How to Turn On Live Photos on an iPhone 7

Has someone sent you a video that appears to move for a split second when you first open it? That wasn’t your mind playing tricks on you. Some iPhones have the ability to take “Live” pictures that include that small amount of movement when the picture is first viewed. This is a fun feature that you might want to try out yourself.

Our guide below will show you which button to press so that you can start taking Live pictures on your iPhone. You can use the same button to turn the setting on or off as needed.


How to Turn On or Turn Off Live Photos on an iPhone 7

The steps in this guide were performed on an iPhone 7 Plus in iOS 10.3.3. The Live Photo feature is the one that makes a picture appear to move for a second when you first look at the picture. This effect is viewable on pictures that you share with other iPhone owners as well. The steps below will show you where to locate the button that allows you to toggle this option on or off as desired.

Step 1: Open the Camera app.

open the iphone camera app



Step 2: Touch the circular button near the top of the screen.

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When Live Photos are enabled that circle will be a yellowish-orange color. The Live Photo option is turned on in the picture below.

how to take live photos on an iphone 7



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