Instagram Reels often feature music, dances, funny moments, or creative content that you might want to revisit later. Reels can also be educational, as people create tutorials, how-to guides, and informational content that is shared only in audio, not in closed captions, so saving these can be helpful for reference when you want to learn a new skill or follow a tutorial at your own pace.
If you come across a Reel that you think a friend or family member would enjoy, saving it with audio allows you to easily share it with others via direct message or other social media platforms.
In this article, we’ll review all the best ways to save an Instagram Reel with audio that you can access later anytime, no matter where you are.
Can You Download Instagram Reels with Audio?
Absolutely! You can download Instagram Reels posted by other users, and you can also save your own Reels, and audio will be saved as well. However, if you intend to download Reels from someone else's Instagram account, you might need to employ a workaround.
This is because Instagram's native download feature for short videos is currently limited to U.S. users.
How to Save Your Own Reel with Audio
For that, simply create a Reel and then save it to your mobile gallery. It's that easy.
How to Save Instagram Reels with Audio in Gallery Without Posting
Here’s an easy way to do that:
Start creating your Reel as you normally would, using an Instagram camera.
Here, you can start applying effects and add stickers or captions to your video.
Hit the Download icon at the top to save the Reel without audio (so far).
Here, you can also tap Next instead and save the Reel as a draft.
Now head over to the Facebook app, find + sign, and click the Reel option.
Select the Reel from your library that you’ve earlier saved to your camera roll.
Find Audio on the editing pane and choose Add Music.
Alternatively, you can create a voice-over or mute the original sound.
Find an audio track that you want to add to your Reel.
If you want to select a specific part of the song, go to Audio -> Edit next to the track. Then hold and drag the slider to choose the desired portion of audio.
Press Done. And Done again.
Hit Next at the bottom right corner.
Hit Download folder at the bottom left and click Download to save the Reel with music on your device.
Now let’s head over to more native ways.
How to Save a Reel with Audio on Desktop
According to an Instagram broadcast channel of Adam Mosseri, the head of Instagram, users in the United States can save Reels directly to their camera roll. To download a Reel directly within Instagram, simply tap on the share icon and choose the Download option, which will save the video to your camera roll.
It's essential to note that this feature is applicable only to Reels from public accounts. Additionally, public account owners have the option to disable the ability to download their Reels.
How to Download Instagram Reels on Desktop with 4K Stogram
For those who are not located in the United States and do not have access to the native Instagram Reels download feature, you can utilize third-party tools like 4K Stogram. This desktop application serves as an Instagram content downloader and viewer, enabling you to back up all your Reels simultaneously and download Reels from the public accounts of other Instagram users.
Here are simple steps to save Instagram Reels to your computer:
Begin by launching 4K Stogram. You can safely and freely download and install this application.
Sign in to your Instagram account from within the application.
Input the username of the Instagram account from which you wish to download Reels.
Please keep in mind that 4K Stogram can only download Reels that have been posted in the account's feed.
Choose an appropriate option from the list of suggestions.
Press the settings button situated beside the Download button.
Uncheck all the checkboxes except for "Feed posts -> Content format -> Only Video."
Pro Tip: Within the settings, you have the option to specify a particular time frame for downloading Instagram Reels. Simply click on the date field and pick your desired time period using the in-app calendar.
Now, click on the Download button.
Another option is to bookmark a Reel on Instagram and subsequently use 4K Stogram to download your Saved posts.
In addition to Instagram Reels, 4K Stogram offers the capability to download Instagram stories, photo posts, Instagram live streams, Highlights, back up your entire Instagram account, and much more!
How to Save Instagram Reels with Audio on iPhone & Android
You have two methods for downloading Instagram Reels on Android or iPhone: screen recording and third-party tools.
To save a Reel from your feed through screen recording:
On iPhone, ensure the screen recording feature is available in your control screen. Go to Settings -> Control Centre -> add Screen Recording to Included Controls.
Open the Instagram app and locate the Reel you want to save.
Play the Reel, then swipe down from the top of your screen to access the control screen.
Tap the record button to capture the Reel, including audio.
When the Reel ends, press the record button again, and the video will be automatically saved to your camera roll for viewing, sharing, or editing.
On Android, follow these steps to record a Reel from your screen:
Swipe down from the top of your screen to find the screen recording button.
Locate and play the Reel you wish to save.
After capturing the video, go to the Photos app, navigate to Library, access Movies, and find your video there.
For iPhone, apps like InstaDown or InSaver work well, while Android users can try AhaSave or ETM Video Downloader. All these apps function similarly: copy the Instagram Reel's link, paste it into the app, and hit the Download button.
Downloading Your Own Instagram Reels:
You can natively download your own Instagram Reels, irrespective of your location. Here's how:
Go to your account and visit the Reels tab.
Locate the Reel you want to download and play it in full-screen mode.
Tap the three dots in the bottom right corner of your screen and select "Save to Camera Roll." The video will be saved to your gallery.
I Downloaded a Reel, But It Has No Sound. Why Is That?
If the Reel you've saved lacks audio, it might be due to a minor glitch. First, confirm whether the Reel itself includes sound. If the issue persists, consider attempting to download the Reel using 4K Stogram.