How to Reverse Image Search on iPhone

On your iPhone, you can use reverse image search to locate photos or other websites that have used a certain image. Reverse Image Search can help you obtain permission from the original copyright owner of the image or determine if your own photographs are being used without your permission.

Source – Thread of Life

On your iPhone, you can reverse image search with Safari, Chrome, or a few other apps that you might find more useful.

If you need to know if a photo has been used elsewhere on the internet or where it came from, reverse image search is a useful tool that can help you determine where it came from.
On your iPhone, you can perform a reverse image search in different ways.

Using the Chrome iPhone App

Chrome makes it easy to perform a reverse image search on an image you discover online without having to download it or know the URL. You will need to download Chrome from the App Store if the browser app is not already installed on your iPhone.

  • Open the Chrome browser and navigate to the web page containing the image you want to reverse.
  • Hold your finger on the image for a few seconds until the context menu appears.
  • Tap “Search Google for this image”.

Use Safari and Google

If you already have an image on your iPhone and want to see where it appears on the web, you can use Google Image Search in Safari, but not on the mobile version of the Google site; you will need to upgrade to the desktop version.

  • Open Safari browser and navigate to
  • Tap the Share icon (it looks like a square with an up arrow) at the bottom of the screen, then tap “Request Desktop Site.”
  • Tap the camera icon in the search box after the desktop version of the Google page loads.
  • Paste the URL of the photo you want to find in the search box if you have it. Alternatively, select a photo from your iPhone and click “Upload Image”.

Using Dedicated Reverse Image Search Apps and Websites

While Safari and Chrome are great for quickly browsing the web for images, there are a few additional options you should consider.

For starters, is a useful website because it can be used in Safari without having to switch to the desktop version, like you must with Google images.

You can also try some of the specialized reverse image search apps. Because they use many search engines instead of just Google, they are usually more thorough. Reverse Image Search, Reversee, and Veracity are three of the best free reverse image search apps.



Michael C. Garrison