How to Reverse Image Search on Google

Reverse Image Search (RIS) on Google plays an important role. If you really like to get information regarding an image or check the authenticity of an image you found on the internet. Then we are not surprised if you tried reverse image searching it on Google.

This amazing tool available to users for years now and is widely used on desktop browsers like Safari, Chrome, and Firefox. After visiting Google Images, we perform a reverse image search from a PC or tablet within a few seconds.

However, Android phones like the iPhone don’t really feature desktop-class web browsers. Also, they are equipped with a mobile browser that’s optimized for the smaller screens. However, reverse image searching on your iPhone might need some extra steps.

If you are wondering how to reverse search an image on your iPhone then you are in right place. Because in this tutorial we’ll be explaining exactly how you could reverse image search on an iPhone using two methods. Come let’s take a look at the process.

RIS on iPhone Using Safari Browser

We’ll begin with Safari first as it comes pre-installed on iPadOS and iOS. Also, it is pretty much to go web browser for all iPad and iPhone users. Rather then a desktop browser, Safari doesn’t have the choice that allows you to search for images in the Google search bar. But there’s a quick workaround.

Step 1:

At first, open the “Safari” browser from the iPhone home screen and head over to

Step 2:

Make sure the search bar lacks the camera icon found on desktop browsers which enables you to reverse search images. Here, click on the “aA” icon on the left of Safari’s address bar.

Step 3:

Now, a pop-up menu appears where you’ll be able to adjust website settings. Simply switch to reader mode and more. Also, Click on “Request Desktop Website” to reload the desktop version of the web page.

Step 4:

Since you appear in the desktop version of Google Images. Also, you’ll check the choice that enables you to reverse search in the search bar. Click on the “camera” icon on the right side of the search bar.

Step 5:

Now you’ll have the choice to either search by pasting the image URL or you could just upload/take an image from your iPhone. However, to reverse search an image saved on your iPhone. Now click on “Choose File” and then choose “Photo Library” to move through “Camera Roll” and other albums to find the images you want to upload.

Step 6:

Google will automatically start the search when an image uploaded and as you can view here. However, it fetched results related to the image that was uploaded. Here, if you’re searching to find more sizes of the same image, just pick one of the sizes right next to the image.

So we elaborate on how to use Google reverse image search on the Safari browser for iPhone.

But what about other common web browsers that you are using an iPhone? Next, we’ll cover these using reverse image search on Android Chrome for iPhone.

Reverse Image Search on iPhone Using Chrome Browser

Safari is the default browser on iOS. But Google Chrome’s is very popular on the Apple App Store and it can’t be overlooked.  No doubt Google is the most popular third-party web browser for iPhones. However, you can request a desktop site on Chrome to reverse image search, as you did in Safari, but Chrome offers something different than Safari doesn’t and we’re going to take a look at that.

Step 1:

Open the “Chrome” web browser from the home screen of your iPhone.

Step 2:

Now visit any web page and then open an image that you like to reverse search. However, it doesn’t really have to be Google.

Step 3:

Press and hold on the picture until a menu pops up under your screen. Here, you’ll view a choice that enables you to reverse the image directly without having to save & re-upload the image or copy the image URL. Click on “SearchGoogle for This Image” to start the reverse search.

Step 4:

However, Google can’t redirect you to the desktop version of its web page while showing the search results, besides Safari. Click on “More sizes” if you like to find higher resolution variants of the pictures you just looked up.

That’s all there is to it with Google Chrome on iOS. As it makes reverse image searches quite easier. Also, it’s quite as easy as performing a reverse image search on Google Chrome for the desktop browser. As it is on the Mac, Linux, Windows or Chromebook.

However, users also use the reverse image search functionality on the Android site for for some time now. However, it’s a bit surprising to view the feature is not yet done directly for all web browsers.

Actually there are various search engines that are used to reverse searching images like Tineye, Yandex, etc. Not just this but also you could make use of third-party reverse image searching apps that are present on the App Store like Reversee, Veracity amongst others. However, we’re covering Google reverse image search here, but it’s just because that is the search engine that fetches the results if we compared to anything else. Also, everyone uses it who accesses the internet.

More About Reverse Image Search:

Reverse Image Search made quite easier for users to obtain the source of a picture. Also, get more information regarding an object that they have no hint about. Some users also use it to find the best quality result of the same image. Also, they are used to track down if an image is legitimate or what it says it is. However, it’s the most commonly used tool to track down and confirm the accuracy of memes, viral pictures, and fake news. But thanks to this functionality, also it becomes quite difficult for users to pose as someone else online and get away with it.


Have you ever use reverse image search often? If so, which method you prefer or search engine for looking up images you find on the internet? Do you have an alternative approach to use on an iPhone or iPad? Let us know your thoughts, suggestions, and opinions in the comments section below.

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