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Reverse Google Image Search On iPhone

Google’s reverse image search is unavailable for the mobile website. Sometimes you may want to find out the origin of an image on your iPhone, because you want to draw conclusions, who is shown on the image. You can still do it – you just need an app to do an image search on iPhone.

Get “Search By Image Extension“

If you want to use this trick, you will need the free app “Search By Image Extension“. This app installs an iOS extension, that is directly available in the “Photos” app and by which you can start the reverse image search on iPhone.

Change browser and search engines

If you want, you can open the app briefly and adjust two settings.
In the “Settings” you will find the options “Preferred browser” and “Preferred search engine”. If you are using Safari and Google, you don’t have to change anything. If not, you can make the adjustments there.

How to reverse image search on iPhone

The starting point of this trick is a photo in your library, of which you want to know more about.
We have found a portrait of a handsome man in our photos library, but we cannot think of the name. So what shall we do? The installed app extension can help…
Tap the “Share” icon in the left bottom corner of the photo. In the second icon bar go to the far right side and click “More”. There you have to turn on the option “Search image”. You can optionally drag and drop this option to the top, so that it is easier and faster to access next time. Then tap “Done”. The extension is activated now.

You will now find the button “Search image” in the second icon bar. This button will initiate the reverse Google image search on iPhone. Safari, or another browser will open and show a guess, who this person on the image could be – unless Google cannot figure it out.

After a successful reverse Google image search, we finally know the name of the handsome man again. ;-)

“Search By Image Extension“ in App Store

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