iPhone 12 models have managed to surprise us with a lot of exciting features. With the LiDAR scanner available with iPhone 12 Pro and Pro Max, you can now measure a person’s height from the floor to the top of their head using the Measure app. Also, if you’re seated on a chair, it will measure a person’s seated height. The iPhone’s Measure app precisely measures your height with the help of your camera. Let us understand how.
The feature is only available with a lidar scanner, ie the iPhone 12 Pro, 12 Pro Max, and iPad Pro 12.9 inch, iPad Pro 11-inch (2nd gen)
How to measure a person’s height with iPhone 12 Pro
- Make the person stand in good lighting.
- Open the Measure app on your iPhone 12 Pro or Pro Max.
- Wait for a few moments; you will see white lighting appear at the top of a person’s head.
- Take a photo of the measurement by tapping on it.
- You can also tap the screenshot in the lower-left corner to save the photo. Tap Done, then choose Save to Photos or Save to Files.
- When the person moves from the lens, the height will reset itself, and your iPhone is ready to measure the next person’s height.
- You can also measure a person’s seated height using the app.
- Avoid dark backgrounds and reflecting surfaces.
- Do not stand too close to the person; else, the height will not be accurate.
- Ensure the person’s height you are measuring has not covered his head with a facemask, glasses, or any object of that sort.
Is the measured height on iPhone 12 Pro accurate?
With all the experiences that I had, the precision took me by surprise, for they were almost perfect; let’s call it a 99.9% accuracy. The Measure app uses augmented reality (AR) to turn your devices into a tape measure. LiDAR scanner + AR lets you gauge the height of the person standing in front of you. Not just that, you can also use the Measure app to get accurate dimensions of several objects; horizontally and vertically.
How accurate was your height measured on your iPhone?
My experience with the technology was satisfactory; I am convinced with the precision. I’d recommend sticking to conventional methods if you need to submit your height professionally for an event. Other than that, the results obtained super satisfactory; I mean, who isn’t surprised by the LiDaR’s functionalities.
How does this feature turn out for you? Let me know in the comment section below.