How to Turn Live Photo into Video on iPhone (2022 Update)

Here's how to make a Live Photo a video on iPhone; you can do this using two or more Live Photos.

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Can you save a Live Photo as a video on an iPhone? Yes! Here's how to turn a Live Photo to a video using two or more Live Photos. 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 Make a Live Photo a Video

Apple's Live Photos are fun, three-second videos that capture a brief period of movement and sound, rather than a standard, static picture. You can turn a Live Photo into GIF format, use a Live Photo as Lock screen wallpaper, save still photos from them, and more. Here's how to turn Live Photos into video. For more great photo-editing tutorials, check out our free Tip of the Day.

  1. Open the Photos app.
  2. Tap Albums.

  3. Find your Live Photos under Media Types.

  4. Find the Live Photos you want to use to create your video. 

  5. Tap the Share icon.

  6. You'll see the next photos in your Live Photo series; tap the other Live Photos you want 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! Next, learn how to master Cinematic mode for amazing iPhone videos.

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Leanne Hays

Leanne Hays is a 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.