How Do I Save a Video From Gmail to My iPhone Camera Roll?

Have you ever received a video file in your Gmail and wanted to save it directly to your iPhone camera roll? It can be a bit tricky, but we’ve got you covered. In this tutorial, we’ll walk you through the steps to save a video from Gmail to your iPhone camera roll.

Step 1: Open Gmail

First, open the Gmail app on your iPhone. Navigate to the email that contains the video attachment that you want to save.

Step 2: Download the Video

Next, tap on the attachment icon within the email. This will download the video file onto your device.

Step 3: Open Files App

After downloading, open the Files app on your iPhone. This is where all downloaded files are stored.

Step 4: Locate Downloaded Video

Within the Files app, locate and select the “Downloads” folder. Here, you should see the video file that you downloaded from Gmail.

Step 5: Share Video

Tap and hold on the video file until a pop-up menu appears. Select “Share” from this menu.

Step 6: Save Video

From here, scroll down until you see “Save Video.” Tap on it and then select “Save Video” again when prompted. The video will now be saved directly to your iPhone camera roll.

Note: If you don’t see “Save Video” option in step 6, swipe left in sharing options and select ‘More’ then find ‘Save Video’ option from there and enable it by toggling ON/OFF button next to it.

Troubleshooting Tips:

  • If you can’t find the downloaded video in step 4 then check other folders like iCloud drive or other cloud storage apps if you have them.
  • If the video file is not downloading then, check your internet connectivity or try downloading again later.
  • Make sure you have enough storage space on your iPhone before downloading a large video file.


Saving a video from Gmail to your iPhone camera roll can be a bit tricky, but by following these simple steps, you can easily save any video file that you receive in your Gmail. We hope this tutorial was helpful to you.