Bundle Up and Save: 25% discount on all app courses  →  Learn More

How to Use the iPhone’s Measure App as a Level

You can use your iPhone to measure, but did you know you can also use it to check if something is level? This functionality has been in iOS for some time, and it always blows my mind that this is possible and that it actually works!

To start with, open the Measure app. It will open to the Measure tab by default, but you can select Level at the bottom of the screen.

iPhone Measure app not level

There are two ways to use the level feature. First, you can place your iPhone on its back, lying down on the object. This way you will have two bubbles on your screen — the further apart they are, the greater the angle. The bubbles also tell you which way you need to adjust something to make it level. The bubbles move left, right, up, and down to help you fine-tune the object position. When it’s finally level, the bubbles overlap completely to form a circle, your screen turns green, and there’s also haptic feedback.

iPhone Measure app level

The second way to use the level is to turn your iPhone on its side. This gives you a black block overlaid on white background. If your device isn’t standing at a 90° angle, then the black will cover more or less of the screen. The black area is also angled to show you what angle your device is at, and it displays this information on the screen, too.

iPhone Measure app not level

Just like the other function, the horizontal level goes green and uses haptic feedback when your iPhone is level.

iPhone Measure app level

So now you know how to measure things and you can assemble them accurately using your iPhone (and perhaps a few other tools)!


We have more helpful tips right here.


Wait. There’s a Bonus….

Custom Productivity Templates

We have a set of custom productivity templates that work well with the iPad app, GoodNotes. And if you want to try them out, we’ve put together a free guide that can help you.

We’ll show you…

  • How to create and save custom page templates in GoodNotes.
  • How to use those page templates to transform GoodNotes into your own productivity notebook (or any other type of notebook replacement).

Plus, we also have included a couple of our custom productivity templates for you to get started with. These templates are right out of our popular productivity course.

The custom templates and the guide are available for FREE to our email subscriber community. And you can get it right now. By joining the Sweet Setup community you’ll also get access to our other guides, early previews to big new reviews and workflow articles we are working on, weekly roundups of our best content, and more.

GET THE TEMPLATES