How to Make a GIF on iPhone from a Live Photo (2022 Update)

Want to know how to make GIFs from Live Pictures? We'll show you how to make GIFs on iPhone, right in the Photos app.

Can you make a GIF out of a Live Photo? Yes, you can turn a Live Photo into a GIF, either Bounce or Loop, in the Photos app on your iPhone. Here's how to make GIFs from Live Photos.

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

How to Make a GIF or Video from a Live Photo on an iPhone

Want to learn how to make a Live Photo into a video or GIF directly from the Apple Photos app on your iPhone or iPad? You can make a Bounce GIF or Loop GIF in a few easy steps. Here's how to turn Live Photos into a video or GIF in the Photos app. For more Live Photo and photo sharing tutorials, check out our free Tip of the Day.

  1. Open the Photos app.

    iphone photos app
  2. Tap the Albums tab, then scroll down and tap Live Photos under Media Types.

    find live photos in photos app
  3. Tap the Live Photo icon.

    tap the Live photo icon
  4. You’ll see Live Photo with a check by it, then LoopBounce, and Long Exposure.
  5. Tap on Loop or Bounce, either will create a GIF.

    tap bounce or loop to make live photo a gif
  6. Tap the Share icon share your new GIF however you’d like.

    tap the share icon to share gif

If you don't feel like making your own, check out this article on how to save GIFs on your iPhone

If you enjoyed this tip, you might also want to learn how to scan photos on iPhone or how to make a meme!

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