it will identify any playing song, subsequently storing these items in your Library.


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