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iPhone 13, iPhone 12 or iPhone 11 user? Now, translate text by using your camera

Apple has rolled a new feature to the camera app allowing iPhone 13, iPhone 12, iPhone 11 and other iPhone users to translate text with ease.
By: HIMANI JHA
Updated on: Aug 22 2022, 12:53 IST
Here is how to use iPhone Camera translation feature. (Pixabay)
Here is how to use iPhone Camera translation feature. (Pixabay)

Apple hosted its annual developer conference WWDC 2022 a few days back on June 6 and iOS 16 was the highlight of the keynote at the event. The new operating system has been introduced with a slew of features from a customizable lock screen to upgrade message, mail apps, translation feature to camera app. The new software update to iPhones has been released for beta testers and is speculated to arrive around the world sometime in September 2022. Among the many advancements introduced, the new translation feature to the Camera App may become your favourite new feature. This will allow you to translate signs, packaging, and more in real-time by using the camera app and it applies to iPhone 13, iPhone 12, iPhone 11 and other iPhones too. Know how you can use it.

Use iPhone camera translation feature with ease

Using the translate feature is pretty easy. All you have to do is just open up the Camera app on your iPhone and point it at the text you want to translate similar to the way you scan any QR code. Now, tap on the text selection button in the app to select the detected text, and choose the translate option to get an instant translation. You can even pause or zoom the view to get translated text above the text and for a closer look. Also Read: How to get Apple iOS 16 before your friends do

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The Google Translate app already has a similar feature where you can use an in-app camera to translate whatever text you want. But with Apple’s new iOS 16 feature, you can even use your phone’s camera to get the selected text translation. Also Read: iPhone gets Secure Folder with iOS 16 in a still WEIRD way 

Apart from this new feature, Apple has also added new Quick Actions to be used with this Camera feature and with other Live Text options across iOS. This will make data detected in photos, videos, and through the Camera app usable. This means, you can track packages, make conversions, visit URLs, and more, all from content within photos and videos.

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First Published Date: 10 Jun, 12:02 IST
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