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How to measure with Iphone?

by Shassi Kumaran 09 Mar 2024
How to measure with Iphone?

Are you tired of fumbling around with traditional tape measures, trying to get accurate dimensions of objects around your home? Say goodbye to the hassle and welcome the convenience of the Measure app on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. In this detailed guide, we'll explore how to utilize the power of augmented reality to transform your device into a versatile tape measure, with a special focus on measuring the distance between two metal studs behind your wall.

Getting Started: Ensure Your Device Is Ready

Before diving into the world of measurements, make sure your device is up to date and has the Measure app installed. The Measure app works seamlessly on the following devices:

  • iPhone SE (1st generation) or later
  • iPhone 6s or later
  • iPad (5th generation or later) and iPad Pro
  • iPod touch (7th generation)

Also, ensure you're in a well-lit environment for optimal measurement accuracy.

Taking a Single Measurement

  1. Open the Measure app and follow on-screen instructions to calibrate your device.
  2. Move your device until a circle with a dot in the center appears.
  3. Align the dot with the starting point of your measurement and tap the Add button.
  4. Slowly move your device to position the dot over the ending point and tap Add again.

After taking a measurement, you can adjust starting and ending points by touching and holding a point, then dragging it. Save the measurement by tapping the number, and it will be copied to your clipboard for easy sharing.

Taking Multiple Measurements

  1. After the first measurement, move your device to another location on or near the object.
  2. Tap the Add button to start the second measurement.
  3. Place the dot along the existing measurement to continue.
  4. Repeat these steps for as many measurements as needed.

Undo the last measurement by tapping the Undo button or start afresh with the Clear option.

Measuring a Rectangle

If the object is detected as a square or rectangle, the Measure app automatically places a measurement box around it. Tap the Add button, and measurements for width and length appear. Move your device slightly to reveal the calculated area.

Unlock Advanced Features with Pro Devices

For enhanced measurement capabilities, use the Measure app on supported Pro devices equipped with LiDAR Scanner technology. These include:

  • iPad Pro 12.9-inch (4th generation) and later
  • iPad Pro 11-inch (2nd generation) and later
  • iPhone 12 Pro and later, including iPhone 13 and iPhone 14 Pro models

Measure a Person's Height

The Measure app can automatically measure a person's height when detected in the viewfinder. Capture a photo with the height measurement using the Shutter button. Follow these tips for accurate results:

  • Ensure good lighting.
  • Avoid dark backgrounds and reflective surfaces.
  • Confirm the person's face and head are uncovered.
  • Step back to avoid standing too close.

Utilize Vertical and Edge Guides

On select devices, guidelines help measure the height and straight edges of objects precisely. Snap starting and end points to the yellow guide line for accuracy.

Ruler View for Granular Measurements

Pro devices offer Ruler View, displaying granular increments for line measurements. Move your device close to a line measurement to activate the overlay, then capture photos for precise project planning.

View Your Measurement History

Tap the List button to review all measurements from the current session, including screenshots. Easily copy dimensions into Notes, Mail, or any preferred app, or clear the list to start anew.

Say goodbye to traditional tape measures and welcome the future of accurate and convenient measurements with your iPhone's Measure app. Embrace the power of augmented reality and transform the way you measure objects around you. Happy measuring!

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