How to Use Live Text to Track Flights with Quick Actions (iOS 16)

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You have an upcoming flight, and you need to check its status to prevent any setbacks, especially if you’re constantly on the move. With the new iOS 16, you will be able to use Quick Actions in Live Text to track your flights so that preparing for trips will be smooth and convenient. In this article, we'll show you how to use Quick Actions to track flights. 

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  • Save time tracking upcoming flights.
  • Prevent buying flight tracking apps.

How Track Flights with Quick Actions in Live Text

Before you start, make sure that the Live Text feature is enabled in Settings and that you have updated your iPhone to iOS 16. Be sure to sign up for our Tip of the Day newsletter to receive more related tips. 

  1. Open the Camera app.

  2. Point your iPhone camera towards the image with your flight’s information. I'm using a computer screen for this example, but you can use a departures/arrivals board on the airport, a piece of paper, or anything else with your flight information listed clearly on it. You can even take a screenshot of your iPhone screen and use Live Text to access flight information there. Tap the Live Text icon.

    Tap Live Text icon
  3. Tap either your flight number in the image or, if a flight number icon appears at the bottom of your image, you can tap that as well.

    Tap flight
  4. Tap Preview Flight.

  5. A map along with the flight’s status, arrival and departure times, and duration will pop up.

  6. Tap Done once you’ve finished viewing.

And that's it! Now you know how to track your flights easily using Live Text.

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Kenya Smith

Kenya Smith is a Feature Web Writer for iPhone Life. She has a bachelor's degree in Strategic Communication and has written articles for two newspapers in her home state of Virginia. She also won first place in non-daily column writing for the 2019 and 2020 Virginia Press Association Awards.