If you own an Apple iPad, then you know how useful the devices can be, in this day and age. Laptops, though much more powerful, can be heavy, and difficult to carry on commutes and long drives. If you own an iPad it can act as a temporary laptop, enabling you to carry out your daily errands and work. However, some features of the iPad aren’t well-known to most users. For example, many users don’t know how easy it actually is to save a photo from the web on to your iPad.

The ability to save pictures from the web on to your iPad is an essential capability, that will allow you to save and share almost any image. You can even save images from the Mail application, and other popular applications, such as Facebook and Twitter. However, not every website will want you to download their photos, and may make the process a bit difficult for you. There’s no need to worry, though.

There’s a simple workaround you can carry out in order to ensure that you can save the image in your iPad, nonetheless. In order to get started, and learn how to save photos from the web on to your iPad, follow the simple instructions below.

Save Pictures to Your iPad via Long Press

The default way to save photos on your iPad is by long pressing on the image you would like to save. This process is very simple, and will only require a few seconds of your time. In order to get started and learn how to save pictures to your iPad, follow the simple instructions below.

1. Navigate to the photo that you would like to save. You can save the photo from Safari, Mail, Facebook, or anywhere else you prefer.

2. Place and hold your finger on the image you would like to save.

3. After your hard press, a menu will pop up on the screen.

Save Image

4. Tap on Save Image from the menu in order to download your selected image. Note: If you’re using Safari, the menu may have options such as Open in New Tab and Add to Reading List.

It’s as simple as that. You’ve now saved the photo to your Camera Roll. Please note that if you were trying to save the image from Facebook or Twitter, you may need to click on the photo in order to display it in full screen, otherwise the download process won’t work. Certain applications may ask for permission to access your Camera Roll, before downloading the photo.

If you have trouble saving an image, then you can use the workaround below. All this involves is taking a screenshot and then cropping the screenshot in order to save your image in the Camera Roll. In order to get started and learn how to do this, follow the simple instructions below.

Save Image Using Screenshot

1. Navigate to the image you would like to save, and expand it to fit the screen, if applicable.

2. Press and hold the Sleep/Wake button and the Home button at the same time. Your screen will flash, indicating that the screenshot was successfully taken.

3. Tap on the thumbnail of the screenshot that appears in the bottom left corner of your display. Tap on the photo in order to edit it. Drag the edges of the photo in order to crop the image. Tap on Done.

The photo has now saved to your Camera Roll. As you can see, even if certain applications prevent you from downloading their photos, you can still use the method above in order to save the photo.