How to download Instagram photos on Android and iPhone

The Instagram app for Android does not offer the ability to store images locally. Yet it is possible to download photos different ways. This tip explains how.

Download Instagram photos

Instagram users can’t by default save photos from the service locally. That’s unfortunate because sometimes you find nice shots which you want to save for later. Sure, you can make a screenshot of the picture, then crop and keep it, but this is not really ideal. The handy and popular app InstaSave can help you with this. Learn how this Android app works exactly in the steps below.

Download InstaSave from Google Play or the App Store and log in with your Instagram account. All photos are now displayed as icons which you can select by simply tapping on it. Now tap on the icon in the right corner to save the selected photos. After that, you can specify in which folder the photos are stored in.

That was it! InstaSave is a handy and simple app as well as a good addition to the standard Instagram app. InstaSave was recently provided with an update, so you now can download pictures in the background.

The free version of the app offers plenty of opportunities, but there is also a Pro version available. It costs $1.99 and also lets you download videos. Also, it becomes possible to compress multiple files as a zip file.

For iPhone users, there’s a different app with the same name that does the same thing. Click the download links below to get the app on your phone.

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