APPLE added a lot of new features in its latest iOS 15 update – but are you using one?
We’ve rounded up some of the best new iPhone hacks you need to try today.
They were introduced with the release of iOS 15, the last major update to the iPhone operating system.
You can update iOS by going to Settings > General > Software Update. Anyone with an iPhone 6S or later can download iOS 15.
In a recent message to her 1.1 million subscribers, user @roxanna.roxi highlighted new features added to Safari, iMessage and other apps earlier this year.
Roxanna showed off a Safari trick that makes it easier to see all your open tabs on multiple devices.
Open the iOS app and tap the “tabs” button at the bottom right. The icon looks like two overlapping squares.
Safari will then show you all of your tabs as a list of searchable pages. Just tap one to open it, or tap the cross in the top right to close it.
The list syncs across all your Apple devices, which means you can see open tabs on your Mac, iPhone, or iPad in one place.
Among her other must-have tips, Roxanna revealed a way to save time while you’re uploading photos.
She explained that there was an easy method to move multiple photos at once – rather than dragging them individually.
Simply press and hold an image on the Photos app or in Google Images, then tap on a succession of other photos you want to move.
You can then easily move them as a group to a folder or other new location of your choice.
Roxanna also introduced a new iOS 15 feature called Photo Collections.
This is because whenever you send multiple photos to a friend on iMessage, they get grouped together on the chat screen.
You can scroll through the photos by swiping left or right on the collection.
Previously, groups of photos appeared individually in the chat screen, which made your chat thread a bit cluttered.
Scan real text
The TikTok star also showed off Live Text, which lets you point your iPhone’s camera at a real-world object and quickly copy and paste text over it on your handset.
It could help you capture notes on a whiteboard at the end of a meeting or class, or copy a handwritten note from a family recipe.
It works through the camera app and uses high-tech artificial intelligence to recognize and scan text in various lighting conditions.
To use the tool, grab an object with text you want to scan and open the Camera app on your iPhone.
Aim the camera at the object, then tap the indicator that appears at the bottom right of your screen. It looks like lines of text surrounded by a box.
When you tap it, the text appears on your screen and you have the option to copy it, select it, search it, translate it, or share it.
You can copy and paste it into an email or note, for example, or share it with a friend via WhatsApp or Facebook Messenger.
You can also use Live Text on photos already in your photo library.
Simply open a photo in the gallery app and long press on a piece of text in the image to select and highlight it.
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