How to search on text in a photo or image on your iPhone

You can now find information about text in an image on your iPhone or iPad, thanks to Live Text.

You’ve used your iPhone to take a photo of a sign or other object that contains text. And you want to search on the text to learn more about it. With iOS 15, you can tap into a feature called Live Text. Using artificial intelligence, your iPhone or iPad will strip out and analyze selected text in an image, allowing you to research it via the web. The feature works not only with images already in your library but any scene you want to capture through your device’s camera. Here’s how.

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Live Text supports only certain devices, specifically the iPhone XS and XR or later, iPad 8th generation or later, iPad Air 3rd generation, iPad mini 5th generation or later, iPad Pro 12.9-inch model 3rd generation or later, and iPad Pro 11-inch model…

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