How to Rotate Photos on iPhone (2023)

Easily rotate image and video files using the Photos app.

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The Photos app on your iPhone allows you to easily crop, resize, and rotate images. If you take a portrait shot but decide you want it to be landscape (or vice versa), use this tip to rotate the photo. We'll cover how to rotate pictures using the Photos app on iPhone.

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How to Rotate a Picture on iPhone Photos App

If you've been searching for how to make a horizontal picture a vertical picture (landscape instead of portrait), look no further! Here's how to rotate a photo on your iPhone. If you want to learn more about what you can do with the Photos app, check out our Tip of the Day newsletter.

  1. Open the Photos app.

  2. Select the image or video you want to rotate.
  3. Tap Edit.

  4. Tap the Rotate-Crop icon.

  5. Tap the Rotate icon as many times as needed to get your photo or video to display correctly.

  6. Tap Done.

That's all there is to it! Now you can easily rotate any of your photos to get that perfectly displayed action shot or group photo. 

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Jim Karpen

Jim Karpen holds a Ph.D. in literature and writing, and has a love of gizmos. His doctoral dissertation focused on the revolutionary consequences of digital technologies and anticipated some of the developments taking place in the industry today. Jim has been writing about the Internet and technology since 1994 and has been using Apple's visionary products for decades.