Google Lens now available for iPhone

Google Lens is now rolling out on iOS, following its debut for all Android smartphones earlier this month – with select handsets also set to receive the option to toggle the feature using Google Assistant in the future.

Announced during Google I/O 2017, Lens debuted on the Google Pixel range in October, though it didn’t enter the mainstream until November when Big G started to bake the tool into Google Assistant on both the Google Pixel and Google Pixel 2.

Google Lens was designed to surface relevant information using visual analysis. It can record information stored on a business card, for example, and even connect to a Wi-Fi network by scanning the credentials embedded in a router’s casing.

The feature is being distributed in stages, according to Google. It arrived on most, if not all, Android smartphones on March 5, before starting its rollout for iOS – iPad, iPhone and iPod – the week commencing March 12.

Related: Google I/O 2018

To start using Google Lens, you’ll need to install the latest version of Google Photos on your smartphone; open the App Store or Play Store, depending on your handset of choice, navigate into the Updates section, locate Google Photos, then tap Update.

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