You can frequently find yourself needing to copy text from a picture, whether it’s a screenshot or an image you took with your phone. Text from books, receipts, invoices, and other documents might need to be extracted and edited. In this guide, you’re going to learn how to extract text from photos on Samsung on One UI 5.0 based on Android 13 and One UI 4.1.1 based on Android 12L.
In August 2022, Samsung released the One UI 5.0 upgrade, which is based on Android 13. It replaces Samsung’s One UI 4.1.1 version, which was released at the same time as the Galaxy Z Flip 4 and Galaxy Z Fold 4. In select regions, including Germany, South Korea, and the US, the beta version of the One UI 5.0 upgrade for the Galaxy S22 series was made available. In the next weeks, additional devices and nations will receive the update. One UI 5.0 introduces a new UI design, greater dependability, many new features, smoother animations, and transitions, and enhanced privacy and security.
By long-pressing on text-containing pictures or text entry fields, you may now extract text from images and more locations. Even a rapid detection “T” icon for text extraction from photos is present in the Gallery app. The new “Extract text” option on the default Samsung Keyboard will rapidly launch the camera to grab text and input it directly into a textbox.
How to Extract Text from Photos on Samsung One UI 5.0 & One UI 4.1.1 (Gallery)
It seems the stock Gallery app is getting the ability to copy and paste text out of photos. This is handy for extracting info from signage or written instructions.
Previously, you could use the Smart Select feature to extract text from photos on Samsung Galaxy devices.
1. Open the Samsung Gallery and open any screenshot or a picture that contains the text.
2. Tap the “T” icon at the bottom right-hand corner.
3. The text will be automatically selected or you can press and hold on to any part of it and copy it.
Extract Text from Pictures using the Samsung Keyboard
While you’re typing, the Samsung Keyboard software can also extract text from a picture. From the keyboard, you can easily open the camera view, extract text from a picture, and input it into a textbox in any program.
Open text messaging apps.
Tap the 3 dots menu and select Extract text.
A camera will open and then point the camera toward any board or etc. Tap Extract text.
That’s it. This is how you can extract text from photos on Samsung Galaxy devices running One UI 5.0 and One UI 4.1.1. You can use either the Gallery app or the Extract text feature from the Samsung keyboard.