The addition of a “Scan Text” option for quickly scanning printed or handwritten text in the Notes app on iPhone and iPad is a new feature in iOS 15.4 and iPadOS 15.4, released to the public last week.
Apple has published a video showing how to use Scan Text, which debuted in iOS 15.4 and iPadOS 15.4. Just open the Notes app on a device running iOS 15.4 or iPadOS 15.4, tap the camera icon, select “Scan Text” and press the Insert button after adding text to the note. The “Scan Text” feature is also included as a shortcut in the Reminders app.”
In earlier versions of iOS 15 and iPadOS 15, selecting text in the Notes app required tapping the text field of a note and then tapping the Live Text button.
Scan text in Notes app Video
Ability to unlock an iPhone 12 or newer with Face ID while wearing a mask, universal controls on compatible iPad models, hundreds of new emojis, a new Siri voice option, the ability to share SharePlay sessions directly from supported apps launch, and more are all included in iOS 15.4 and iPadOS 15.4.