How to stop iPhone from saving Instagram photos to the Camera roll

If you’re an Instagram user, then you might like the feature which saves every photo you take and post on Instagram to your iPhone Camera roll. But many might find this inconvenient or unnecessary. If the latter is you, then this tutorial is for you.

Here’s how to stop iPhone from saving Instagram pictures to the Photos app.

Stop iPhone from Saving Instagram Photos

Stop Instagram photos from saving to the Camera roll

Open Instagram on your iPhone, and then follow these steps to stop your phone from saving those photos:

1) Tap your profile picture and then tap the button on the top right to open the side menu.

2) Select Settings at the bottom.

3) On the Settings page, select Account.

Access Settings Instagram App iPhone

4) Go down to and pick Original Photos.

5) Turn off the toggle for Save Original Photos.

Disable Save Originial Photos Instagram App iPhone

Note the statement on that screen explaining how the feature works. When enabled, it automatically saves unedited photos and videos taken with the Instagram camera to your Camera roll. So, if you change your mind about disabling this later, you can easily turn it back on.

You can then tap the arrow on the top left to continue going back and exit the app Settings.

Hopefully, this short tutorial to stop your iPhone from automatically saving your Instagram photos locally to the device is useful to you.

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