How to Rotate Photos on the iPhone & iPad
Did you take a great picture but your iPhone camera orientation was upside-down or sideways? If so, it’s easy to correct it and rotate photos directly on the iPhone or iPad without any additional app downloads. You’ll need iOS 5 or later to use the simple rotation adjustments feature.
- From the Photos app, tap on the photo you want to rotate
- Tap “Edit” from the upper right corner
- Tap the arrow icon in the lower left corner to rotate the picture 90° counterclockwise
- When finished, tap the yellow “Save” button in the upper right corner
Each tap of the arrow icon will rotate the image another 90 degrees, so if you want to flip something around completely tap it two times. If you’re not satisfied with the rotation results tap on “Cancel” or “Revert to Original” to go back to the default version.
Notice the iPhone and iPod touch will only show a little arrow icon, but the iPad will display actual “Rotate” text alongside that icon. The “Edit” option will not be visible from the lock screen camera roll, you must be in the Photos app directly.