How to view live photos on the apple watch

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How to view live photos on the apple watch

Much has been made of Apple’s new Live Photos feature and with good reason, it’s really cool and a great way to preserve special memories. If you own an Apple Watch, you can view Live Photos and even turn them into watch faces.

In order to view Live Photos on your Apple Watch, you first have to sync photos to it. We explain how to do that in great detail, but for the purposes of this article, we want to show you how to cut to the chase.

Viewing Live Photos on Your Apple Watch

What you will probably want to do is add some of your preferred Live Photos to your Favorites. This guarantees that they’re easy to find and you will be able to quickly view them and turn them into watch faces.

How to view live photos on the apple watchDo yourself a favor and favorite the Live Photos you want to view on your Watch. That way you won’t be spending tons of time looking through your photos hunting for them.

Next, open up the Watch app on your iPhone and check to make sure the Photo Syncing shared album is set to “Favorites”. Obviously, you could always create a special album with only Live Photos but for our purposes, this will work the best.

How to view live photos on the apple watchSince we’ve already gone through and added our Live Photos to Favorites, we can just leave the synced album on our Watch as the default (Favorites).

With this step out of the way, we can now turn to our Watch and view our Live Photos on it. To do so, open the Photos app on your Watch.

How to view live photos on the apple watch

With the Photos app open, you can go through and look at everything in your synced folder, which is our Favorites and thus contains all our desired Live Photos.

How to view live photos on the apple watchYou can tell when something is a Live Photo because you will see the icon in the lower-right corner.

To view a particular Live Photo on your Apple Watch, simply place your fingertip on the watch face and the photo will play after a very short delay.

Creating a Watch Face from a Live Photo

To quickly turn a Live Photo into a Watch face, press and hold your fingertip on it until it shows you the “Create Watch Face” screen.

How to view live photos on the apple watch

Tap the “Create Watch Face” screen and your Live Photo will be transformed into a new watch face.

How to view live photos on the apple watchNote, you can drag the Live Photo left and right until you get it just the way you want.

The other method of creating a Live Photo watch face is to press and hold your current watch face until it lets you pick a new watch face. Swipe right until you get to the “New” screen.

How to view live photos on the apple watch

Now flick up until you can choose the “Photo” option. Tap again to set it as your new watch face.

How to view live photos on the apple watch

If it isn’t oriented the way you want, press and hold the watch face again until you see the “Customize” option. Press the “Customize” button and you will be able to move the photo left or right until you get it just the way you want it.

How to view live photos on the apple watch

Once you have your Live Photo watch face set up the way you want it, whenever you look at your Watch to see the time, it will animate. You don’t need to interact with it at all to get it to do this, it will just come to life whenever you want to check the time.

If you want to learn more about how to take great Live Photos, then you should check out our article on this very topic. On the other hand, if you want to learn about how to quickly share Live Photos with other non-Apple users such as on Facebook or Instagram, we’ve got you covered there as well.

Hopefully you found this article useful. If you have any questions or comments you would like to add, please leave your feedback in our discussion forum.

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How to view live photos on the apple watchHere’s a tutorial on how to add your very own Live Photo Face to an Apple Watch. Owners of the Apple Watch can now use Live Photos to spice up their watch faces. When lifting the Apple Watch to check the current time or your notifications, the Live Photo will put its animated awesomeness on display.

Requirements

To get the most out of this guide, you should of course own an Apple Watch as well as an iPhone. If you happen to own an iPhone 6s or later, you can create Live Photos yourself. Owners of older iPhones will have to ask their friends to send them one, or acquire Live Photos through third-party apps.

What is a Live Photo

Live Photos are images that have been brought to life by Apple’s invention, available to users of the iPhone 6s or later. With a nifty trick even users of older iPhone models can use Live Photos. A Live Photo contains one and a half seconds of video, which takes place both before and after the actual shot.

Hint: Certain apps unlock Live Photos on older devices without the need for jailbreaking!

Using Live Photos as Watch Faces

One way to get a Live Photo onto your Apple Watch for use as a Face is to favorite the picture in question. By default, the Favorites album in the Photos app on the iPhone is synced to your Watch. We will be taking a different route to preserve storage space and keep things neat and tidy. For this purpose, we’ll create a special folder to house our Watch Faces in.

Creating an Apple Watch Face Album

Open up your Photos app on the iPhone and tap the Albums tab. Then tap the plus sign on the top left to create a new album. Name it “Watch Faces” or give it another descriptive name to your liking, then tap Save.

How to view live photos on the apple watch

Live Photo Watch Face Downloads

If you lack a proper collection of interesting Live Photos, we suggest downloading one of the popular apps that curate animated wallpapers and allow you to save them to your Photos app. One such app is “Watch Faces – Live Photos, Wallpapers and Backgrounds” which you can get for $1.99 with a searchable interface and editing features.

How to view live photos on the apple watch

Syncing Live Photo Watch Faces with Apple Watch

After creating or downloading Live Photos via your preferred method, select them in your Photos app by tapping Select at the top right, then tapping the thumbnails of the respective photos. Finally, tap the Share button in the lower left corner. Select Add to Album in the list and choose your newly created album.

Next, open up your Watch app on the iPhone and scroll down on the first screen. Tap Photos and select your Watch Faces album as the one to be synced to your Apple Watch. After a short while, all of your images will be transferred to the internal storage of the Watch. Unfortunately, there is no way to check the progress as of yet.

Enabling Live Photo Watch Faces

Firmly press your current Watch Face on the Apple Watch (also known as a “Force Touch”), which brings you to an overview of available Watch Faces. Then scroll all the way to the right until you see New, tap the plus sign to create a new Face.

How to view live photos on the apple watch

Either swipe or use the Digital Crown to select the category Photos. Now tap on a Live Photo to select it as your Watch Face. From now on a Live Photo is displayed every time you look at your Apple Watch. If you have multiple Live Photos in the album, they will be displayed alternately each time the Apple Watch screen is activated.

How to view live photos on the apple watch

Next, firmly press the “Photo” Face and select Customise by tapping the button below the preview. Now you can adjust the position of the time and complications – such as e.g. date or battery status – displayed on the Apple Watch screen.

How to view live photos on the apple watch

Congratulations, you have now successfully created and applied your very own Live Photo Watch Face for Apple Watch!

