How to Turn Live Photos into Videos on an iPhone & iPad (New for iOS 13)

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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. With iOS 13, Live Photos have a new, fun capability that you'll want to try out; you can now make videos out of two or more Live Photos. If you've been wondering how to make videos from your Live Photos, read on to find out! 

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

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

  1. Open the Photos app.
  2. Navigate to the Albums tab and find your Live Photos under Media Types.
  3. Find the Live Photos that you'd like to use to create your video, tap the first one, then tap the Share icon.

    find your live photos under media typetap the share icon
     
  4. 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.
  5. Scroll down and tap Save as Video.

    choose live photos to sharesave live photos as video
     
  6. Your Live Photos are now combined into a video; to view the video, navigate to the Albums tab, then tap Recents.
  7. Tap the video in your Recents tab to watch, edit, and share it.
     

find the videos you've made from live photosfind and watch your live photos

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.

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