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How to Download Photos on Instagram to iPhone

If you are depressed now because of unable to download the wonderful photos and videos shared on Instagram to your iPhone, this article will help you out by offering several very easy-to-use and efficient ways to download and save photos and videos on Instagram to iPhone.

Updated Jul 06,2018 | by Bennie

Instagram is a photo and video-sharing social networking service owned by Facebook, Inc. It has been named No. 1 by Mashable on its list of "The 100 best iPhone apps of all time," noting Instagram as "one of the most influential social networks in the world." There are so many fantastic, wonderful, interesting photos and videos uploaded every day by users, such as, your dear friends, favorite famous star, internet celebrities, or anyone else you followed. For these photos and videos, “likes” and comments are allowed by Instagram, but it does not allow users to download the photos and videos to iPhone because of some copyright issues.

However, you don’t need to worry about it too much. Because, to download and save photos or videos on Instagram to iPhone for later viewing without any ads, you just need to follow the methods in this article, detailed steps are provided below.

How to download photos on Instagram to iPhone

Here will introduce three ways to download photos on Instagram to iPhone. 

Method 1. Save Instagram photos to iPhone via Screen Capture

This is the easiest way to save Instagram photos to iPhone. The detailed steps are: Find the Instagram photo you want to save to iPhone > press Power and Home buttons at the same time to capture your screen > choose a size to crop your picture > Click Done at the left top corner > click Save to Photos.


However, a major drawback of this method is that the quality of the photos will be affected. If you want a better qualified one, you can take a look at the two following methods.

Method 2. Save Instagram photos to iPhone via a Third-Party App

As we know, a special designed app can help us reach the goals in the most efficient way. So to save Instagram photos to iPhone, a third party app is recommended. You can search in App Store by entering “Instagram download” or “Instagram saver” to download the suitable app. Here we just pick up one as an example. INSTDOWN will be our tool. The steps are as simple as below:

Step 1: After install this app in your iPhone, you can open Instagram and copy the URL of the picture by tapping the three-dot icon and Copy Link.


Step 2: Open INSTDOWN app

Step 3: Paste the URL to the box

Step 4: Tap the download button


That’s all you need to do to save the pictures on your iPhone.

Method 3. Save Instagram photos to iPhone via URL

This is a method especially for people who do not like to take a screenshot of Instagram photos and don’t want to use any third-party app.


Step 1: Open Instagram > Find the photos you want to save to iPhone > Tap the three-dot icon on the top right corner > select Copy URL.

Step 2: Open Safari > Tap the “Search or enter website name” box and select Paste and Go to the URL you have copied.


Step 3: Long press the photo and copy it.

Step 4: Open Note on your iPhone and long press to paste the displayed photo > Tap Share button > Tap Save Image

After the above steps, the photo is saved to your iPhone camera roll. 

How to download videos on Instagram to iPhone

To download videos on Instagram to your iPhone, an easy-to-use video downloader is recommended. And IOTransfer is such kind of downloader. You can follow the detailed steps below to download Instagram videos to your iPhone via IOTransfer right now.

Step 1: Free Download IOTransfer, then install and launch it. 

Step 2: Connect your iPhone to the PC via a USB cable>>Tap on ‘Trust’ if it asks for permission on your iOS device>>After your device is recognized, click on “VIDEOS” on the upper right side>>Copy and paste the Instagram video’s url into the box after URL >> Choose where you want to your computer (this is optional) >> tick off “Automatically transfer the downloaded videos into your iOS device.”>> click the Download button to start the downloading process.


Step 3: After the download is completed, the Instagram video will be saved to your computer. And when the mobile phone icon is with a green check mark, it means the videos is already transferred and saved on your iPhone or iPad or other iOS device.


Now, you can view the downloaded video on your computer by clicking on the “Open local folder” link (see the red part in the above picture), or watch it on your iPhone or iPad by using the Videos app which is located on your iPhone or iPad.

So this is how to directly download Instagram videos to your iPhone. The above method applies to downloading videos from the other popular websites as well. Only a few clicks can help to meet your needs to save your favorite videos on your iDevice.

More Tips for Instagram Photo and Video Download

How to Download Pictures from Instagram

How to Download All Instagram Photos from Any User

Ways to Download Instagram Profile Photos in Full Size on PC/iPhone

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