RAYMOND OGLESBY @RaymondOglesby2
April 28, 2022
With iOS 15 or iPadOS 15.1 or later, you can use Live Text to copy the text in photos, translate languages, make phone calls, and more. Let’s explore this feature.
This is for iPhone and iPad running OS 15 or higher. Screenshots are from iPhone XR
The Live Text feature can easily identify text. The text can then be copied, translated, or used for a search. Live Text also can capture text from your photos. So, instead of retyping text from a photo, the use of Live Text is a time saver.
To use Live Text, you need an iPhone XR, iPhone XS, or a newer model. For the iPad, an iPad 8th generation or later, iPad Mini 5th generation or later, iPad Pro 11 inches or 12.9 inches.
Enable Live Text
First, to turn on Live Text for all supported languages, head to:
Settings > General > Language & Region
Next, toggle the Live Text switch to ON. Refer to the below image:
Copy and Paste Text
First, open a photo with some text. See the below image:
Next, touch and hold some word(s), and move the handles to adjust your selection.
Now. a pop-up menu will open. Here, either tap Select or Select All. You can also select all by tapping the Live Text button in the lower right-hand corner of the image. See the following image:
Next, from the pop-up menu, you can Paste your copied photo text. In our example, we are pasting it into Apple Notes. Refer to the below image:
Now, you will see your copied text. Tap Done when finished. See the below image:
To Translate text, you follow the above steps, except chose a photo with text in a foreign language. First, from the pop-up menu, tap on Translate. You might need to tap Continue, then choose a language to translate in or tap Change Language. Your copied and pasted text will be translated. See the following image:
Additionally, you can copy and paste links and even make phone calls using Live Text.
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