Put Google Lens Copy to Computer feature to good use

May 11, 2020

Google Lens functions as an important tool in many ways like it readily converts your handwritten notes into digital texts you can copy to other apps such as Google Docs. Not many are aware of this newly added capability. All you need is a Smartphone, a PC or Mac, and a Google app. Let’s see how to use Google Lens copy to computer feature to transform your handwritten notes into digital texts.

Google Lens Copy to Computer Feature

How do I copy from Google Lens to my computer?

Copying text to a computer requires the latest version of Chrome, running on your Mac or a PC. Also, it is necessary that both your devices Mac or a PC, and your iPhone are signed in to the same Google account. This arrangement ensures quick transfer of text from paper notes and documents to iPhone and saves time.

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  1. Launch Google App.
  2. Switch to Google Lens tool.
  3. Focus your camera on handwritten notes you want to copy to your computer.
  4. Position the Lens accurately.
  5. Select text.
  6. Tap ‘Copy to Computer’ button.
  7. Launch Google Chrome
  8. Open Google Docs.
  9. Right-click and select paste option to copy the content to Google Docs.

Do note that your handwriting should be good and texts, completely readable.

Google Lens copy text from image

Google Lens Icon
Google Lens Icon

Launch the Google app and see if the ‘Lens’ icon is visible to you.

Google Lens Tap Search
Google Lens Tap Search

When seen, tap the icon to focus it on the handwritten notes.

Select the texts you would like to be copied.

Google Lens Copy to Computer
Google Lens Copy to Computer

Copy to Computer’ option should appear at the bottom of your iPhone screen.

Copy to Computer
Copy to Computer

Tap the button and choose the device where you would like to copy the text.

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Google Lens Copy Text
Google Lens Copy Text

You should see a message at the bottom, confirming the text was copied.

Go to your Mac computer or a PC, launch Google Chrome browser.

Create Google Docs
Create Google Docs

Now, open the Google Docs app and create a new document.

Paste Document
Paste Document

When the blank document opens, right-click in the empty space and choose the ‘Paste’ option.

Copied Text
Copied Text

All your handwritten notes should be copied to Google Docs as seen in the image above.

Google Lens copy to computer not showing?

Can't sign in
Can't sign in

Make sure you're signed in on your Macbook Air's Chrome browser with the same email ID you used for Google App on your iPhone. If not, do it and check if this fixes your problem.

Hope it makes sense!

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