How To Save Photos in the iOS Messages App

Posted in How To, iOS on 19/06/2017 by Chris Hauk

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Have you ever received a photo you really liked in an Messages conversation, but didn’t know how to save it to your device’s Photos Album? You’ll be glad to know it’s quite easy to do.

How To Save Photos in the iOS Messages App

1.) Open the Messages app on your iOS device, and open the conversation thread that contains the photo or other graphic you wish to save to your device.

2.) Tap on the photo in the message to display it in a larger view on the screen.

3.) You’ll see a “Sharing” action icon appear in the lower left-hand corner of the screen, as pointed out in the photo below. Tap it.

How To Save Photos in the iOS Messages App

4.) Tap the “Save Image” button to save the photo to your device.

5.) You can now view or edit the image in the Photos app on your iOS device. The image will appear as the most recently added image.

6.) Repeat as needed.

Note: The above method works in all versions of iOS. If you have iOS 10 on your device, you can do the following to save images a bit quicker.

How To Save Photos in the iOS Messages App

1.) Open the Messages app on your iOS device, and open the conversation thread that contains the photo or other graphic you wish to save to your device.

2.) Tap and hold on the image you wish to save.

3.) Tap “Save from the pop-up menu that appears.

5.) You can now view or edit the image in the Photos app on your iOS device. The image will appear as the most recently added image.

6.) Repeat as needed.

For more tips and tricks that can help you make better use of your Mac, iOS device, Apple Watch, or Apple TV, be sure to visit the “How To” section of our website.


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Chris Hauk

MacTrast Senior Editor, and self-described "magnificent bastard," Chris Hauk owns Phoenix Rising Services and writes for everyone's favorite "bad movie" website, Big Bad Drive-In.

His first Apple product was an iPod Classic 9 years ago, and he has since added a MacBook Pro, a number of iPads, iPhones, and multiple Apple TVs to his collection.

He lives somewhere in the deep Southern part of America. Yes, he has to pump in both sunshine and the Internet.