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How to Get a Currency Conversion Using iPhone Camera

Hello everyone, today in this article we will show you how to achieve currency conversion using the iPhone camera. When Apple released iOS 15 in 2021, it introduced a Live Text feature that could automatically recognize text that appears in the camera viewfinder, allowing you to copy or share it. With iOS 16, Apple is adding a new trick to Live Text: the ability to convert currencies on the fly. The next time you are abroad and find a price tag in a foreign currency, follow these steps to get a real-time conversion to your region’s currency based on the current exchange rate. So, without further ado, let’s get started.

When you see foreign words on a sign, unfamiliar currencies on a dinner menu, or a recipe that uses a different measurement system, you are most likely to Google for a translation or conversion. The iPhone’s Translate app is useful for translating real-world languages, and Siri is pretty good at converting measurements, but the Camera app on everyone’s lock screen can do both. Before proceeding, we recommend you to update iPhone

How to Convert Currency Using iPhone Camera

Using the live text selection

Step 1: Launch the Camera app on your iPhone or iPad.

Step 2: Make sure that you are on the PHOTO mode. If you are on the self-cam mode, tap the flip camera button on the bottom panel to switch to the primary (rear-facing) camera.

Step 3: Bring the camera view towards the image of the currency you wish to convert. It must include both the currency symbol and the numeral.

Step 4: Adjust the focus until a yellow selection box shows up around the currency. Make sure to adjust the view to remove unwanted text from the selection.

Step 5: Tap on the Live Text icon at the bottom right of the camera preview.

Step 6: Long-press in the middle of the selected text highlighted by the Live Text feature.

Step 7: You will see information about the country the currency belongs to and the value converted to your own currency in a text box.

Step 8: Tap on the converted value in the overflow menu to copy the converted value (in your currency) to the clipboard. Here, the converted value is in US dollars.

Step 9: Tap Copy to copy the original amount/currency to your clipboard.

Using the convert icon

Step 1: Launch the Camera app on your iPhone or iPad.

Step 2: Make sure that you are on the PHOTO mode. If you are on self-cam mode, tap the flip camera button on the bottom panel to switch to the primary (rear-facing) camera.

Step 3: Bring the camera view towards the image of the currency you wish to convert. It must include both the currency symbol and the numeral.

Step 4: Adjust the focus until a yellow selection box shows up around the currency. Make sure to adjust the view to remove unwanted text from the selection.

Step 5: Tap on the Live Text icon at the bottom right of the camera preview.

Step 6: Tap on the conversion option on the bottom left corner of the preview.

Step 7: Tap Copy to copy the original value to your clipboard.

Step 8: Tap the converted in the overflow menu to copy the result to your clipboard. For example, here, the converted value is in US dollars.

Step 9: That’s all it takes to convert any currency to your native currency using your iPhone or iPads’ Camera app.

Final Words

We hope you enjoy our article on how to get a currency conversion using the iPhone camera. Live Text in the Camera app is similar to what you can do with Google Lens on the iPhone. However, thanks to Quick Actions, you will not have to leave the Live Text view or the Camera app to get basic functions such as text translation or currency conversation. If you liked our article, please share it with others.

I hope you understand this article, How to Get a Currency Conversion Using iPhone Camera.

James Hogan
James Hogan is a senior staff writer at Bollyinside, where he has been covering various topics, including laptops, gaming gear, keyboards, storage, and more. During that period, they evaluated hundreds of laptops and thousands of accessories and built a collection of entirely too many mechanical keyboards for their own use.

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