How to Save Photos from Text Messages in iOS 13 on iPhone and iPad

The stock Messages app for iPhone is at par with the best messaging apps when it comes to letting you communicate with your friends at will. Sharing high-resolution photos and videos is a lot easier via the Messages app. If you ever come across any awesome images, you can save them to your Camera Roll on your iPhone in order to access them more conveniently.

Though it’s quite simple to save images from Text Messages on the iPhone, some of you may not have discovered this slightly hidden process. Follow these quick steps with me to save your favorite pics.

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How to Save Images from Text Messages in iOS 13 and iPadOS

Step #1. Launch the Messages app on your iOS device.

Step #2. Next, select the conversation in question.

Step #3. Now, find the photo you wish to save. Then, tap on it.

Tap on Image in Messages App on iPhone

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Step #4. Next, tap on the Share button at the bottom left the corner.

Tap on Sharing Icon in Messages App on iPhone

Step #5. Up next, tap on Save Image in the share sheet.

Save Messages App Images to iPhone Camera Roll

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Step #6. Finally, tap on Done from the top right corner.

Save Photos from Messages App on iPhone and iPad

That’s perfectly done! You have successfully saved the image on your iOS device. You can access it from the Camera Roll. (Simply open the Photos app → make sure Photos tab is selected at the bottom.)

If you are having iPhone 6s or later, you can save message images using 3D touch. To do so, simply 3D touch on the image and swipe up on the screen. Tap on Save.

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Save Images from iPhone Message App using 3D Touch

iOS 10 has brought a number of impressive features for the Messages app. Whether it’s Bubble/Screen Effects, Digital Touch, Handwritten messages, Tapbacks etc. One of my favorite little features is the ability to convert words into emojis. If you are fond of using emojis a lot, you would really like to emojified your messages. You would want to check out our complete guide to use the Messages app for iOS 10 perfectly.

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Jignesh Padhiyar
Jignesh Padhiyar is the co-founder of who has a keen eye for news, rumors and all the unusual stuff that happens around Apple products. During his tight schedule, Jignesh finds some moments of respite to share side-splitting contents on social media.
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