How to Stop Instagram from Saving Posts to Camera Roll

Instasize Team
July 2, 2024

How to Stop Instagram from Saving Posts to Camera Roll

Does your Instagram save every post to your camera roll? That’s annoying, right? Let me help you fix that.

1. Why Does Instagram Save Your Posts?

Instagram likes to save your posts to your camera roll by default. Good for memories but bad for storage. Removing this feature can help keep your gallery clean.

2. How to Stop Instagram from Saving Posts

Here's the plan:

  • Open Instagram App: First, launch the Instagram app on your mobile device.
  • Go to Profile: Tap on your profile icon at the bottom right of the screen.
  • Access Settings: Click the three horizontal lines at the top right corner and go to 'Settings & privacy'.
  • Original Posts: Under 'Settings & privacy,' find and click on 'Account.' Then, locate 'Original posts.'
  • Turn Off Save Post: Toggle off the options 'Save original posts,' 'Save posted photos,' and 'Save posted videos.'

3. Benefits of Turning Off Save to Camera Roll

Why bother? Because:

  • Free Up Storage: Your phone's storage will breathe a sigh of relief.
  • Less Clutter: Your camera roll isn't clogged with duplicate photos.
  • Better Organization: Focus on keeping only the photos you actually want.

4. Considerations Before Turning It Off

Not everything is sunshine and rainbows:

  • Backup Photos: If you ever need a backup, you'll have to do it manually or use another app.
  • Missed Moments: Sometimes, it’s handy to have a copy saved automatically.

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Q: What if I use multiple Instagram accounts? A: You’ll need to turn off the save setting for each account individually.

Q: Does this affect my Instagram Stories too? A: No, this setting only stops posts and videos from saving to your camera roll, not Stories.

Q: Can I re-enable the saving feature later? A: Absolutely! Just follow the same steps and toggle the options back on.

Q: Is there a difference between iOS and Android settings? A: The steps are nearly identical for both operating systems.

Now that you know how to stop Instagram from saving posts to your camera roll, go ahead and declutter your gallery. Done and dusted!