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How to Take a Live Photo on iPhone 7/7 Plus/6s/6s Plus

Taking Live Photos is a relatively recent feature on iPhone which is three-second-long moving pictures, that appear still until you press and hold the image. It was introduced with the iPhone 6s and the iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, even the iPhone SE are able to take Live Photos. For this cool new feature, some iPhone users may not familiar with it and even do not know how to use it on your iPhone. In this article, we will show you how to take a live photo as well as how to view the live photo on your iPhone 7/7 Plus/6s/6s Plus.

How to Take a Live Photo on iPhone 7/7 Plus/6s/6s Plus


It is necessary to know that Live Photo is a feature that can be turned off and only can be turned on when you want to use it. Because a part of the photo is animated, a Live Photo can consume nearly double the storage an ordinary photo does and so it may be a good idea to turn the feature off when you don’t need it. Follow below steps to get to know how to take a Live Photo with your iPhone.

Step 1. Open the Camera App and tap on the Live Photo button. It is located on the top center and looks like a set of rings. When turned on, it will turn yellow.

Step 2. Once you’re sure it’s on, tap the Shutter to take the live photo.
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How to View Live Photos on your iPhone


Viewing Live Photos is just as simple. Follow these simple steps for a newer iPhone model.

Step 1. Locate the Live Photo you want to view.

Step 2. Press 3D Touch firmly to animate the photo. You will notice a slight blur before the photo begins to play.

If you have an older iPhone model that can run iOS 9, follow these simple steps to view the Live Photo.

Step 1. Locate the Live Photo.

Step 2. Touch and Hold to animate it and it should play.

How to Recover Deleted Live Photos from iPhone


Sometimes, in the daily use of iPhone, there are some accidents may cause you lost the live photos on your iPhone. As long as you suffering from lost iPhone photos trouble, don’t panic, if you have made backup of your iPhone data using iTunes or iCloud before, you could simply restore from an iTunes or iCloud backup. For other method, you could use the professional iPhone data recovery tool, iRefone to help you. This software is able to recover lost or deleted all kinds of data on your iPhone, including messages, contacts, notes, call history, photos, videos, whatsapp, wechat and more.
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