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The app can't hear me play, what can help?
The app can't hear me play, what can help?

Help and advice for when the app cannot hear your guitar - enabling microphone access

Liran avatar
Written by Liran
Updated over a week ago

Simply Guitar uses the latest sound recognition software to give you instant feedback. If the app is struggling to hear you though, we do have an initial suggestion for you. ๐Ÿ’ช

First, start by double-checking your microphone permissions:

  1. Open Settings.

  2. Tap Privacy.

  3. Tap Microphone.

  4. Tap any app to allow/deny microphone access.

If your microphone is on and you are still experiencing recognition issues, try our tips to improve note recognition.

Of course, if you need further help with note recognition, our support team will be happy to solve this for you. ๐Ÿ™Œ

Have more questions? In-app chat is available 24/7 for Simply Guitar subscribers - just tap on Menu > Have a Question? Weโ€™re also happy to hear from all our learners via email at

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