How to Flip Photo on iPhone

Joel Mason

iPhone, Tutorials

Have you ever taken a photo on your iPhone and realized that it’s flipped horizontally? Don’t worry, you’re not alone!

Many iPhone users have faced this issue and wondered how to fix it. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the steps to flip a photo on your iPhone using the built-in editing tools.

Step 1: Open the Photos app

First, locate and open the Photos app on your iPhone. This app is represented by a colorful flower icon, making it easy to find.

Step 2: Select the photo

Navigate through your photo albums or camera roll to find the photo that you want to flip. Once you’ve found it, tap on the photo to open it in full screen.

Step 3: Tap Edit

Once the photo is open in full screen, look for the “Edit” button located in the top-right corner of the screen. It is represented by three horizontal lines enclosed in a square box. Tap on it to enter editing mode.

Step 4: Access Flip tool

Within editing mode, you’ll see various editing options at the bottom of your screen. Swipe left or right until you find an option called “Flip.” This tool allows you to horizontally flip your photo.


  • If your photo needs vertical flipping, there may be additional options available like “Rotate” or “Crop.” We will focus only on horizontal flipping in this tutorial.
  • Some older iPhone models may not have this specific feature. If that’s the case for you, consider updating your device’s software or exploring third-party apps from the App Store.

Step 5: Flip the photo

Once you’ve located the “Flip” tool, tap on it to apply the flip effect to your photo. You will see an immediate preview of the flipped image. Take a moment to review it and ensure that it looks as desired.


If you’re not satisfied with the changes, you can tap on the “Cancel” button at any time to discard them and revert back to the original photo.

Step 6: Save the flipped photo

When you’re happy with the flipped photo, tap on the “Done” button located in the bottom-right corner of your screen. This will save your changes and exit editing mode.


Your original unflipped photo will still be available in your camera roll or album. The flip effect is applied as a separate edited version of your photo.

Step 7: Share or export

Now that you have successfully flipped your photo, you can share it with others or export it to various platforms. Tap on the share button, represented by a square with an upward arrow, to access sharing options such as Messaging, Mail, social media apps, or saving it to Files.

Congratulations! You’ve learned how to flip a photo on your iPhone using just a few simple steps.

Now you can easily correct any horizontally flipped photos that come your way. Happy flipping!

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