How to Save Photos from Text Messages on iPhone

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

If someone sends you an interesting photo in a message, you can save it directly to your Photos app. Beyond messages, you may also want to save photos from Facebook, which you can also easily do. If someone sends you lots of pictures from an event and you want to save those photos to your gallery, you can also bulk save all the images from a text message to your camera roll. If you have a Mac, saving those text message pictures to your computer is an easy process too. From downloading Facebook photos to saving images your friends and family send you via text, here’s how to save photos from messages on iPhone.

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Table of Contents

How to Save Photos from Text Messages on iPhone

How to Save All Images from Messages on iPhone

How to Save a Picture from Text Message to Your Computer

How to Save Photos from Facebook to Your iPhone

How to Download All Your Photos from Facebook

How to Save Photos from Text Messages on iPhone

  • Open the text conversation with the image in the Messages app.

  • Locate the image you want to save.

  • Tap and hold the image until options appear.

  • Tap Save. Your image will save to your gallery.

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How to Save All Images from Messages on iPhone

  • Open the text with the images you want to save.

  • Tap Details in the upper right corner.

  • Below Attachments, you’ll see all the images your friend has sent you.

  • Tap and hold one of the images until options appear; tap More.

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  • Now you can select as many of the images as you’d like. Tap each image you want to save. If selected, there will be a blue circle with a check mark in the corner.

  • At the bottom left of the screen, tap Save [#] Images.

  • This will save to your Camera Roll or All Photos folder; to view them open your Photos app.

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How to Save a Picture from Text Message to Your Computer (Mac)

If you want to save the images from a text message to your computer, it’s easy to do so with a Mac. If you don’t have a Mac, use the directions above to save the images to your camera roll then transfer them to your computer as you would any other images (see link for directions).

On a Mac, you can view and even reply to text messages with the Mac Messages app. To set this feature up,

  • Open the Messages app on your Mac.

  • On the top bar, click Messages and select Preferences.

  • Choose accounts. Select your Apple ID.

  • Check Enable This Account.

  • You’ll be asked to enter your Apple ID password.

 

Now exit Preferences and return to the app. To save images from a text message to your computer,

  • Open the message with the images you want to save.

  • Tap Details in the top right corner.

  • A box will open with the images.

  • Hold your keyboard Command key and select all the images you want to save.

  • Right click and choose Add to Photos Library.

  • If for some reason the images don’t save or you can’t find them afterwards, tap Open instead and the images will open in Preview. You can then Export them and save the images wherever you’d like.

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How to Save Photos from Facebook to Your iPhone

  • Locate the photo you want to save to your iPhone’s gallery also known as the Photos app.

  • Tap on the photo.

  • Tap the three dots in the upper right corner.

  • Select Save Photo.

  • The photo will appear in your camera roll.

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How to Download All Your Photos from Facebook

Facebook gives you the option to download all your data. This includes your photos. It’s good to know that this method isn’t the best if you want the highest quality images. But for the purpose of saving and sharing them, it should be perfectly sufficient. You’ll also need to do this on your computer as it requires downloading a file. To do this,

  • Log in to Facebook on your computer.

  • Go to your Settings by clicking the down arrow next to the padlock icon at the top and selecting Settings.

  • Click General.

  • Below your information, you’ll see the option to Download a Copy of your Facebook data. Click the link.

  • Click Start My Archive.

  • Enter your Facebook password to verify it’s you.

  • Click Start My Archive again.

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  • Facebook will inform you it will take them some time to collect all your information and that an email with a link will be sent to your primary email address when the data is ready for download.

  • When the email comes, be sure to download your data quickly. The link will only work for a few days before you’ll have to start over.

 

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