Live Text on a video in iOS 16
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How to use Live Text on a video in iOS 16

by Julia

Live Text on a video in iOS 16:

Live Text arrived with the introduction of iOS 15, revolutionising the way iPhone users could copy, select, and take other actions with text in a photo. Now with iOS 16, the feature’s made its way to videos as well, making your iPhone just a bit more useful.

Many people don’t know how to use Live Text on a video in iOS 16, then following method would be helpful to them.

Whether you’re trying to snap a quick video of a billboard with a phone number you might need, or happen to notice an important message in the background of an existing video, here’s a step-by-step guide on how to use Live Text via video.

1. Take the video.
Open up your Camera app and slide on over to the video function. Take a video with some text in it.

2. Open the video, and play through or scrub through until a point where text is clearly visible.

You can only use Live Text in a video when playing it back, not when still actively capturing the video in the Camera app. The video will also have to be paused before proceeding to the next step.

3. Press and hold on the desired text until a blue highlight appears

Similar to how text selection normally functions in apps like Messages or Notes, you will be able to adjust the amount of text selected by moving the light blue bars on either side of the highlighted portion.

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