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How to reverse image search on an iPhone, and why you might want to use these third-party apps instead of Google Images

One of the challenges of the internet age is dealing with photo rights, permissions, and copyright. If you ever need to know if a photo has been used elsewhere on the internet, or discover where it originated, reverse image search is a convenient tool that helps you find where else an image exists online.

You can conduct a reverse image search several different ways on you iPhone. Check out the products mentioned in this article:iPhone Xs (From $729 at Apple)How to reverse image search an image on your iPhone using Safari and Google If you have an image already on your iPhone and want to know where it appears on the web, you can use Google image search on Safari - but not the mobile version of the Google site - youll need to switch to the desktop version.

1. Start the Safari app and navigate to images.google.com. 2. Tap the Share button at the bottom of the screen (it looks like a square with an upward arrow) and then tap Request Desktop Site. You need to open the desktop version of this Google site to do a reverse image search. Dave Johnson/Business Insider 3.

After the desktop version of the Google page loads, tap the camera icon in the search box. 4. If you have the URL of the photo you want to search for, paste it into the search box. Otherwise, tap Upload an image and choose the photo from your iPhone.

Choose the photo you want to search for and Google will find it elsewhere on the internet. Dave Johnson/Business Insider For more information on Googles reverse image search, read our article, How to reverse search an image on Google with your phone, tablet, or computer.

How to reverse image search an image you find on an iPhones Chrome app Chrome makes it easy to do a reverse image search directly on an image you find online, without downloading it to your iPhone or knowing its URL. If you dont already have the browsers app installed on your iPhone, though, you will need to download Chrome from the App Store.

1. Start the Chrome app and navigate to the web page with the image you want to do a reverse search on. 2. Tap and hold the image for a couple of seconds until the pop-up menu appears. 3. Tap Search Google for This Image.

Tap and hold an image in Chrome to search the internet for it. Dave Johnson/Business Insider Use dedicated reverse-image search apps and websites While Safari and Chrome are great for quickly searching for photos on the web, there are a number of other tools you might want to use instead.

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