Once you disable the Save to Camera Roll feature in WhatsApp on your iPhone, it will stop auto-downloading images in your photos app. But later on, when you find some photos are worth storing, what will you do?
Just stick to your decision of a clutter-free Photos app and save your iPhone storage for long-term usage. Let us run you through a quick step-by-step guide on how to manually save WhatsApp photos to an iPhone camera roll!
Give WhatsApp Permission to Access Photos App
Before you begin saving photos from WhatsApp chats to your iPhone, you’ll need to provide access to your Photos app. Follow these instructions to do so:
- Open Settings on your iPhone.
- Go to Privacy & Security → Photos → WhatsApp.
- Select Full Access → Choose Allow Full Access.
Once done, you’ll be able to save images from your WhatsApp chats to the Photos app without any issues.
How to manually save WhatsApp photos to iPhone Camera Roll
- Launch WhatsApp and go into a chat in which images are shared with you.
- Long press the image you’d like to save.
- Tap Save.
The image is saved in the Photos app. If your iPhone doesn’t support a long-press touch, you can opt for another way.
- Open the image you’d like to save.
- Tap the Share option from the bottom left corner.
- Select Save from the options.
Saving photos from WhatsApp to your iPhone Camera Roll manually is really quite simple. All you just need to do is give WhatsApp access to the Photos app and save the image you want.
When you can save photos with these simple steps, you must stop WhatsApp from saving photos to iPhone Camera Roll, saving plenty of storage space on your iPhone. What do you think? Let us know in the comment section below!
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