How to Know the Title of the Song using Android or iPhone

You hear a very nice song playing in the background as you enjoy whatever your activity is. Or you are walking past a person who is listening to a piece of catchy music on Instagram Reels, Tiktok, or youtube shorts.

At the back of your mind, your immediate reaction is to ask “What is the title of that song?” So that when you arrived home you can play it in your top-of-the-line speakers over and over again until the lyrics got stuck in your head.

It’s easy to know the title of English songs. You can type the verse of the lyrics on YouTube or Google search bar then the site would show you a list of songs with similar one-liners.

But what if the music is in Japanese or Korean which you are not familiar with because is not your mother tongue? For example, theme songs of a Japanese Anime or your Favorite K-drama. How about those kinds of music that do not have any lyrics at all, only tunes and audio? How are you going to know its song title?

The good news is, you do not need to cram just to memorize the lyrics or by humming to search for the song title online. Instead, you can use your smartphone Android/iPhone to find the title of the song for you.

These devices are capable of finding the song or music title based on the audio, tune, and lyrics. You can use it to find the song title on Instagram Reels, Youtube Shorts, or even in Tiktok. It is very easy, you do not need to download an app as it’s already included in the OS feature. Especially if you are an Android phone user. If you want to give it a try then follow the steps in this post.

How to Search the Title of the Song Using an Android Phone

With your Android Phone, you can search for the song name using its Tune, and lyrics.

I have tried searching for titles of KPOP Songs and Japanese Anime Theme Songs. It only takes a few seconds for the Android Phone to identify the song name. It’s impressive if you ask me.

Step 1. Download the Google Web Browser on Play Store

This is assuming your Android device does not have an internet browser yet. You need to go to the GooglePlay store then search and download the official Google browser.step-2-run-the-internet-browser

On the other hand, if you already have it on your phone then proceed to the next step. Please note that the Google browser is different from the Chrome version.

Step 2. Run the Google Browser and search for the Song Title

When you run the browser, you will immediately see next to the search bar an icon that resembles a microphone.

Press that mic icon. You will be redirected to the page that will ask you to “search for a song.” Touch that link and allow the browser to listen to the song.
In my experience, it will only take a few seconds for the browser to come up with a list of possible songs. step-3-search-for-a-song-using-android-phone

Step 3. Scan the Songs that are arranged in the List

If you are lucky, Google browser will show you the exact song title that you are looking for. Similar to the one in the photo.

However, there are occasions when the web browser shows multiple song names. The possible reason is the song is very common. So, you need to manually play every song in the list until you find the correct match concerning the one you are searching for. It’s as easy as that.
how to search for song title on android

How to Find the Title of the Song Using iPhone

The process of using your iPhone to know the Song Title is almost the same as when you are using an Android Phone.

Step 1. Download and Install Google Browser on your iPhone

You can go to iPhone App Store and search for the Google Browser application. step-1-go-to-appstore-and-get-the-google-browser

Step 2. Run the Web Browser on your iPhone

Search for the App on your apps collection and run it. Begin your search for the Song Title.

Immediately after you run the Web Browser on your iPhone. You can immediately see in the upper right corner of the browser the Mic Icon. step-2-run-the-browser-mic-iconAll you need to do afterward is tap the Mic Icon to activate voice search. After a few seconds, the browser will show you the possible matches for the song title that you are looking for. Play each song then select the one that has a similar Melody to the song that you heard.

How to Search the Title of the Song using SIRI in IOS

Fortunately, ios have Siri a virtual assistant that is part of Apple’s operating system. You can request Siri to search for the title of the song. Here is what you need to do.

Step 1. Enable Siri on your iPhone

On your iPhone, go to the settings icon. Then proceed to “Siri and search.” To turn on and enable Siri, toggle the button next to the “press side button for Siri” or “press the home button for Siri.” This depends on the model of your iPhone. As we all know, newer models do not have a home button

Step 2. Activate Siri

Again this depends on your iPhone model. If you are using the models with the home button then press the home button to activate Siri.

If you are using iPhone X and newer models, then press the side button to activate Siri.

Step 3. Start searching for the song title

Alright, this is a bit tricky. The first thing you need to do is say “Hey Siri.” After her response, touch the Siri icon on the screen, then asked her “What is the song title.”

Wait for a few seconds until Siri comes up with the title. Based on experience, Siri will show songs on Apple Music. This is unlike when you use the Google browser which it will show you music on youtube or in the search results. search song title with SIRI in iPhone

There is probably numerous third-party app that can do the job aside from my example. However, the disadvantage is it will also occupy some storage on your device, and also the function will just be redundant. So, in my opinion, getting a third-party app is not necessary. But, if you want to, then I have no choice but to give you what you want.

How to Know the Title of the Song Using the Shazam App on your Android/iPhone

Shazam is the fastest way to search for the title of the song. Using the app you can find the song name in a few seconds.

Step 1: Download and Install the Shazam App on your iPhone

Open your App Store/Play Store on your iPhone/Android then search for the Shazam app. Download the app and install it on your device. Just a reminder, you need to give Shazam access to the microphone of your device.

Step 2: Run the Shazam App then begin searching for the song title

When you want to know the title of an unfamiliar song all you have to do is run the Shazam app on your device as you listen to the song. Make sure that your device is as near as possible to the source of the music.

Once Shazam was able to find the title of the song, the app will give you the option to play the full song. You also have the option to share the song with your social media accounts.


As you notice by now, you have many ways to know the title of the song. If the song has English lyrics then you can manually search for it on youtube or Google. When the song has no lyrics but rather just a tune, then you can either use Google Browser, Apple’s Siri, or a third-party app called Shazam to find its title.

*There you have it guys, I hope this helps.

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