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Search with an image on Google

You can learn more about an image or the objects around you with Google Lens. For example, you can take a photo of a plant and use it to search for info or other similar images.

What you find when you search

Your results can include:

  • Search results for objects in the image
  • Similar images
  • Websites with the image or a similar image

What you need

  • The latest version of the Google app Google app
  • Chrome app Chrome  

Search with an image from search results

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, go to
  2. Search for an image.
  3. Select an image.
  4. At the bottom left, tap Google Lens .

Search with an image from a website

Important: To search with a website image in the Chrome app, you must make Google your default search engine.

  1. On your iPad or iPhone, go to the Google app Google app or Chrome app Chrome .
  2. Go to the website with the image.
  3. Touch and hold the image.
  4. Tap Search inside image .
    • To search part of an image, drag the corners of the box around your selection.
  5. At the bottom, scroll to find related search results.
  6. To refine your search, tap Add to your search
  7. Enter keywords.

Search with an image from your device

  1. On your iPhone and iPad, open the Google app Google app, Chrome app Chrome , or the Safari app.
  2. You can either
    1. In the search bar, tap Google Lens .
    2. Click: Search Inside photo from your camera roll.
  3. Take or upload a photo:
    • To take a photo: With your camera, point to an object and tap Search Search.
    • To upload an existing image: Tap Photo picker Gallery and select a photo.
  4. Select how you want to search:
    • Use part of an image: Tap the image then drag the corners of the box around your selection. At the bottom, scroll to find your search results.
  5. To refine your search, tap Add to your search.
  6. Enter keywords.

Tip: To get more specific results, select a smaller area on the image.

If you're new to iPhone, you can learn how to search with your camera.

Control access to Photos

You can adjust access to your saved images on the device by:

  1. Go to Settings Settings.
  2. Tap Google and then Photos.
  3. Select
    1. None
    2. Limited access
    3. Full access

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