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How to Make a Video a Live Photo

Liza Brown
Liza Brown
Originally published Mar 20, 22, updated Jul 12, 24
How to Make a Video a Live Photo [2022]

An easy yet powerful editor

Numerous effects to choose from

Detailed tutorials provided by the official channel

Looking forward to turn your videos into live photos? Stay tuned to know how!

Part 1 How to Save Live Photos as a Video on iPhone/Ipad/Ipod

Live photos are an amazing utility that allow you to save images as short moving snaps. Creating live photos is among the latest spunk of trendsetter stories, whether shared on social media platforms or created and saved just for fun, these definitely sound and look exciting, but that’s just one among the many things you can experiment on live photos.

Creating live photos takes you to a world of exciting features where you can explore your creativity in a number of ways, one of the easiest being turning live photos to videos. This comes handy when you need to share your live photos on platforms that do not have the compatibility to run live photos. If you are an iPhone user and wish to try your hands on experimenting with live photos, see through the following section of this article to learn how to turn live photo into video:

01Save as Video

Step 1: Launch the Photos App

In your iPhone, launch the ‘Photos’ app and navigate to ‘Albums’. All your live photos are present in the ‘Live Photos’ album.

Step 2: Format Selection

In latest versions (iOS 13v and above), you get a direct ‘Save as Video’ option in the ‘Photos’ application. Just click on that, and your live photo will be instantly saved in your iPhone gallery as a video. Here’s how you can use this feature:

In the ‘Photos’ application, go to the ‘Live Photos’ album to select and open a desired live photo that you wish to convert to a video.

Click on the ‘Share’ icon.


Select ‘Save as Video’ from the drop down menu that displays sharing options.

Save as Video- File Save Screen

Your created video will be saved in the ‘Photos’ application, next to the live photo you chose to turn into a video.

02iOS Shortcuts

This is a quicker way to save your live photos as videos in your iPhone. To use this feature, you first need to save the ‘Convert LivePhotos to Video’ shortcut in the ‘Shortcuts App’ gallery of your iPhone. You can do this by opening in your iOS internet browser.

Before using the above link, make sure to enable the ‘Allow Untrusted Shortcuts’ feature in your iPhone settings. You can do this as explained below:

Reach to the ‘Settings’ application of your iPhone.

Tap on ‘Shortcuts’ from the app’s welcome screen.

Enable ‘Allow Untrusted Shortcuts’ with a toggle.

iOS Shortcuts Settings

Having done that, here’s what you need to follow:

Open the ‘Shortcuts’ application in your iOS device and tap the ‘Convert LivePhotos to Video’ shortcut.

‘Convert LivePhotos to Video’ Shortcut

The ‘Live Photos’ album of your device opens up. Make a desired selection.

‘Live Photos’ Album

Your converted video gets automatically saved in the ‘Camera Roll’ folder of the ‘Photos’ application. Open the ‘Recents’ album to view your creation.

Part 2 How to Turn a Video Into a Live Photo on iOS/Android

Converting live photos to videos is fine, but going the other way round is all the more exciting and fun! You can even use these converted live photos as live screen wallpapers for your iOS and Android devices. If you are motivated to take up the excitement, look through the following methods to turn video into live photo:

01iOS Devices

Being an iOS user, you can choose among the following tools to convert video to live photo in your iPad, iPod or iPhone:

Wondershare Filmora

Wondershare Filmora Video Editor is currently leading the software market among converter utilities that cater to various media conversion needs. This one is a free, smart, quick and convenient conversion tool that assures you of a hassle free video to live photo conversion in just a few clicks. What’s more interesting is, you don’t need to limit yourself with sticking to some particular video format, as Filmora conveniently supports almost all common ones.

Wondershare Filmora

Get started easily with Filmora's powerful performance, intuitive interface, and countless effects!



This one is a third party application that allows you to convert videos into live photos, quickly and conveniently. This tool works well with devices having iOS 12.0 and later versions. All you have to do is follow the steps mentioned below:

Step 1:

Download the ‘IntoLive’ application from the Apple App Store.

IntoLive Application

Step 2:

Launch the same on your iOS device and grant the permission to access its ‘Photos’ Album.

IntoLive- Media Access Permissions

Step 3:

In the ‘Videos’ section, choose the desired video that you wish to turn into a live photo.

IntoLive- Video Selection

Step 4:

An editor window will open up. Here, you can edit (cut, crop, trim, etc.) and add desired effects or filters to your selected video. Click on ‘Make’ at the top right when you finish the editing process.

