How to convert a Live Photo into a still picture on iPhone 6s

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Live Photos is one of the most exciting features for the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. Basically, the camera captures up to 1.5 seconds of 960×720 video before and 1.5 seconds of video after you tap the shutter button. That’s simple; you now have your own Harry Potter-style moving pictures on your iPhone.

However, a Live Photo is a combination of up to a three-second .mov file and a still .jpg file, so Live Photos are larger than normal photos, which means they take up a considerable amount of space on your iPhone. However, you can easily convert a Live Photo into a regular photo.

Of course you can change a Live Photo into a regular photo, and back a Live Photo at anytime. However, a normal photo with small file size may be a perfect solution if you want to send it to a friend or family member.

Step 1: Open the Camera app and select the photo you want to convert into a normal size. If you struggle to locate a Live Photo on your iPhone, there is a little trick for you. All Live Photos will animate when swiping in the camera roll, making it much easier to spot.

Step 2: Just a simple tap on the Edit button, an editing pane will appear. You will see a button showing blue concentric circles. Tap on it to change a Live photo into a normal photo. The icon will turn grey.

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Step 3: Tap Done to complete the process.

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So, that is simple. If you want to change your photos back into Live Photos, repeat the entire process, and tap on the grey circles button to turn them back into blue.

How to set a Live Photo as a lock screen wallpaper on your iPhone 6S

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Step 1: Launch the Settings app on your iPhone, and select Wallpapers from the list.

Step 2: Select All Photos to choose a Live Photo.

Step 3: Select a Live Photo you want to use and hit Set Lock Screen.

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