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Hidden iPhone feature, how Lidar 3D scanner can measure height

Hidden iPhone feature, how Lidar 3D scanner can measure height

Dennis Watkins623 16-Dec-2020

Hidden iPhone feature, in which models is it available?

Apple has confirmed this feature 

Apple's latest iPhone 12 series smartphones have a hidden function to measure human height. An interesting feature of the iPhone was first discovered by device users. The Cupertino company has confirmed the existence of this feature.

What do you need to measure the height?

Reportedly, in order to measure height, you need to open the "Measure" application and point the device camera at a person, he should appear on the screen from head to toe. After a while, the gadget will find the person in the viewfinder and after a few seconds a line will appear on the screen indicating its height. The unit of measurement depends on what you have selected in the settings ("Settings"> "Measure"> "Units of measurement"), the available options for selection are inches and feet or centimeters. The Measure app automatically measures the height from the ground to your hat, hair, or top of your head. Apple said that you can even find out the height of the person sitting in the chair.

How does it work and in what models?

The corresponding opportunity appeared on Apple smartphones thanks to the introduction of the Lidar 3D scanner. This technology operates on the principle of interaction with augmented reality. Users note that the height measurement function is only available in the latest and lidar-equipped devices:

  • iPhone 12 Pro
  • iPhone 12 Pro Max
  • iPad Pro 2020

It is worth noting that in addition to the Lidar scanner, the latest iPhones have support for 5G connectivity. The iPhone 12 is Apple's first series of 5G smartphones. For other detailed specs of iPhones, check

Updated 16-Dec-2020
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