[2024 Guide] How to Save Live Photo as Video on iPhone

You may wonder how to save live photo as video on iPhone. Here you can get three ways to convert live photo to video in detail.


By Demi / Updated on July 8, 2024

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Live photo saved a copy as a video

I was trying to take a screenshot of my live photo and it saved a copy of the live picture as a video which I want to do again. But I can’t figure out how. How do I do this again?

- Question from Apple Community

The Live Photos function enables you to take a three-second video on iPhone, which consists of one and a half seconds of video before and after you click the shutter button. While actually, it is not a video, instead, it is a High-Efficiency Image File (HEIF) format.

iPhone Live Photos

Then, you may wonder how to save live photos as a video on iPhone. Here comes this guide, providing you with three ways to export live photos as a video.

How to save live photos as a video on iPhone

You can save live photo as video on iPhone from the Photos app or using Shortcut according to your needs.

Way 1. Save live photo as video in the Photos app

If you choose to convert live photo to video from the Photos app on iPhone, please be noted that only the live photo is set to Live, not Loop, Bounce, or Long Exposure, can you make it. Follow the steps to make it.

Step 1. Go to the Photos app on your iPhone > Locate the Live Photos album > Select the wanted live photos. You can choose to choose a single live photo or multiple live photos.

Step 2. Tap the share icon in the lower-left corner > Choose Save as Video.

Live Photo Save As Video

Then, you can return to Recents or Albums in the Photos app to get access to the video you just saved.

Way 2. Save live photo as video using Shortcuts

You can also make use of the Shortcuts app to save live photo as video. Just download a third-party shortcut and let it help you make it. Here are the detailed steps.

Step 1. Go to the Settings app > Locate and tap Shortcuts > Toggle on the switch of Allow Untrusted Shortcuts > Tap Allow when a window prompts.

Allow Untrusted Shortcuts

Step 2. From the Shortcuts Gallery website, get a shortcut for converting Live Photos to video, like Convert LivePhotos to Video > Open the shortcut link on your iPhone > Tap Get Shortcut.

Step 3. In the Shortcuts app on your iPhone, scroll down and tap Add Untrusted Shortcut.

Step 4. After adding the shortcut, select the shortcut > It will open the Camera Roll > Locate and choose the wanted photo > Finally, the shortcut converts the live photo and save it as a video file at the end of the Camera Roll.

Way 3. Save iPhone live photo as video on PC by FoneTool

There are some limitations to saving live photo as video on iPhone with the two ways above more or less. A powerful transfer tool - FoneTool is recommended.

With the help of FoneTool, you can transfer live photos in .jpg or .heic format according to your settings from iPhone to PC. At the same time, their corresponding videos will also be imported to your computer automatically.

• Fast transfer speed. It just takes you 3 seconds to transfer 100 photos.
• Selective and simple process. With one click, you can transfer all wanted files between iPhone and computer.
• No data loss. Do no harm to the files. Do not degrade the quality of the files, either.

Get the tool on your computer by clicking the icon below. Let FoneTool transfer photos from iPhone to computer in three steps.

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Step 1. Connect your iPhone to computer with USB > Run FoneTool and click Phone Transfer > Get to iPhone to PC and click Start Transfer.

Transfer To Computer

Step 2. Check the Photos icon to preview all photos on your iPhone > Select the live photos you’d like to transfer > Click OK to confirm.

Choose Photos

Step 3. Choose a destination to save the files from Transfer Settings > Click Start Transfer to begin the task.


When it is finished, you can access these photos and videos in the local folders. Now, you can edit these videos on PC using a video editor as you like.

If you want to browse the videos on iPhone, you can rely on the PC to iPhone function in FoneTool to transfer videos from computer to iPhone.


That’s all for the two ways about how to save live photo as video on iPhone. If neither of the methods satisfies your requirements, you can also transfer iPhone photos to computer with FoneTool, and convert them into videos in higher quality.

Demi · Editor
Demi is an editor of FoneTool group as well as a good advisor in the area of iOS-related issues. She does well in finding solutions to people's problems. She enjoys traveling, gardening, and watching movies. She spends most of her free time with her pet and family.