Measure the height of a person with the iPhone: It's that easy!

With the help of an iPhone, which has a LiDAR scanner and the Apple Tape Measure app, you can ab iOS 16 quickly and easily determine the height of a person. However, there are a few small restrictions that you have to be aware of. In this guide you can read exactly how height is measured using an iPhone. If you have any questions or comments on the topic, please leave a comment :)

The iPhone and its camera have a person recognition. In connection with the
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Which iPhone models have a LiDAR scanner?

Not only is a current version of the iOS 16 operating system required for the measuring tape app to work, but also a LiDAR scanner as part of the camera system on the back of the Apple smartphone. These models have this component, which helps to determine distances, shapes, sizes, lengths and the like (as of December 2022):

  • iPhone 12 Pro
  • iPhone 12 Pro Max
  • iPhone 13 Pro
  • iPhone 13 Pro Max
  • iPhone 14 Pro
  • iPhone 14 Pro Max

Instructions: Determine height with the iPhone

To measure the distance from the sole to the crown, the hairstyle or the top edge of the hat with one of the aforementioned or a newer "Pro" iPhone, proceed as follows:

  1. Opens the tape measure app on your Apple iPhone
  2. Aligns the camera on the back to the person to be measured
  3. Make sure the person is in full view
  4. After a short time, a line is displayed above the head, the hairstyle, the hat, etc. and the measured size below it
  5. For a new measurement, you can put the device away for a moment or exit and restart the app

Shoes, hairstyles, hats and the like are not deducted

The measured height does not have to reflect the exact height of the person you are measuring with the measuring tape app on the Apple iPhone. Because, as already mentioned above, no additional calculations are made here to deduct the height of the shoe soles or heels or headgear. However, it gives you a tool if you need to prove that you are tall enough for a roller coaster or something similar :D You can also save the measurement as a photo as shown on the display by pressing the shutter button in the App pressed to save a screenshot.

Source: Apple

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