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Seeing AI is a free app that narrates the world around you. Designed for the blind and low vision community, this ongoing research project harnesses the power of AI to open up the visual world and describe nearby people, text and objects.

Optimized for use with VoiceOver, the app enables you to recognize:
• Short Text - Speaks text as soon as it appears in front of the camera.
• Documents - Provides audio guidance to capture a printed page, and recognizes the text, along with its original formatting.
• Products - Scans barcodes, using audio beeps to guide you; hear the name, and package information when available. (works with iPhone 6 and later)
• People - Saves people’s faces so you can recognize them, and get an estimate of their age, gender, and emotions.
• Scenes (early preview) - Hear an overall description of the scene captured.
• Currency - Recognizes currency notes. (Requires iOS 11)
• Color - Identifies color.
• Handwriting - Reads handwritten text like in greeting cards
• Light - Generates an audible tone corresponding to the brightness in the surroundings.
• Images in other apps - Just tap “Share” and “Recognize with Seeing AI” to describe images from Mail, Photos, Twitter, and more.

Seeing AI is built to help you achieve more by leveraging the power of the cloud and artificial intelligence. As the research progresses, more channels may be added.

Check out tutorials with this YouTube playlist: http://aka.ms/SeeingAIPlaylist

Visit http://SeeingAI.com for more details

Recently honored with entry into the AppleVis Hall of Fame, and the American Foundation for the Blind's Helen Keller Achievement Award.

Available in 52 countries including Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Bhutan, Canada, European Union, Egypt, Hong Kong, India, Jamaica, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Nepal, New Zealand, Pakistan, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Turkey, UAE, USA and UK. Gradually coming to more countries.
Languages supported – English
Supported on iPhone 5C, 5S and later; best performance with iPhone 6S, SE and later models.

Questions, feedback or feature requests? Email us at seeingai @ microsoft.com.

What's New

Version 2.2

• Seeing AI now recognizes Indian Rupees.
• Improved support for landscape orientation.
• Improved layout on iPhone X.

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5

16 Ratings

16 Ratings

Battery very fast drainage


My mobile battery is getting the drainage very fast when I am using this application if I use for 5 to 10 minutes my battery get drained more than 15 to 20%
Development team need to see why it is taking so much battery power
Also my application got crashed one time for which I have sent the report to the developers
In any case this application is worth having with a blind people and it is a very good concept thanks to Mr Shekh
I have seen his video more then One hear back and I just now got the app so I am very happy and excited to use this app

App not launching

rijul bakshi

Seeing an eye is creating troubble on my phone 5s after latest application update.
OS is 10.3.
As per the compatibility guidelines, it supports 10.0 and above.
After installation app doesn't launch system returms you to home screen.

Nice app


Request to add recognission of indian currency. Battery drains extremely quickly.


Microsoft Corporation
281.2 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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