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Sunday, January 30, 2022

Convert Live Photos to Videos or GIFs on Your iPhone


Use Shortcuts to Save as a GIF or Video

If you’re a fan of the Shortcuts app, you can also use a shortcut to convert a Live Photo to a Video or GIF.

The Shortcuts app is now integrated into iOS 13, iPadOS 13, and above. A side effect of this, though, is Apple, by default, blocks all shortcuts you download from the internet in case they’re a security threat.

When you try to run a third-party shortcut, your iPhone tells you Shortcut’s security settings won’t allow it.

A security warning message in the Shortcuts app.

If you’re okay with the risk involved, though, you can allow untrusted shortcuts. To do this, open the “Settings” app, go to the “Shortcuts” section, and then toggle-On “Allow Untrusted Shortcuts.”

Tap the toggle next to "Allow Untrusted Shortcuts" to enable it.

In the pop-up, tap “Allow,” and then type your device password to confirm.

Tap "Allow."

To convert Live Photos to video, we use the Convert LivePhotos to Video shortcut from the Shortcuts Gallery website.

Open the shortcut link on your iPhone, and then tap “Get Shortcut.”

Tap "Get Shortcut."

In the Shortcuts app, scroll down to the page, and then tap “Add Untrusted Shortcut.”

Tap "Add Untrusted Shortcut."

The shortcut is added to your Library. Tap the “Library” tab, and then select “Convert LivePhotos to Video.”

Select "Convert LivePhotos to Video."

This opens the Camera Roll; tap an album.

Tap an album in the Camera Roll.

Navigate to the photo you want, and then tap it to preview the Live Photo.

Tap the Live Photo you want.

Tap “Choose.”

Tap "Choose."

The shortcut converts the Live Photo and saves it as a video file at the end of the Camera Roll.

Notification that a movie was saved in the Camera Roll.

Open the Photos app and go to the “Recents” album to find your video.

If you want to turn your Live Photo into a GIF, there’s an official shortcut available in the Shortcuts app. Open the Shortcuts app, go to the “Gallery” tab, and then tap the “Search” box.

 Tap the "Search" box.

Type “Live Photo to GIF” and tap the first option.

Type "Live Photo to GIF" in the "Search" box, and then tap "Live Photo to GIF."

Scroll down and tap “Add Shortcut.”

Tap "Add Shortcut."

Now, return to the “Gallery,” and then tap “Live Photo to GIF.”

Tap "Live Photo to GIF."

This brings up the Live Photo gallery. You’ll see the last 20 Live Photos; tap the one you want.

The Live Photo "Choose Image" screen.

The Live Photo converts to a GIF, and you see a preview. Tap the Share button.

Tap the Share button in the pop-up.

In the Share menu, tap “Save Image” to save the GIF to your Camera Roll.

Tap "Save Image."

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