How to view live photos on the apple watch

Tip: If your Apple Watch doesn’t connect properly, try one of the solutions from our Troubleshooting article.

На Apple Watch можно просматривать фото в приложении «Фото» и отображать фото на циферблате.

How to view live photos on the apple watch

Просмотр фото в приложении «Фото» на Apple Watch

Откройте приложение «Фото» на Apple Watch и выполняйте следующие действия для просмотра фотоснимков.

Коснитесь воспоминания, подборки фото или альбома, которые Вы синхронизировали с Apple Watch.

Коснитесь снимка, чтобы посмотреть его.

Смахните влево или вправо, посмотреть другие снимки.

Прокрутите колесико Digital Crown, чтобы приблизить или отдалить, или перетяните, чтобы панорамировать снимок.

Уменьшите масштаб до минимума, чтобы посмотреть весь фотоальбом.

How to view live photos on the apple watch

Просмотр фотовоспоминания на циферблате

Помимо приложения «Фото» на Apple Watch, фотовоспоминания также можно просматривать на циферблатах Siri и Фото.

Просмотр воспоминания с циферблата Siri. Выберите циферблат Siri и коснитесь воспоминания.

Просмотр фотографий из воспоминаний на циферблате «Фото». Откройте приложение Apple Watch на iPhone, коснитесь «Циферблаты», коснитесь циферблата «Фото», а затем коснитесь «Динамическая».

Динамический циферблат отображает фотографии из Ваших недавних воспоминаний и обновляет свою базу, когда Вы сохраняете новые воспоминания.

Просмотр Live Photo на Apple Watch

Найдите значок Live Photo в левом нижнем углу фото, затем коснитесь фото и удерживайте его.

Дополнительную информацию о Live Photo Вы найдете в Руководстве пользователя iPhone.

Отправка фото

При просмотре фото в приложении «Фото» на Apple Watch коснитесь , затем выберите вариант.

Создание циферблата из фото

При просмотре фото в приложении «Фото» на Apple Watch коснитесь , поворотом колесика Digital Crown прокрутите вверх, затем коснитесь «Создать циферблат». Также можно создать циферблат «Калейдоскоп» на основе выбранного фото или добавить новый циферблат «Фото» в приложении Apple Watch на iPhone. См. раздел Настройка циферблата.

Совет. На iPhone очень легко создать собственный циферблат. Откройте приложение «Фото» на iPhone, коснитесь снимка, коснитесь кнопки , смахните вверх, затем коснитесь «Создать циферблат».

Hi, can anyone tell me if you can put Live Photo’s or gifs on your Apple Watch series 6 watch face, I have tired to do it but the image is just still, not moving! If you can do it, how do you do it? Thanks

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Thanks for asking the Apple Support Communities about Gif or Live Photos on your Apple Watch.

Your options are to view a live photo, or add a still photo shown here: View photos on Apple Watch – Apple Support

"View a Live Photo on Apple Watch

  • Look for the Live Photo symbol in the bottom-right corner of a photo, then touch and hold the photo.

For more information about Live Photos, see the iPhone User Guide."

  • "While viewing a photo in the Photos app on your Apple Watch, tap , then tap Photos under Create Watch Face. You can also create a Kaleidoscope watch face based on the photo, or add a new Photos watch face in the Apple Watch app on your iPhone. See Customize the watch face.
  • Tip: You can easily create a watch face on your iPhone with iOS 11 or later. Open the Photos app on your iPhone, tap a photo, tap , swipe up, then tap Create Watch Face."

Thanks and have a wonderful day.

Jan 1, 2021 6:04 PM

Hi. You need to go to your Photos library, select needed Live Photo, and hit “Edit” in the top right corner. Then press Live Photo icon in a left bottom corner, drag the frame to the end and make the last frame of the Live Photo your key photo. Then you can use this life photo for the watch face. 🙃

Если Вы хотите разместить iPhone на некотором расстоянии и затем сделать снимок, можно использовать Apple Watch для просмотра изображения в видоискателе iPhone и нажатия затвора. На Apple Watch Вы также можете устанавливать таймер для спуска затвора — таким образом у Вас будет достаточно времени, чтобы опустить запястье и посмотреть в кадр.

Чтобы использовать Apple Watch в качестве пульта ДУ для камеры, часы должны находиться в стандартном радиусе действия Bluetooth на iPhone (примерно 10 метров).

Siri. Произнесите команду, например: «Сделай фото».

How to view live photos on the apple watch

Фотосъемка

Откройте приложение «Пульт “Камеры”» на Apple Watch.

Разместите iPhone так, чтобы нужный объект попал в кадр. Используйте Apple Watch в качестве видоискателя.

Чтобы увеличить, прокрутите колесико Digital Crown.

Чтобы настроить экспозицию, коснитесь основной части снимка на экране предварительного просмотра на Apple Watch.

Чтобы сделать снимок, коснитесь кнопки затвора.

Снимок делается в «Фото» на iPhone, но Вы можете посмотреть его на Apple Watch.

Просмотр снимков

Выполните следующие действия, чтобы посмотреть снимки на Apple Watch.

Просмотр отдельного снимка. Коснитесь миниатюры в левом нижнем углу.

Просмотр других снимков. Смахните влево или вправо.

Увеличение. Прокрутите колесико Digital Crown.

Панорамирование. Перетяните увеличенное изображение.

Как открыть снимок на весь экран. Дважды коснитесь фотографии.

Как отобразить или скрыть кнопку «Закрыть» и счетчик снимков. Коснитесь экрана.

По завершении коснитесь «Закрыть».

Выбор другой камеры и настройка

Откройте приложение «Пульт “Камеры”» на Apple Watch.

Коснитесь , затем выберите варианты:

Таймер (включение или выключение таймера на 3 секунды)

Камера (на передней или задней стороне)

Вспышка (автоматический режим, включение или выключение)

Live Photo (автоматический режим, включение или выключение)

Список устройств, поддерживающих Live Photos, см. в Руководстве пользователя iPhone.

Do you want to give your Apple Watch’s watch face a personal twist? Then set up a Live Photo for your Watch. Your watch face will come to life as soon as you look at the clock.

