How to Convert Live Photo to Still on iPhone (2022 Update)

Want to save a still image from a Live Photo? Here's how to change a Live Photo to still!

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Wondering, “How do I turn off a Live Photo?” If a Live Photo you take captures a bit of video or audio you don’t want, you can convert the Live Photo to a still image and keep or delete the original. Here's how to change a Live Photo to a still picture. 

Related: How to Crop a Live Photo on iPhone (2022 Update)

Why You'll Love This Tip

  • Save a Live photo as a still if you don't like the video or audio captured in the Live Photo.
  • Save iPhone storage when you convert a Live Photo to still and delete the Live Photo.

How to Change Live Photo to Still on iPhone

Can you save a still from a Live Photo? Yes! It’s easy to save a Live Photo as still and keep the Live Photo intact. This is helpful if you plan to edit a Live Photo but don’t want to lose the live version, or if you just want to save iPhone storage. Here’s how to convert a Live Photo to still. You can also delete a Live Photo and keep the still version of a photo. Check out our free Tip of the Day for more great Live Photo tutorials.

  1. Open the Photos App.

    apple photos app
  2. Tap the Albums tab, then scroll to the bottom and tap Live Photos.

    live photos on iphone
  3. Tap the Live Photo you want to turn into a still, then tap the Share icon

    tap the share icon
  4. Select Duplicate

    tap duplicate
  5. Tap Duplicate as Still Photo

    tap save as still photo
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