How Do I Save a Video to My Camera Roll iOS?

Have you ever come across a video on your iOS device that you want to save and keep for future reference? Maybe it’s a tutorial that you want to watch offline or a funny clip that you want to share with friends.

Whatever the reason, saving a video to your camera roll on iOS is easier than you might think. In this tutorial, we’ll walk you through the steps to accomplish this task.

Step 1: Find the Video
The first step is to find the video that you want to save. This could be a video that was sent to you via iMessage, downloaded from the internet, or even recorded with your iPhone’s camera. Once you’ve located the video, proceed to step 2.

Step 2: Tap and Hold
To save the video, simply tap and hold on it. This will bring up a menu of options.

From here, select “Save Video.” The video will begin downloading and will be saved directly to your camera roll.

Note: If “Save Video” doesn’t appear as an option when you tap and hold on the video, it may not be possible to save it due to copyright restrictions or other limitations.

Step 3: Check Your Camera Roll
Once the download is complete, head over to your camera roll and look for the newly saved video. It should be at the very bottom of your camera roll since it was just recently added.

Alternative Method: Using Shortcuts

If tapping and holding on videos isn’t working for you, there’s another method that involves using Apple’s Shortcuts app. Here’s how:

Step 1: Download Shortcuts App
Firstly, if you haven’t already done so, download Apple’s Shortcuts app from the App Store.

Step 2: Create a Shortcut
Next, create a new shortcut by tapping the plus button in the top-right corner of the app. From here, select “Add Action” and then search for “Get URLs from Input.” Add this action to your shortcut.

Step 3: Add “Save to Camera Roll” Action
Now, tap the plus button again and search for “Save to Camera Roll.

Step 4: Run Your Shortcut
Finally, run your shortcut by tapping on it in the Shortcuts app. You can now paste a video’s URL into the input field and it will be saved directly to your camera roll.


Saving videos to your iOS device’s camera roll is a simple process that only requires a few taps. Whether you’re looking to save a tutorial for later or share a funny clip with friends, these steps should help you get it done quickly and easily. And if you’re having trouble saving videos using the traditional method, try using Apple’s Shortcuts app as an alternative.