Perhaps you already know about this, but I just found out about a hidden setting on the iPhone that is super useful.
The setting is called Magnifier. It turns the iPhone camera into a pretty nifty magnifying glass. To turn it on do this:
- Goto Settings.
- Goto General
- Goto Accessibility (on iOS 13 I believe Accessibility is found under Settings)
- Turn ON Magnifier
Now, to activate the magnifier all you need to do is click the OFF button (R side) of your iPhone 3 times in quick succession.
You will then see the app that looks like this:
You can zoom in on the thing you are looking at using the slider, turn on the iPhones flashlight using the lightning bolt, and take a picture of what ever it is you are looking at using the button.
I can think of a bazillion instances travelling or otherwise where this magnifier would be useful including:
- Reading maps.
- Checking to see if that little black ‘thing’ on Juno is a Tick.
- Reading the small print (and as Im getting older, its ALL small print).
- Looking at bugs and mushrooms and suchlike.
- Assisting with splinter extraction.
- Checking for potential skin cancers.
This (hidden) functionality has been available on the iPhone for some time. But as I said….Im a little slow discovering these sorts of things. I hope you might find this info useful as well.