IntoLive- Video Editing Screen

Step 5:

If you have the paid version of the app, you can take up multiple repeats of your live photo; else you can use the free version with no repeats.

IntoLive- Premium Features

Step 6:

Once you are satisfied with the result, click on ‘Save Live Photo’. This will save your created live photo in your device’s gallery.

IntoLive- ‘Save Live Photo’ Option


This is a free converter you can choose to turn video into live photo. This is a quite popular tool among iPhone users worldwide and is suitable for iOS versions 11.2 and later. You also have the liberty to share your created live photos on social media with this converter. Take the following steps to begin the conversion process:

VideoToLive Application

Step 1:

Download the application from the Apple App Store and launch it on your iOS device.

Step 2:

Choose a video from your device gallery to convert it into a live photo.

Step 3:

In the video editor screen, crop the video to the preferred section that has to be converted into live photo. You can add video frames to your edited clip from the upper section of the editor screen.

Step 4:

Click on ‘Convert’ at the top right corner to initiate the conversion process.

03Android Devices

Live photos are undoubtedly known to add spark to your cherished moments, but the notch that puts these off with Android devices is that you can enjoy live photos on these devices only as live wallpapers.

Being an iPhone exclusive utility, Android devices lack the flexibility to capture live images. However, you can see them move on being set as live screen wallpapers. A handy alternative to this is converting a turn video into live photo and use it as live wallpaper. Here’s how you can take up the conversion process:

TurnLive- Live Wallpaper

This one is a convenient, third party tool that lets you turn video into live photo in just a few quick steps. You can either use this application for free, or upgrade to the paid version to enjoy its premium features. To make amazing live photos from videos using this tool, you need to take up the steps given below:

TurnLive- Live Wallpaper Application

Step 1: App Installation

To begin, visit the Google Playstore in your Android device and download the TurnLive- Live Wallpaper application. Next, you need install and launch the app in your device and accept its terms of service.

Step 2: Select a Video

Once you are done, click on the ‘Live Photo’ icon in the bottom of the app’s opening screen to reach the video selection page. Here, you need to choose ‘Video to Live Wallpaper’ option and grant the required app permissions to access your device’s camera and gallery. Select a desired video from the ones saved in your device and click ‘Done’ at the top right.

Step 3: Edit Your Video

You will now get directed to the app’s editor window, where you need to trim the selected video within a time frame of 1-5 seconds. To do this, select a cover frame within the clip and click ‘Next’. You can now use the video slider at the bottom to trim the clip. Adding suitable video effects and filters is also possible with this tool.

Step 4: It’s Almost Done!

When you finish editing, click ‘Next’ and choose the number of repeats for the created live photo. Wait for the conversion to finish and click on ‘My Wallpapers’ to view your creation.

Step 5: Download Your Live Photo!

Click ‘Download’ and tap ‘Clear’ in the app’s prompt message to remove your device’s current screen wallpaper. Next, allow the app to access your system settings. Once this finishes, tap ‘Clear’ again to download your creation. You will now get directed to a black screen tagged ‘DayTime LWP’. Click on ‘Set Wallpaper’ in this screen to make your live photo, the current wallpaper of your Android device.

Video Live Wallpaper

This is another free app that you can use to your videos into amazing live photos in just 4 quick steps. All you need to do is explained in the following steps:

Step 1: download the Application

Download the Video Live Wallpaper application in your Android device from Google Playstore and proceed for its installation and launch.

Video Live Wallpaper Application

Step 2: Select Your Video

In the app’s opening screen, click ‘Choose Video’ and grant app permissions to access your device’s media. Browse your video gallery to select a desired video that you wish to convert into a live photo.

Video Live Wallpaper- Video Selection

Step 3: Edit Your Video

You will now get directed to the app’s editor screen. Here, you can explore your editing creativity to edit the selected video. Once you are happy, click the picture icon at the top right corner.

Video Live Wallpaper- Video Editor Screen

Step 4: Your Live Wallpaper is Ready!

To set the created live photo as your device screen wallpaper, select ‘Set as Wallpaper’ at the bottom right.

Video Live Wallpaper- ‘Set as Wallpaper’ Option

Key Takeaways from This Episode

From cherishing moments to sharing them on social media, live photos can do it all.

Being an iPhone exclusive utility, you need to create these from videos to enjoy them on other platforms and devices.

Filmora is the best video to live photo converters, available as an easy, quick and convenient conversion tool.

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