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

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  • January 14, 2018
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  • 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=http://www.example.org/example.png">Save this image</a>

You are done! 🙂

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

<script>
var imgurl = "http://www.example.org/example.png";
window.location.href = "savethisimage://?url="+ imgurl +"";
<script>

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

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