How to Turn Live Photos into a Video on an iPhone & iPad

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This article will tell you how to turn a Live Photo to a video by selecting two or more Live Photos. Apple's Live Photos are fun, three-second videos that capture a brief period of movement and sound, rather than a standard, static picture. These moving pictures can be turned into GIFs, used as your Lock screen, still photos can be saved from them, and more. If you've been wondering how to make a Live Photo a video, read on to find out! 

Related: Live Photos: The Complete Guide to iPhone's Moving Pictures

How to Turn 2 or More Live Photos into a Video:

  1. Open the Photos app.
  2. Tap Albums.
  3. Find your Live Photos under Media Types.

  4. Find the Live Photos that you'd like to use to create your video. 
  5. Tap the Share icon.

  6. After you tap the Share icon, you'll see the next photos in your Live Photo series; tap the other Live Photos you'd like to include in your video.
  7. Scroll down and tap Save as Video.

  8. Your Live Photos are now combined into a video; to view the video, navigate to the Albums tab, then tap Recents.
  9. Tap the video in your Recents tab to watch, edit, and share it.

Enjoy your videos and share them with friends and family!

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Leanne Hays is an SEO Content Strategist and Feature Writer at iPhone Life, and has written hundreds of in-depth how-to and troubleshooting articles. She's a former Associate Editor for iPhone Life magazine, and has written for the Iowa Source, as well as web content for education marketing. Leanne has an associate's degree in education, with a focus on curriculum development, as well as a bachelor's degree in science. She has over nine years of experience with SEO, social media management, and web development and writing. Despite years of web work, Leanne is by no means an early adapter; she's only owned a smartphone for five years, which makes her highly sympathetic to the learning curve of new iPhone owners. She enjoys making reader's lives easier and putting her education experience to work by walking them through the most practical ways to use Apple devices, step-by-step.

In off-work hours, Leanne is a mother of two, homesteader, audiobook fanatic, musician, and learning enthusiast.