Daily Tip: How to save a picture from the web to your iPhone, iPad

Have you ever been browsing the web with your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad and wondered how to save a photo or image to your device? There are many reasons you may desire to do so -- perhaps the photo will make a great backdrop, is a photo of you or a friend, or just something you find interesting enough to keep and share with your friends on Facebook or Twitter.

To find out how, follow on after the break!

Saving an image from Safari into your camera roll is a simple task.

  1. Find the photo you wish to save
  2. Tap and hold down on the photo
  3. A menu will slide up - tap "Save Image"
  4. The photo will be saved to your Camera Roll

To find the picture later, just launch the Photo app.

Bonus Tip: If the above method doesn't work (some websites don't allow images to be saved), then pinch to zoom into the image at the desired crop and take a screenshot.

There you have it! Now when you see a photo that you would like to save, you can!

If you have any questions or other cool Safari tips to share, leave them in the comments!

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Leanna Lofte

Former app and photography editor at iMore, Leanna has since moved on to other endeavors. Mother, wife, mathamagician, even though she no longer writes for iMore you can still follow her on Twitter @llofte.

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Daily Tip: How to save a picture from the web to your iPhone, iPad


Mary try using iloader from the app store. Let's you upload several pictures to your Facebook account & also let's you create a photo album, tag and several other features. It is well worth the money. It is the best and fastest way to upload pictures to Facebook on your iPad.

Can someone tell me, why is it that the images are so pixelated/blurry on the iPhone browser, even when the resolution is quite high?