Your iPhone camera has loads of great features, including the ability to take high-quality photos and videos. But if you want to use this tool to search on text in an image, you may be at a loss as to how to do so. Thankfully, there’s an easy way to do this! Here’s how you can search on text in a photo or image on your iPhone
Step 1 – Open the Photos App
The first step is to open the Photos app. If you can’t find it, swipe left from your home screen until you see the search bar. Type Photos into the bar and tap the app that comes up. Once you’re in the app, find the photo or image you want to search. You’ll need to make sure you have the right version of the picture (such as: original or edited) before going any further. To do this, select View at the top of your screen and then choose Original if it’s available.
Step 2 – Search: Next, type what you’re looking for into the search bar at the bottom of your screen (make sure there are no spaces in between words). You’ll see all relevant images show up with what they contain highlighted.
Step 3 – Select an Image: Tap one of these images to view more information about them. When viewing this information, scroll down until you see Share Screenshot on Phone next to one of these images. Tap this button and choose Copy Content if it’s not already selected. Next, paste this content into an email and send it to yourself. You can also copy the screenshot by holding down on the content for a few seconds. Finally, you may also be able to save screenshots by tapping Download at the top of your screen.
Step 4 – Access Your Email: Head back over to your email account where you sent yourself the email containing text from a screenshot. In order to access this email, go back over to your Mail app and type in your password when prompted after clicking Find My Email Account at the bottom of your screen under Settings > Accounts & Passwords > Add Account > Mail. Once you enter your credentials, click Open.
Step 5 – Access the Email: Click All Mail in the upper-left corner of your screen and find the email containing a screenshot. Click on Attachments at the bottom of your screen to locate the screenshot so you can read it on another device.
Step 2 – Select multiple images at once
- Open the Photos app and go to the Albums tab.
- Tap Select in the top-right corner of the screen.
- Tap each photo or video that you want to select. To select all photos or videos in an album, tap Select All in the top-left corner of the screen.
- Tap Share in the bottom-left corner of the screen.
- Tap Save to Files in the lower-right corner of the screen. You can also share images via Mail, Messages, and more by tapping one of those options instead.
Step 3 – Open the Search Function
Open the app that you want to use to search for text in a photo or image on your iPhone. Tap the Edit button, then select the Search option. In the search box, type the words or phrase that you want to find. If you’re not sure what you’re looking for, try using different keywords. When you find what you’re looking for, tap the Select button.
The word or phrase will be highlighted in blue and can be deleted with a swipe up. You can also copy it by tapping the icon at the bottom of the screen and paste it into another document if needed. Once you’ve found the text, tap Done to save the results and close out of the search function.
Step 4 – Type in search terms
To begin, open the image you want to search in the Photos app. Tap the share icon in the upper right corner, then tap Search from the sharing options. Type in the words you want to find, then tap Search again. iOS will highlight all instances of the text you entered, making it easy to scan and find what you’re looking for. If you need more information about the highlighted text, tap any one of them to view its location in Google Maps, Wikipedia, and more.
Step 5 – Tap Done
When you’re finished searching, tap Done. You’ll be taken back to the main screen, where you can see all the results of your search. If you want to share the image with someone, tap the Share button. You can also tap the Edit button to make changes to the image, or tap the Delete button to delete it from your iPhone. If you found what you were looking for, great! Otherwise, scroll through the other pages and images until you find what you need.
If nothing else works, there are a few things that might help: – Double-tap an image on your iPhone to zoom in and then swipe left and right over the text until it appears large enough to read – Use VoiceOver gestures: Tap one finger twice at different parts of the screen to select text so that VoiceOver reads it aloud Tap two fingers at different parts of the screen to highlight text so that VoiceOver reads it aloud
Press one finger three times rapidly on an object until VoiceOver speaks its name
Drag a finger quickly across a word or phrase to have VoiceOver read it aloud .
If VoiceOver gets stuck, try dragging your finger from left to right or up and down over some more words. That should get VoiceOver going again. Remember that if the app’s content is too small for you to see comfortably on your screen, you can always use Zoom by pressing 3D Touch (or long-pressing if 3D Touch isn’t available) on it.