This hidden iPhone feature lets you identify any plant

A way of knowing how to detect plants on the iPhone will undoubtedly be one of the most useful hidden iPhone features for you.

With iOS 15, Apple enabled iPhone users to perform visual lookups on photographs shot with the camera. The iPhone can now recognize and identify a variety of objects, including plants!

This little-known feature serves several purposes. Obviously, avid gardeners and plant enthusiasts can now simply take an image of a flower they like, check it up instantaneously (or whenever it suits them), and then go buy one for themselves, all without having to ask for or memorize the pretentious Latin name.

Furthermore, with a few taps and swipes, both parents and pet owners can now determine exactly what their pesky child or family dog has eaten – and whether it’s dangerous — potentially saving hefty medical or veterinarian bills.

As far as iPhone functions go, this one is really cool. So, without further ado, here’s how to recognize plants on an iPhone.

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How to Recognize Plants on iPhone

1. Launch the Camera app and photograph the plant you want to identify.

hidden iPhone feature lets you identify any plant
2. Launch the Photos app and go to the image you just captured. To access the image info window, swipe up from the bottom of the image.

hidden iPhone feature lets you identify any plant
3. On the info panel, tap the LookUp banner. If it worked and your iPhone recognized a plant, “Plant >” will be greyed out on the banner.

hidden iPhone feature lets you identify any plant
4. The lookup results will now appear at the bottom of the screen. Tap on the Siri Knowledge entry to learn more, or on the Similar Web, Photographs to see more images and confirm that your iPhone has located the correct plant.

hidden iPhone feature lets you identify any plant
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