Is there anyway to invert left and right in iOS, such that the phone looks as it would in a mirror? (Yes all text would be backward, this is a desired effect.) Not just a specific app that displays itself in reverse, but a system-wide effect like inverting colours. It would probably not be a generally sought feature, one that apple would likely implement itself, but perhaps a third-party app exists?

  • This is hilarious! Might one ask why? – gunner May 29 '16 at 20:01
  • I often take notes or otherwise write in public (and in private) using mirror writing to prevent others from copying/reading what I write, but my own reading speed of mirror writing is much reduced because I only have my own writings to practice on, unlike websites/ebooks/text messages/etc. Looking for additional practice, and my iphone is what I do most casual reading on. Also, it seems like a good prank to play on someone. – user2096078 May 29 '16 at 20:42
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    What are you some kind of a spy? Seems kind of extreme. Doubt this would be possible without a jailbreak and even then I doubt someone made this. However, why not use a Bluetooth keyboard to type and just turn the phone face down so people can't read the screen. – kal-al May 30 '16 at 1:39
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    You misunderstand. My mirror note-taking is long-hand, pad to paper, and unrelated to my request. This switch for my iphone would just be for practice reading mirrored text, not for any desire of privacy. – user2096078 May 30 '16 at 4:38
  • Would be very very handy if you want to turn your I phone into a HUD display using only your windscreen or a simple half mirror... – Jurgen Vinju Feb 14 '19 at 11:39

I was looking for a similar app for video (projector issues), I came across a lot of mirror apps that were mainly for photo's and other images but some for text, others for both, as we as for inverting colours. Just search "mirror" in the app store.

  • Welcome to Ask Different. Please notice to system-wide constraint. It is better to find that app in Appstore and provide a link to it to be more specific. – Hamid Rohani Jun 22 '16 at 1:35

I haven't tried any of these, but this question sounds similar enough to potentially be of some use:

horizonally flip OSX's monitor output? Asked by Joe May 12th of 2013.

Two answers listed there; one with a positive vote count.

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    Good for OS X. But not for iOS, which is what this question mentions. – GEdgar Jun 6 '16 at 22:01
  • @ GEdgar Ah... you're right. I read the "app" in the first answer, leapt to a conclusion, and... well... shucks. Maybe someone can use it as a jumping off point to get a real answer? – Ghotir Jun 6 '16 at 22:20

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