We’re using our phones’ cameras not just to save memories of special events for posterity but also to pretty much grab and preserve all the information we need from real life. The camera is excellent to capture document scans, and we usually point it to everything containing written information that we might need later. It might be phone numbers, email addresses, or general information that we think we’ll require at some point later, and the phone’s camera is the best place to store it. Sadly, there’s no way to grab that information and convert it into digital text right after we snap the photo, at least on iPhone and iPad. Third-party apps with text recognition support can do that. And Google Lens has the same powers.
iOS 15 fixes all that, and Live Text will be one of the most exciting features built into the next versions of iOS and iPadOS. And Live Text is going to be available on macOS Monterey this year as well. The feature can be used to automatically detect and pick up the text and even translate it if the situation requires it. But not all iPhones, iPads, and Macs that will be updated to the latest operating system versions will get Live Text and the Live Text translation feature.
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Originally published at https://bgr.com/tech/ios-15-features-how-live-text-works-iphone-ipad-mac-5931410/ on .