Tip: Set Live Photo as the watch face on your Apple Watch

Live Photos bring still pictures to life. The photos also capture the second and a half before and after taking the photo, bringing the moving image to life. These photos can also be set as a watch face. For example, your friend can smile at you or your dog or cat look at you every time you look at your Apple Watch.

To take Live Photos with your iPhone, open the camera app and make sure the Live icon turns yellow. This is a circle with a smaller circle in it. Once you’ve taken a Live Photo, you’ll see it in the Photos app. You view the moving photo by briefly pressing and holding the snapshot. Here’s how to set a Live Photo as your watch face:

    Open the Photos app on your iPhone;

To see all your Live Photos, you can also scroll down in the ‘Albums’ tab and choose ‘Live Photos’.

In the ‘Create clock face’ screen that then appears, you can still adjust the time position and complications.

How to view live photos on the apple watch

Now if you turn your wrist or tap the screen of your Apple Watch, your Live Photo will come to life. Do you want to set more than one Live Photo? That is also possible. In the album ‘Live Photos’ you can select up to ten photos. Then follow the steps above to set the selected photos as watch face. Now every time you look at the clock on your Apple Watch, you will see a different Live Photo.

More Apple Watch tips

Do you want to read more useful tips about your Apple Watch? On iPhone we regularly explain Watch functions. For example, we explain how to set a sleep schedule or how to adjust your activity goals. With watchOS 7 it is also possible to set School time for your children. You can read how that works in our School time tip. Also check out our Apple Watch beginner’s guide to get the most out of your smart watch.

How to view live photos on the apple watch

Select Add to Album in the list and choose your newly created album. Next, open up your Watch app on the iPhone and scroll down on the first screen. Tap Photos and select your Watch Faces album as the one to be synced to your Apple Watch.

You asked, can you put live wallpaper on Apple Watch? Go to the Apple Store and download an app that lets you turn GIFs into Live Photos. … Find a GIF or a Live Photo you want to use as your Apple Watch wallpaper and save it to your Photos app. Once you save the photo, go to your Photos library, select your newly saved Live Photo, and hit “Edit” in the top right corner.

Similarly, how do you set a live photo as your background on Apple Watch? You can also set a Live Photo you have taken as the wallpaper. In that case, open the Photos app and go to the animated photo. Tap the share icon at the bottom of the screen and select Create Watch Face. Then choose ‘Watch face’ and you can add any complications.

People ask also, how do you use live photo on Apple Watch face? “While viewing a photo in the Photos app on your Apple Watch, tap , then tap Photos under Create Watch Face. You can also create a Kaleidoscope watch face based on the photo, or add a new Photos watch face in the Apple Watch app on your iPhone. See Customize the watch face.

You asked, how do I put a picture on my Apple Watch?

  1. Open Photos on iPhone.
  2. Find the photo you’d like to use for a new watch face.
  3. Tap the share button in the bottom left corner.
  4. Swipe from right to left if needed to find and tap Create Watch Face.
  5. Choose which type of face you’d like to create.
  6. Customize the new photo watch face.
  1. Open GIPHY.
  2. Search through the trending GIFS or use the search bar at the bottom-center of the screen to find one you want to use.
  3. Select your desired GIF.
  4. Press the three vertical dots at the right of the screen.
  5. Select Convert to Live Photo.

Can you make a GIF on Apple watch face?

Use an app like GIPHY to search for a GIF, convert it to a Live Photo, and then use the Watch app to add that photo to your watch face. … Now tap on the “Convert to Live Photo” option. The app will ask you if you want to save the GIF in a full-screen format or if you want it to fit to the screen (of your iPhone).

How do I make a live photo video?

  1. Select the video that you want.
  2. Trim the video and apply the filters that you want.
  3. Save the Live Photo to your iPhone’s Camera Roll.
  4. Select the “Video to Live Wallpaper” option.
  5. Edit your Live Photo however you like.

Why is my live photo going black?

It’s more likely what I suggested that the resolution is not high enough from the front facing camera. Were you using the rear facing camera or the front facing camera. They are not close in resolution. With a Live Photo both front and back cameras work if you set them as a wallpaper.

Are there custom Apple watch faces?

The Face Gallery in the Apple Watch app is the easiest way to see all of the available watch faces, customize one, and add it to your collection. But, if your iPhone isn’t handy, you can customize the face right on your watch. For more information, see Apple Watch faces and their features.

How do you turn off live photo on Apple Watch?

It is not possible to disable Live Photos on Apple Watch. An alternative solution is to make still photos from the Live Photos on your iPhone and to place those still photos into your synced photo album, for use on your Apple Watch.

How do I put pictures on my Apple Watch 6?

Can you FaceTime on Apple Watch?

You can use FaceTime on your Apple Watch to make and receive audio calls. Apple Watches don’t allow FaceTime video calls because they don’t have a built-in camera. You can place an Apple Watch FaceTime call using Siri or your watch’s Phone app.

How do I put multiple pictures on my Apple Watch face?

How do I turn a TikTok into a live photo?

TikTok Videos To turn a TikTok video into live wallpaper, first go to the video you want to use (the account must be public). Hit the “Share” icon (the curved arrow on the righthand side of the video), then hit “Live Photo.” The video will be converted into a live photo, which you can then find in your photo library.

How do I add loops to live photos?

Open the Live Photo. Tap the Live Photos button near the top of the screen. Choose Loop, Bounce, or Long Exposure.

How to view live photos on the apple watch

There’s been a lot of talk about Apple’s new Live Photos feature and, justly, it’s really cool and a great way to preserve special memories. If you have an Apple Watch, you can view Live Photos and even turn them into watch faces.

To view Live Photos on your Apple Watch, you need to sync photos with it first. We explain how to do it in great detail, but for the purposes of this post, we want to show you how to get to the point.

View live photos on your Apple Watch

What you probably want to do is add some of your favorite Live Photos to your Favorites. This ensures that they are easy to find and you can quickly view them and turn them into watch faces..

How to view live photos on the apple watch

Next, Open the Watch app on your iPhone and check that the photo sync shared album is set to “Favorites”. Evidently, you can always create a special album with just Live Photos, but for our purposes, this will work better.

How to view live photos on the apple watch

With this step out of the way, now we can turn to our watch and see our live photos on it. To do it, open the Photos app on your watch.

