Viewing photos on your iPhone is one of the best ways to utilize that stunning retina display. If you are viewing an image on your iPhone, there’s a way to save it.
All you have to do is touch and hold the image you wish to save. You’ll be prompted with two options; Save or Copy. Simply selecting Save will save the image onto your iPhone so you can get to it later whenever you want because it’ll be located right in your iPhone’s Camera Roll.
You can do this ANYWHERE on your iPhone. Literally. You can save images your friend just emailed you and you can save images you see while browsing the web. For thoroughness, I will demonstrate. Isn’t that why we’re here?
Below, you’ll see that I navigated to my Safari app to initiate a Google search. I’m going to search for a ‘storm’ image to demonstrate how to save it onto my iPhone.
I type in “storm” into a Google Images search and hit search.
I pick one that I like.
Here I select the option to view the Full-size image so I save the best version possible.
Now that I have a good view of the picture I want to save, I simply touch and hold the image until I see the prompt pop up like what you see below.
I hit Save Image in order to have the image saved onto my iPhone’s Camera Roll.
Now go to your iPhone’s home-screen by pushing the Home Button and head over to your Photos app in order to see that the image is now saved on your Camera Roll.
Now, you may run into some trouble along the way with some images. Some images are stubborn and you won’t be able to get that prompt to pop up when you touch and hold the picture. The workaround for this is to simply take a screenshot after getting to the best possible view of the desired image.
To take a screenshot, you simply press the top Sleep Button and the Home Button at the same time. You’ll hear a camera shutter noise and your screen will flash so you know it took a picture of your screen. This image will also be available in your Camera Roll so head over to check it out.
So that’s it! Now you’re going to save way too many pictures that you even know what to do with. So head over to our other tutorial on how to manage all of your pictures by creating and modifying albums. Thanks for reading!