How do I save photos sent via text messages or e-mail?

Save Email PicsIf someone sends you an interesting photo, you can save it to your photo album. Here's how you do it:

Saving a photo from a text message received on your iPhone:

  1. Open Messages.

  2. Tap on the conversation with the image.
  3. Tap on the photo.
  4. Tap on the Action button on the lower left-hand side of the screen (it looks like a box with an arrow coming out of it).
  5. Tap on Save Image. Your image will be saved in your device's Camera Roll.

Save photos you receive from e-mails and text straight into your device.

Saving a photo from an e-mail message received on any iOS device:

  1. Open Mail.
  2. Tap on the e-mail message with the photo.
  3. Tap on the photo.
  4. Tap on Save Image to save it to your device's Photo album.

Copy and paste images right into new e-mail messages

You can copy images from an e-mail message and paste them straight into the body of a new e-mail without having to save it on your device. Simply tap on the image, tap on Copy when the menu comes up, open a new e-mail message, tap on the body of it, and tap on the Paste option when it appears.

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