- iOS 15 can recognize text in an iPhone photo and allows users to copy-paste words into a document.
- For example, users can take a picture of a page in a book and then grab that text and insert it into a document or note.
- See here how it works.
The latest version of the iPhone operating system, iOS 15, has several new features that use artificial intelligence to analyze the content in a photo.
While object recognition has been around for some time, Apple says its implementation is different because it happens on a device rather than on a cloud server. Plus, it’s built into the operating system.
One of the easiest applications of this new technology is the ability to copy and paste text from a photo – so, for example, a user can take a picture of a page in a book and then grab that text in a document or a document. can put in. pay attention.
This allows users to call or email more easily by recognizing phone numbers and email addresses, such as those written on a business card.
It also works with handwritten text – Apple’s example was turning scribbles on whiteboards into notes when it announced the feature in June.
Here’s how it works:
- Take a photo with text you want to copy to a document. For this example, we’re using a recipe from a cookbook.
- Go into the Photos app and select the photo with the text you want to copy. This feature also works from the Camera Roll inside the Camera app.
- Tap the text you want to copy with your finger, just as you would in an Apple Note or text message. Two text selector dots should appear on the photo.
- Drag the text selection cursor to cover the text you want to copy. Press “Copy”.
- Go into your word processor of choice, tap on the text field, and paste.
- The new feature also works directly in the word processor like the Notes app.
- Tap the screen and select an icon in a pop-up that looks like three lines of text in a square box. That’s the live text icon.
- This will bring up a camera window at the bottom of the screen. Point it at the text and the software will automatically recognize it.
- Apple’s software will highlight the text it wants to insert into the app inside the Photos window.
- When the software has selected the correct piece of text, press the blue “Insert” button.
- You can also scan text directly from the iPhone’s Camera app.
- Point the camera at the words and if the software recognizes the text, it will display a three-lines text icon in the bottom right of the viewfinder or at the top-right in landscape.
- Press the button. It will turn yellow and bring up a window dedicated to the text in the photo.
- You can select this text and copy-paste it to any document.