How to Do a Reverse Image Search from an Android Phone

Reverse Image Search

When you want to find images related to a specific topic, you just type the word and click on the images option. Finding pictures associated with a particular subject is easy. We can’t say the same for the reverse though. Even though it’s also easy to do a reverse image search on your desktop, it’s not so easy to do such a search on your Android device. Here we show how you can do a reverse image search on your Android phone.

Reverse Search Any Image on Any Android Device

To successfully do a reverse image search on your Android device, you need to install an app called Image Search. You’ll need to make some adjustments to the app’s settings, such as turning off the “Open settings before upload” option.

Disable Setting Image Search App

By disabling this option, you’ll save yourself an extra step when you do a reverse image search. Depending on the app you’re using, you can either press the Share menu and then the Image Search option or download the picture to your device’s gallery, and from there, tap on the share menu and choose the Search Image app.

When you tap on the app’s icon, tap on the “Start Upload” option so Google can start gathering the information you need. It doesn’t do it automatically. You’ll suddenly be at Google’s search image results page where you can see all sorts of information on your image.

Reverse Image Search App

For example, you’ll be able to see what other sites the image has appeared on, and if you want a better resolution, you can select the “More Sizes” option. If the image you have doesn’t quite convince you, you can also use this method to find similar photos.

Reverse Image Search Directly on the Browser

Your Android device is probably so full of apps that the last thing you need is to install yet another app. In that case, you can try the Search by Image site where you just go to the website and upload the image from your device’s gallery.

You’ll get the exact same information as if you were to use the app previously mentioned but without having to install yet another one. You can also find the same image with a better resolution and find out where else the same image is published.

Reverse Image Website

Tap on the “Upload Picture” button and choose your image. If it was uploaded correctly, the site should say that, as shown in the image above.

Show Matching Reverse Images

You’re not done just yet. Tap on the button that says “SHOW MATCHING IMAGES,” and the site will take you to Google Image Search results. If you want to upload another image before you tap on the “Show Results” button, there are two options at the bottom underneath “SHOW MATCHING IMAGES”: “Delete uploaded image” and “Upload another image.” Both buttons do what they say.

There is another website called TinEye that allows you to perform reverse image search with fewer clicks. Just visit the website and either hit the Upload button or paste the image URL. Once you have uploaded the image, it will automatically perform a reverse image search and show you the results. Personally, I find TinEye easier to use.

Tineye Reverse Image Search

Reverse Image Search with Google Chrome

You can also make use of the Google Chrome web browser on your Android smartphone to perform a reverse image search. All you need to have is the Google Chrome browser installed on your Android device.

Google Chrome Reverse Image Search

Tap and hold your desired image for the reverse image search. A new menu will pop up that will show you multiple options. From the list of options, select “Search with Google Lens.” You will be presented with multiple results of the image via the Google Lens app.


Sometimes the image itself is not enough information and you need to dig a little deeper. Thanks to Google’s Reverse Image Search, you can finally get the information you need from any image you find online. If you are an iOS user, learn how to do a reverse image search on your iPhone.

Sagar Naresh
Sagar Naresh

My work has been published on Android Authority, Android Police, Android Central, BGR, Gadgets360, GSMArena, and more. A Six Sigma and Google Certified Digital Marketer who is covering tech-related content for the past 2 years.

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