We’ve all been there: you want to take a photo in landscape mode, but before your iPhone accelerometer has registered it should rotate from portrait to landscape, you’ve already taken the shot. The result is a nice photo, but one that looks funny on your screen. Try to rotate the screen, and the photo rotates with it. It’s annoying, but of course, as you may already know, there is an easy way to rotate that photo so it looks good on your screen.

Note that although these steps and screenshots are from an iPhone, the process is the same on iPad.

How to rotate pictures on iPhone or iPad

Step 1: Launch the Photos app and find the photo you want to rotate.

Step 2: In the bottom toolbar, tap the Edit button, which will bring up new controls to touch up your picture.

Step 3: At the bottom of the screen, tap the square crop icon, directly next to the Cancel button.

Step 4: Tap the rotate icon as many times as necessary to have your photo the way you want it.

Step 5: Tap the yellow Done button when done.

The fact that the rotation feature is tucked under the Crop feature doesn’t really make sense, and can be easily overlooked.

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  • Andres

    Great post. I hope people will learn from this!

  • Cameron

    People not know how to do this?

  • Mike

    Now, how about videos?

  • oralarts

    It was so much better when you could just rotate the respective photo with your fingers.

  • @dongiuj

    Thanks, nice one!

  • TheShade247

    Seriously Apple, like who the F*** hides this option in Edit. This was never the case in earlier iOS

  • Xee

    Off topic but what’s the best image viewer on Mac? I don’t like the way finder handles images.

  • pnh

    I have no problem with this being in “Edit” but it makes no sense in “Crop”.