A simple iPhone hack is driving TikTok wild — and you’ve probably never used it before

YOUR iPhone is packed with features, but one is sending TikTok users into a frenzy, even though it’s been around for a while.

Smartphone lovers can’t believe how powerful the iPhone’s Live Text tool is — and how sneaky it is.

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The feature allows anyone to use their camera to instantly scan and copy text from any physical surface.

It can greatly reduce the time it takes you to jot things down — especially long things.

So if you see a poster with information you want to jot down, or even a sign, whip out your iPhone and the camera app will do the hard work for you.

But a viral video has shown how it could also be abused.

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Yann Bernillie showed how live text can be used to cheat.

In it, he stands behind an unsuspecting person typing away on their laptop and quickly grabs all of their hard work.

How to use Live Text on iPhone

To use live text, all you have to do is open the camera app.

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Hold your device to the text you want to copy and wait for a yellow box to appear.

There is a text box icon at the bottom right of the camera view – tap it.

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You can then select all of the text and copy and paste as needed.

Now you can quickly get information when you see something interesting.

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