How to Disable iOS Live Photos On iPhone Just With Two Taps

All of the latest iPhones form 6S onwards support taking Live photos with Camera. It is when the phone takes a mini film of a couple of seconds before and after the picture has been taken. Whenever you long tap on a photo, it starts moving. While some people may consider it a blessing, for many people it is a needless stunt.

Thankfully, you can switch it off as due to the mini film the phone has to take for each image. But it will make your photo much more prominent, and in no time it will begin to eat your storage space. If you are not into Live Photo feature then just switch it off and reclaim that space.

Follow these two steps to switch off the iOS Live Photos

Yes, you have heard it right. Just two taps. It is quite simple, but if you have no idea where to look, then it can be a little difficult to figure out.

  • Tap One– Open Up The Cameras

Firstly, launch the Camera app on your phone.

  • Tap Two– Switch Off iOS Live Photos
  1. You will see the Live Photos icon in yellow at the top whenever the camera opens up.
  2. Click the yellow icon.
  3. It will turn grey with a line through it.
  4. This icon means that the Live Photos is switched off.
  5. This setting is not only for your current photos that you are capturing. Live photos will remain off till you tap that logo again and you turn it back to yellow.

Conclusion

In long run, you will save yourself from so much of storage space by switching off iOS Live Photos. Switching off the Live Photos may not auto wipe film part of the photo. Best way to check is to take help of Mac Photos app.

  1. Just tap on the photo.
  2. If it says, that Turn the Live Photos off.
  3. It means that it is still on for that photo.
  4. You can use iCloud for Windows on Windows.
  5. Launch the photos download folder on the computer.
  6. You will be presented with all small video clips.
  7. Simply delete the ones you see.

James Thomas is a Microsoft Office expert and has been working in the technical industry since 2002. As a technical expert, James has written technical blogs, manuals, white papers, and reviews for many websites such as office.com/setup.

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