Mirror Image Photos? How to Flip a Picture on iPhone

Easily flip pictures in your Photos app to get the mirror image.

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This article will tell you how to flip an image on an iPhone using the Apple Photos app. Before iOS 13, flipping photos required a third-party app. Now the flip tool is included in the Photos app so that you can create a mirror image without all the extra steps.

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How to Mirror a Photo on iPhone

Let's get started learning how to flip a picture on iPhone or iPad using the Photos app. To learn more Photos app tips and tricks, check out our Tip of the Day newsletter. Here's how to invert a picture on your iPhone so you can get the mirror image.

  1. Open the Photos app.

  2. Select the image you want to flip.

  3. Tap Edit.

  4. Tap the Rotate-crop icon.

  5. Tap the flip tool icon on the top left to flip your image horizontally.​

Now you know how to flip an image and share it with the world!

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Leanne Hays

Leanne Hays is a Feature Writer at iPhone Life, and has written hundreds of in-depth how-to and troubleshooting articles. She's a former Associate Editor for iPhone Life magazine, and has written for the Iowa Source, as well as web content for education marketing. Leanne has an associate's degree in education, with a focus on curriculum development, as well as a bachelor's degree in science. She has over nine years of experience with SEO, social media management, and web development and writing. Despite years of web work, Leanne is by no means an early adapter; she's only owned a smartphone for five years, which makes her highly sympathetic to the learning curve of new iPhone owners. She enjoys making reader's lives easier and putting her education experience to work by walking them through the most practical ways to use Apple devices, step-by-step.

In off-work hours, Leanne is a mother of two, homesteader, audiobook fanatic, musician, and learning enthusiast.