How to view live photos on the apple watch

With the Photos app open, you can review and view everything in your synced folder, which are our favorites and, because, contains all our desired Live Photos.

How to view live photos on the apple watch

To view a particular live photo on your Apple Watch, just place your fingertip on the watch face and the photo will play after a short delay.

Create a watch face from a live photo

To quickly turn a Live Photo into a watch face, press and hold the tip of your finger on it until the screen appears “Create watch face”.

How to view live photos on the apple watch

Touch the screen “Create watch face” and your Live Photo will transform into a new watch face.

How to view live photos on the apple watch

The other method to create a watch face with Live Photo is to press and hold the current watch face until it allows you to select a new watch face.. Swipe right until you reach the screen “New”.

How to view live photos on the apple watch

Now scroll up until you can select the option “Photo”. Tap again to set it as your new watch face.

How to view live photos on the apple watch

If you are not oriented the way you want, press and hold the watch face again until you see the option “Personalize”. Push the button “Personalize” and you can move the photo to the left or right until you get it the way you want.

How to view live photos on the apple watch

Once you have set the Live Photo watch face the way you want, whenever you look at your watch to see the time, will cheer up. You don’t need to interact with it for it to do this, it will simply come to life when you want to check the time.

For more information on how to take great Live Photos, you should check our post on this topic. On the other hand, if you want to learn how to quickly share live photos with other non-Apple users, how on Facebook or Instagram, plus we cover it there.

We hope this post has been useful to you. If you have any questions or comments that you would like to add, leave your comments in our discussion forum.

How to view live photos on the apple watch

People ask also, why won’t live photos work on Apple Watch? Hi all, the point is to lift the arm and the Live Photo to animate, just like on every Apple Watch from 1 to 4. On the Apple Watch 5, when the always on display is enabled this feature stops working. If you disable the screen always on feature, the Live Photo animates when you lift your arm.

Quick Answer, do Live Photos work on Apple Watch? Much has been made of Apple‘s new Live Photos feature and with good reason, it’s really cool and a great way to preserve special memories. If you own an Apple Watch, you can view Live Photos and even turn them into watch faces. In order to view Live Photos on your Apple Watch, you first have to sync photos to it.

Also know, how do you set a live photo as your background on Apple Watch? You can also set a Live Photo you have taken as the wallpaper. In that case, open the Photos app and go to the animated photo. Tap the share icon at the bottom of the screen and select Create Watch Face. Then choose ‘Watch face’ and you can add any complications.

You asked, how do I get GIFs on my Apple Watch? The process is quite simple. Use an app like GIPHY to search for a GIF, convert it to a Live Photo, and then use the Watch app to add that photo to your watch face.It’s more likely what I suggested that the resolution is not high enough from the front facing camera. Were you using the rear facing camera or the front facing camera. They are not close in resolution. With a Live Photo both front and back cameras work if you set them as a wallpaper.

How do I move my Apple watch face?

Now open the Watch app and select the Face Gallery tab in the bottom. Scroll down and look for the Photos watch face and select the image you’ve saved. You can make the Live Photo move on your Apple Watch by hard-pressing on the screen.

How do you change the photo on your Apple Watch?

How do I save a GIF as a live photo?

  1. Open GIPHY.
  2. Search through the trending GIFS or use the search bar at the bottom-center of the screen to find one you want to use.
  3. Select your desired GIF.
  4. Press the three vertical dots at the right of the screen.
  5. Select Convert to Live Photo.

How do I make a live photo video?

  1. Select the video that you want.
  2. Trim the video and apply the filters that you want.
  3. Save the Live Photo to your iPhone’s Camera Roll.
  4. Select the “Video to Live Wallpaper” option.
  5. Edit your Live Photo however you like.

How do I add Clockology to my Apple Watch?

Head to the App Store and download the Clockology app. After downloading the app to your iPhone, you should see it appear on your Apple Watch automatically. If it doesn’t head to your Apple Watch app and scroll down to “Clockology” and make sure the “Show App on Apple Watch” is enabled.

How much is the Giphy app?

On Android, paid features are available through a separate app, GIF Maker Pro, for $2.99. Premium is ad-free and offers unlimited space to store GIFs and memes.

Why is my live photo not working on lock screen?

Go to Settings > Wallpaper > Choose a New Wallpaper. Tap Live, then choose a Live Photo that comes with iOS, or choose your own. Tap Set, then tap Set Lock Screen. (The Live Photo won’t play on your Home screen.)

Why is my live photo not working on my Wallpaper?

Check That Your Selected Photo is “Live” Go to Settings > Wallpaper, and tap on the Wallpaper screen, verify that the image is a “Live Photo” and not a Still or Perspective picture.

How do I turn on live photos?

Open the Settings app and select the Camera option. 2. Tap Preserve Settings, and make sure the Live Photo switch is turned on.

How do I get anime faces on Apple Watch?

  1. Open the App Store on your Apple Watch.
  2. Tap Search.
  3. Tap the microphone icon to dictate your search term.
  4. Dictate “watch faces” and tap Done.
  5. Scroll through the listings that appear.
  6. Tap Get to buy.

Are there custom Apple Watch faces?

The Face Gallery in the Apple Watch app is the easiest way to see all of the available watch faces, customize one, and add it to your collection. But, if your iPhone isn’t handy, you can customize the face right on your watch. For more information, see Apple Watch faces and their features.

While looking for some new and interesting wallpapers for my Apple Watch, I came across a Reddit post showing Apple Watch wallpaper that had been created from a GIF — and I simply had to create some of my own. Mostly because a) Apple’s default time lapse wallpapers felt a bit boring, and b) Live Photos I shoot with my phone aren’t as interesting as some of the glitch art you can find online.

The process is very simple — you’re basically converting a GIF into a Live Photo. It does take a few steps to get it to work just right. Bear with me, though. I promise it’s worth it.

  • Go to the Apple Store and download an app that lets you turn GIFs into Live Photos. You can use a popular app like Giphy which not only has a lot of GIFs available, but now has a built-in option to save its GIFs as Live Photos. You can, of course, also use your favorite GIF app.
  • Find a GIF or a Live Photo you want to use as your Apple Watch wallpaper and save it to your Photos app.
  • Once you save the photo, go to your Photos library, select your newly saved Live Photo, and hit “Edit” in the top right corner.
  • Make the last frame of the Live Photo your key photo.

