How To: Save image from iOS WebView to the user’s Photos app 🖼

Sometimes it could be useful to save images to the iOS camera roll of your app user.

Here is how to:

  1. Download the WebView Xcode template
  2. Define your URL (or your local HTML folder)
  3. Insert this HTML into your website:
<a href="savethisimage://?url=">Save this image</a>

You are done! 🙂

If you want an automatic download (instead of a link), just redirect to the API URL scheme:

var imgurl = "";
window.location.href = "savethisimage://?url="+ imgurl +"";

Enjoy! 🙂 If you have any questions, please feel free to ask.

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