Your iPhone can work as a magnifying glass! You need an iPhone 12 Pro and above with iOS 16

Your iPhone can help to magnify objects with a simple trick! Know how to use the iPhone Magnifier app on an iPhone 12 Pro and above with iOS 16.

| Updated on: Dec 26 2022, 23:29 IST
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iPhone users have this amazing feature that can help zoom into objects just like a magnifying glass. (Unsplash)

Your iPhone is an awesome replacement for several most useful gadgets and this includes a magnifying glass. Yes, your iPhone can work as a magnifying glass too, courtesy the amazing Magnifier app, which allows you to zoom in on objects near you. You will need an iPhone 12 Pro and above with iOS 16 for it to work. Not just that, you can also use your iPhone to detect people, objects, and scenes around you with Detection Mode and Image Descriptions. Moreover, you can even adjust the image brightness and contrast, and apply colour filters too.

How to use iPhone as a magnifier glass

Step 1:

First of all, take a screenshot. 

Step 2:

Then tap on the thumbnail in the corner of the screen. 

Step 3:

On the editing screen, press on the plus icon on the bottom right. 

Step 4:

Here, choose the ‘Magnifier’ from the list. It will give you a magnifying glass to add to the screenshot.

Step 5:

The blue dot increases the size of the circle while the yellow dot increases the zoom. 

Step 6:

Once you are happy with the final result, you can save. And that’s all! 

Step 7:

There is another way too. On your iPhone, open the Magnifier app. If you don't see the Magnifier app, on the Home Screen, swipe down and search for Magnifier.

Step 8:

Magnifier can make an object easier to see by zooming in, applying colour filters, adding light with the flashlight, and adjusting the brightness or contrast of the image without taking an image.

Did you know?

Not just this, you can use iPhone's Magnifying app to detect people and doors! This way, you can use a Magnifier to detect people and help you maintain a physical or social distance between others. When your iPhone detects people nearby, you will be notified with sounds, speech, or haptic feedback. However, you must note that the notifications are more frequent when a person is closer to you.

Similarly, you can use a Magnifier to locate a door or entryway, understand how far you're standing from the door, even figure out how to open the door and anticipate which way it might swing open, and read any signs or labels on or around the door. However, you will need an iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max, or later Pro model with iOS 16 or later to try this feature.

Amazing, right? Try this amazing trick now.

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First Published Date: 26 Dec, 23:28 IST
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