How to Invert a Picture on iPhone/iPad

Last Updated on May 16, 2023 by Ernests Embutnieks

So, have you ever snapped a photo and thought to yourself, “Darn, that’s flipped the wrong way”? Or maybe you just want to spice up your pics with a fresh perspective? No worries, my friend – flipping images on your iPhone or iPad is a cinch!

In this blog post, we’ll guide you step-by-step through the process of flipping your pics on your device, and answer your question, how to invert a picture on iPhone/iPad? 

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6 Simple Steps to Flipping a Picture on iPhone/iPad

Someone sent you a flipped photo and you are wondering how to invert the picture on your iPhone or iPad? We got you covered! Use the following 6 simple steps to invert a picture on iPhone/iPad:

Step 1: Open the Photos App

The first step to flipping a picture on your iPhone or iPad is to open the Photos app. This app comes pre-installed on your device and is typically located on your home screen.

Step 2: Select the Picture to Flip

Once you’ve opened the Photos app, select the picture you want to flip. You can do this by scrolling through your pictures or by using the search bar at the top of the app.

Step 3: Edit the Picture

After selecting the picture, tap the Edit button in the top right corner of the screen. This will bring up a menu of editing options.

Step 4: Select the Crop/Rotate Option

Scroll through the editing options until you find the Crop/Rotate option. This option is represented by a square with an arrow curving around it. Tap on this option to access the rotation controls.

Step 5: Flip the Picture

In the rotation controls, you’ll see a horizontal line with an arrow at each end. To flip the picture horizontally, tap on the arrow at the left end of the line. This will flip the picture in the opposite direction. You can also flip the picture vertically by tapping on the arrow at the bottom of the line.

Step 6: Save the Flipped Picture

After flipping your picture, you can preview it by comparing it to the original. If you’re happy with the result, tap the Done button in the top right corner of the screen to save the flipped picture to your device.

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Alternative Ways to Flip Pictures on iPhone/iPad

While the above method is the most straightforward way to flip a pic, there are plenty of other ways to go about it. You can experiment with third-party apps like Fotor or Picsart that offer advanced editing options, such as flipping specific parts of the image or adding cool filters to your flipped pic.

Or, you can delve into your device’s Accessibility settings by going to Settings > Accessibility > Touch > AssistiveTouch.

Once you’ve enabled AssistiveTouch, you can access the device’s controls – including the option to flip the screen orientation – with the touch of a virtual button. Pretty neat, huh?

Wrap Up!

Skipped our blog? And still asking around, “How to mirror a picture on iPhone/iPad?” Use our step-by-step guide to get started, and don’t be afraid to experiment with alternative methods and cool creative ideas. Don’t be afraid to get creative and experiment with different types of images and editing options. 

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I love tech and all about it. I'm interested in finding ways how they can make my life more productive, and I share my knowledge with my blog readers. I'm an iPad Pro, iPhone, MacBook, and Apple Watch user, so I know a thing or two about these devices and try to write helpful content around these topics.