How to Mirror Selfie Photos on iPhone or iPad

YouTube player


The preview of your picture that shows in the front-facing camera on your iPhone or iPad is actually a mirrored image, and the version of the image that gets saved on your device is a non-mirrored version. However, if you’d prefer to save the mirrored version of your selfies, Apple now makes it possible to do that. The only requirement is that you have iOS 14 installed on your iPhone, or iPadOS 14 installed on your iPad. Examples of all instructions in the steps can be seen in both the YouTube video above and the image collection located beneath the steps.

Shop Halloween decorations on Amazon and save up to 50%!

Steps to Change the Default Email App on iPhone or iPad

  1. Tap “Settings” on your iPhone or iPad home screen to open the Settings menu, and then tap “Camera” in the menu. The Camera screen is displayed.
  2. Scroll down to the Composition section, and then tap “Mirror Front Camera” to toggle it on. Going forward whenever you take a picture with the front facing selfie camera on your iPhone or iPad, the mirrored version of your photo that you see in the device’s viewfinder is what will be saved to your camera roll.
Shop Amazon's Deal of the Day and save up to 50%!

All Tutorial Categories

About Max

Max has nearly 20 years of experience working in IT across three different industries in project management and management capacities: publishing, telecommunications and healthcare. He holds the following degrees and certifications: BS Communications, MA Communications, MBA and Project Management Professional (PMP). His tutorial-focused YouTube channel earned more than 100,000 subscribers in its first four years, and currently has more than 160,000 subscribers, 110,000,000 video views and an insane 2.4 million hours of watch time. Max enjoys learning new technology, reading and collecting comic books, listening to audiobooks and playing video games.

This article contains affiliate links, which means that if you click one of the product links I may receive a small commission. This helps support my content, and enables me to continue creating content like this. Thank you for the support!