How to Save WhatsApp Photos on iPhone Automatically/Manually

This guide will show you how to save WhatsApp photos on iPhone. Whether you want to save all or multiple pictures, you will find the way here.

Lena by Lena Updated March 4, 2024
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Want to save WhatsApp photos on iPhone?

Most of us use WhatsApp every day to connect with family, friends, colleagues, and clients. One of the benefits of Whatsapp is that it allows us to share pictures and videos. When you come across interesting or important pictures, you will definitely want to download them on iPhone so you can view them at any time.

In addition, to keep your WhatsApp clean, it’s necessary to delete old WhatsApp chat history regularly. However, some of the pictures in the chat may be important. In this case, you will also want to know how to save WhatsApp pictures on iPhone.

Save WhatsApp photos on iPhone

Here in this guide, I’ll show you all the details about how to save WhatsApp photos on iPhone. You can choose to automatically save all WhatsApp photos or manually save the ones you need.

How to save WhatsApp photos on iPhone

Whether you want to save all or multiple WhatsApp photos, you should give WhatsApp permission to access Photos app. Otherwise, you will meet WhatsApp images not showing in Photos issue.

Go to Settings app > Privacy > Photos > WhatsApp and choose All Photos. In iOS 13 and earlier, choose Read and Write. In this way, the downloaded WhatsApp photos can be saved to Photos app.

All Photos

Let’s start to see how to save WhatsApp photos on iPhone.

Way 1. How to save multiple WhatsApp photos on iPhone

Many people want to know how to save multiple WhatsApp photos on iPhone. After all, not every photo received is worth saving. You can follow the steps below to save individual images in WhatsApp.

1. Open WhatsApp and go to the chat that contains the pictures you need.

2. Find the picture > Tap and hold the picture > Choose Save in the pop-up menu.

3. Or you can open the picture > Tap the Share button in the lower left corner > Choose Save from the options.

Manually save WhatsApp photos

You can save one photo at a time. To save all the photos you need, just repeat these steps.

Way 2. How to auto save WhatsApp photos on iPhone

Why do you want to know how to auto save WhatsApp photos iPhone? Maybe it's because all the photos are important and saving them one by one can be time-consuming. In this case, it’s a good idea to turn on the Auto Save option. To save all WhatsApp photos on iPhone, please follow the steps below.

Open WhatsApp > Tap Settings at the bottom > Choose Chats > Toggle on Save to Camera Roll.

Save to Camera Roll

When your iPhone is connected to network, it will automatically download all WhatsApp photos and videos on iPhone. You can go to Settings of WhatsApp > Tap Storage and Data to decide whether to use WiFi or cellular to download photos and videos. If you do not want to download videos, you can choose Never.

Auto save WhatsApp photos

Bonus: how to transfer WhatsApp photos from iPhone to PC

Now you know how to save WhatsApp photos on iPhone so you can view them easily. If you have a computer, you may also want to transfer WhatsApp photos to PC as a backup. Well, when you connect iPhone to PC, you can go to the internal storage of iPhone to find WhatsApp photos. However, you will need to open each folder one by one to find the WhatsApp photos because PC doesn’t show the albums.

Fortunately, you can rely on an iPhone data transfer tool to transfer all WhatsApp photos in one click and FoneTool is recommended here. This tool will list all albums on your PC, which makes it easy for you to find WhatsApp photos or any other photos.

You can click the download button to get the FoneTool and follow the steps to transfer WhatsApp photos to PC.

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1. Launch FoneTool and plug in your iPhone.

2. Choose Phone Transfer and go to iPhone to PC.

iPhone to PC

3. Select WhatsApp pictures you need. If you want to transfer photo albums from iPhone to PC, just choose the album.

Choose WhatsApp photos

4. Click Start Transfer and select a location to save your pictures.

Start Transfer

📝 If needed, you can go to PC to iPhone to transfer pictures to your iPhone or anyone else’s iPhone.

FoneTool also supports WhatsApp backup. If needed, you can go to WhatsApp Manager and choose Backup WhatsApp to backup WhatsApp from iPhone to PC. In this way, you can quickly restore deleted chats.

Backup WhatsApp

Final words

That is all about how to save WhatsApp photos on iPhone. You can save the images you need manually, or turn on the auto-save option to save all images automatically. If you receive a lot of pictures every day, it may not be a good choice to turn on auto save. These pictures will quickly run out of storage space.


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