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How To Save TikTok Videos on iPhone

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TikTok is one of the largest video-sharing platforms on the internet, with over 689 million active users. TikTok can be accessed on Android, iPhones, and PC via their web address. It has several advantages, one of which is its ability to save the video. So, this leaves us with the question, how do you save videos from TikTok on your iPhone? 

Quick Answer

Generally, when you want to save TikTok videos, tap on the share icon. In the share option, you can then save it to your phone as a GIF or live photo or even share it to other apps to save it. You can also tap on your iPhone’s screen for 3 to 5 seconds and then select the “Save Video” option to save a TikTok video to your iPhone. 

Saving TikTok videos on your iPhone is great, but doing so without the creator’s consent is deemed unethical. Particularly videos the creator didn’t allow the option to save could qualify as stalking. So, when saving TikTok videos, do so with caution. Keep reading to learn about the different methods of saving TikTok videos. 

Different Methods To Save TikTok Videos 

There are many ways to save videos on your iPhone. While there is an official way to save TikTok videos on your iPhone, this option is sometimes unavailable. In such cases, there are other workarounds you can use to get the TikTok video saved on your iPhone. Below we elaborated on four methods you can use to save TikTok videos on your iPhone. 

Method #1: Using the “Save Video” Option 

The official way to save videos on TikTok is with the save video option. TikTok integrated this option into their software to give video creators the ability to allow viewers to download the video or not. You can save the video on your iPhone if this option is enabled. 

Here’s how to save a TikTok video using the save video option.

  1. When you find a TikTok video you want to download, tap on the share icon at the bottom right corner of your screen. 
  2. From the share list, tap on the “Save Video” option.  
  3. The video will save to your iPhone’s photo app in a separate folder called TikTok. 

Method #2: Using the Instagram Stories Option 

Sometimes, the TikTok save video option will not be available as the creator may not want the video downloaded. In such a case, you can use the option to share to another app like Instagram and then download it. 

Here’s how to save TikTok videos using the Instagram Stories option.

  1. When you find a TikTok video you want to download, tap on the share icon at the bottom right corner of your screen. 
  2. From the share list, tap on the Instagram stories icon.
  3. You will be automatically redirected to the Instagram stories interface, where you can download the video by clicking on the download icon from the top center of your screen. 
  4. When the video downloads, you can exit the Instagram feed or proceed to post the video on Instagram if you desire. 

Method #3: Using the “Share As GIF” Option 

Another option you have to save the TikTok video is to do so as a GIF. GIF files are a series of images that are animated like a video. Hence, when you save a video as GIF, it does not include the sound.  

Here’s how to save a TikTok video as GIF.

  1. When you find a TikTok video you want to download, tap on the share icon at the bottom right corner of your screen. 
  2. From the share options, tap on “Share as GIF”
  3. TikTok will automatically convert the video to GIF and then save it to your iPhone image library. 

Method #4: Using the “Save as Live Image” Option 

The live image is a feature introduced sometime in 2015. It captures a scene for a few seconds and saves it as a little video on your iPhone. TikTok also has this live image feature which is quite an awesome feature. One benefit of saving a TikTok video as a live photo is that you can use it as wallpaper

Here’s use the live image option to save TikTok videos.

  1. When you find a TikTok video you want to download, tap on the share icon at the bottom right corner of your screen. 
  2. From the share options, tap on the Live Photo icon
  3. TikTok will automatically convert the video to a Live photo and save it to your image gallery. 
Quick Tip

If you don’t want to download TikTok videos, you can add the video to your favorite videos on TikTok to keep a record of it so you can re-watch it some other time. The downside of doing this is that if the creator deletes the video, it will also delete from your favorite folder on TikTok.

Conclusion 

So, as you can see from this guide, saving the TikTok video is easier than you may have thought. The more flexible way to save TikTok videos is to use the TikTok save video option. But if you don’t find that option, we recommend you use the share to Instagram stories option. As a last resort, you can use the save as GIF or live photo as this will not also save the video’s audio. 

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