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apple: Explained: What is the new Scan Text shortcut in Apple iPhone and how you can use it

Apple recently rolled out the iOS 15.4 update for eligible iPhone users. The update brings in new features and improvements that Apple first showcased when the iOS 15 was unveiled at the WWDC last year. The build comes with features such as Face ID with mask, new emojis, new voice for Siri and others. One of the features that Apple added with the latest update is the ‘Scan Text’ shortcut in Notes app. Here’s what the shortcut does and how you can use it.
What is the Scan Text feature in Notes app
As the name suggests, the Scan Text shortcut allows you to scan the text through the iPhone’s camera. It can also be considered as a toned down version of the Live Text feature that was released with the iOS 15. For those who don’t know, the Live Text is a feature that recognises information using camera and saved images. It allows users to send an email, make a call and even look for directions on maps by just accessing the text in the camera frame or any image saved in the gallery. This feature also gives users the power to translate text from an image to another language.
However, when it comes to the Scan Text shortcut, it only allows you to insert the text that you scan from the camera in the Note. The feature can be quite useful to take and edit Notes quickly right from your iPhone.
How to use the new Scan Text shortcut in the Notes app
To know how to use the new Scan Text shortcut in the Notes app after installing iOS 15.4, you can follow these steps below:

  1. Open Notes app on your Apple iPhone.
  2. Tap on an existing Note or create a new Note.
  3. Inside the Note, tap on the camera icon at the bottom bar.
  4. From the menu, tap on the Scan Text option.
  5. Scan the text that you want to add in the note through the camera.
  6. Tap on the Insert button.

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