Select your saved photo and hit Edit.

Make the last frame your key photo.

  • Go to the Watch app on your iPhone in order to create a new watchface based on a photo.
  • Select the second tab named “Face Gallery,” then scroll down until you reach the Photos section. Under “Content” select “Photos.” That will enable you to pick a specific photo instead of a whole album. Pick your desired Live Photo there.
  • Lastly, add the watchface to your watch and test it out.

Use the Watch app to create a new watchface.

Add your photo to the watchface.

Note that if the animation isn’t working properly, it probably means that the animation is too long. In that case you can easily trim it using your favorite editing app.

Also, be aware that some GIFs will work better than the others. For example, as I played around with it, I found that Live Photos that have 42 frames, and GIFs with a lot more movement, like fireworks or lightning, all worked better for me.

And that’s it. Enjoy!

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Photos from the iPhone album of your choice are stored on Apple Watch, and appear in the Photos app on Apple Watch. When you first get Apple Watch, it’s set to use your Favorites album—photos you’ve tagged as favorites—but you can change the album it uses. And, you can show a photo on your watch face. How to view live photos on the apple watch

Browse photos on Apple Watch. Open the Photos app on Apple Watch, then tap a photo. Swipe left or right to see others. Turn the Digital Crown to zoom or drag to pan. Zoom all the way out to see the entire album.

How to view live photos on the apple watch

View a Live Photo. Look for the Live Photo symbol in the lower-right corner of a photo, then touch the photo and hold your finger on the display. For more information about Live Photos, see the iPhone User Guide.

Show a photo on your watch face. While browsing in the Photos app on Apple Watch, press any photo, then tap Create Watch Face. Or, press your current watch face, tap the New button +, then tap Photo. To see changing photos from the album on your watch face, press your current face, then swipe to the Photo Album face.

How to view live photos on the apple watch

Do you want to give the watch face of your Apple Watch a personal twist? Then set a Live Photo for your Watch. Your watch face will come to life as soon as you look at the clock.

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Tip: Set Live Photo as the watch face on your Apple Watch

Live Photos bring still pictures to life. The photos also capture the second and a half before and after taking the photo, bringing the moving image to life. These photos can also be set as a watch face. For example, your friend can smile at you or your dog or cat look at you every time you look at your Apple Watch.

To take Live Photos with your iPhone, open the camera app and make sure the Live icon turns yellow. This is a circle with a smaller circle in it. Once you’ve taken a Live Photo, you’ll see it in the Photos app. You view the moving photo by briefly pressing and holding the snapshot. To set a Live Photo as your watch face:

  1. Open the Photos app on your iPhone;
  2. Open the Live Photo you want to set as a watch face;

To see all your Live Photos, you can also scroll down in the ‘Albums’ tab and choose ‘Live Photos’.

In the ‘Create clock face’ screen that then appears, you can still adjust the time position and complications.

Now if you turn your wrist or tap the screen of your Apple Watch, your Live Photo will come to life. Do you want to set more than one Live Photo? That is also possible. In the album ‘Live Photos’ you can select up to ten photos. Then follow the steps above to set the selected photos as watch face. Now whenever you look at the clock on your Apple Watch, you will see a different Live Photo.

More Apple Watch tips

Do you want to read more useful tips about your Apple Watch? On iPhoned we regularly explain Watch functions. For example, we explain how you can use a sleep schedule, or how you activity goals. Met watchOS 7 it is also possible to set School time for your children. In our School time tip you can read how that works. Also check out our Apple Watch-beginnersgids to get the most out of your smart watch.

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Do you have some, or maybe even a lot of pictures you’ve shot with iPhone that you’d like to turn off the Live Photos effect? Follow along for how to turn off Live Photos for existing pictures.

Live Photos is a neat feature that captures 1.5 seconds before and after you snap an image that can really bring a moment to life. But sometimes you might have had the feature turned on by accident when you really just wanted a standard still photo.

Fortunately, Apple lets iPhone users turn off the Live Photos feature for pictures you’ve already taken.

iPhone: How to turn off Live Photos for existing pictures

Note: these steps work on iPad as well.

  1. Open the Photos app and select the image you’d like to remove Live from (you can see all your Live Photos by going to Albums > swipe down to Media Types > Live Photos)
  2. Tap Edit in the top right corner
  3. Tap the Live Photos icon (circle with 3 rings) in the bottom left-ish corner (middle left on iPad)
  4. Tap the yellow Livebutton in the top middle of your screen, then hit Done

How to view live photos on the apple watch

Now you can make it a standard still photo by tapping the yellow Live button in the top center of your screen as shown below then hit Done.

Now your photo will show a diagonal line through “Live” confirming it’s just a still image now.

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Rumor mills predicted a vastly redesigned Apple Watch Series 7 with thinner bezels and boxier shape. When Apple unveiled Apple Watch Series 7 last month we realized that very little has changed when it comes to design. As Apple’s latest smartwatch has started arriving to customers we will see a bunch of photos. Untill then a new picture compares Apple Watch Series 7 screen size with Series 6.

Apple claims the new Apple Watch Series 7 comes equipped with a 20% larger display as opposed to the Series 6. This has been acheived by reducing bezels and adding a curvature to the display. Apple already has a detailed Apple Watch Series 7 Vs Series 6 comparision on its website. However, the real-life image tend to give a much clearer picture.

In the above picture you can see that Apple Watch Series 7 comes equipped with a slightly larger display. Meanwhile, the case size has not increased by much. In other words, Apple has managed to squeeze the bigger display with marginal increase in case size. New watchOS user interface features larger buttons and a QWERTY keyboard, both of which take due advantage of larger display. Apart from the display Apple Watch Series 7 boasts of fast charging and sturdier build.

The latest Apple Watch Series 7 is less chunkier than the previous one. Those of us who expected a complete design overhaul were dejected. There is nothing much to write home about Apple Watch Series 7 design. Furthermore, the latest Apple Watch lacks standout feature apart from larger display. We wonder if the device has reached a saturation point. On a related note, check out Apple Watch Series 7 review roundup to get a better idea.

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Apple has consistently made a framework that is incorporated in pretty much all aspects of a client’s life. The Apple Watch is one of the new augmentations to Apple’s product offering and is soon becoming being one of their most utilized gadgets. Many, however, have been confounded about different settings with the Apple Watch. Numerous people have asked how to delete photos from Apple Watch.

