Circle To Search Finally Comes To iPhone, Sort Of

One of the best features that Google introduced recently was Circle to Search, and phones like the Galaxy S24 series and Pixel devices can enjoy it. This feature is very handy for someone who spends a lot of time on the Internet and prefers searching for many things. Now, this feature is heading to the iPhone as well, and while it is not completely baked in like it is on Android, it still is a handy feature that I am sure most people would love to use.

Circle to Search is now available on iPhones through the Google app.

As mentioned before, Circle to Search is not available on iOS on a native level. However, you can actually use the Google app on iOS and then use the shortcut, which allows you to scan an image that you are going to have to input using Google Lens. Now, it is worth mentioning that Google has mentioned how this technology is also powered by the same OCR that is being used on the Android counterparts, which means that it looks really good.

If you want to use Circle to search, you will need the latest Google app on the iPhone. Launch the built-in Shortcuts app, create a new shortcut, and add the Take screenshot action in addition to Search Image with Lens. Once that is done, you just have to give your shortcut a name, and you are good to go.

You should now be able to use Circle to Search without any issues. While the user experience is not like that on Android, it gets the job done. Once you use this shortcut, a screenshot will be taken and searched via Google Lens. You can even assign the shortcut anywhere you want without any complications, the process is as easy and simple as it can get.

I have been using the Galaxy S24 Ultra for almost two weeks now, and Circle to Search is easily the one feature I prefer using all the time because it works really well and does not cause any issues, either. I am not sure if this feature will ever become a part of iOS natively, but it will be interesting to see what similar features Apple brings forward.

News Source: 9to5Google

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