Apple’s iPhone is known to have a couple of very helpful features, and the device’s ability to measure a person’s height using the Measure App is definitely a cool yet useful feature.
The ability to measure height is possible due to the presence of the LiDAR Scanner and is only found on the iPhone 14 Pro, as well as the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro. If you have one of these iPhones then this a feature you’ll definitely want to try out.
It’s probably not something you’ll need every single day, but it’s a lot more convenient than trying to use a tape measure or having to mark up the doorframes around your place.
How The Measure Height Feature Works
You’ll find the ability to measure heights within the Measure app. This application comes pre-installed on the latest iPhones, but if you’ve previously deleted it, you can redownload it from the App Store for free.
Once you’ve opened the Measure app, position your camera so the person you wish to measure is fully in the frame. They’ll need to be visible from head to toe.
After a brief moment, a line should appear at the top of the person’s head accompanied by a visible height measurement. This reading can be displayed in feet/inches or centimeters depending on your preferred unit of measurement.
If you wish to switch between feet and inches just head to Settings to make the changes..
The Measure app will measure a person’s height from their feet to the top of their head. Notably, if a subject is wearing a hat, or have particularly voluminous hair, this will be included in the measurement.
It can also be used to measure the height of somebody when they are sitting down.
How To Save Your Measurement
- While the measurement is displayed, you can tap the number to see it in inches and centimeters.
- Tap Copy, and the value is sent to your clipboard so you can paste it into another app.
- Tap Clear to start over.
- You can also take a photo that shows the object and its measurement.
- Just tap the Shutter button , and the photo appears in the lower-left corner of your screen.
- Tap it to make edits using Markup, or swipe left to save it to your Photos app..
An awesome way to use this feature is by using the captured images to create a scrapbook that tracks the growth of a young family member.
Of course, you might just find this height-measuring feature a fun novelty to showcase to your friends and family. Whatever you use it for, it’s a useful iPhone trick to have in your back pocket.