How to delete photos from Apple Watch?

Many people have been wondering about the way to delete photos from Apple Watch to free up space. There is no specific way to delete photos from the Apple Watch itself, but the user can decide which specific album the Apple Watch gets synced with and the number of photos that get synced. Check out how to manage Photos storage on the Apple Watch below:

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No time to drop into the Apple Store and ask the Genius Bar for help with your iPhone or iPad? Maybe one of our resident experts can help!

As Apple nerds, we get asked a lot of tech support questions — and some of those questions crop up time and time again. Here’s a recent query that we think will be familiar to many of you.

“How can I stop Live Photos and videos automatically playing as I scroll?”

There are various places in the Photos app where videos and Live Photos automatically play. In some cases, this is welcome, making your photo albums come alive. But that’s not always the case.

For a start, playback is inconsistent. Also, some people find moving pictures a distraction. Worse, for others they can trigger motion sickness issues. And yet even if you have Reduce Motion turned on, Live Photos and videos will continue to autoplay.

The main solution to this concern is found in the Photos section of Settings. Scroll down and turn off Auto-Play Videos and Live Photos. On doing so, Live Photos will only play in full-screen view. To stop that as well, head to Accessibility and in the Motion section turn on Reduce Motion. Then Live Photos will only play when pressed for a second or two.

Of course, Reduce Motion also affects many other animations and transitions within iOS/iPadOS. Therefore, you might need to strike a balance between your preferred iPhone/iPad experience and your desire for photos and videos to stay put until you want them to start moving.

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You can share Live Photos on Facebook but only iOS devices on iOS 9 or later will see the animated version, everyone else will see a still image.

Here’s how to share to Facebook:

  1. Open the Facebook app on your iPhone
  2. Select a Live Photo (you can see that it’s a Live Photo as it will have a Bullseye icon on it).
  3. Tap Done
  4. Scroll down on the photo so you can see the Live icon at the bottom left and tap it to turn on Live. If you don’t do this it will only post a still photo
  5. Tap Post
  6. When you view the photos in Facebook, just press and hold on them to view the moving image

You can only share Live Photos this way, if you try and share from the Photos app using the Share Icon you won’t get the option to share the Live Photo, just a still.

It’s also annoying that when you view the albums in Facebook you won’t see the Live Photos album, even though it’s there when you view your Photos app.

We suggest you find the Live images you want to share and put them in an album to make finding them when you are in Facebook easier.

We have tips for taking better Live Photos here: How to take Live Photos on iPhone

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If you own an Apple Watch, you don’t have to ask someone else to take your picture for you. However, taking a picture of your group can be difficult, especially if you have short hands or no one around. Apple has made it possible to control your iPhone camera with the Apple Watch and use it as a remote shutter. Yes, you can compose your shot, position your iPhone, use the Apple Watch to see a preview, and then take a picture or shoot a video and more!

In this article, I will show you how you can do this with your Apple Watch. I will also discuss all the different camera modes to choose and view the photos on the Watch. Let’s get started!

How to control your iPhone camera with Apple Watch

If you’re using a newer Apple Watch with watchOS 7, and are running iOS 14 on your iPhone, then here’s how you can control your iPhone camera with the Apple Watch.

  1. Launch the Camera app on your Apple Watch.
    This will automatically open your iPhone Camera. Now, wait for the preview to be available on the Watch.
  2. Next, frame your shot and position the iPhone.
  3. Tap the Watch screen to change focus or exposure the same way you’d do on your iPhone.
  4. The Camera app on your Apple Watch should be set to a 3-second countdown timer by default. Tap the ‘three dots’ to select a different camera mode.
  5. You can also use the three-second timer as this gives you enough time to get ready for the picture.
    On tapping the ‘three dots,’ you can also disable the countdown timer.
  6. If you want to shoot a video, a Time Lapse, or a Slo-mo video, then you’ll have to change modes from your iPhone camera app.

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Now, if you’re running iOS 13 on your iPhone and watchOS 6 on the Apple Watch, then the Camera app will look a little different. Follow the steps below to use your Apple Watch as a shutter button for iPhone.

  1. After launching the Camera app on your Apple Watch, you will see a Shutter button and the 3-second countdown timer.
    These are the only two options that you get on watchOS 6.
  2. You can tap the screen to change focus and exposure.
  3. Tap the shutter button to take a picture. The countdown button can be used for group shots and gives you enough time to place yourself in the shot.
  4. To change camera modes and specifications, you will have to use the Camera app on your iPhone.

What are the different camera specifications on your Apple Watch?

The Apple Watch offers the ability to switch cameras, turn on Flash, choose the Live Photos mode, and even adjust HDR preferences. To do this, you can either tap the ‘three dotted’ menu or long-press the screen with the Camera app open.

You should now be able to view all the available options. The Flash and HDR options let you toggle between Auto, On, or Off. Tapping the Flip button will let you switch between the front or rear camera. Tap the Live button to toggle the Live Photos mode on or off.

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How to view photos on your Apple Watch

Apart from acting as a shutter button for your iPhone, you can also view photos on your Apple Watch. Go to the Camera app on your Apple Watch → use the shutter button to take some pictures → previews should now appear next to the shutter button → tap the preview to view the photo. (Swipe left or right to view other photos.)

Here are the other viewing options:

  1. Zoom: Use the Digital Crown to zoom in and out.
  2. Pan: Touch and drag to pan on a zoomed photo. Tap the image and hit the close button when you want to exit.

That’s how you can view photos on your Apple Watch from the camera app. You can also open the Photos app or use these third-party apps on your Watch to view, capture, or edit the saved photos on the device.

Remotely control your iPhone camera with the Apple Watch

The Apple Watch can be used as a selfie stick, or that friend with a long arm, for taking group pictures or self-portraits. As long as the Watch is in Bluetooth range with the iPhone, you can use it as a remote shutter for taking photos, videos, time-lapse, slo-mo videos, and Live photos.

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Discover and navigate places in the real world with the help of Live View.

Live View availability

  • Your device must be compatible with ARKit/ARCore.
  • The walking area must have good Street View coverage.

You can find Live View in areas Street View already covers.

