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How to save WhatsApp photos to iPhone Camera Roll manually

Key Takeaways

  • You must provide WhatsApp access to your photos before saving them on your iPhone camera roll. Go to Settings → Privacy & Security → Photos → WhatsApp → Full Access → Allow Full Access.
  • Save photos from your WhatsApp manually by selecting the chat → Tap and hold the photo you want to save → Tap Save.

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:

  1. Open Settings on your iPhone.
  2. Go to Privacy & Security → Photos → WhatsApp.

    Go to Privacy and Security, Photos, WhatsApp
  3. 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

  1. Launch WhatsApp and go into a chat in which images are shared with you.

    open whatsapp and tap on conversation on iphone
  2. Long press the image you’d like to save.
  3. Tap Save.
    long press on image and tap on save on iphone

The image is saved in the Photos app. If your iPhone doesn’t support a long-press touch, you can opt for another way.

  1. Open the image you’d like to save.
  2. Tap the Share option from the bottom left corner.
  3. Select Save from the options.

    save whatsapp photos to iphone camera roll manually

Wrap Up…

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!

Also, if you love using WhatsApp, you must check out these quick links that will spruce up the user experience!

  • Dhvanesh

    The founder of iGeeksBlog, Dhvanesh, is an Apple aficionado, who cannot stand even a slight innuendo about Apple products. He dons the cap of editor-in-chief to make sure that articles match the quality standard before they are published.

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