4 Methods to reverse image search on iPhone

how to reverse image search on iPhone

With reverse image search, you can learn more about an image. You can use it to search for similar images, check if your own photos are being used without permission, and see where an image came from. If you don’t know how to reverse image search on your iPhone, you’ve landed on the right page. This article covers everything you need to know about how to reverse image search on iPhone.

Try these methods

There is more than one way to run a reverse iamge search on your iPhone. You don’t have to try them all; just pick the one that suits you best.

  1. Reverse image search using Safari
  2. Search Google for this image using Chrome
  3. Reverse image search using Social Catfish
  4. Reverse image search using TinEye

Reverse image search using Safari

If you prefer to use Safari, just follow the steps below to use Google image search on Safari to run a reverse image search:

  1. Either copy the image or the URL of the image you’re investigating.
  2. From your iPhone’s Home screen, tap on the Safari app to launch it.
  3. go to images.google.com.
  4. At the bottom left (or at the top left), tap on the aA button to select Request Desktop Website.
    Safari request desktop website
  5. On the next screen, tap the camera icon in the search bar.
    tap the camera icon
  6. If you copied the image URL in step 1, paste it into the search box and tap Search by image. Otherwise, tap Upload an image and select the image from your iPhone, or take a photo to upload.
    Google image search Safari
  7. Wait a second, and you’ll see the Google reverse image search results page, which displays your images and other similar images on the web.
    Google images search results
  8. If you need to find other sizes of the image you’re investigating, tap All sizes next to your image at the top.
    tap all sizes in image search results page

Search Google for this image using Chrome

With the Chrome iOS app, you can do a reverse iamge search directly on an image you find on a webpage. In other words, you don’t have to download it on your iPhone or know its URL. If you don’t have the Chrome app installed on your device, you’ll need to donwload Chrome from the App Store.

To run a reverse image search using Chrome:

  1. Launch the Chrome app and visit the webpage with the image you want to do a reverse search on.
  2. Tap and hold the image for a few seconds until you see the pop-up menu. Then tap Search Google for This Image. Wait several seconds and Google will help you find the similar images on the web.
    Search Google for This Image Chrome

Reverse photo search using Social Catfish

If you want to reverse search with someone’s photo and learn more detailed information about someone, Social Catfish is a better choice.

Social Catfish can help you find lost connections and verify a person’s online identity using iamges. With its proprietary technology, Social Catfish will scan millions of social profiles including Facebook, Twitterm Instagram and even sites like Forums.

To run a reverse image search using Social Catfish:

  1. Go to Social Catfish reverse image search page.
  2. Click the search box to browser and upload image. Then click the Search button to start searching.
    reverse image search social catfish

Reverse image search using Tineye

TinEye.com is a dedicated reverse image search tool that makes it super easy to run reverse image lookup right on your iPhone. It’s a mobile-friendly website as you can use it in Safari without switching to the desktop version.

To run a reverse image search using Tineye:

  1. On your iPhone, launch Safari to visit tineye.com.
  2. You can either paste or enter the image URL into the search box, or tap on the Upload button to upload the image from your device.
    TinEye reverse image search Safari
  3. Wait several seconds and TinEye will help you find the similar images on the web.
Using TinEye is private and they do not save your search images.

Hopefully, after reading this article, you’ve learned how to perform a reverse image search on your iPhone. If you have any questions or suggestions on this topic, feel free to leave us a comment below.

By Justin Zeng

Justin is a technical writer. As a Microsoft 365 Certified: Modern Desktop Administrator Associate, he loves exploring new technologies and writing technical how-to tips to help people fix their computer / phone issues. When he's not writing, there's a 99 percent chance he's reading, playing video games or listening to music.

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