In last year's version of the operating system, Apple added a feature that lets you highlight and select written and typed text from photos, interacting with it as you would text in any other place in the operating system.

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Apple has continued to improve Live Text, and it has some amazing new capabilities, which we've outlined below.

Live Text in Videos

Live Text now features video support. You can interact with the text in a video in the same way you would in an image.

The text in a paused video frame can be copied and pasted or translated. Live Text can be found in Photos, Camera, and other applications.

You can copy text in a video by pausing it on the frame that you want and then touching and holding on to a word. You can grab the blue markers to narrow or widen your selection, and then you can press and hold to get to the options you want.

Quick Actions

Quick actions are supported by text that is in a photo or video. Track flights, packages, translate languages, and convert currencies right from a photo or video are some of the new quick actions that can be found in the new version of Apple's mobile operating system.

If you have a photo with a sign in a foreign language, you might be able to translate it. The conversion quick action will be offered if there is a foreign currency.

Translate Camera

You can get live translations in real time if you have a Camera button on your device.

New Languages

Live Text now works with Japanese, Korean, and Ukrainian text, as well as English, Chinese, French, German, Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese.

Live Text Spotlight Search

Live Text can be used in Spotlight to find text in an image or video, so you can do a Spotlight search to find it.

Live Text Requirements

To use Live Text features, you need an A12 bionic or later. You can use Live Text on the newer devices if you have one of them.

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