How to Extract an Image From a Live Photo on iPhone

If you have ever taken a Live Photo on your iPhone,it has basically created a short video clip attached to an image. If you do not like the resulting photo (or want to use a different one), it is possible to extract a different photo from the video clip that you can save or share

If you have ever taken a Live Photo on your iPhone it has basically created a short video clip attached to an image. If you do not like the resulting photo (or want to use a different one), it is possible to extract a different photo from the video clip that you can save or share. Let us explore how to do this.

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Edit a Live Photo

First, open the Photos app. Browse your photos until you find the Live Photo you would like to work on. Tap it to view it in detail. Now, tap the Edit button in the upper-right corner of your screen. Refer to below image:

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Accessing the Edit icon

Next, on the Edit screen, tap the Live Photo icon near the bottom of the screen; the one that looks like three concentric circles. See below image:

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Accessing the Live Photo icon

Extract an Image

A filmstrip will appear just below the photo. Drag your finger along the filmstrip until you find the image that you would like to extract. You will be making this the Key Photo, or the one you want to visually represent the Live Photo when viewed in the Photos app.

Now, lift your finger from the film strip, then tap the Make Key Photo pop-up. See following image:

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Accessing Make Key Photo option

The Key Photo will be set. Next, tap Done to leave the Edit screen. Refer to below image:

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Save your changes

When you return to the photo detail screen, notice that the image has changed to the one you selected.

Duplicate the Live Photo

To extract the image while leaving the original Live Photo intact, we are going to duplicate it.

First, tap the Share button which looks like a square with an arrow pointing upward out of it at the bottom left hand corne of your screen. See below image:

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Accessing the Share button

Next, in the Share menu, swipe down and tap Duplicate. See following image:

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Accessing the Duplicate option

Next, from the pop-up, tap Duplicate as Still Photo. Refer to below image:

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Selecting make a Duplicate as Still Photo

Revert Back to Original

After that, a new duplicate photo of the key frame you picked will appear in your Photos library just beside the original Live Photo.

If you would like, you can also return to your original Live Photo. On the photo, tap Edit again, then tap Revert to restore the Live Photo to its original settings.

The resolution of the extracted photo may not match that of a typical still photo on the iPhone. That’s because you have just extracted a still frame from a video, and Apple devices record video frames at a lower resolution than still photos.

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How to Stop Siri When Pressing Hold Button on iPhone

It is easy to accidentally trigger Siri on your iPhone by pressing and holding either the Side button (on newer models), or the Home button (on older ones). If you are like me, this is annoying. I find myself trying to stop Siri by pressing harder, which only changes Siri help commands. Or, I find myself turning off the iPhone by accident. Fortunately, there is an easy way to disable this feature. Siri voice commands will still be available.

It is easy to accidentally trigger Siri on your iPhone by pressing and holding either the Side button (on newer models), or the Home button (on older ones). If you are like me, this is annoying. I find myself trying to stop Siri by pressing harder, which only changes Siri help commands. Or, I find myself turning off the iPhone by accident. Fortunately, there is an easy way to disable this feature. Siri voice commands will still be available. Let’s explore how to do this.

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Accessing Accessibility

First, launch Settings by tapping the Gear icon. Refer to below image:

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Accessing Settings

Next, swipe down the list and tap Accessibility. See below image:

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Accessing Accessibility option

The Side or Home Button

Now, swipe down until you locate the Physical and Motor section. The next step will be different depending on which model of iPhone you have.

  • On iPhone X or later; Tap the Side Button.
  • On older iPhones: Tap the Home Button,

See following image:

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Accessing the Side Button button on iPhone XR

Next, locate the section labeled Press and Hold to Speak. Refer to below image:

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Side Button for Siri is enabled

Stop Siri

You will notice that the Siri option is On. Now, tap the Off option. See below image:

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Side Button for Siri is disabled

Now, exit all Settings screens.. The next time you press and hold your Side or Home button, Siti will not be triggered.

You will still be able to launch Siri with your voice using the “Hey Siri” feature if enabled.

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How to Check if Your iPhone or Android is Running Smoothly

Want to checkout your iPhone or Android with diagnostics? Maybe you are wanting to sell the device and need to see if the device is working properly. Or you just wish to checkout the performance of your device. Whatever the reason, let’s explore a couple of apps from Apple’s or Google’s App Store.

Want to checkout your iPhone or Android with diagnostics? Maybe you are wanting to sell the device and need to see if the device is working properly. Or you just wish to checkout the performance of your device. Whatever the reason, let’s explore a couple of apps from Apple’s or Google’s App Store.

The apps are TestM and Phone Diagnostics. Both apps are free but come with ads. You can remove the ads for Phone Diagnostics for a small fee. The apps run similar diagnostic tests for touch screen, audio, video, camera, microphone, sensors and other components on your phone.

After you have installed these apps, their associated icons will appear on your Home screen (see left bottom corner) like the image below:

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The installed Diagnostic apps

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TestM App for iPhone and Android

Designed for iOS and Android, the free TestM app can run diagnostics on your phone’s touch screen, sound, camera, sensors, network connectivity and other hardware.

The app gives you full control over the tests you want to run. Opt for a quick test to check three key features: touch screen, earpiece audio and high-frequently audio; or commit to a full test to check out all supported features. Otherwise, you can test just one specific feature, like the accelerometer, Bluetooth connectivity, camera flash and Face ID on an iPhone.

Most of the tests are interactive. The touch-screen test asks you to draw on the screen, the microphone test asks you to speak, the audio test prompts you to tap the numbers you hear and the camera test requests that you pose for a picture. One of the nifty tests is the Internet Speed Test to measure your phone’s upload and download speed.

After you’ve completed your testing, TestM compiles a report that reveals the key stats of your phone along with the outcome of the tests you ran. Each individual feature tested receives a green checkmark for good or a red checkmark for bad.

Any features that flunk can be re-tested from the report screen. You can share the report with someone else via email, messaging, or another app or service. TestM can even generate a list of local repair shops that might be able to fix whatever hardware ailment is affecting your phone. Refer to below image:

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The TestM app Home screen

Phone Diagnostics for iPhone

Available for the iPhone, the Phone Diagnostics app offers a range of tests you can run one after the other. The app can check your touch screen, multi-touch capabilities, camera, flash, speaker, microphone, Wi-Fi, cellular access, sensors and other components. Just tap the button for the test you wish to run. Alternatively, tap the Play button in the middle of the screen to run all the tests one after the other. Unlike TestM, you can remove ads by paying a small fee.

The multi-touch test asks you to place three fingers on the screen. The camera test snaps photos using the front and rear cameras, while the video record test shoots a quick video using the rear camera. The motion test asks you to move your phone around, and the GPS test verifies your location on a map.

The app doesn’t generate any reports or results, but each successful test paints its button in green, while a failed or interrupted test appears in red. The app also attempts to steer you to a repair shop should your iPhone need to be fixed. See below image:

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The Phone Diagnostics app Home screen

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