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How to Image Search on iPhone

How to Image Search on iPhone

Finding the origin of any image in this digital world when millions of photographs are available online, is like looking for a needle in a haystack. While searching for any image, the ‘reverse search feature’ and ‘image search’ feature aids to find the image easily and with fewer complications.

How to Image Search on iPhone

When you open the Photos app and hit search, you’ll get suggestions for people, locations, and photo categories to help you find what you’re searching for or rediscover a forgotten moment. You may also use the search area to discover a specific photo by entering a keyword, such as a person’s name, date, or place. For example: “Show me photographs from January 2019”. To search by any criteria, hit the search option and then tap on the search field evident at the top of the screen.

Best Ways to Image Search on iPhone

Search with an image from search results:

Step 1: Go to and look for the picture

Step 2: Press and hold the picture

Step 3: Click on “Visually search this image” option present in the upper right corner

Step 4: The user will find a related image to the image they were searching for.

Search with an Image saved on your Device:

Step 1: Open the Google app on the iPhone.

Step 2: Click on the options Google Lens presents in the search bar.

Step 3: The user can also take or upload a photo to utilize in the search. Users can also upload an existing image by selecting one to the Photo picker one.

Step 4: To use an object in the photograph, press Select if it is accessible on the object. Take a portion of an image and use it. Select a picture region by tapping it, then dragging the box’s corners around your selection.

Step 5: Move down to the bottom of the page to locate the search results. Select a smaller region on the image to receive more detailed results.

The Chrome app and the native Safari app are the two programmes from which you can execute a Google image search on an iPhone.

Image search on Safari can be started by ensuring that the photograph in question has been saved to the user Photos gallery. 

  • To do so, hold down the long-press button on the image you want to save and select “Save to Photos.” When the search is complete, the user has the option to erase it. Then, in the bar, type “,” which will take the user to the images site. 
  • After completing this entire step, go to the left side of the bar and press the double A button. This will open Safari’s small settings menu. Click on the “Request Desktop Website” option from here. 
  • The site will refresh in its desktop version due to this action. On this page, the main difference between the desktop and mobile sites is that the desktop site features a camera icon that makes searching with a picture simpler. So go ahead and tap that camera. 
  • If the user has copied a picture to the keyboard, use “Paste Image URL” to paste it here. Users can also choose the “Photo Library” option. Select the photo from your Photos collection that you already saved. Google will now look for images that are similar to the one you’ve submitted.
  • Images can be searched by using Google as an application. Using the Google application makes things a little more complicated; the Chrome app keeps things simple and is well worth getting on its own. 
  • Long-press the picture you wish to copy and pick “Copy Image” to accomplish this. Then, on the Chrome app, open a tab and press the search bar. 
  • The option “Image You Copied” is located beneath the bar. Selecting it will duplicate the image and look for others that are similar.

How to Do a Reverse Image Search on iPhone

reverse image search on iphone

The Google Chrome app is the finest and easiest method to run a reverse image search on an iPhone. It’s really simple to run a reverse picture search after downloading the application. Ensure that the user has the image they wanted to reverse search stored in the Photos application. Otherwise, make sure to save it to the Photos application if it’s presently on a website or in an email inbox. 

Once the photo has been saved on the phone, select the image and click on the “Share icon,” then choose “Copy Photo” from the Share menu once it has been saved.  

Double-tap on the search bar present in the Chrome application. “Search for Copied Image” will appear in a pop-up window, and click on it. 

Wait a few moments for the results to appear. The matches that are more likely or nearest to each other will be displayed first. 

Further down in the search result box, Google will continue to source further suitable picture possibilities.

Searching Google Directly from the Browser

Users may also use a different browser to do a reverse image search. These steps work well with Safari, but they are not confined to Safari. Third-party browsers such as Firefox, Edge, and Brave also function.

Step 1: Go to

Step 2: If the user wants the desktop version, click on the “aA” option present at the top left of the window or the far left of the address bar from within Safari. Select “Request Desktop Website” from the drop-down box that displays. The site will automatically change to match its desktop version.

Step 3: On the right side of the Safari search bar, click on the camera option. Tap “Upload a picture” in the following box that appears.

Step 4: Select “Choose File” from the drop-down option that appears next.

Step 5: After the user has selected a photo, do a search and wait for the results. When the search results emerge, the most relevant results will display first, followed by the following closest results.


All the methods mentioned above to do an image search on the phone are the most commonly used methods, but in some instances, the user also takes the help of Third-party tools. Third-party tools can assist in bridging the gap if Google Chrome and Safari aren’t meeting the image search demands. However, there are many third-party tools available. 

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