By Dylan / Last update October 21, 2021

Need photos from Messages

I have a lot of photos in the conversations in Messages app and I want to keep them in gallery on iPhone. How to do this?

- Question from Apple Community

Text message helps us transfer news in case that the recipient could not answer the call in time. It also allows people to save the information permanently on their phone which could be used as proofs or references someday.

With the upgrade of technology, pictures could be sent in a message as an attachment. They contain more information than only text. They allow people to communicate more efficiently and transfer more information. To keep all the text messages safe, you can easily save iPhone text messages.

iPhone Messages Icon

Sometimes you need to transfer pictures from text messages to gallery for they contain precious memory about your family or friends, and the important conversation between you and business partner.

If you have to delete the messages while wanting the pictures to be kept, or just want backup iMessage photos, you could follow this passage to easily save all photos from messages and iMessage.

How to transfer pictures from text message to gallery by yourself?

If you have just several pictures to save, it would be very easy.

For example, if you want to save photos from text messages on iPhone 6, you just need to

1. Open Messages app and locate the conversation

2. Hold the picture until the contextual menu appears

3. Tap Save to save this image to gallery.

Repeat the steps if you have other photos to save.

This method is simple but just allows you to save a single photo once, so what if you have mass photos to transfer? Of course, you could use iPhone to transfer more pictures at once. Just follow the steps below.

1. Open Messages app and locate the conversation containing the needed picture.

2. Tap the infromation icon and you can view all the pictures in this conversation.

3. Hold one target photo until the contextual menu appears and choose More. Now, you could select as many photos as you want by tapping on them. Remember to Save Attachments.

save pictures in Message

How to transfer pictures from text message to gallery like specialist?

Want a more efficient way? You must have multiple photos in iMessage on iPhone, while no matter if you have massive pictures and video in iMessage or Message, you could transfer all the photos from Messages at once with a professional iPhone data transfer, iMyFone iTranser. It could also be used to transfer videos from Messages.

  • Quickly Scan Photos: It could quickly scan all the pictures on your iPhone and you are allowed to select the needed photos.

  • Export with One-click: You could export these photos to PC with one-click.

How to save all pictures from text messages on iPhone

1. Download and launch iMyFone. Connect your iPhone to PC with USB and tap Trust This Computer on iPhone.

2. Backup your device > Select Export from Device & Backup > select the Photos and App Photos and click Scan.

3. Preview the photos and click Export.

4. Send these pictures to an email of yourself and then you could save them on gallery.

save pictures in Message iTranser

How to export all iPhone photos to PC with AOMEI MBackupper?

If you just save pictures on your phone, it would not be foolproof. As we use iPhone more and more often, data on it are facing more and more threatening. Leaving a copy on PC would give you a chance to retrieve them if you accidentally lose them.

AOMEI MBackupper is a professional iPhone photo transfer. It allows you to easily transfer the photos on iPhone with simple operation and gives you flexible selection. You would have a good experience with it.

  • Preview Files: Whenever you back up or restore your phone, you can preview and select the files to get what you need.

  • Flexible Selection: For example, when you back up the photos, you can select just some of them rather than the entire folder and you can also do this when restoring your phone. It allows you to restore files to another device including iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.

  • Widely Compatible: It supports most iPhone models including the latest iPhone 13/12/11, iPad 8/Air 4 and would be perfectly compatible with the latest iOS 15/14.

Follow the three steps below to quickly transfer pictures.

Step 1. Download AOMEI MBackupper, connect your iPhone to PC and tap Trust This Computer on it.

Download Freeware Win 10/8.1/8/7/XP
Secure Download

Step 2. Select "Transfer to PC" on AOMEI MBackupper.

transfer to computer

Step 3. Select the Photos, and you can choose the album or choose specific items.

choose photos

Step 4. Specify a location to store these pictures, and click "Transfer" to start the process.


Wait for the process get finished, your photos will be saved on the computer.


Photos make message send more feelings and information. How to transfer pictures from text message to gallery? If you need the iMessage photos, you can follow the 3 methods to save partial or all the photos from Messages app.

After you import pictures to Photos app, you can use AOMEI MBackupper to save them to computer so they are always safe.

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