If you have downloaded images or videos to your Files app on your iPhone or iPad, you might be wondering if you can copy them to your Photos library. The answer is yes. Let’s explore how this is done.
This is for the iPhone and iPad
First, open the Files app. Refer to below image:
Now, navigate to the folder that contains the media files that you would like to copy to your Photos. In our example, we are using the Downloads folder on the iPhone, but the files could just as easily be copied from other folders in Files, such as Dropbox or your iCloud Drive. See below image:
If it’s a single photo or video, (like our example), tap on it to open up its detailed view.
If you want to select multiple files on an iPhone, tap the ellipsis button (three dots in a circle) in the upper-right corner of the screen and choose Select. (On an iPad, just tap Select). Then, place check marks on the items you want to copy to Photos. See following image:
Either way, once you have a single item opened or multiple items selected, tap the Share button. On the iPad, it’s in the upper-right corner of the screen. On the iPhone, it’s located in the lower left-hand corner. Refer to below image for the iPhone:
On the Share pop-up list, tap Save Image or Save Video. If you selected multiple items, tap Save X Items, where X is the number of items you have selected. See below image:
The next time you open your Photos app, you will see the images or videos you saved from Files.
This process works both ways. If you want to copy photos or images from Photos to Files, select them in the Photos app, tap Share, then select Save to Files.
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