Hidden iPhone tricks have just been added to your handset – learn them today

YOUR iPhone is always learning new tricks – and a recent update added loads.

Always remember to update your phone to get the latest features as soon as they come out.

Your iPhone has a tool that makes it easy to scan text from the real world to your mobile phone


Your iPhone has a tool that makes it easy to scan text from the real world to your mobile phoneCredit: The Sun

First, make sure you’re using the latest iOS version.

That means you need to be on iOS 15.3.

To check, go to Settings > General > Software Update and install any pending updates.

Move Safari address bar

The search bar and URLs normally at the top of Safari have moved to the bottom.

This has irked some fans, but thankfully it’s possible to get it back to the top.

Just open Safari, tap the aA icon, then select Show top address bar.

But the reality is that you should just get used to the new design.

Apple has moved this bar to the bottom to make it more accessible.

Having to stretch your finger over the top of the screen may feel natural at the moment, but you’ll soon get used to the new way of doing it.

Crucially, iPhone screens have evolved over the years – and the bar at the top is simply a relic of the past.

When the iPhone is small – 4 inches or less – it doesn’t matter which bar is at the top.

But some iPhone models these days have huge 6.7-inch screens, so ease of use becomes an issue.

Drag and drop photos

Normally, if you want to move your iPhone photos, you can go to the Share option.

From there, you want to share Iphone photo to another application or copy it.

But there is another way that is really quick and very satisfying.

Just go to your Photos app and hold your finger on the photo.

Then, without publishing, navigate to the Messages conversation and drop the image on the icon bar.

The photo you choose will then appear in Messages.

You can even select and hold multiple photos at once.

And many applications support this feature, so you can share to many places.

It doesn’t just work from the Photos app.

Late last year, we revealed how you too can share iPhone photos from other places – include Google Images in web browser.

Scan ANY text

Your iPhone is equipped with a handy tool that allows you to quickly upload the contents of a menu or newspaper to your mobile phone instantly.

Live Text lets you point your iPhone camera at a real-world object and quickly copy and paste text on it to your handheld device.

It can help you jot down notes on a whiteboard at the end of a meeting or class at school, or transcribe handwritten notes of a family recipe.

Grab an object with the text you want to scan and open the Camera app on your iPhone.

Point the camera at the subject, then tap the indicator that appears at the bottom right of your screen. It looks like lines of text surrounded by a box.

When you touch it, the text will pop out on your screen and you are given the option to copy, select, look up, translate or share it.

For instance, you can copy and paste it into an email or Note, or share it with your friends via WhatsApp or Facebook Messenger.

You can also use Live Text on photos already in your photo library.

Just open a photo in the gallery app and tap and hold a piece of text in the photo to select and highlight it.

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