How to Turn Off Live Photos on iPhone

Alicia Santos

iPhone, Tutorials

Live Photos is a nifty feature on iPhones that captures a few seconds of video before and after you take a photo, bringing your still images to life. While Live Photos can be fun to use and share, there may be times when you want to turn them off to save storage space or simply because you prefer traditional still photos. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the steps to turn off Live Photos on your iPhone.

Turning Off Live Photos

If you want to disable Live Photos for all future captures, follow these steps:

  1. Open the Camera app: Locate and tap on the Camera app icon on your iPhone’s home screen.
  2. Access the Photo mode: Once the Camera app is open, make sure you are in Photo mode by swiping left or right until “Photo” is highlighted at the bottom of the screen.
  3. Locate the Live Photos icon: Look for a yellow circle icon with “LIVE” written inside it. This indicates that Live Photos is currently enabled.
  4. Disable Live Photos: Tap on the yellow Live Photos icon to turn it off. The icon will become white, indicating that Live Photos is now disabled.

If you only want to disable Live Photos for a specific shot while keeping it enabled by default, follow these steps instead:

  1. Open the Camera app: Launch the Camera app from your home screen.
  2. Select Photo mode: Ensure that you are in Photo mode by swiping left or right until “Photo” is highlighted at the bottom of the screen.
  3. Aim and frame your shot: Compose your photo as usual, ensuring that you have the subject in focus.
  4. Disable Live Photos: Look for the yellow Live Photos icon on the screen and tap on it to turn it off. The icon will become white, indicating that Live Photos is now disabled for this specific shot.
  5. Capture the photo: Press the shutter button to capture the still photo without capturing any additional video.

Conclusion

Live Photos can add a dynamic touch to your iPhone photography, but there may be times when you prefer traditional still images. By following these simple steps, you can easily turn off Live Photos on your iPhone either permanently or for specific shots.

This allows you to save storage space and capture photos without any accompanying video. Explore both options and choose what works best for you!

Remember, if you ever want to re-enable Live Photos, simply follow these steps again and toggle the Live Photos icon back to its original enabled state. Now go ahead and capture stunning still photos with or without Live Photos on your iPhone!

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