How to Save Photos from Text Messages on iPhone and iPad

Written By Jignesh Reviewed By How-to iPad iPhone 3 Min Read

The stock Messages app on iOS is at par with the best texting apps when it comes to ease of communication. One of the many useful features is the ability to share high-resolution photos and videos. However, it can be a bit tricky to actually save pictures from text messages on your iPhone or iPad. But this post will guide you to do just that. Then, it becomes convenient to access the images later from your camera roll. So let’s check out the process.

How to Save Pictures from Text Messages on iPhone and iPad

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, Touch on the photo for 2 seconds until you see options like Copy, Save, More… , etc. Tap Save.

Save Photo from Text Messages in iOS 13 and iPadOS

That’s perfectly done! You have successfully saved the image on your iOS device. You can access it from the Photos app.

How to Save Multiple Photos from Messages to iPhone at Once

If you have several images in a conversation, then saving them individually may be tough and time-consuming. To save multiple images quickly:

Step #1. Tap name/image of the person → info.

Tap name of the person then tap on info in Messages App on iPhone

Step #2. Scroll till the end, and tap See All Photos.

Scroll till the end then tap See All Photos in Messages App on iPhone

Step #3. Tap Select and choose multiple images by touching them. Finally, tap Save.

Tap on Select then select multiple images by touching them to Save in iphone

Go to Photos app, where you will find all these saved images.

Note: If you wish to free up space on your iPhone, in Step #3, you may tap Delete.

Signing off…

This is how you can save pictures from text messages on iPhone and iPad. It is quick and easy. Also, do you ever wish to use something else instead of iMessage? If yes, here is a list of the best iMessage alternatives.

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