4 Ways to Extract Photos from iMessage to Camera Roll & PC

Save Multiple/All Photos from iMessage on iPhone.

“There are lots of photos in the iMessage History between my girlfriend and me. I wanna save all the pics to the Camera Roll. How can I do this? Thanks in advice!”

This can be one of the most frequently asked questions from a lot of iPhone users. For freeing up the iPhone storage, we need to clean out the texts and iMessages on the iPhone regularly. But there are always some precious pictures contained in text messages sent from friends and family which we don’t want to delete. In this case, it is a good idea to backup these iMessage photos to the Camera Roll or computer beforehand.

Many iPhone users know that they can long-press a text picture and choose the Save option to save it. But what if there are loads of images in the iMessage? In fact, you don’t need to save the iMessage pictures one by one. In this article, we will share 4 ways about how to save multiple photos from iMessage to the Camera Roll or the computer.

How to Save Multiple Photos from iMessage to Camera Roll

When you receive multiple photos from someone and want to save them to the Camera Roll or Photos app on your iPhone, you can do this in one go within the Messages app. The steps are as below.

In this way, you can select the images you need and neglect those you don’t need. But it would be a bit tedious if you have to save photos from tons of text messages on the iPhone, as you need to repeat the same steps to save pictures from other messages. Besides, the pictures you saved will take up a lot of storage on your iPhone. Thus, we advise you to transfer your iMessage pictures to the computer when you have a large amount of them.

How to Transfer Photos from iMessage to Computer

It is beneficial to save text pictures onto the computer. On the one hand, the text pictures won’t eat the storage space of your iPhone; on the other hand, you can delete the messages without worrying about losing the images. Let’s see how to finish this task.

1. Download iMessage Pictures from iCloud.com

Before we get started in this way, you need to save iMessage pictures to the Photos app through the approach introduced in part 1.

As we know, the Apple device has a feature called iCloud Photos, which works seamlessly with the Photos app to keep your photos securely stored in iCloud and up to date on any of your devices and iCloud.com. So you can access the iMessage pictures you saved to the Photos app by signing in to iCloud.com with the same Apple ID you used to set up iCloud.

Apart from downloading from iMessage pictures from iCloud.com, there are several other ways you can use to download iCloud photos to the computer. You also might be interested in how to transfer photos from iPhone to the computer.

2. Save Multiple Photos from iMessage onto Computer Directly

If the previous method seems somewhat burdensome for you, you can use a third-party tool to help you save photos received in text messages or iMessages. Gihosoft iPhone Data Recovery is typically recommended to you. It is an iPhone data recovery software, but it can also be used as a transfer tool.

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This app will deep scan your iPhone and present all your deleted and current data by category. Depending on your needs, you can choose to recover only the deleted data or extract both the deleted and existing ones from the device. You are also allowed to specify the type of the data to be extracted.

Now let’s see how to save all photos from iMessage onto computer with Gihosoft iPhone Data Recovery.

You can also use this tool to recover deleted iMessages, photos, and videos, etc. On your iPhone or iPad even without backup.

3. Extract iMessage Pictures from iTunes Backup to Computer

Things will be easier if you have an iTunes backup for your iPhone data on the computer. You can use Gihosoft iManager access, view and extract all the photos in iMessages from iTunes backup.

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Backup iMessage Photos from iPhone to Computer

Gihosoft iManager is more than an iTunes backup extractor. It is also an iTunes alternatives which can be used to back up your iPhone to computer. Different from iTunes, this program lets you to access and view your data inside the backup. Here’s how to backup your iMessage photos to the computer.


These are 4 ways we summarize to save multiple photos from iMessage on your iPhone. The first one is for saving pictures from messages to the iPhone Photos app, while the other three ones are for saving multiple photos from iMessage onto the computer. Comparatively speaking, it is better to save iMessage pictures to the computer. Any of your queries or suggestions are welcomed in the comment section below.

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