This article provides a detailed explanation of how to convert a Live Photo into a video format, allowing for easier sharing.
How to Save a Live Photo as a Video on iPhone
Apple's Live Photos feature combines a static image with a brief video clip before and after, although its functionality may be limited outside of Apple's apps. To overcome this limitation, follow the steps below to save a Live Photo as a video. These instructions are suitable for both iPhone and iPad devices.
- Tap on the "Albums" tab located at the bottom of the screen.
- Scroll down and select the "Live Photos" album from the available list
3. From the list of available options, choose "Save as Video". The Live Photo will be promptly saved as a video.
How to Save a Live Photo as a Video Using a Shortcut
This method allows you to set up a shortcut on your iPhone or iPad for efficiently saving Live Photos as videos. This is especially beneficial if you frequently perform this action or need to swiftly convert a large number of Live Photos into video format.
- Search and open the Shortcuts app on your device and tap on the "+" icon in the upper right corner to create a new shortcut;
2. Select the “Add Action”
3. In the provided field, search for "Live Photos" and then select the "Get Latest Live Photos" option
4. Select "Choose from List" when prompted, which will automatically add the "Latest Live Photos" variable to the shortcut
5. To add the "Encode Media" action, use the search bar at the bottom of the Shortcut creation screen. Type in "Encode Media" and tap on it to include it in the shortcut
6. Use the search bar at the bottom of the Shortcut creation screen to search for "Save to Photo Album". When you find it, tap on it to add it to the shortcut.
7. Exit the Shortcut creation screen to save the shortcut.
Why Should I Save a Live Photo as a Video?
Converting a Live Photo into a video is especially valuable when you want to share the Live Photo on applications that do not support the Live Photos feature. Many non-Apple apps may encounter compatibility challenges or fail to recognize Live Photos entirely. By saving Live Photos as videos, you can overcome these obstacles and effortlessly share your content across different platforms.