How to Reverse Image Search on iPhone and iPad [2023]

How to Do a Reverse Image Search on iPhone and iPad

A reverse image search is handy to find the origin of a picture on the net. It works just like a regular search, but instead of inputting words, you upload an image into the search engine of your choice, and it will show you which websites have used that image. Of course, it’s possible with multiple apps, so let’s learn more about how to reverse image search on the iPhone.

How to Do a Reverse Image Search on iPhone or iPad Using Safari

  1. Open Safari on your iPhone or iPad and go to
  2. Tap on AA from top left and then tap on the Request Desktop Website. (Here is our detailed guide for requesting desktop site on iPhone.)
  3. Tap on the Camera icon in the search bar. Use two fingers to zoom the webpage, if needed.
    Open in Safari and request Desktop Website
  4. Next, tap on Upload an imageChoose FilePhoto Library (or one of the other options)
  5. Select the picture and tap on Done to upload it and see results for this image.
    Reverse Image Search on iPhone Using SafariSee the Reverse Image Result on Google in Safari Browser

Note: You may also follow the above steps in Chrome. In step 2, tap on three dots icon from the bottom right and then tap on Request Desktop Site.

How to Do a Reverse Image Search with Google App on iPhone and iPad

  1. Download the Google app from the iOS App Store
  2. Open Google app on your iPhone and tap on lens icon → Give camera permission.
    Tap on lens icon and Give camera permission in Google App
  3. Now, you may point the camera at an object and see the results.
    Reverse Image Search with Google App on iPhone
  4. For an existing image, tap on photo icon from top right → Give photo permission → Select the image, and in a few seconds, you will see the results.
    Do a Reverse Image Search On iPhone Using Google App

Lens offers multiple tools to get the best out of an image. You may tap on the translate icon, text icon, shopping cart icon, and dining icon for more relevant results.

How to Use Google Lens as a Reverse Image Search on iPhone or iPad

You can also use Google Lens from the Google Photos app. For this, open Google Photos → tap on image → tap on the lens icon from the bottom of the screen.

Best Reverse Image Search Websites and Apps

Besides Google, you can use one of the various sites to perform this action. Bing’s reverse image search engine is one of the finest. Definitely try this.

Reverse Image Search Apps for iPhone

When you use a reverse search app, you can access its shortcut quickly from the share sheet when you are in iPhone’s Photos app.

That’s all, folks!

Signing off…

These were the most popular ways to reverse image search on the iPhone and iPad. All the techniques are straightforward, and it is up to you to choose and use the one you prefer.

Please know that the pictures you upload to Google may be stored for seven days. Google may use it to make their products and services better. Similarly, for other services, proceed with caution. Do not upload any personal image or document if you are hesitant.

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Suraj is an operations head on the iGB team. He contributes to the social media section along with tips and tricks for iPhone, Apple Watch. Apart from blogging, he likes to work out as much as he can in his gym and love to listening to retro music.

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