How to Use Google Lens from iOS 16 Lock Screen

Apple introduced Live Text with iOS 15 to extract information from photos and images. The user must point the device’s camera at a sign, document, or other physical object and extract the text from the image in the supported language. However, Live Text does not support iPhone X and older models. Therefore, Google Lens is the best option.

Using Google Lens on iOS, users can also enjoy the Live Text feature from the iOS 16 lock screen. Since Apple added widgets support for the iOS 16 lock screen, Google has also upgraded the Google Lens app and added the Google Lens widget for iOS 16 with iPhones. Previously, the user had to open the Google app and press the Google Lens button next to the search box to use the Google Lens feature on the iPhone. But iOS 16 made it easy to add Google Lens to iOS 16 lock screen and simple to use.

How to use Google Lens from iOS 16 lock screen

Remark: Before going to the steps, make sure that the Google app is updated to the latest version and your iPhone is ruining the stable version of iOS 16.

  1. Press and hold your finger on the lock screen while unlocking the device.
  2. Tap Customize.
  3. Tap the Widget section below the clock.
  4. Scroll down and tap the Google app.
  5. Swipe through the widget and tap the Lens widget with a small size.
  6. Now tap Done.

After following the steps above, you will have the Google Lens on your iOS lock screen on your iPhone. Then you can quickly launch the Google Lens app by tapping the Google Lens widget from the iOS 16 lock screen and going straight to the Google Lens camera. Here you can tap the camera, click photos and use the Google Lens feature on iPhone.


Hold your finger on the lock screen, customize the widget, Google app, and Google Lens widget, then tap Done to add the lens to the lock screen and use it on iPhone. If you need more tips for using Google Lens or any other iOS 16 feature, feel free to share your feedback in the comment box.

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