iOS 16: How to use Live Text in a video on iPhone

iOS 16: How to use Live Text in a video on iPhone

  • Apple has released the iOS 16 beta for developers, allowing them to test out new features including Live Text.
  • You can now extract text from video using Live Text in the iOS 16 developers' beta version.
  • Here’s how to use Live Text in a video on iPhone with OS iOS 16.
The Live Text feature was already loved and now it has taken a step ahead with the iOS 16 update by adding video compatibility.

Now, this feature allows users to use a camera to recognise text from videos and copy-paste it. It is Apple’s native OCR technology and earlier it was limited to screenshots, images, camera capture and more. This feature will be limited to iPhones running with an A12 chipset or higher (iPhone XS and later, iPad Pro 2020 and later, 5th generation of iPad Mini, iPad Air 2019 or later, iPad 2020).

Currently, Live Text is only available to developers, you’ll have to wait for the iOS 16 public release. Meanwhile, if you are looking for how to download the iOS 16 developers' beta version then click here.
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Here’s how to use Live Text in a video-
  • Open the Photos app and open the preferred video.
  • Scroll the video to the point where you want to extract the text.
  • Pause the video, tap and hold on to the text on video.
  • Live Text will automatically recognize text and show you the following options copy, select all, look up, translate, search web and more.
  • Tap on the desired option to use the text as needed.
Also, the Live Text feature can be used over Map to copy the address.


Tips to get most out of the Live Text feature
Live Text potential can be tricky as it is depended on lighting, font, video resolution and more. We suggest you keep the following factors in mind-
  • Video resolution
  • Text visibility
  • Text size
  • Text alignment
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