I took a photo using the contact app on my iPhone 5. I would like to copy that photo, but there doesnt appear to be an easy way to get it.

I did some googling, but all the answers were several years old - and all of them said you could not do it.

There was one answer that required programming that the poster said "supposedly could do it", but I dont have the development tools (or working Mac) to even try.

Anyone know of a way to extract the contact photos?


You can hold down on the contact photo to copy it:

  • ok... did that... where can i paste it? – Keltari May 15 '14 at 19:19
  • @Keltari "I would like to copy that photo" :) It's up to you — what do you want to do with it? – grg May 15 '14 at 19:19
  • i just want to save it to photos or somewhere i can move it to a pc – Keltari May 15 '14 at 19:20
  • @Keltari Paste it in an email and send it to yourself? – grg May 15 '14 at 19:21
  • you are my hero – Keltari May 15 '14 at 19:22

Paste in a text message to yourself. Send it. Then you can copy it to photos.

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