Google is the most used search engine by many people online for a number of reasons. Well, a big percentage of those who use it mainly look up for topics and subjects as well as images. That is not all that Google is meant for. There still is another way that you can use Google and this is by trying to establish the origin of an image. This process is known as a reverse image search! On a PC or Mac, you can comfortably perform this action. Again, the first two Google uses can also be done from your Smartphone without much complication. However, reverse image search is not common knowledge on phones. That notwithstanding, there still are ways of searching for images on iOS and Android devices through the use of Google search engine. You can still do a reverse image search on a mobile platform. Here is useful information on how you can perform reverse image search on Google.

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Doing a Reverse Image Search

There are quite a number of options of performing a reverse image search despite the platform installed on your phone. With the many options that are available today, you can make a reverse image search engine choice of your own as you please. Either on iOS or Android, you can use ctrlq.org, Google chrome or one of the various apps found on Apple’s App Store or Google Play store.


1. Reverse Image Search on Google Chrome. Here is a detailed procedure on what to do.

  • Open the browser on either an iOS or Android platform
  • Search for the image you want to perform a reverse search on
  • Press and hold one of your fingers on it
  • Choose “Search Google for this Image” from the menu list that appears

2. Reverse Image Search Using Ctrlq.org. Follow the steps outlined below:

  • Using your choice mobile browser, find your way to ctrl.org/google/images
  • Tap on the “Upload Picture” box.
  • Use the camera on your device to capture the image or else, you can select an image from the picture gallery of your device
  • Upon uploading, tap on “Show Matches”
  • Google will be able to provide results of WebPages containing a similar image to the one you are searching

3. Reverse Image Search Using Apps

Today, there are a lot of apps that will permit you to do a reverse image search in iOS and Android. All these apps will spare you from opening your browser all the time you want to search for a picture. Here is a list of apps that could be used to conduct your reverse image search.

  • Reversee: This app allows you to edit your images prior to searching them from Google. Available options include rotation, cropping and resolution change of the already uploaded image. This way, you can anticipate getting various results. Your findings can be opened in different ways allowing you to send them in an email or add to a reading list. If not, you can directly save your images to the application. Interestingly, this app can work in collaboration with other apps. The pro version of this app comes with a number of extra features that allow you to crop images automatically, gather detailed information concerning the images appearing on the search results and still be able to search various engines.

  • Veracity: This uses an image from your photo gallery, camera roll or storage space such as dropbox. The app tells you everything concerning the subject including information of where similar pictures can be found online.

  • Image Search: This is yet another straightforward and easy-to-use app that permits you to upload pictures to Google’s search engine. You can also upload them to a custom search engine. Capabilities that come with this app include cropping of images prior to using them, uploading various images in a simultaneous manner and sharing images from other applications.

  • Search By Image app for Android works just like Reversee: It allows you to edit your pictures prior to searching them. It has great features that you would want to see in an ideal reverse image search application. More than that, it will let you know whether an image in the search results is vague, tampered with and how the new picture looks like. This app can also do a search through the use of a section of an image. This is practically of great use when you want to do a reverse image search for bigger images. [App Link]

There you have it. Establish the source of your image now!