How to Rotate Images in Files App in iOS 14

iOS 14, the latest iPhone operating system, comes with a lot of interesting new features. It has a cool Picture in Picture mode, private MAC addresses and so much more. However, did you know that iOS 14 also makes the Files app a lot more powerful? Yeah, the Files app that was introduced with iOS 11 was pretty lacklustre. There wasn’t a lot you could do on it, and it barely qualified as an app, if at all. However, Apple has been adding new features to the Files app and now, it’s a pretty solid and feature rich file manager app for iPhone. One of the new features it received with iOS 14 is the ability to rotate images without having to open them in a photo editor. So, if you’re wondering how to rotate images in Files app in iOS 14, here’s what you need to do.

How to Rotate Pictures in Files App on iPhone (iOS 14)

  • Launch the Files app and find the image you want to rotate. If you downloaded this from Safari, it will most likely be in the Downloads folder within Files. That is, unless you changed Safari’s download location.
  • Once you’ve found the file, just long press on it to open the contextual menu. Here, tap on ‘Rotate Left’ or ‘Rotate Right’ as per your requirements.

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  • You can repeat this process multiple times, so if your photo is upside down, you can just rotate it twice and get it upright.

How to Annotate Pictures in Files App in iOS 14

  • Long press on the image you want to annotate and select ‘Markup’ from the contextual menu.

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  • You can now use the tools to annotate the image as you like. You can also press on the ‘+’ icon to access more tools, including a text tool, magnifier, and even a signature tool if you need it. Pretty cool right?

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Easily Rotate and Annotate Images inside iOS 14’s Files App

So yeah, rotating images within the Files app is pretty easy with iOS 14. All it takes is basically two or three taps and you’re done. You don’t need to open the image in a photo editor, and look for the rotation options or anything else. What’s more you can even annotate images straight from the Files app. If you use iCloud Drive, this is a feature that will help you save a lot of time. You no longer need to copy the image from your iCloud Drive to your iPhone’s Photos app in order to rotate it or make a simple annotation to it.

So, what do you think about this new feature in Files? Let me know in the comments down below.

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