You may be worried that the iPhone storage would get full by saving all the images and videos that you get on WhatsApp. So, you may stop WhatsApp from auto-saving the images by turning it off in the settings. But, there are some photos you get on WhatsApp that are worthy of saving them to iPhone. In such a case, you may wonder how to save WhatsApp photos to your iPhone.

If you permit WhatsApp to access the Photos app of your iPhone, you can easily save pictures from WhatsApp. Let’s see how you can do this by following simple steps.

Option 1. How to Save WhatsApp Photos from iPhone Automatically

When you grant WhatsApp with access to the Photos app, it will not result in WhatsApp saving all the photos to your iPhone. WhatsApp will not be able to save the photos to Gallery on iPhone as long as “Save to Camera Roll” is turned off in the Chat settings.

To make sure that WhatsApp is not permitted to save the photos to Camera Roll of your iPhone, follow the steps given below.

Step 1. Open WhatsApp on your iPhone and tap on Settings.

Step 2. Tap on Chats from the number of options displayed in the Settings screen.

Step 3. Make sure that “Save to Camera Roll” slider is toggled off in the Chats screen.


This will make sure that WhatsApp will not dump all the incoming photos to the camera roll on iPhone. Before you can save selected photos to the Camera Roll of your device, you need to give WhatsApp access to the Photos app of your iPhone.

Step 1. Open Settings on your iPhone. Scroll down to find “Privacy” and tap on it.

Step 2. Tap on “Photos” in the Privacy screen and then on “WhatsApp”.

Step 3. In the next screen, under Allow Photo Access, select “Read and Write”.

Step 4. With this step, you have granted WhatsApp to access the Photos app of your iPhone. Now, you can manually download and save WhatsApp photos to your device’s Camera Roll.


Option 2. How to Save WhatsApp Photos from iPhone Manually

Refer the steps given below to manually save WhatsApp photos to the Camera Roll of your iPhone.

Step 1. Open WhatsApp on your device and tap on Chats at the bottom.

Step 2. All your conversations will be displayed as usual. Now, tap on the chat that contains photos you need to download.

Step 3. On the personal chat window, choose the image you want to download to your iPhone.

Step 4. The corresponding image will get opened. Now, tap on the Share icon at the bottom left.

Step 5. Various options will be displayed. Tap on “Save” option. The selected photo will get downloaded to your iPhone.


You can also save the WhatsApp photos to the Camera Roll without first providing WhatsApp with access to Photos app. In this scenario, WhatsApp will ask you to give permission to access Photos app when you try to save WhatsApp photos directly. You can grant permission by tapping on “Allow” option in the menu that appears.

Option 3. One-click to Save All WhatsApp Photos from iPhone

If you are looking to save pictures from WhatsApp without any hassle, you can use an advanced WhatsApp data recovery tool. iMyFone ChatsBack is one such software that will allow you to save WhatsApp photos on your iPhone. It supports all the iPhone that are running on any iOS version. You can easily save WhatsApp pictures from your iPhone to computer, even save to another iPhone or Android phone.


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Key Features of iMyFone ChatsBack:

  • It has been recommended by CNET, techradar, PCWorld and other professional websites.
  • It supports saving all WhatsApp data including messages, photos, videos and audios from iPhone.
  • Both WhatsApp Messenger and WhatsApp Business are supported.
  • Besides the export function, this tool is also available for recover the images back to iPhone and Android.
  • It is easy for non-tech users to handle with clear instructions and interface.

Here is the free download link that you can try it for free.

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Save All WhatsApp images from iPhone via ChatsBack

Step 1.Open iMyFone ChatsBack and select “Device Storage” from the home page.

Save WhatsApp images from iPhone

Step 2.Choose WhatsApp Messager / WhatsApp Business and click the Start button to scan and fetch your WhatsApp images.

Start to scan WhatsApp images on iPhone

Step 3. Upon scanning, all the WhatsApp data will be shown. Select the photos that you want to save and click Recover to PC. All the photos will get stored in the selected folder.

Preview WhatsApp images on ChatsBack

Option 4. Save Only WhatsApp Images from iTunes Backup via Software

If you are looking to only recover the WhatsApp pictures from iTunes backup, you can also use the advanced WhatsApp recovery tool.

Save WhatsApp Photos from iTunes Backup

Step 1.Open iMyFone ChatsBack and select “iTunes” from the home page.

Step 2.Choose the backup that have backed up the images and click Start to scan the backup.

Step 3.Select the WhatsApp images that you wish to save and click Recover to PC to save the WhatsApp images on your computer.

Preview WhatsApp iamges from iTunes backup

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If you are thinking how to save WhatsApp photos, view the above-given methods carefully. After checking all the methods in this guide, you can choose the one that you trust. All the methods given above are secure and can easily save WhatsApp photos from your iPhone. You can leave your comments below if you have any other method for saving WhatsApp photos.