What’s Appening: Update Your iPhone

It’s time to update your iPhone.  Apple’s latest software update includes a bunch of really helpful new features.  Minnesota Live producer Lauren Andrego shows us a few to take advantage of.

  1. UNLOCK YOUR IPHONE WITH A FACE MASK ON 

    -You need the latest software update, and an iPhone 12 or higher
    -Go to “settings” then “face id” to redo the scan
    -You’ll scan without a mask on!
    -You can also tap “add glasses” and scan your face an additional time.
    -Now, your Face ID will recognize your face with a mask or glasses on2. FACETIME WITH WINDOWS AND ANDROID USERS

    -Friends and family with any smart devices — and a camera — can now join your Facetime calls!
    -Start FaceTime and then tap “Create Link”
    -When the “Share” pop-up appears, send the link to your recipients via email or text
    -All the recipient needs to do is open the link to join!

    3. USE LIVE TEXT TO COPY TEXT FROM PHOTOS

    -You no longer need to type out recipes, instructions, or captions from a photo
    -iPhone will now scan your photo from text and type out the words for you
    -Open the app where you want the text to appear (email, iMessages, etc.)
    -Tap where you want to place the text so the keyboard opens
    -Tap “Scan Text,” then position the camera over the text you want to insert.
    -Once brackets appear where you want them, tap “insert”

    4. GET AR WALKING DIRECTIONS IN MAPS

    -If you’re walking to your destination, Apple has made it easier than ever to navigate the streets.
    -Go to Apple Maps
    -Select your destination
    -Tap “GO,” then tap the AR cube button on the right side of the map.

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