How To Use Circle To Search On iPhone

I have repeatedly discussed how Circle to Search is the best feature on Android, and I cannot wait for it to become widely available on other devices, as well. Google even went as far as mocking Apple for not having the feature on iPhones, but what if I tell you that there’s a trick that will let you enable similar functionality without having to go through many hoops? If you have been thinking about how to use Circle to Search on iPhone, then this tutorial is for you as we will guide you on how to do that.

Although not natively, you can still use Circle to Search on iPhone, and it gets the job done

Now, before getting started, it is worth noting that you will not be able to use Circle to Search on iPhone as a native feature. It is simply not something that has been baked into iOS just yet. Perhaps we might see something similar with the next iPhone, but for this version, it simply is not the case. What you can do, however, is use Google Lens to get things done, and it works surprisingly well.

In order to use Circle to Search on iPhone, you need the latest Google app on your device. Once you have that downloaded, follow the tutorial below, and you will be all set.

Step 1: Go to Settings > Accessibility > Touch on your iPhone.

Step 2: Once you are there, scroll down and select Back Tap.

Step 3: You will now have to choose between either Double Tap or Triple Tap.

Step 4: Now, scroll down to the Shortcuts area and then choose Take Screenshot, and then choose Search Image with Lens

Step 5: Use the Back Tap feature to apply the setting

Step 6: Double-tap or triple-tap the back of your phone to run the shortcut you selected in the prior steps.

Once you are done, all you have to do is use the shortcut we just told you about, and you will be good to go. There is nothing else you would need to do, and I understand that this might not be something everyone is looking for because this is not how Circle to Search works. However, until Apple and Google find a way to bring this feature onto the iPhone natively, this is the only way to use Circle to Search on the iPhone.

Share this story

Facebook

Twitter