If your iPhone is running on the latest iOS 16 update, then know that there is a hidden iPhone trick that will let you interact with the text on a photo or video. In simpler words, this magical tool lets you read, copy, translate and do several other tasks with the text. This feature is known as Live Text. As you view a photo or pause a video in the Photos app, Live Text has the ability to identify text and information present within the image, enabling you to engage with it in several ways.
With iOS 16, Live Text can be used in various applications, including Safari, Camera, and Quick Look. Additionally, when viewing a photo or video, you can access quick actions at the bottom of the screen based on the content. These actions include making a phone call, getting directions, translating languages, converting currencies, and more. Wondering how to use it? Here’s a quick step-by-step guide for you.
To begin, open a photo or you can try it on a video too, just pause where it contains the text.
Then tap the Detect Text button denoted by a file with lines. Now you need to touch and hold the selected text.
After that, use the grab points to select the specific text. Following that, you can perform any of these mentioned tasks:
Copy Text to paste into another, Select all the text within the frame, Look Up which shows personalized web suggestions, Translate text, Search the text on the web, or Share the text using AirDrop, Messages, Mail, or other available options.
You can access various quick actions at the bottom of the screen based on the content of the photo. These actions include making a phone call, visiting a website, starting an email, converting currencies, and more.
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