Ever want to get an Instagram filter on a photo without sharing it publicly on Instagram?
1. iPhone Settings > Airplane mode > on 2. Post photo to Instagram. Fail. Remove. 3. Filtered photo is now in your camera roll w/o posting
— Austin Kleon (@austinkleon) September 30, 2013
- In your iPhone Settings, turn on Airplane Mode.
- Instagram photo as normal—but when you “Share” it, it will fail. Just tap the “X” and Remove Upload.
- The photo is now on your Camera Roll in your iPhone’s Photos.
That’s it! (Don’t worry, I also Instagrammed this tip.)
Personally, I usually use Camera+, as I recommended in a previous post, because it gives much more control and filtering options. However, this trick can be quicker, or come in handy if you want the specific look of an Instagram filter you love.