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How to enable door detection in iOS 16

by Thomas Mohr
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How to enable door detection in iOS 16

Today, in this article, we show how to enable port detection in iOS 16. We appreciate Apple’s continued accessibility expansion features. The latest iOS 16 update includes improvements to Apple’s magnifying glass tool, which essentially works like an improved iPhone. camera and allows users to easily zoom in on objects.

The app will now also offer options to automatically identify doors and individuals, making it considerably easier for blind iPhone and iPad users to locate doors and other barriers in their surroundings. Door detection can also inform users of the status of a door, including whether it can be opened by pushing, pulling or turning the handle. Negotiating doors is one of the biggest obstacles people with low vision have when they are in a new environment.

Upon arriving at a new location, users who are blind or have low vision can use this feature to locate doors, measure their distance, and describe the characteristics of the doors, such as whether they are open or closed and, when closed, whether they can be opened by pushing, turning a knob, or pulling a knob. Even the symbols and signs on the door can be read by her. A person who is obviously disabled finds it much easier to explore an unknown region because of all this. Below are the steps to use port detection in iOS 16.

Steps to use port detection in iOS 16

Step 1: I go to the magnifying glass app or use an accessibility shortcut

  • Find the Magnifier app using Spotlight Search on your phone (swipe down from the center of your phone screen), or setting up a pre-programmed Accessibility Shortcut. For the latter, go to your phone’s Settings and select the Accessibility menu. Swipe to the bottom of the screen and select the Shortcuts option. Here you can select an action, such as clicking on your phonelock button three times to bring up the Magnifier app automatically.
  • Step 2: Select the detection icon in the bottom right corner of the screen

  • The icon, which looks like a small, unfinished square, can be found below the right side of the zoom bar, to the right of the flashlight icon. Select the button and the camera will switch to detection mode.
  • Step 3: switch between recognition of doors and people

  • on the left side of camera, you will find three icons. The top button activates person detection, which will notify users when a person (adult or child) appears. The second button will alert users to any ports in their path, how far away the port is, and any other details about the port needed to navigate through it.
  • Step 4: Select image descriptions to read any text in cameravision from

  • The bottom icon, a small text bubble, will detect and transcribe any text on the screen, as well as detect people and doors, adding a higher level of information and potential security for iPhone users. Text appears at the bottom of the screen.
  • Final Words

    We hope you like our article on how to use Apple’s port detection in iOS 16. A variety of cameras and sensors found on the latest high-end iPhone models are used by Apple’s port detection technology. In particular, it makes use of the LiDAR sensor, which measures how far an item is from the user (in this case, a door). Plus, it reads and reinterprets a live scene using the cameras, LiDAR sensor, and phone.

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