How to Do a Reverse Image Search on iPhone and iPad?

Reverse Image Search is a recent introduction to the searching method. It is a content-based image retrieval (CBIR) query technique that involves providing the CBIR system with a sample image that it will then base its search upon. Furthermore, the reverse image search doesn’t involve any use of search terms, meaning any results displayed will be entirely based on an image!

The results displayed by a reverse image search will solely depend on the specific sample image given to the search on. That includes the popularity of the sample image given. You can use the reverse image search to locate the source of an image, find a higher resolution version of the image, discover webpages where the image appears, find the content creator, get more information about an image, etc. So without diverting much, let’s see the different ways to do a Reverse Image Search on an iPhone and iPad.

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4 Ways to do a Reverse Image Search on iPhone or iPad

1. Reverse Image Searching with the Safari app

  1. Open the Safari app on your iPhone or iPad
  2. Search images.google.com on the address bar
  3. Tap on the Aat the left of the address bar
  4. This will give you a drop-down menu. From the drop-down menu, click on the Request Desktop Website option
  5. Now, you will see a Camera icon on Google’s search bar in desktop view
  6. Tap on the camera icon and go to Upload an image→Choose file→Photo Library and choose the picture you want to do a reverse image search with
  7. Select the picture and click Done.
  8. This will upload the picture and do the reverse image search based on it.

2. Reverse Image Searching with the Chrome app

  1. Open the Chrome app on your iPhone or iPad
  2. Search images.google.com on the address bar
  3. Tap on the three dots at the bottom right of the screen
  4. This will give you a popup menu. From the popup menu, click on the Request Desktop Website option
  5. Now, you will see a Camera icon on Google’s search bar in desktop view
  6. Tap on the camera icon and go to Upload an image→Choose file→Photo Library and choose the picture you want to do a reverse image search with
  7. Select the picture and click Done.
  8. This will upload the picture and do the reverse image search based on it.

3. Reverse Image Searching with the Google app

  1. Open the Google app on your iPhone or iPad
  2. Tap the lens icon(besides the voice icon) on the search bar
  3. This will prompt you to give Camera Access. Click OK to it to proceed
  4. Now, you can point the camera at an object to do the reverse image search with
    • To choose an existing image, just tap the Image icon at the top of the screen. This will prompt you to give Photo Access. Click OK to proceed. You can now select the existing image to do a reverse image search with.
  5.  This will upload the photo that you clicked or the existing photo that you selected(depending on what you chose) and do the reverse image search based on it.

4. Reverse Image Searching with the Google Photos app

  1. Open the Google Photos app on your iPhone or iPad
  2. Choose and tap any one of the existing images that you want to do the reverse image search with
  3. Next, tap on the Lens icon below the image
  4. This will validate the image that you chose and will do the reverse image search based on it

As deductible from the above guide, Google contributes a large part of service to the Reverse Image Searching feature. Almost every service by Google offers the feature of reverse image searching, including their search engines and common photo applications. However, there are, of course, other applications that offer the same too. With multiple ways to do the reverse image search, we all have different purposes as well.

Conclusion
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