The Shazam app is an awesome tool for song recognition. Just tap the app, it listens to the song playing, and then gives you details about the tune. Shazam offers a terrific feature called Auto Shazam so you can capture the song currently playing without lifting a finger.
Here’s how Auto Shazam works, its ins and outs, and how it connects with Shazam.
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- 1 What is Auto Shazam?
- 2 How do I turn on Auto Shazam?
- 3 How does Auto Shazam work?
- 4 Where are the songs captured in Shazam?
- 5 Does enabling Auto Shazam affect my battery life?
- 6 How much data does Auto Shazam use?
- 7 How do I turn off Auto Shazam?
- 8 Will you use Auto Shazam?
What is Auto Shazam?
Auto Shazam is a feature of the Shazam app that captures songs automatically. So, instead of digging for your phone, opening Shazam, and tapping to recognize the song, Auto Shazam can capture the tune for you. And you don’t have to do a thing.
How do I turn on Auto Shazam?
There are two ways for you to enable Shazam’s Auto Shazam feature.
Turn on Auto Shazam with 3D Touch
- Tap and hold the Shazam app on your iPhone.
- Tap Auto Shazam from the menu.
Turn on Auto Shazam in the Shazam app
- Open the Shazam app.
- Tap and hold the large button in the center to enable Auto Shazam.
How does Auto Shazam work?
Once you enable Auto Shazam, you will see a red bar across the top of your iPhone screen that says “Shazam.” This is an obvious indicator that the feature is turned on, in case you aren’t sure.
While Auto Shazam is enabled, it will continue to capture songs that are playing near you, just like how the Shazam app does when you tap its button.
Where are the songs captured in Shazam?
If you want to get song information, just tap the red bar while the feature is enabled. This will open the Shazam app and you can go to My Shazam > Shazams to see the songs captured. They will be grouped together by date and display “Auto Shazam.”
You will also see an alert on your screen from Auto Shazam that shows the song currently playing as soon as its recognized. You can tap it instead of the red bar and you’ll be taken directly to the song details in Shazam.
Does enabling Auto Shazam affect my battery life?
Turning on the Auto Shazam will affect your iPhone’s battery life, although how much is hard to say. It will also depend on how many other apps you have running in the background.
Auto Shazam has been optimized to be as efficient as possible. It will automatically switch off when the battery drops to 20% and the user will be notified.
If left on, Auto Shazam will automatically switch off after about 6 hours.
How much data does Auto Shazam use?
Shazam states that the audio recorded uses a low bit-rate. And the amount of data depends on how many Shazams are captured and how much music is sensed around you during the Auto Shazam session.
To be safe, it’s wisest to use Auto Shazam when you are connected to Wi-Fi.
How do I turn off Auto Shazam?
If you are finished with Auto Shazam, it will turn off automatically after six hours, as stated above by Shazam. However, you can disable Auto Shazam manually as well.
Tap either the red bar or open the Shazam app and then tap the large Shazam button in the center. You will see that Auto Shazam is disabled because the app will be back to its point where you can enable it again and the red bar on your screen will be gone.
Will you use Auto Shazam?
Now that you know a little bit more about Auto Shazam on iPhone? Let us know if you do, we’d love to hear from you!
Sandy worked for many years in the IT industry as a project manager, department manager, and PMO Lead. She then decided to follow her dream and now writes about technology full-time. Sandy holds a Bachelors of Science in Information Technology.
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