Get info about your photos & surroundings

You can get details or take actions on your photos, objects around you, and image searches with Google Lens.

Note: Google Lens is available in English, French, German, Italian, Korean, Portuguese, and Spanish.  

You can use Google Lens with Google Photos but not with your camera or Google Assistant.

To get details and take action on your photos:

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Google Photos app Photos.
  2. Select a photo.
  3. Tap Google Lens Google Lens.
  4. Depending on your photo, check the details or take an action.

If you take a photo of a: 

  • Business card: Save the phone number or address to a contact.

  • Book: Get a summary and read reviews.

  • Event flyer or billboard: Add the event to your calendar.

  • Landmark or building: See historical facts, hours of operation, and more.

  • Painting in a museum: Read about the artist and learn more.

  • Plant or animal: Learn about species and breeds.

Find info about results in image search

  1. On your phone or tablet, go to and search for an image.
  2. Tap an image result.
  3. Tap Google Lens Google Lens.
  4. If available, tap a white dot. Otherwise, with your finger or a stylus, circle part of the image.
  5. Tap an image result.
  6. To leave Lens and return to image search, tap Close Close.

Note: Currently, Google Lens in search works only in U.S. English, only from image search, only on still images, and only in mobile browsers (not the Google app). It won't work with offensive images. Learn how to search for images.

See & delete your Google Lens activity

To find and delete your Google Lens activity, go to My Activity. Learn how to control what's saved in your Google Account

If you don't want your Google Lens activity, including the image, saved to your Google Account, turn off Web & App Activity. Learn how to see and control your search activity

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