IF you're going on holiday abroad any time soon, there's an iPhone language hack you'll want to know.
Your iPhone can instantly translate any foreign-language sign.
It's a lifesaver if you're trying to navigate a country where you don't speak the language.
Maybe you want to scan a French restaurant menu, or a notice in a German museum, or the ingredients in a cocktail in Spain.
Whatever you're doing, there's an easy way to translate things in front of you using an iPhone.
The clever trick was shared by tech expert Katarina Mogus, who posts iPhone hacks on TikTok as @katamogz.
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How to translate signs using iPhone
First, open your iPhone camera and take a photo of a foreign-language sign.
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Then navigate to the image in your Photos app.
Now hold your finger down and drag your finger over the text.
Use this to highlight the text just like you would in a document.
Now tap Translate on the pop-up menu that appears above the text.
It will automatically translate the text to English (or another language of your choice).
You can copy the translation or change the language using settings.
And you can even get the iPhone to speak the English translation to you out loud.
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This text-highlighting trick also allows you to copy and paste words from images more generally.
And you can easily copy and paste content by pinching three fingers together and spreading them respectively.
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