Do you want to know where an image or a meme came from? Try reverse image search from the comfort of your iPhone!
But here’s the catch!
Finding the origin of any image in today’s world, where millions of photographs are available online, is like looking for a needle in a haystack.
It’s quite simple to do so on a computer! Just go to images.google.com and upload the image you want the details for. However, on an iOS device, it depends on the browser or app you’re using.
In this guide, we’ll discuss 3 methods that can teach you how to reverse image search on an iPhone via:
- 3rd party apps
Using Safari to Reverse Image Search on an iPhone
Safari, the iPhone’s default browser, cannot execute a reverse search while browsing, as Chrome does. You can, however, request the desktop version of Google Images if you have the image or its URL on your smartphone.
To run a quick reverse image search on your iPhone, follow the 4 simple steps below:
Step 1: Go to images.google.com.
Step 2: At the bottom of the page, tap the share button and scroll to the left (to find the options on the right side).
Step 3: Select ‘Request Desktop Site’ to reload the webpage.
Step 4: Eventually, a camera icon will appear near the search box, allowing you to either upload the image or paste the URL for a reverse image search.
And that’s it!
Using Google Chrome to Reverse Image Search on an iPhone
The Google Chrome app is the finest and easiest way to run a reverse image search on an iPhone or iPad. Here’s how:
Step 1: Firstly, make sure to save the image you want to reverse search in your iPhone.
Step 2: Select the image from your library, tap “Share,” and choose “Copy Photo” from the options.
Step 3: In Chrome, double-tap on the search bar. As a result, a pop-up ‘Search for Copied Image’ will appear. Tap on it.
Step 4: Wait a few moments for the results of your search to appear. The matches that are more likely or nearest to each other will be displayed first. Further down in the search result window, Google will continue to source further suitable picture possibilities.
Alternatively, if you want to run a reverse image search while browsing the web (without having to save the image to your device), do the following:
Step 1: Launch Google Chrome and go to any webpage that contains the image you’re interested in.
Step 2: Tap and hold the image, select “Search Google For This Image” from the pop-up options. After clicking, you can begin your search on Google.
Reverse image search via Google Chrome is relatively easy as compared to other methods. But in case you want to carry out the search using 3rd party apps, we have the steps in the section below.
Using 3rd Party Applications to Reverse Image Search on an iPhone
Third-party tools can fill the gap if Google Chrome and Safari aren’t meeting your reverse image search demands. A few popular third-party options are:
Reversee is a free app available on the App Store that allows you to conduct a reverse image search using search engines quickly.
You can install the “Reversee” extension on your Safari browser, which you can access by selecting the share option at the bottom of the screen. If you do so, every image on the web page you were on will be gathered together, and you can tap on any of them to search Google for the image. Furthermore, you can also crop/adjust the image before searching for it.
Yet another third-party option to reverse image search on the iPhone is Veracity. It can help in identifying the origin of an image. Besides, if you want to learn more about a false social profile source, you can use Veracity to do so.
Now that you know how to reverse image search on an iPhone through this guide, we hope you can easily find the source of an image.
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