iMessage sent photos not saved to camera roll?

Discussion in 'iOS 10' started by salzrat, Sep 19, 2016.

  1. salzrat macrumors member

    Sep 18, 2015
    I often capture pics in iMessage and send them to my wife, but I would really like them to be preserved. As far as I remember, up to iOS9 these photos were automatically in the camera roll. Now, when I tap in the live preview, the photo stays in iMessage. only if i swipe and open the actual camera app does the photo get saved. But that is really cumbersome. Is there a fix for this behavior?
  2. Mark. macrumors member

    Jan 26, 2011
    London, UK
    I bet you do...
  3. ry-guy macrumors member


    Sep 24, 2015
    Newport Beach, CA
    Even in IOS 9, all photos taken and sent in IMessage are saved in iMessage under "Details" on the top right of a thread. This is Why some peoples iMessage takes up GB worth of storage on their phones. you can hold on the photos to choose to save them to your roll, and then delete them so they don't take up space.
  4. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    But were they not saved to the camera roll as well automatically too when you took the photo?
  5. itsmilo macrumors 68020


    Sep 15, 2016
    No, i think they did it intentionally so not every random "snap" u take ends up spamming ur actual photo library
  6. stupidpancreas macrumors newbie

    Jan 7, 2014
    I liked the automatic save to the photo album as well. Not sure why it was disabled. It would be nice if we had the option.
  7. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    It seems it's set up like that when the small viewfinder is used for the picture, if you go expand to go into the full camera mode then it will save the picture to camera roll as well.
  8. salzrat thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 18, 2015
    Yes. But going to the large viewfinder adds many more taps. Already having to expand the arrow to get to the camera icon in many cases adds to the taps. It was just much quicker in ios 9...
  9. Small White Car macrumors G4

    Small White Car

    Aug 29, 2006
    Washington DC
    Yes. This.

    "Spamming" is absolutely the right word.

    I am SO glad they disabled that. I only want to save about 1/10 photos that I send by iMessage. Previously I had to go back and erase them from the camera roll 9 out of 10 times. Now I just have to remember to hold and save the photo 1/10 times.

    Not to mention that erasing took 5-10 seconds whereas saving a photo takes about 2-3 seconds.

    It's a huge time-saver all around.
  10. acctman macrumors 65816


    Oct 26, 2012
    it makes sense not to save to the camera roll if you think about it... photo's taken within a message usually mean you just want to send that photo to that particular person. granted a setting to save all photo's taken to camera roll should be available, but this is Apple... rarely do we get options
  11. taran420 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 8, 2008
    Toronto, Canada
    The quick capture option in iOS 9 did not save the pictures in your camera roll. You had to open the camera within messages and that would save the pictures.

    The quick pic option in iOS 10 is similar to the one in iOS 9 by holding the button and swiping up
  12. salzrat thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 18, 2015
    That's possible. Never used the quickcapture in ios9, was too cumbersome for me. But opening the camera was way quicker in ios9!
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    For me it's exactly the other way round. So there should be an option.

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