10 Uses For Your iPhone Camera Besides Taking Photos

You can use your iPhone's camera for more than just taking photos. Here are some other useful and interesting things you can do with the camera. Third part apps mentioned: Google, WAM: World Around Me, Star Walk 2, PeakFinder, Seeing The Invisible.

Comments: 11 Responses to “10 Uses For Your iPhone Camera Besides Taking Photos”

    Ian Maitland
    2 months ago

    Brilliant - I had no idea the system could do so much. I've printed off the transcript!

    Mike
    2 months ago

    I use the scanning function within the iPhone a lot and it works really well. Unless you are scanning reams of paper, the phone works fine for a few pages at a time.

    Rohit
    2 months ago

    Is there a way to scan in a Business Card as a CARD.

    2 months ago

    Rohit: There maybe be a third-party app, but nothing built-in.

    MJM
    2 months ago

    Bit brief on using camera for translating...love to use it on an upcoming trip...mainly Latin inscriptions

    Bert Mullemeister
    2 months ago

    Hi Gary thanks for that video. I found another use for the camera which was very successful. I have a bedside table lamp with opaque sides and by laying it on it side and put a slide on it I was able to make a good picture. I did 60 slides in just one hour and saved the cost of buying or subscribing to an software company

    2 months ago

    MJM: I doubt Latin will be supported any time soon.

    nick
    2 months ago

    Gary: is there a way to control how Notes scans text? Right now it does it automatically before I even have a chance to place the camera over the text I want scanned. It also scans continuously as long as it sees text. I didn't see any options to control this in Preferences. Thanks.

    2 months ago

    nick: Switch to Manual. Look for the "Auto" button at the top, tap that to switch to Manual.

    Phyllis Weintraub
    1 month ago

    Wonderful - how to you access Visual lookup? I have an iPhone 12 mini and unfortunately it seems to be a very minimal system. But, when I upgrade, I know it'll be there

    1 month ago

    Phyllis: In iOS 16 (and 15) you can scroll down when viewing an individual photo and you'll see "Look Up" there. It also appears in other ways. But note you only see it if it finds something. So try it with pictures of flowers, dogs or landmarks.

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