Live photos capture the seconds before and after capturing a photo, creating a fuller yet unique moment to share with friends and family. Unfortunately, it has been almost impossible to share live photos with non-iPhone users. With iOS 13, you can easily turn a live photo into a video and even merge multiple live photos into one long video.
If you only want to convert a single live photo into a video, read our detailed instructions below. However, to create a video from multiple live photos, you must first enable the feature, take multiple photos in quick succession, and then start the conversion from the sharing sheet.
: Enable Live Photos
First, you need to enable the Live Photos feature, which you can easily perform from the viewfinder in the Camera app. Just tap the live photos icon in the top center. It should be white and crossed out. When you tap it, it turns yellow and the strike is removed, meaning that live photos are now activated.
The trick of merging multiple live photos is to shoot them in rapid succession. This means you need to open the camera app, take a live photo and then take another photo – and so on and so forth – and wait a few seconds in between. If you wait more than 1.5 seconds between taking photos, the new video feature will not work. You can take as many live photos as you want to put together.
To make sure they can be joined, open the Photos app and locate the first live photo of the bundle. Then hold down the button to play it. If the live photos were taken within 1.5 seconds, you will receive continuous playback from the first to the last live photo while holding down your finger. In this case they can be put together to a video.
Step 4: Convert multiple live photos to video
To view multiple live To combine photos in a video, open the photo app, tap Select, and select any live photo that is part of continuous playback (as described in step 3). , Then tap the release button in the lower-left corner, swipe up on the sharing sheet, and tap Save as Video.
The assembled live photos are saved as video on your camera roll. Tap the gray play button to watch the video, or click on the sharing sheet to send it to virtually anyone, as it is now a regular video instead of a proprietary one.