Today, mobile phone cameras can do much more than just take a picture or record a video. We can even copy text of a image or photo in iPhone and use it anywhere. In this way, it is possible to copy said text and send it by WhatsApp, for example.

The latest version of Apple’s operating system, iOS 15 brought quite interesting new functions, such as focus mode for example, for our devices. One of these is precisely “Visual Lookup” which is capable of identifying objects, while “Live Text” is capable of identifying text.

Next, we are going to see how to copy text from an image on iPhone that will allow us to use it in any other application, whether to send by message, translate or perform a search.

Something that we must bear in mind is that in order to use this function it is essential to have an iPhone XR, iPhone XS or a newer model; unfortunately in older models this function is not available, so it will be impossible to use it. Without much more to add, let’s move on to the step-by-step guide.

Copy text from an image on iPhone

We open photos.

The first thing we will have to do is take the photo of the object with text. After doing so we will have to open the “Photos” application found on our iPhone device.

We select photos.

We select the photo that has the text that we would like to identify.

Text to identify.

Next, if the application detects text in the photo; we are going to have to pay attention to the scan icon that is in the lower right corner and click on it.

We hold down the text.

The text that was identified will be highlighted. Now we will be able to treat it as you would any highlighted text, we simply have to hold down to open the selection tool.

So we can copy text from image to iPhone

Several options will appear that we can apply to the text. Options will also appear on a floating toolbar like “copy”, for example.

After copy the text, we can already paste it anywhere as we usually would. That would be all we have to do to be able to copy the text of any kind of photo on iPhone. Obviously the text that is in said photo must be seen in a specific way.

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