How to use Google Lens on your iPhone

Google Lens is a mobile tool that helps you discover more information about objects around you. An example of how it works is this: you see a striking building or book and take a photo of it with Google Lens and the app provides you more detailed information about the building or the book. Google Lens is now available to iOS devices.

Google lens iPhone

This guide will help you get started with using Google Lens on your iPhone. But first, here are some of the things you can do with Google Lens:

  1. You can extract and save info from business cards, follow URLs, call phone numbers and navigate to addresses.
  2. Gogle Lens can help you go on a personal excursion of a new city by helping you recognize landmark buildings and structures and learn about their history.
  3. Find out more information about a book, its synopsis, author and publisher; or a movie, from the trailer to reviews, right from the movie poster.
  4. You can look up a product by scanning its barcode or QR code, so Google Lens gives you more details about the product.

Google Lens is a mobile tool that you will find highly educational and helpful.

How to use Google Lens on your iPhone

Google Lens is built into the Google Photos app (from version 3.15). To access the feature on your iPhone, follow these steps:

  1. update the Google Photos app from the app store, so you ahve at least version 3.15
  2. launch the Google Photos app,
  3. select a photo or take a new photograph,
  4. tap on the Google Lens icon; here is what it looks like:
    google lens icon

The app will push out more details about the photo. Depending on the information provided, you can carry out a number of actions. For example, if you have snapped a conference poster, you may be able to add the conference schedule to your calendar right from Google Lens. Nifty; right?

If you scanned a product, Google Lens may provide you a link to an online store where you can place your order right away.

Give it a try today. And if you own an Android smartphone instead, the process for using Google Lens on it is similar. Make sure that you have the latest version of the Google Photos app, launch it and follow the steps spelt out above.

Enjoy!

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4 thoughts on “How to use Google Lens on your iPhone

  • March 16, 2018 at 5:53 pm
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    This article is excellent and easy to understand, pity I don’t use iPhone, it would have been useful for me. All iPhone users are sure going to like this.

  • March 17, 2018 at 1:06 am
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    Beautiful, information at your finger tip. I like the fact that it can act as a tour guide when you find yourself in a new city.

  • March 17, 2018 at 3:49 pm
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    Good app for the historians, documenters, travelers and tourists.

    Field trips, exceptions etc etc

    I love this kind of apps…. great one and welcome the i-peeps to this app.

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