If the photos taken with your iPhone’s front camera look different in the final version than when you took them, you might be wondering why this is happening.

When you look into the viewfinder of the camera app when you take a picture with your selfie camera, it will look as if you are looking into a mirror. We are used to seeing ourselves this way because that is how we look in the mirror, so it is not seen as upside down.

However, photos saved in the Photos app will not be mirrored in this way, which may result in you not liking the photo.

You can turn off the mirror camera on the iPhone by going to Settings > Camera > and turning on the front camera mirror.

Summary – How to disable camera flip mode for better selfies on iPhone

  1. I open Settings.
  2. Select the camera.
  3. Turn on the front camera in the mirror.

Our guide continues below with more information on how to disable the face camera on the iPhone 13, including photos of those steps.

The photos you take with your iPhone’s front-facing camera will differ from the actual photos that appear in the Photos app.

This is because what you see when you take a photo should look as if you were looking at yourself in a mirror.

But once the photo is taken, the iPhone will correct it to show the photo the way others see it.

For example, if you’re wearing a T-shirt with text on it, that text will appear in reverse when you look at yourself in the app’s viewfinder.

But the final image will reflect this text so it reads correctly.

There is a setting on the iPhone that you can adjust so that the final image looks exactly like the one you saw when you took the photo.

Related: Learn how to invert colors on your iPhone if you’re having trouble viewing content using the default color scheme or if the screen is too bright.

How to stop mirroring selfies on iPhone

The steps in this article were done on an iPhone 13 running iOS 16.

Step 1: Open the Settings app on your iPhone.

Select Settings

Step 2: Scroll down and select Camera from the list.

Choose the camera

Step 3: Press the button to the right of the mirror front camera to turn it on.

How to turn off the face camera on iPhone 13

Now that you know how to turn off the rear camera on the iPhone 13, you should be able to find and toggle this setting whenever you need to adjust it for a photo you take.

More information about mirror selfies on iPhone

If you have an old iPhone that hasn’t been updated to iOS 14, you won’t see the option to mirror the camera.

If you want to adjust the image on an older iPhone, you’ll need to open the image in the Photos app and use the editing tools to flip the image manually.

On an iPhone, you can use the Photos app to flip a photo. The steps are:

  1. On your iPhone, launch the Photos app.
  2. Find the image you want to flip and tap to open it.
  3. In the upper right corner of the screen, click the Edit button.
  4. At the bottom of the screen, click the Crop and Rotate button.
  5. Tap the Flip button at the top left of the screen with your finger to flip the photo.
  6. To save the mirrored image, tap Done.

NB. The above procedures are for flipping a photo in the Photos app, but there may be other photo editing apps or tools available in the App Store that allow you to do the same thing.