iOS 17 Can Identify In-Car Warning Lights

Apple’s iOS 17 update isn’t going to be available to the public until later this year, but some people are already putting the software through its paces as part of the developer beta program.

And that means that we’re starting to learn more about the features that it will offer — including an upgrade to Visual Lookup.

According to a new 9to5Mac report, iOS 17 will be capable of identifying in-car warning lights and button logos so that drivers won’t need to get out the manual to find out what they mean. The new feature is part of the Visual Lookup offering that can already identify other things like food and more.

After Visual Look Up identifies the symbols in your picture, iOS 17 provides quick links to learn more about each symbol in Safari. Directly in the Photos app, it gives you the name of the icon and a short description of what it means.

All users have to do is take a photo of the logo or symbol that they need to be identified and iOS 17 will do the rest.

Apple’s iOS 17 update is expected to be made available to the public in or around September later this year. The software will also power the iPhone 15 lineup of devices that are expected to be announced around the same time, likely alongside updated Apple Watches.

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