How To Save SnapChat Media Without Sending Screenshot Alert On iPhone

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If you aren’t aware of a now famous instant photo sharing application, well, its time you hear it from us. We are talking about SnapChat, the application that lets you take the snap of any moment, and send it across your friends with ability to add text and a little filters to it. The app has gained a lot of popularity very recently, and is widely used, mainly because of a unique functionality it offers. The snaps you send or receive, do not get stored on your device’s gallery. In fact, they get destroyed automatically after a maximum time of 10 seconds from the time you first open it. Even if you try to take a screenshot, the other person gets an alert then and there that a screenshot has been taken. We at SwapMyApp took some hours off, and figured out some nice easy ways for our readers to be able to bypass this functionality. That’s right. Now you can actually save incoming and outgoing media from your SnapChat application without even sending screenshot alert to the other person. So here’s how to do it. We are going to present a working way each for both, jailbroken as well as non jailbroken iPhones, as per your preference.

How To Save SnapChat Media Without Sending Screenshot Alert On iPhone

The jailbroken devices, however has a benefit of being able to hide the unwanted tweak application from their device’s springboard, which makes the task all the more easier. In case you want to hide apps from your iPhones springboard, you can refer to our tutorial here.

For Non-Jailbroken iPhones:

In case you are anti-jailbreak, and wish to keep your iPhone within the legitimate bounds and protocols, we still have a working tweak.

  • Head over to the App Store on your iPhone, and search for SnapSave application.

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  • The application is easy to use, and requires you to login to it using your SnapChat username and password. Once doing it, you can use SnapChat the way you use from within this app. The only difference will be, that now you can download incoming and outgoing media to your Camera Roll on your iPhone.

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  • To do so, launch SnapSave, and open and incoming SnapChat pending in your feed. Now you will see a download option right on the bottom of the screen. Tap it to save it to your Camera Roll. No notification will be sent to the other person whatsoever.

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  • You can also choose to share the Snapchat via email, Instagram or save it to your Camera Roll.

For Jailbroken iPhones:

Now here’s the fun part. In jailbroken iPhones, you can not only add a tweak to do so, but also hide it from your device’s springboard anytime. Here’s how to do it.

  • Launch Cydia app from your device’s springboard, and navigate to the Search button on the bottom navigation menu to search for Phantom.

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Phantom is a jailbreak tweak available under the BigBoss repo which lets you save incoming and outgoing media without sending alerts. The good thing is that this tweak is free.

  • Tap Install button on top right corner to install the tweak, and tap Return To Cydia as soon as the installation completes to exit Cydia.

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  • Phantom easily integrates within the native SnapChat app. So you simply have to launch SnapChat, and open an incoming Snap to save it.

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  • Once you open the snap, you will see a button in bottom right corner of the screen. Tap it to see the options. It lets you save media to either Phantom, or Photos. Phantom folder is created automatically and can be accessed by using iFile or by connecting your device to iTunes.7-10-2014 11-21-09 AM
  • You can also mark a snap read, but tapping bottom left button on the snap screen.

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  • The best part about this tweak is, that you can add a password to access saved media on your iPhone. This is particularly the best feature we came across in this tweak, and lets you add privacy to the sensitive data.

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Well, now you can easily save SnapChat media on your iPhone, irrespective of your iPhone being jailbroken. Don’t worry, the other person won’t even get a hint of whatever you are doing. That’s the best part.

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