Top 4 Best LiDAR Scan Apps For iPhone

Robotic ImagingNovember 21, 2022

If you own the latest iPhone and do not use its LiDAR scan feature, you are missing out on a lot of amazing things. In order to map out three-dimensional spaces, the Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) scanner in the latest versions of the iPhone measures distance more precisely. LiDAR is a scanning technology that determines the distance between itself and an object.

This feature is useful for taking photos in the dark. There are various mobile apps that you can use to fully utilize this phenomenal LiDAR scan feature. What are the best apps? Let's find out!

Suggested reading: If you want to learn more about how LiDAR works on the iPhone, check out this article.

1. Measure

With iOS 12, Apple released Measure, a built-in measurement app for iPhone and iPad. You don't need to take the time to download it from the App Store again because it is already installed on your system by the company.

The Measure app allows you to measure length both horizontally and vertically as well as draw lines. The measure has what you need if you're looking for a simplistic but effective measurement app.

2. Scaniverse

Number 2 on our list is Scaniverse. Scaniverse has the ability to capture objects and scenes and then produce an interactive 3D image. In order to scan anything, press the Shutter button on your iPhone or iPad, then move it around to capture various angles till the shaded lines on the display vanish.

The scan can be saved in various formats such as ultra, high or standard once it is finished. The image can then be moved around and zoomed in and out to be seen from various perspectives. After that, the scan can be exported or shared in a number of different file formats. They also have options to edit and enhance the digital models after scanning. No doubt Scaniverse is one of the best LiDAR scan apps for iPhones and iPad.

3. IKEA Place

How many times has it happened that you want to place your furniture somewhere, and once you do that, it does not look that good in that place? Well, you are forced to place that furniture in another place, and this goes on until you find the perfect spot. We can understand that this is very frustrating.

However, with the help of the IKEA Place app on your latest apple device, things have become really easy. This app makes it possible for us to arrange furniture and decorative items in our home and see whether they look good at that spot or not. So, before your next IKEA trip, consider giving IKEA Place a try.

4. Canvas

At number four on our list of best LiDAR scan apps is Canvas. When using this app, you first need to choose the space you would like to scan, then start moving your iPad or iPhone around the area to completely cover the virtual grid visible on the screen.

The app creates a 3D image of the entire room that you can see and even walk through after you have finished taking pictures of it. Use gestures or the movement of your device to navigate the space. A cutaway view of the space is also available, which you can rotate or tilt. Isn't this app amazing?

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The aforementioned are the top 4 best apps you can install today on your latest iPhone or iPad and enjoy the LiDAR scan feature. Even though most of these apps are free to use, you may have to pay a little bit if you want to utilize the more advanced features of these apps.

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