This iPhone trick is worth knowing

(Pocket-lint) Apple’s iPhone and iPad have some great features built into their software. Some of these features are obvious and easy to find, and others are a bit hidden.

Did you know that you can copy and paste from your iPhone directly to your iPad for example? Or set up your iPhone so that when you double-click or triple-click on the back, it will perform a shortcut that you decide? There’s also a way to close all Safari tabs at once, and a way to scan a document using just your iPhone.

We have a separate tips and tricks feature for you to read for more, as well as camera tips and tricks for those with iPhone 13 Pro, but here we’re focusing on a clever trick called Visual Look Up that lets you learn more information from a photo in the Photos app.

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What is visual search?

Visual search allows you to learn more information about famous landmarks, art, plants, flowers, pets, and other things that appear in your photos.

For example, if you took a picture of a dog or cat but don’t know its breed, Visual Look Up can tell you. The same goes for famous landmarks, such as the London Eye, as well as flowers, plants and other things.

It’s not flawless and may not get things right 100 percent of the time – our dog is a Mastador for example, but it shows information on Vizslas and Labradors – but it is very useful for plants and is also useful for landmarks.

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How do you use Visual Look Up to find a dog breed, plant or landmark?

Visual Look Up is a feature that launched with iOS 15.4 and iPadOS 15.4, so you’ll need a compatible iPhone or iPad running this program. Follow these steps to use Visual Look Up:

  1. Take a picture of the teacher, pet, flower, art or anything else you want more information about
  2. Open the Photos app on your iPhone
  3. Open the image you want more information about
  4. If visual search is available, you’ll see an “i” in a circle at the bottom if your screen has two stars next to it
  5. Click on this icon and more information about the image will appear below
  6. You will then see “Search – Dog” or “Search – Transplant” for example, at the top of the information card
  7. Click to see results and more information

When you follow these steps to get a popular landmark, Apple Maps will appear under Siri Knowledge in the results and will not only give you directions to the landmark from where you are, but there is also the option to purchase tickets. useful.

What do you need to use visual search?

Visual search is not available in all regions and does not support all languages. You will also need an iPhone with iOS 15.4 or later or an iPad with iPadOS 15.4 or later, and your iPad or iPhone must be running an A12 Bionic chip or later to turn on the feature.

Here is a list of devices that support visual search:

  • iPhone XS
  • iPhone XS Max
  • iPhone XR
  • iPhone 11
  • iPhone 11 Pro
  • iPhone 11 Pro Max
  • iPhone 12 mini
  • iPhone 12
  • iPhone 12 Pro
  • iPhone 12 Pro Max
  • iPhone SE (2020)
  • iPhone SE (2022)
  • iPhone 13 mini
  • iPhone 13
  • iPhone 13 Pro
  • iPhone 13 Pro Max
  • iPad Air (3rd generation and later)
  • iPad mini (5th generation and later)
  • iPad Pro 11-inch (2018 and later)
  • iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2018 and later)
  • iPad (8th generation and later)

Below you will find a list of languages ​​that support visual search.

  • US English)
  • English (Australia)
  • English (Canada)
  • English (Indonesia)
  • English (Singapore)
  • English (UK)
  • French France)
  • german germany)
  • Italian (Italy)
  • Spanish (Spain)
  • Spanish (Mexico)
  • Spanish (US)

Written by Britta O’Boyle.