Apple is hiding valuable features and settings that you won’t typically hear about in all versions, including iOS 15.4, which is due out next week. However, whether you’re taking a photo or sending a text message, these hidden capabilities can dramatically affect how you use your iPhone.
To use the iPhone’s new “scan text” tool, long-press in a text field as if you were going to use the copy-and-paste prompt. Only now you will see a Scan Text button. You can also see a button that only uses the scan icon, which looks like a sheet of paper surrounded by square brackets. Press the button, which will replace your keyboard with your iPhone’s camera viewfinder. Point your camera at what you want to scan, then follow the onscreen instructions. For example, if you move the camera too quickly, you will see a “Slow down” message flashing on the screen.
It doesn’t matter if you’ve had the same phone for years or just bought the latest 2022 iPhone SE, we’ll walk you through nine lesser-known features and settings on iOS 15, including how to use your camera to scan live text. , track your iPhone once it’s already dead, and drag and drop photos and other files between apps. Have you ever wished you could point your iPhone camera at a sign or piece of paper and have it automatically identify and then copy the text into an email or document? With iOS 15, it’s possible and incredibly cool.
As you line up the camera and text, you’ll see a live preview of the text your iPhone identifies and is ready to place in your document. Press the Insert button when ready. This is an easy and convenient way to quickly scan an email address on a business card, a phone number on a panel or, as you can see in the screenshots above, from scan the spine of a book and insert it as a giant block of text. .
When using Safari on your iPhone, tap the Aa button in the address bar (don’t long press, one tap is enough). At the top of the menu that appears, you will see a new option called Show Top Address Bar. Tap it to move the address bar up.
Move Safari’s address bar to the top of your screen. Apple has made many changes to Safari for iPhone and iPad. One of the main changes you will notice after installing the update on your iPhone is that the address bar with all its included features has been moved to the bottom of the screen. The idea is that moving the address bar down will make it easier to get around Safari and browse the web because all the buttons are closer to your thumb, but the change won’t be ideal for everyone. And Apple gives you the choice by letting you move the address bar to the top of the screen.
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- iOS 15: 9 unknown iPhone features you should be aware of
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