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Home > Tips > [Best Tips] How to Turn Live Photos into GIFs on iPhone/iPad

[Best Tips] How to Turn Live Photos into GIFs on iPhone/iPad

In iOS 11, Apple introduced another addition to create GIFs from Live Photos. So, this time, we’re learning how to turn live photos into GIFs on iPhone and I will bring 2 ways to get it done in iOS 11, iOS 10 and the previous versions.

Updated Sep 26,2018 | by Micky

In 2015, Apple introduced Live Photos alongside the release of iPhone 6s allowing users to record a 3-second .mov and .jpg file.

However, Live Photos didn’t quite catch on as Apple had expected. So, in iOS 11, Apple brought a new feature which is a GIF maker to help to create GIFs from Live Photos, wishing to attract more users.

This time, I will illustrate how to turn Live Photos into GIFs both on iPhone and iPad in 2 ways – on iPhone itself and with a powerful GIF maker.


A Related Reading You May Prefer: How to Send Live Photos as GIFs in iOS 11 on iPhone/iPad

Method 1 Turn Live Photos into GIFs on iPhone/iPad

Step 1 Go to “Photo” on the home screen.

Step 2 Tap on “Album” > “Live Photos” album.

Step 3 You will see 4 kinds of effects to choose from – Live, Loop, Bounce, and Exposure. Choose any of them to continue.

Step 4 After the conversion is completed, you can find the GIF file in the “Animated” album


Method 2 Third-party GIF Maker - Turn iPhone Live Photos into GIFs with More Choices

Q: What to do if I am using iPhone in iOS 10 or even older versions when I need to turn iPhone photos into GIFs?

In this case, AnyTrans provides the best way to get it done.

AnyTrans – more than a powerful Apple/Android transfer program – is also capable of converting Live Photos to GIF on iPhone and iPad so that you can transfer them across different devices.

Free download the simplest GIF makers for iOS to change your Live Photos!

Turn Live Photos into GIFs within Steps

Step 1

Launch and install AnyTrans on your computer and connect your iPhone or iPad to it. Click on “Device Manager” and go to the category management window.


Step 2

Click on the “Photos” tablet and choose “Live Photos”.


Step 3

Click on “Settings” and choose from the output quality – high, equal, and low. Remember to select an output path and then, click on “Save” to confirm it.


Step 4

Tick off the Live Photos you want to convert to GIFs and click on the “Transfer to PC” button.


After finished, you can view the output GIFs on the pop-up window.

Bottom Line

How to turn Live Photos to GIFs on iPhone and iPad in iOS 11, iOS 10 and the previous versions? Hopefully, this tutorial has given you the most accurate answers!

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