Students Are Ingeniously Using iOS 15’s Live Text Feature to Copy Notes from Other Students

Students Are Using iOS 15 Live Text Feature to Copy Class Notes from Other Students

Apple added a myriad of new features like screen sharing over FaceTime, Focus Mode, and others to iPhones with iOS 15. Amongst these, the Cupertino giant introduced a nifty Google Lens-like feature called Live Text that allows users to copy text from any image on their iOS 15 devices. Now, students are using this feature to copy class notes from other students, and it is pretty ingenious!

Now, for those unaware, the Live Text feature allows users to select text in images right from their iPhones. To use this, users just need to point their camera towards a banner, billboard, or anything that contains text to instantly extract them and copy them on their device. It lets users copy any kind of text information such as phone numbers, addresses, and other text-related data from the Camera app. You can check out our in-depth story on what is Live Text and how to use it right here.

So, after Apple started publicly rolling out iOS 15 to users earlier last month, a video by a user named Yann Bernillie showcasing a student copying notes from another student in class using the Live Text feature went viral on TikTok. Soon after, a French tech journalist Juan Buis shared the video on Twitter, saying that it is “kind of genius.” You can check out the tweet right below.

The video, as you can see above, shows a student pointing his iPhone camera towards another student’s laptop to instantly copy the class notes using iOS 15’s Live Text feature. So, if you have an iPhone with iOS 15 installed, you can try out this trick the next time you attend a class in your school or college.

However, it is worth mentioning that not all iOS 15-supported devices support the Live Text feature. You will require an iPhone or an iPad device with an A12 Bionic or above chipset to use the feature.

VIA Phonearena
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  • Privacy and Security have 2 different definitions…. They are both different…. iPhones are certainly Privacy focused…. Android is catching up…. But security cannot be generalised for all android phones…. For eg. Samsung midrange and flagship phones with their embedded knox chip is as secure as any iPhone out there…. Apple phones have all the raw performance scores on benchmark apps but finally when it comes to real world productivity, that’s when the ball gets thrown out of the window…. No multi-window option, No smart productivity tools like you get on Samsung Flagships like pop up windows for all apps. Comes in handy while using calculator or taking notes while on a website or editing MS office documents… Sure… iPhone runs much more stable…. But Androids get more job done much more easily without being a pain in the ass….

  • Quite simple guys. Apple makes software and hardware all by themselves. So there is tight integration and hence performance. No other phone manufacturer reliant on android or other funny operating systems or UIs can match it. They can only through features to lure the dumb masses. So congratulations on using android phones. You are not worthy enough to understand the simplicity of iPhones.

    • And probably you are not wise enough to understand the productivity aspect of android. Apple wants you to spend more and more money on their products and thats why they chop off your hands and legs. Don’t understand? They want to upsell their ipads and macbooks for productivity… Hence they dont provide multitasking options on iPhones… They want you to buy an iphone and just make calls send texts out of it and probably open a few pdfs for viewing and call it a day….

  • After 17 years of android and getting hacked twice I have shifted to iphone 12 now with latest iOS 15.2 software. No more headaches thinking about security and privacy.

  • I like how the dumb Apple users get all excited seeing features that have excited for years on other non-Apple devices finally come to their devices. Lol

    • I like how the dumb Android users get all excited seeing PERFORMANCE that have excited for years on Apple devices finally come to their devices. Lol (Ref. Geekbench5 scroes. iPhone 13 : 4874, iPhone 12 : 3862, iPhone 11 : 3248 and galaxy s21 ULTRA : 3086 πŸ˜‚)
      (Ref 2. 3Dmark. benchscores. iPhone 13 : 9668, iPhone 12 : 7755, iPhone 11 : 7551, iPhone XS : 5735 and galaxy s21 ULTRA : 5355 πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ Fun Fact : These iPhones got just 4-cores GPU, but galaxy s21 ULTRA got struggling 14-cores GPU!!! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚)

      • what you gonna do with the performance lmao run fortnite? ooooofπŸ˜₯πŸ˜‚βœŒπŸ˜₯πŸ˜‚βœŒπŸ˜₯πŸ˜‚βœŒπŸ˜₯πŸ˜‚βœŒ

      • An unaffordable, highly expensive iPhone, made available ONLY to a sect of people (RICH) always, in any country, boasts about a copying feature, making students abruptly LAZY. ROTFL 🀣
        This is just an enhancement of OCR. A lot can be done and still available as an Add-on App, unlike the super expensive iPhones. Android is much better and can do a lot with features and ruggedness, unlike you drop the phone down and crib for the whole life LoL πŸ˜†
        For many, who don’t know this, this feature can be utilised for FREE from Google Translate, G-Lens from your camera and many other apps in the market, available since almost 5+ years now.

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