Files can get onto your iPhone in a number of different ways. You can purchase songs and movies from iTunes, you can take pictures with your Camera, you can download apps from the App Store, and you can create documents in assorted apps. There are many other ways to create and store files on the device as well, but one that you may not be familiar with is downloading pictures from websites or emails.
This functionality can be helpful when you have received a picture in an email, and you want to share it with someone else. However, you may wish to share that picture as a picture message, or you might want to send a new email without forwarding the original one. Our guide below will show you how to download a picture from an email to your Camera Roll, where you will be able to share it in the same manner as you would a picture that you took with the iPhone’s camera.
Saving a Picture to the Camera Roll from an iPhone Email
The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 6 Plus, in iOS 8.4. However, these same steps are nearly identical in most other versions of iOS, on most other iPhone models.
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- Step 1: Open the Mail app.
- Step 2: Locate the email containing the image that you want to save to your iPhone.
- Step 3: Find the picture that you want to save.
- Step 4: Tap and hold on the picture until a menu opens, then tap the Save Image button.
You can then open the Camera Roll in the Photos app to find the picture.
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Matthew Burleigh has been writing tech tutorials since 2008. His writing has appeared on dozens of different websites and been read over 50 million times.
After receiving his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Computer Science he spent several years working in IT management for small businesses. However, he now works full time writing content online and creating websites.
His main writing topics include iPhones, Microsoft Office, Google Apps, Android, and Photoshop, but he has also written about many other tech topics as well.
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