How to Save Instagram Photos Without Posting Them?

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Most of the people capture photos (Selfies) using Instagram app and share them with family and friends. They post many perfectly filtered photos in different angles of their outfits. But, honestly no one likes to see so many photos in rapid succession. If you want to save photos without annoying your friends and family, then here is a quick way to use Instagram without actually posting to Instagram account. By using this way you can use multiple filters in the same photo.

1. Turn Airplane Mode ON:

First you need to get your iPhone offline. You can get iPhone offline by turning ON Airplane mode. To turn ON Airplane mode ON, go to 'Settings' on your iPhone and move the slider from left to right to turn it ON. There is another way to turn it ON, you can pull up your 'Control Center' and turn ON Airplane Mode while already in the Instagram app.

2. Take New Instagram Photos:

Open 'Instagram' app on your iPhone and tap on 'Camera' icon. Capture few photos and leave them 'Normal' (i.e. unfiltered). If you want to post them to Instagram feed, then complete each step of posting to Instagram.

3. Open Photos from Camera Roll:

Your captured, unfiltered photos are now saved in your iPhone's Camera Roll and  in the Instagram folder. You can edit and use filters on them before posting. To edit photos, open 'Instagram app' on your iPhone. Tap the box located in the bottom-left corner to go to your phone's photo album or gallery. Choose the photo which you want to upload.

4. Try Out Different Filter Combinations:

Instagram allows you to try out different filter combinations by reopening the photo. Move & scale your photo & tap "Choose" button. Apply digital filters & tap "Check mark" button. Add description & tap "Done" button located at top right corner on the screen.

5. Check Out Your Feed:

Repeat above process on each of your photos which you want to post on Instagram. When you visit your Instagram feed, you will see that all of your photos failed to post.

6. Delete the Photos Which Your Don't Want:

Delete the photos which you don't want to post on Instagram. To delete photos, click 'X' button located in front of the photo and then tap "Remove" button located at the bottom on the screen.

7. Turn Airplane mode Back OFF:

Once you have posted photos to Instagram, close the Instagram app and turn Off Airplane mode. To turn OFF Airplane mode, go to 'Settings' (or Control Center) on your iPhone and move the slider from right to left to turn it OFF.

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