Not surprisingly, almost everyone uses Google to search for their queries online, but what if the query actually does an image? You probably may know that you can simply go to Google images on your PC and do it, but not everyone is in front of their computer when they want to find what they are looking for. Additionally, some people may want to search for certain photos stored on their iPhone. Reverse iPhone image search cannot be performed as easily as you normally use a PC or Mac. A couple of additional steps are required, mainly due to the fact that you are viewing a web page optimized for mobile phones and Google images don't exactly allow you to upload images to the mobile version of the website. So if you are using an iPhone and you like to reverse search an image saved on the iOS device, let's take a look at how to reverse the image search on iPhone:
Note : we tried the following reverse image search methods on our iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone 7 with iOS 11, but they should work perfectly on other iPhones, such as the latest iPhone X, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6 and even iPhone 5s. You can also use these methods to reverse the search for images on the iPad.
Reverse image search on iPhone with Safari
As you all know, Safari is the default web browser for iOS devices and also the one preferred by most iOS users, so we will let you know how to reverse the search for images on Safari. However, if you prefer to use other popular third-party browsers such as Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox, keep in mind that the procedure will be quite similar. So, simply follow the steps below to reverse the image search in the blink of an eye:
- Open Safari on your iPhone, go to images.google.com and touch the icon "Share" at the bottom of the screen. Here, scroll a little to the right and you will notice an option for "Request desktop site" . After touching it, the browser will update and load the full desktop version of the web page.
- Now after touching the icon "Camera", you will have two options to reverse the image search. You can choose to search by pasting the URL of the image or upload it directly from your iPhone. Since you want to reverse the image search for an image stored on your iPhone, select the latter and tap "Choose file" .
- Now, you will have the opportunity to take a new photo with your iPhone's camera or upload it directly from your Photo Library . Well, that's pretty much all you need to do to reverse the search for images on Safari's native browser.
Applications for finding reverse images for iPhone
If you don't really want to go through the hassle of visiting the mobile web page and requesting the desktop site every time you simply want to perform a reverse image search, you might want to consider installing a third party to simplify the process. Well, there are several apps available on the Apple App Store, and here are the best ones:
Reversee an app that acts as an intermediary between the photos stored on your iPhone and Google Images. That's right, you can use Google to retrieve the reverse image search results. Reversee also has an editor to crop or rotate the image before searching. What sets the app apart is that users can take advantage of more search engines like Google, Bing and Yandex to retrieve the results. All in all, the intuitive and fairly simple to use Reversee interface.
Next, we have an app that is probably one of the most popular reverse image search apps available for quite some time. Using the app's built-in camera interface, users can easily take the photos they need and reverse the image search using the visual search engine company that fed from the CloudSight.ai image recognition API . In addition to this, CamFind allows users to view the live stream to see what others are looking for in real time, which is truly impressive to say the least.
Ever wanted to root profiles on social network platforms that use fake photos? Well, Veracity what you are looking for. Just like the previous two applications, Veracity simplifies the search for reverse images. The app allows users not only to upload images from the camera roll or from the photo library, but they will also be able to use the famous cloud storage platform called Dropbox to access images for reverse lookup . Even if an image has been cropped or edited, Veracity will be able to determine if the same photo exists somewhere else on the web.
Install: (free, with in-app purchases)
Note : For other reverse image search apps on the iPhone, check out our list of the best reverse image search apps for Android and iOS.
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Reverse image search on iPhone via these methods
Well, we are happy to list more than one way to perform a reverse image search directly from the comfort of your iPhone. You no longer have to depend on your computer just for doing it. Personally, I prefer to use the desktop version of the web page on Safari for all my reverse image search needs compared to installing third-party applications on my iPhone. So, are you ready to reverse the search for images on your iPhone starting today? Which method or app are you going to use? Let us know by dropping your valuable opinions in the comments section below.