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How to Save All Photos from Messages on iPhone in 2024

There are times when you need to save all photos from messages on iPhone. For example, you received plenty of photos and videos from messages sent by your friend and you want to save multiple photos to the Photo app in one click. Or you tend to delete worthless messages and iMessages without losing pictures containing precious memories.

Good news! You won't need to allocate your extra time to save these pictures one by one. This post will share you with different solutions to save photos from messages on iPhone.

1. Save Single/Bulk Photos from Messages on iPhone Itself

Actually, save multiple photos from Message app is one basic feature on iPhone. It is also applicable for saving videos from messages on iPhone.

For iOS 13 and Later Versions:

  • Open Messages app and select the message that contains the photos you need.
  • Touch and hold this photo and click Save from the pop-up box below.

save a photo from messages on iphone

Tip: You can repeat the steps above to save other photos you want.

For iOS 12 and Older Versions:

  • For iOS 12, open one message conversation and click on the profile icon. Then click on the letter of i icon. For iOS 11, select one message thread and click the i icon.
  • All the photos, videos and attachments in this thread will be listed.
  • Long press one image and select the option of More.
  • Tick the images yo need and click on Save Images in the lower left corner. Then the selected photos will be saved in the Photo app.

save all photos from message on iphone

2. Save Photos from Messages on iPhone via Mac

If you have a Mac, you can also save message photos on Mac.

  • Attach your iPhone to Mac with original USB lightning cable. Do remember to close iTunes on your Mac.
  • Click the Messages app in OSX and select the message thread where photos are located.
  • Create a new folder on desktop to save the photos from messages.
  • Now drag the photos in the Message app and paste them to the new-created folder on desktop.

save photos from messages iphone mac

3. One Click to Save All Photos from Messages on iPhone

To gain access to the photos in Message app on iPhone and save them on your computer, you may require to download a 3rd-party tool to do that. FoneGeek iPhone Data Recovery is one of the best tools to easily access all types of data on your iPhone and selectively save any data you want to PC. This program is a top-notch utility for extracting and recovering data form iPhone, iTunes and iCloud backup file.

Unique Features of FoneGeek iPhone Data Recovery:

  • Save all message information from iPhone or from iCloud/iTunes backup, including photos, contact address, etc.
  • Get full or partial data off iPhone/iPad/iPod touch.
  • Up to 20 types of data are supported, just like messages, photos, video, contacts, voice memos, call logs, etc.
  • It takes less than 5 minutes to save photos from messages on iPhone, very convenient to use.
  • It is highly recommended by Techradar, PC Advisor, Macworld and other tech websites.


To save photos from messages on iPhone using this program, you first need to download and install this software on computer. The installation is very simple and you can complete the installation by following the instructions on the interface.

Step 1. Run FoneGeek and select Recover from iOS Device from the main window.

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Step 2. Connect your iPhone to the computer and choose Messages from the full list of the data types, then click Scan.

start scan iphone

Step 3. The information of all messages on iPhone will be listed in the next window, including those that were deleted accidentally. Click Message Attachments to preview all the photos in messages. If you are satisfied with the result, you can click the Recover option to export and save all the photos to computer.

preview photos ios


It is not a big deal to save photos from messages on iPhone anymore. There are quite a few options you can use for this purpose within minutes. You can also leave your queries below if you ran into other problems.

Joan J. Mims

Joan J. Mims is interested in researching all tips about iPhone, iPad and Android. He loves to share useful ideas with all users.

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