How to Mirror or Flip an Image in iOS 17 on iPhone and iPad

Did you ever wish to mirror an image on iPhone and wondered how it’s done? Well, you are not alone to have been so curious about it. The flipping tool comes into play when you want a photo to appear exactly the way you want it to. Notably, the stock Photos app comes with a hidden tool to let you easily mirror or flip an image on your iPhone. If that’s exactly what you are looking for, let me show you how it’s done the right way.

Mirror or Flip an Image in iOS 17/iPadOS 17 (Quick Guide)

Though iOS 16 is our focus, the steps are the same as in the previous versions of iOS like iOS 15 and iOS 14. So, even if you are still rocking the older version of iOS, you can take advantage of this handy photo editing tool. With that in mind, let’s jump right in!

Step 1. To get started, open the Photos app on your iPhone or iPad.

Step 2. Now, select an image.

Step 3. Next, tap on the Edit button at the top-right corner of the screen.

Step 4. Next up, tap the Crop icon in the bottom right portion of the screen.

Mirror or Flip an Image in iOS 16/iPadOS 16

Step 5. Up next, tap on the Flip icon at the top left corner of the screen.

Step 6. In the end, make sure to tap on Done to save the flipped image. Just in case, you don’t want to save it, tap on Cancel and hit Discard Changes.

Mirror or Flip an Image in iOS 16/iPadOS 16

Side Note:

  • Later, if you ever want to revert the changes, navigate to the image and hit Edit. After that, tap on Revert in the lower-right corner of the screen.
  • The image will now go back to its original state.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do iPhones have the best cameras?

Though Google Pixel and Samsung Galaxy S Series have got top-notch cameras, iPhone’s cameras are able to stand out due largely to delivering stunning shots more often than not. As for videography, iPhones have been ahead of the curve for ages.

Why iPhones are so expensive in India?

Without overlooking the heavy taxes, Apple can make iPhones way cheaper than they are actually priced. Faced with pretty smart and budget-conscious buyers, Apple has chosen to earn more money despite selling way fewer smartphones than their buyers. Knowing that the Cupertino giant achieved record sales of $6 billion in the Indian market in the financial year 2023, this killer strategy is working wonders for the company.

Signing off…

That’s pretty much it! So, that’s how you can make the most of this hidden photo editing tool to mirror an image. In terms of functionality, it works as expected. Hence, you can count on it to let you fix an image.

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