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First, open the Photos app on your iPhone or iPad and navigate to the photo you want to rotate.
Before you do anything else, it’s important to understand that Photos stores the rotation changes in your original image. If you want to keep an original (unrotated) copy of the image, we recommend that you create a duplicate image first for editing purposes. To do this, tap the Share button (which looks like a rounded square with an arrow pointing up) and choose the “Duplicate” option.
Once you are ready to rotate, tap the “Edit” button in the top toolbar to enter the photo editing mode.
On the image editing screen, tap the Crop button in the bottom toolbar (it looks like two right angles with dotted arrows around them.).
Tap the Rotate icon at the top of the screen (it’s a rounded square with a curved arrow pointing left above the top right corner).
This will immediately rotate the image 90 degrees to the left (counterclockwise).
Each time you tap the spin button, you rotate it 90 degrees again. For example, with four taps you have the image back in its original position. When you’re happy with the rotated image, tap the Done button in the bottom toolbar.
The thumbnail of the image is updated in the photo library.
You can now freely share the rotated image as you normally would, and the recipient will see it in the correct orientation.
How to undo the rotation?
Photo editing in the Photos app on iPhone and iPad is non-destructive. This means that you can go back at any time to undo the changes you made.
To undo the rotation, browse to the image in the Photos app and tap the “Edit” button.
On the photo editing screen, tap the “Back” button in the lower right corner.
In the pop-up, choose ‘Back to original’.
The image is immediately restored to its original stage and will be exactly as it was before the rotation.
Now that you’ve used the editor in the Photos app, we recommend that you spend a little more time with it. You can apply quick filters, correct skewed images, edit minute details or enhance photos quite easily. Lots of fun!
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