Did you know it's possible to take multiple Live Photos from your iPhone's photo library and turn them into a single continuous video? Keep reading to learn how it's done.

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On iPhone and iPad, Live Photos bring your pictures to life by adding a few seconds of video before and after the shot, creating a living memory rather than a static image.

While Live Photos are great on their own, it's also possible to weave several together to create a video montage. This process transforms a collection of moments into a cohesive narrative, and offers an easier way to share and relive your memories.

Whether it's a series of shots from a special event, a day out with friends, or a compilation of everyday moments, the following steps show you how to turn several Live Photos into a video that can encapsulate their essence in a way that a single photo or traditional video might not.

  1. In the Photos app, tap the Albums icon at the bottom of the screen.
  2. Scroll down to "Media Types," and tap Live Photos.
  3. Tap Select in the top-right corner, then tap the Live Photos you want to include in your video so that a little checkmark appears on each one.
  4. Tap the circle icon containing three dots in the bottom-right corner.
  5. Choose Save as Video in the pop-up menu.


That's all there is to it. To watch your newly created video, return to the Albums view and select Videos under the "Media Types" section.

Note that the video will be dated to when the Live Photos were originally taken, so they may not show as the latest video in your collection.

Top Rated Comments

bokonon Avatar
7 weeks ago
They do remain as well.
I accidentally discovered this during the Eclipse last month. I had taken a bunch of Live Photos, one after the other, and if you press and hold on the first one, it strung them together within the Photos app on my phone. (Like, it kept playing one after the other). That led me to discovering this feature.
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macduke Avatar
7 weeks ago
I’m surprised Apple has never added the option to record at least 24fps Live Photos. Sure, it would use more storage, but it would be a nice option for those who don’t care.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Windoes Avatar
7 weeks ago
Is a common bug
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Apple Mac Daz Avatar
7 weeks ago
Always turned live photos off ?
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spunkybart Avatar
7 weeks ago
That's pretty cool -- something I didn't know. I take live photos a fair amount, and if I decided to put them all into a video, now I know how it's done!
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
fatTribble Avatar
7 weeks ago
Live Photos is still one of my absolute favorite iPhone features. I use this feature to make a video all the time.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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