How to add effects to Live Photos in iOS 11

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Live Photos are a great addition to iOS. Basically, Live Photos are animated pictures that add movements and sound to your moments on your iPhone and iPad, something you see in the Harry Potter franchise.

Live Photos are among the most used features on iPhone and iPad, and Apple is fully aware of that. In iOS 11, the Cupertino Company is officially adding the ability to add effects to Live Photos, making it a compelling feature.

In this article, we will go through the steps to add cool effects to Live Photos in iOS 11. Before we get started, keep in mind that iOS 11 is now in beta stages and therefore likely to have bugs and errors. We recommend you install iOS 11 beta on a secondary device, rather than your primary device, or wait for the final release.

How to add effects to Live Photos on your iPhone and iPad running iOS 11

Step one: First off, you need to launch the Photos app on your iPhone or iPad and locate a Live Photo you wish to add effects to

Step two: Once you are done, perform a swipe-up gesture on the photo. On the next screen, find a section called Effects and select your effect (you will be presented with three effects including Loop, Bounce, Long Exposure). Tap on one of them and you will see a preview.

That’s it! Your favorite moments will turn into Harry Potter-like moving photos with cool effects and you can share them with your friends and family.

How to take a Live Photo with your iPhone and iPad

If you are a newcomer, the process used to take a live photo may be a little bit confusing. With that in mind, we can help you out (note that Live Photos feature is only available on Phone 7, 7 Plus, 6s, 6s Plus, SE, and 9.7-inch iPad Pro).

Step one: Launch the Camera app from your iPhone or iPad’s home screen and then hit the Live Photos icon at the top (it will turn yellow once you tap on it)

Step two: Now just simply tap on the shutter button to take a Live Photo. To view a Live Photo on your iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus, head to the Live Photo you wish to view and perform a 3D firm press on that photo. Once you do that, it will start to play.

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