Many of us have been using iPhones since the beginning, and its “hidden” or “secret” features are things we’ve known about for ages. But from time to time, I learn something new about iOS. This timeIt’s a feature that lets you quickly assess a person with just your iPhone’s camera.
this is not a feature new, but it’s only available on a select group of iPhones, specifically “Pro” models. If you have an iPhone 12 Pro, 12 Pro Max, 13 Pro, 13 Pro Max, 14 Pro, or 14 Pro Max, you have a quick people measuring tool in your pocket. However, even if you have the newest iPhone 14 or 14 Plus, you don’t have to. ,Strangely a new iPhone doesn’t feature the two year old iPhone 12 Pro.)
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Even if Apple wanted to add this feature to non-Pro iPhones, it probably couldn’t—The measurement feature is hardware-based, relying on the LiDAR sensors built into the Pro iPhone’s cameras. If you have one, you’ve probably noticed this sensor as a seemingly nonsensical dot on your iPhone’s camera housing. This LiDAR sensor is a powerful tool for augmented reality: This allows your iPhone to map your surroundings by sending beams of light across the room. When those light pulses bounce off the room and hit the LiDAR sensor again, your iPhone measures how long the process took.
One of the uses of such a sensor is the ability to measure a person instantly, as long as the person is standing in front of the camera from head to toe. But you will not find this option in the camera app.
How to measure someone using your iPhone
To measure a friend with your iPhone, Open the Measure app and Frame your friend in the measurement camera’s viewfinder, making sure their entire body is visible. Once lined up, Measurements will determine their height, displaying a Tally next to his head. You can then use Measurement’s shutter button to take a photo of your subject and their approximate height.
Before you ask, yes, you can get a mirror handy. But, because this is where you stand so far back, the consequences are No accurate, “I’m 3’10” in a mirror would make sense to absolutely zero people.