Confirm Safari Download Settings
To download media on iOS devices, follow these steps:
- First, make sure you are running iOS version 13 or newer. If not, please update your device.
- Next, open your Settings app. Go to Safari > Downloads > and make sure "On my iPhone" is selected.
By choosing "On my iPhone", the videos are downloaded to your phone (in your Downloads folder) and you can use the Files app to view and share it with other apps.
Making sure you have opened the gallery in Safari
When a gallery link is shared to you via some social media or messaging apps, the gallery may open in that app's built-in browser, that may not support downloads. Simply copy the link to open it directly in Safari. You can then proceed to download the videos.
Downloading Your Videos
Back on the video gallery, click on the Menu icon on the top right, and select 'Download Media':
This will open the Downloads menu, with the download options for each video in your gallery.
Click on the Download button below the video you want to download, and choose the 'Original' option for the highest quality, or the 'Compressed' option for similar quality but a smaller size.