How to Convert Currency Using iPhone Camera in iOS 16

Apple has vastly improved the Camera app on iPhone. Apart from letting extract text from images and translate languages on the fly, the stock camera app can also let you convert currencies. Hence, you will no longer need to use any third-party currency converters. With that said, here is how you can convert currency using iPhone Camera in iOS 16 or later.

Convert Currency with iPhone Camera App

Though the hidden currency converter is not yet perfect and does throw tantrums once in a while, I have found the implementation pretty neat. Hopefully, it gets more efficient with time.

Step 1. To get started, open the Camera and point it to the currency you would like to convert.

Step 2. Now, tap on the Scan icon at the bottom right corner of the screen.

Step 3. Next, use your iPhone camera to scan the currency.

Step 4. Next up, tap the Convert icon at the bottom left corner of the screen.

That’s pretty much done! The converted currency value will now show up. Now, you can copy the converted currency and share it with anyone.

So that’s how you can make the best use of your iPhone camera to easily convert currencies as and when the need arrives. For more info, watch the video below.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Does Apple Pay work in India?

No. Apple Pay, unfortunately, doesn’t work in India due to unavailability.

How do you insert the symbol ₹?

There are multiple ways you can insert the rupee symbol. You can just press the Ctrl+Alt+4 keys together to add the ₹ symbol. Alternatively, press the side Alt key (Alt_GR)+₹ symbol to insert this symbol. Besides, pressing the left side Alt key and typing 8377 on the numeric pad can also let you insert the ₹ symbol.

Wrapping up…

Ever since this all-new feature came out, I have been using it. So far, it has lived up to the expectation. Barring a few minor hiccups, I have not encountered any major issues. Hence, I’m more or less pleased with this new add-on.

Recently we have covered a number of pretty interesting topics related to iOS and iPadOS. Features like the ability to batch edit photos, unsend iMessages, find and merge duplicate iPhone contacts, iPhone Haptic keyboard, the ability to show notifications count on the iPhone Lock Screen are worth checking out.

Just in case you are looking for ways to amp up the customization game, be sure to check out the ability to shuffle photos on the Lock Screen, add widgets to the Lock Screen, and link a Focus profile to Lock Screen

Enough talk? It’s time to share your thoughts about the latest iteration of iOS and the features that have appealed to your taste.

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