Tip: When you try Live View for the first time, a message pops up on your phone to get access to your camera.

Navigate with Live View

Google Maps offers two views for walking navigation: the 2D map and Live View. With Live View, you get directions placed in the real world and on a mini map at the bottom of your screen. You can use Live View navigation during the walking portion of any type of trip.

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Google Maps app .
  2. In the search bar, enter a destination or tap it on the map.
  3. Tap Directions .
  4. Above the map in the travel mode toolbar, tap Walking .
  5. In the bottom center, tap Live View .
  6. Follow the on-screen instructions to help Maps find your location.
    Tip: Point your phone camera at buildings and signs across the street instead of trees and people.
  7. Once Maps knows where you are, you’ll see directions through the camera view on your screen.
    Tip: For safety and battery, we suggest you put your phone away once you know where to go.
  8. Your phone will vibrate upon reaching the next navigation step or destination.
  9. When you want to return to Live View, simply tilt your phone to a vertical position or press the Live View button.

Important: Live View is not intended for use in a moving vehicle.

Switch to the 2D map view

You can alternate between Live View and the 2D map view when you move your phone from the vertical to the horizontal position. The tilt feature turns on by default, but you can follow these steps to modify the setting:

  1. In the top right, tap your profile picture or initial SettingsNavigation settings.
  2. Under “Walking options,” turn off Live view .
  3. Turn off the tilt option.

Improve accuracy of your location with Live View

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Google Maps app .
  2. Enter a destination in the search bar or tap a location on the map.
  3. Tap Your location Calibrate with Live View.
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions.

Your position on Maps becomes more accurate once more data is gathered on your location.

​​​​​​​Tip: Point your phone camera at buildings and signs around you, instead of trees and people.

How to know whether Live View works

When you tap Live View , a message pops up on your screen. The message tells you to point your phone camera at buildings, street signs, or any element of scenery that Google Maps can recognize against Street View data in the area. Once Google Maps recognizes where you are, it displays the navigation instructions on your phone.

If Live View still doesn’t work

Make sure that you use Live View:

  • In well-lit areas
  • Outdoors
  • In places where you can point your phone camera at buildings and signs across the street
  • In places where Street View is available

For your safety while you use Live View

We recommend that you use Live View only when needed most, such as when you start your journey, you reach a turn, or you’re about to reach your destination.

Important: We suggest you put down your phone when you no longer need directions.

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As long as you can take Live photos with your iPhone you can turn standard snapshots into artsy long exposure shots.

Every iPhone since the 6s has had the ability to take “Live” photos through Apple’s built-in camera. As long as you have the “Live” setting turned on, long exposure stills are only a few taps away.

First, turn on Live photos.

Take Live photos with the button with concentric and dashed circles on the top of the camera screen. This mode captures the few moments before you take the photo, bringing the still moment briefly to life.

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Take a photo, but make sure it’s Live

Hit the shutter button as usual. Try to keep the phone as still as possible since it’s capturing the few seconds before while in Live mode.

Select the “Long Exposure” effect

Long exposure mimics the effect of a slow shutter speed. On an iPhone you can’t change the shutter speed, but Live photos come with different effects to modify the moving image.

Find your Live photo in your camera roll. Scroll down below the photo and you’ll come to an “Effects” section. Pick “Long Exposure.”

If there was any movement during the Live photo it’ll show up as blurry or smoothed over.

Here’s the effect on some California poppy flowers blowing in the wind, as seen in the second photo.

How to view live photos on the apple watch

How to view live photos on the apple watch

Post your artsy photo skills

You can save your Live photo with the long exposure effect, or you can go back to your camera roll, scroll to the “Effects” section and take it off. Your choice. There are also bounce, looping, and other effects you can use to modify the image.

There are of course third-party apps to get you the same effect, but this is already built into your phone. Artistic eye not included.

The Wristcam is the only camera for your Apple Watch, built into a special strap.

We all have a hidden Dick Tracy inside, wanting to make video calls from our watches just to prove we can, or because we don’t want to carry our phones with us every single place we go. Now, thanks to Wristcam , we can all have a camera for Apple Watch . and achieve phone freedom.

Plus, of course, video calls from our wrists.

“Wristcam . morphs your Apple Watch into a dual HD camera,” Wristcam CEO Ari Roisman t old me recently on the TechFirst podcast . “You’ve got a self-facing camera for quick, candid selfies and for live video chat. And then you’ve got a world-facing camera that captures 4K photo, 1080p video, and … it’s pretty cool.”

All that tech, plus a battery, is jammed into a strap for your Apple Watch. And more, says co-founder Matt Frischer:

“There’s a ton of amazingness packed under the hood of this device: self-contained battery, outward-facing sensor, self-facing sensor, two mics, LEDs that actually will light up as you’re capturing ’cause we are very mindful as people are out in the world with body-worn cameras that we don’t introduce any uncomfort for other folks . ”

And it is pretty cool.

Wristcam was announced in December of 2020 and is now a real, live shipping thing. The company shipped me a sample to test, but thousands of customers have already bought them, Roisman says. Which is good news: so many prototypes don’t actually materialize, but this one is built with former Apple and other leading tech company engineers. It’s real, it’s slick, it’s packaged like jewelry from Tiffany’s in a decidedly up-market metal box, and it takes decent photos.

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Don’t plan on entering any photography contests, though.

The company is not trying to compete with “top-shelf iPhone camera quality,” Roisman says. That’s basically DSLR level now. Rather, it’s about capturing something for a memory that otherwise you might miss and forget.

In other words: go landscape, not macro.

For example, this works, even if my subject matter is less than inspiring:

A Wristcam image of a local park. Wristcam is a camera for your Apple Watch that comes embedded in a . [+] custom strap.

This, however, does not. As you can see, the background is in focus while the centered foreground object, a flower, is decidedly not.

Wristcam is perfectly capable of decent landscape shots. Close-ups, however, and macro-type shots . [+] are a no-go.

As you might expect from a team with a former Apple engineer, the embedding into the entire Apple Watch experience is impressive:

“The hands-free control is really cool,” Roisman says. “We support Siri commands, so you can start and stop a video with Siri. You can summon the app with Siri just with your voice.”

