I'm an iCloud Photo Library user. How can I specifically ensure that a specific video/photo is downloaded locally on my iOS device?

Basically I'm looking for the equivalent of a "Download" button available on a photo or video so that it will be available locally on the iPhone.

Basically, there are some apps that don't really handle deal with iCloud based media well, so I want to ensure that the media is available locally so I can accomplish my task in the 3rd party app (Magisto).


If your device is not set to Optimize Storage, it will not remove a download, meaning you can then go open the photo in Photos and it will be there permanently.

Additionally, if it's a short time frame this will work even with Optimize Storage.

  • I have Optimize Storage turned on. I can't turn it off because I have more than will fit on my device – Andy Obusek Dec 7 '15 at 22:08
  • Right, so if you need a photo to be downloaded, the only way you can currently do this is to open the photo and go to the app immediately after. I do not know when it will delete, but it's not immediately. – Ezekiel Elin Dec 8 '15 at 1:05

have you filed a case with our support team yet?

please ping me at gil at magisto dot com, I'll see if I can get someone to help you.


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