How to Convert a Live Photo to a Still Photo on iPhone

Wondering, “How do I turn off a Live Photo?” If a Live Photo you take captures a bit of video or audio you do not want, you can convert the Live Photo to a still image and keep or delete the original.

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RAYMOND OGLESBY @RaymondOglesby2
June 9, 2022

Wondering, “How do I turn off a Live Photo?” If a Live Photo you take captures a bit of video or audio you do not want, you can convert the Live Photo to a still image and keep or delete the original. Let’s explore how to change a Live Photo to a still picture.

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Can you save a still from a Live Photo? Yes! It’s easy to save a Live Photo as still and keep the Live Photo intact. This is helpful if you plan to edit a Live Photo but do not want to lose the live version, or if you just want to save iPhone storage.

First, Open the Photos App. Refer to the below image:

Accessing the Photos app

Next, tap the Albums tab, then scroll to the bottom and tap Live Photos. See the below image:

Accessing the Live Photos option

Now, tap the Live Photo you want to turn into a still, then tap the Share icon. See the following image:

Selecting the Share icon

Next, scroll down and tap Duplicate. Refer to the below image.

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Selecting the Duplicate option

Now, tap Duplicate as Still Photo. See the below image:

Selecting Duplicate as Still Photo option

Next, if you want to delete the Live or Still photo, locate it, and tap the Trash icon in the lower right-hand corner. See the following image:

Deleting the photo

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I am Raymond Oglesby, an Information Technology (IT) specialist with 30 years in the field. I have taught Microsoft Applications and troubleshot computers in 15 countries and many States. My career was focused on mainframes and desktops from application development to implementation. I have written hundreds of programs for various architectures. I decided to start a blog to share my knowledge and experiences with you. I plan on updating this blog at least twice a week about smart phone apps to Windows. Please feel free to leave a Comment or Tweet. I would love to hear from you. Do you have a computer tech question? I will do my best to answer your inquiry. Please mention the app and version that you are using. To help me out, you can send screenshots of your data related to your question.

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