Are you a budding botanist? Well, knowing how to identify plants on iPhone will surely become one of the most useful hidden iPhone features for you.
With iOS 15, Apple gave iPhone users the ability to perform visual searches on photos taken with the camera. The iPhone can now recognize and identify numerous subjects, including plants!
This little-known feature is useful in a number of ways. Obviously, avid gardeners and plant enthusiasts can now simply snap a picture of a flower they like, look it up immediately (or whenever it suits them) and then buy one for themselves, all without having to ask for its grand Latin name or to remember .
What’s more, parents and pet owners alike can now find out exactly what their pesky child or family dog has eaten — and whether it’s dangerous — with just a few taps and swipes, potentially saving expensive medical or vet costs.
As the iPhone features go, this one is pretty handy. So, without further ado, here’s how to identify plants on iPhone.
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How to Identify Plants on iPhone
1. Open the Camera app and take a picture of the plant you want to identify.
2. Open the Photos app and navigate to the image you just took. Swipe up from the bottom of the image to open the image info panel.
3. Tap the Search banner on the info panel. If it works and your iPhone has identified a plant, you will see “Plant >” grayed out on the banner.
4. The results of the search will now appear at the bottom of the screen. Tap the Siri Knowledge items to read more, or tap Similar web images to view more images and check if your iPhone found the right plant.
Now that you know how to identify plants on iPhone, why not skip ahead with our guides to the hidden iPhone features everyone should know, how to transfer photos from iPhone to a computer, and how to get location tracking on can turn off the iPhone.
If you’re interested in plants, you can also check out our guide to what to plant in May to get it to bloom in summer and how to grow strawberries.