Listen to our conversation on the TechFirst podcast:

And yes, there’s a physical button so that when surfing or diving or cycling, you can find it without having to mess around with touchscreen-invoked apps or Siri. After all, Siri might not hear you in a noisy environment, and underwater all bets are off.

The live video works to other people with Wristcams and Apple Watches, no other technology required as long as you have connectivity via WiFi or LTE, and to iPhones. That’s impressive, and with voice control where possible, not too challenging to pull off.

According to Roisman, this is just the beginning.

“We’re in the early stages of this,” he told me. “The App Store native to Apple Watch, like the App Store actually on the Apple watch is a new thing. There’s still a limited number of pixels on the Apple Watch, although there are more pixels on the latest generation Apple Watch than there were on the original iPhone. I think it’s only a matter of time until developers really embrace and appreciate how valuable this emerging wearable screen is, because it’s the most accessible, and I think with time will emerge to be the highest touch point for consumers engaging with software.”

Wristcam worked well for me, aside from the close-ups. The battery does run down quickly, especially when you take video, and while the strap is comfortable, expect some challenges with long jacket sleeves that are tighter. I had difficulty wearing it when putting on boxing gloves for a workout, for instance.

But generally, it’s unnoticeable until you need it. At which point you press the button, ask Siri to make the magic happen, or laboriously check through the apps on your Apple Watch to find the right tiny icon.

And then you’re taking pictures . with your watch. Later you can access them on the companion iPhone app and share or save them wherever you wish.

So would I buy one?

At $300 it’s not cheap. And while the pictures work for a memory, they’re not amazing. In other words, don’t plan on using them for Instagram. It is fairly simple, it is fairly handy, and it does allow you to leave the phone at home.

“We’re not trying to compete with top-shelf iPhone camera quality,” Roisman says. “I mean, the iPhone has really become a DSLR equivalent. But we have been able to pack a lot of camera quality and capability into a really small form factor that I think is quite practical, and our users are pleased with. And it captures HD video out of both cameras, and I’m able to just capture things I would otherwise miss.”

I get it. There’s a valid use case there.

But do I really want to leave my phone at home, is the question. My phone is a computer from which I can run my life. It’s communication and computation, connection and research, fun and hard-working. And today’s phones — unless you’re rocking a fablet — are pretty pocketable. (I use the iPhone 11 Pro as a daily driver, and have a ZTE Axon 5G for an Android testbed.)

Part of the thrill of going amazing places is having amazing memories to share, and I can’t see myself doing that with poorer quality images.

That said, if you’re not a must-share-everything-now person, this might be perfect for the memory. Especially, of course, given that it represents one fewer tether to civilization, the 9-to-5, and everyone who wants a piece of you.

Cam Bunton, Contributing editor

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(Pocket-lint) – Apple introduced Live Photos way back in 2015, but the feature has come along way since it first arrived. Rather than just have the one standard effect, there are now a few different effects you can make use of in Apple’s Photos app. They’re called: Loop, Bounce and Long Exposure.

Here’s how to use the Loop, Bounce and Long Exposure Live Photo effects and how to share them.

What is a Live Photo?

Live Photos was originally designed as a way to ensure that you don’t miss the perfect shot when you snap a photo on your iPhone. It does this by capturing a few frames of video before and after you press the shutter button. Once done, it selects the one image from that collection of frames that it thinks is the best.

Live Photos still operates this way, but in 2017 Apple added a few new video/photo effects and transitions to make more use of the technology. It’s remained the same since then.

How to take a Live Photo

In your iPhone camera app, make sure the Live Photo capture option is enabled. This looks like a set of diffused rings in the camera toolbar at the top of your display when you’re in the Photo mode. When it’s not activated, it’s got a diagonal line through it, but that disappears when you switch it on.

Once that’s activated, all you have to do is take a photo by pressing the shutter button, or by clicking one of the volume buttons on your phone.

Note: Live Photos don’t work in any of the other modes so if you are taking a picture in Square mode, you won’t have the option of Live Photos.

How to view live photos on the apple watch

How do you create Loop, Bounce and Long Exposure effects?

After taking your Live Photo, head to your Photos gallery and choose the photo you want to add the effect to. Swipe upwards on the photo (not the bottom of your display) and you’ll reveal an interface underneath the photo.

You’ll find the Live Photos effects at the top of this area, with thumbnail previews of what the animation will look like below the main image.

Each effect does what its name suggests it will. Loop essentially plays the video, then repeats it with a brief cross dissolve style transition between when it ends and when it begins again.

Bounce is similar to Boomerang – a feature made popular in Instagram’s Stories. It plays the short video, then immediately reverses it.

Long Exposure is cheating, pure and simple; but it works, and is certainly easier than trying to create a manual long exposure shot using a tripod and a manual camera app. It combines the frames of the video into one, blurred image. It’s great for waterfalls, seas and rivers – or any moving water for that matter.

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How do I share Live Photos on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter?

Some social networks do support sharing these new Live Photos, but there is one thing worth noting: they technically save as videos. And, depending on how long the video is when it’s saved, the number of apps you can use to share could be limited.

The best way to see which apps support them is opening the Live Photo you want to share, hit the Share icon – square with the arrow pointing upwards, and see which services show up in there.

As an example, Instagram videos need to be three seconds in length, or longer, so you can’t share the Loop effect ones, since those tend to be only a second or so. Bounce effects can be shared, since most of those will be exactly three seconds long. Long Exposure photos just save as photos, and can be shared as such. Facebook meanwhile, will allow you to share Loops, Bounces and Long Exposures freely.

To share to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or any other social media platform: Tap on the Share icon in the bottom left of the screen when on the photo you want to share > Scroll across to the platform you want to share and follow the steps.

One handy tip: If you’re happy just sharing a still key image from your Live Photo – you can create a duplicate before changing the Live Photo effect style. Just hit the Share menu on your original photo, scroll right to left on the bottom bar until you reach “Duplicate”, and then select “Duplicate as Still Photo”. Now you’ll have one photo you can share on any social network, and one that you can use to create Live Photo effects with.

The Share menu also gives the option to share the Live Photo via AirDrop, or using iMessage, Email, Shared Albums, WhatsApp, Google Drive or any other compatible apps or services. If you don’t see what you’re looking for, head to ‘More’ on the far right of the Share Menu list and toggle on the app you want to share your photo to.