How to download Instagram videos and photos to iPhone Camera Roll

how to download instagram photos and-videos to iphone camera roll

Over a billion people love to use Instagram. We frequently come across fantastic images and videos that we want to save locally to the Photos app. Sadly, there is no inbuilt solution in the Instagram app itself. But don’t worry, we have got you covered with a detailed guide on how to download Instagram videos and photos to your iPhone camera roll.

Save Instagram videos or photos to iPhone Camera Roll using Shortcuts

Before You Begin: Open the Settings app on your iPhone → Shortcuts → and enable Allow Untrusted Shortcuts.

  1. Get Instagram Media shortcut by clicking on this link. Next, scroll down and tap on Add Untrusted Shortcut.

    tap on instagram media and tap on add untrusted shortcut in shortcuts app on iphone
  2. Open the Instagram app on your iPhone and go to the post you wish to download.
  3. Tap the three dots icon in the upper left of a photo or video. Next, choose Copy Link.

    tap on three dots and then tap on copy link in instagram on iphone
  4. Open the Shortcuts app → My Shortcuts → tap on the Instagram Media shortcut.

    open shortcuts app and tap on instagram media in my shortcuts tab
  5. Whenever asked, tap OK to give access permissions to this shortcut. After that, the Instagram picture or video will be saved to the iPhone Photos app.

    tap on ok to allow access to instagram media shortcut to download photos and videos on iphone

Helpful Tip: You can add this shortcut to your iPhone Home Screen. This will eliminate the need to open the Shortcut app each time (step 4 above). You can copy the post link and tap on Instagram Media shortcut directly from the Home Screen.

Download Instagram videos and photo on iPhone using Inflact

  1. Open Safari on your iPhone and visit
  2. Tap on the hamburger icon from the upper-right. Next, tap on Instagram Downloader.
  3. You will see various options to download photos, videos, IGTV, etc. Tap on the one you need.

    visit ingramer in safari tap on hamburger icon select instagram downloader and tap on preferred option
  4. Open the Instagram app and visit the image or video post. Tap on the three dots icon from the upper-right. Next, tap on Copy Link.

    tap on three dots and select copy link in instagram app on iphone
  5. Paste the link on this website and tap SEARCH. If you want to download IGTV, enter the account username.
  6. Tap on Download. It will open in a new tab. Tap on Download again.

    paste url tap on search and then tap on download in safari on iphone
  7. Tap on the arrow icon and select the downloaded file.

    tap on down arrow and tap on downloaded file on iphone
  8. Tap on the share icon and choose Save Image or Save Video from the Share Sheet. The Instagram post is successfully saved to the Camera Roll.

    tap on share and tap on save video to download instagram video on iphone


  • In the steps above, I used You are free to use other similar websites like The steps are almost identical.
  • Next, visit any site mentioned above in the browser section of this app. If needed, you can take help from our article, where we showed how to download Twitter videos on iPhone using this app.

Take screenshot or screen recording on iPhone

To save an Instagram photo, you can take a screenshot and then crop the unwanted parts. For Instagram video posts, you can see how to record your entire iPhone screen.

Use a Repost iOS app

Repost apps are primarily used to post somebody else’s Instagram post to your profile. However, these apps locally save the file to the iPhone Camera Roll before you hit the final repost button.

So, this little hack can also be used to download Instagram photos. Just know that most of these apps require a premium purchase to remove the username from the image. However, Reposter for Instagram seems to be an exception.

How to save Instagram photos and videos on Computer

You can use all the sites mentioned above on your Mac or Windows PC to download media from Instagram. If you want to make things easy, check out 4K Stogram. It lets you download your profile as well as anybody’s entire Instagram profile in just a few steps – even if the account is private! The app works exceptionally well.

Signing off…

These are some of the ways to download Instagram photos and videos to your iPhone or iPad, and computer.

Additionally, if you like a post and wish to save it for later, tap on the ribbon icon in the bottom right of any Instagram picture or video. I use it to save Instagram ads I like and may want to return to them in the future. To see all your saved posts, tap on your profile icon → hamburger icon from the top-right → Saved.

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  1. Hi Ankur! I’m trying to use the Shortcuts option. I’m running iOS 15.1.1 on iPhone 12 Pro Max and the settings doesn’t have an option to “allow untrusted shortcuts” nor is there an option to “allow untrusted shortcut” in the Instagram Shortcut. I’ve going on through the steps without those two but continue to get an error message “No URL Specified: make sure to pass a valid URL To the Get Contents of URL action”. Would you be willing to review and add the steps for iOS 15 and update your blog post? That would be fantastic. ThNk you in advance.

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