Google has three upgrades hidden in millions of iPhones – they’re easy to claim and you shouldn’t ignore them
It’s easy to forget that some of the best Android features are also available on your iPhone.
Google is offering more and more perks to iPhone owners — but you might have missed out on some of the best options.
There are three that are particularly useful and don’t cost a dime to claim.
So check out your iPhone today and make sure you’re making the most of Google’s gadget generosity.
Google Lens is one of the most powerful apps you can install on your iPhone.
It’s like a search engine for what you see around you in the real world.
You could use it to take a photo of a famous landmark or a strange plant – and Google will recognize what you see.
It’s even possible to scan the spiders in your home to determine if they’re a dangerous species or just a harmless animal.
Better still, Google Lens can translate foreign language text (like a sign or menu) and even solve math equations.
Just go to the Apple App Store and download Google Lens.
Magic Eraser was recently added to iPhones as a “free” addition to Google One’s premium membership (starting at $1.99 per month).
So if you’re already a Google One subscriber, you don’t need an extra charger to use Magic Eraser.
It’s a clever tool that lets you “erase” objects in an image – as if they were never there.
You could erase someone ruining your shot, or an awkwardly positioned car.
And Google will “guess” what would be behind it, leaving you with a much clearer picture.
It is part of the latest version of Google Photos.
Go to your Google Photos app library, tap Edit and look under Tools.
It should be called Magic Eraser, which you can use to edit your image.
Finally there is Google Assistant.
This is the Google version of Siri and is especially useful if you already use other Google services and products.
First you need to make sure you have an iPhone running iOS 11 or later.
Then go to the App Store and download the Google Assistant app.
Choose a “wake phrase” which could be “OK Google” or “Hey Google”.
Once that’s done, you can use Google Assistant just like Siri.
For example, you can use Google Assistant to translate foreign languages in real time using your device’s microphone.
And you can also say “Hey Google, I parked here” when you exit your car – and use Assistant to find it again when you’re ready to drive.
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