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When you take a picture of something interesting, such as a certain landmark, piece of art, animal or plant, and you want to know more about that thing, the iPhone gives you what you want, as you can benefit from the content recognition service without having to install any third-party applications . The image content recognition system is called Visual Look Up, which was first introduced on iOS 15 and iPadOS 15, and can help you find more information about the objects in the photos you take. Visual Look Up is also responsible for Isolate images from the background and move them anywhere.

If you've updated your iPhone or iPad to iOS 16.0 or iPadOS 16.1 or later, you can now add birds, insects, spiders, and gnomes to the list of supported objects that visual search can give you more details about. All in all, Visual Look Up is a great resource for learning the name of something like an insect or any plant or animal.


Who can use visual search?

Visual search works on iPhone and iPad models with the A12 Bionic chip or later, and it works from iOS 15 or iPadOS 15 or later. You can also use Visual Look Up on macOS 12 Monterey or later. You can read the full list of compatible Apple devices at the end of this article.

Visual search is only available for a few languages ​​in select regions. Unfortunately, the feature does not support the Arabic language, at least now.

English (Australia)
English (Canada)
English (India)
English (Singapore)
English (United Kingdom)
English (United States)
French (France)
German (German)
Italian
Japanese
Spanish (Mexico)
Spanish (Spain)
Spanish (United States)


How do you use visual search?

Visual search is not limited to the Photos app only; You can also use it directly from Camera, Safari, Mail, and Messages. It also works anywhere you can use Quick Look or Quick Preview.

in the Photos app or take a photo with the camera

Open the Photos app or tap the Recent Photos icon within the Camera app. Choose the photo or screenshot with the subject or object you want to select, then open it if it isn't already.

If visual search information is available for the image you selected, the information (i) icon in the toolbar will have small stars next to it. Swipe up on the image or tap this button to open the image information window.

Next, click on the "Search" tag above the metadata or the icon that appears over the image. The icon on the image will change depending on the category of the selected object or subject, for example, a leaf icon for plants and flowers, a picture frame for art, a paw icon for pets, etc.

After you click the "Search" tag or icon on the image, the search window will display similar images, suggested websites, maps, and more information about the object or subject in the image.


In safari

When browsing the web, tap and hold any image to bring up quick actions, then choose Search to view the results. The Visual Search window may display information about the image, tell Siri, display similar images, suggested websites, maps, and more information about the object or topic.

This works best in Safari and is also compatible with third party browsers like Firefox, Chrome doesn't support this feature, Google instead.


In the Messages app

From within a conversation in the Messages app or the Photos section of the conversation details view, open the photo, then tap the info (i) button in the toolbar. If it shows stars, it indicates results. The Visual Search window may display Siri Know, similar web images, suggested websites, maps, and more information about the object or topic.


in the mail

In an email in the Mail app, download the image first if you see the Download button. When the image is visible, tap and hold it, then choose Search from the quick actions menu. Or click the image to open it, then press information (i) in the toolbar if it shows stars indicating results. Like before, the Visual Search window may display Siri Know, similar web images, suggested websites, maps, and more information about the object or topic.

Do you use the visual search feature? Did you come across the stars on the (i) icon and didn't know what it was? Tell us in the comments.

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