How Do I Make a Video From Camera Roll a Live Photo?

Are you tired of looking at the same old static photos in your camera roll? Do you wish you could bring them to life and make them more engaging?

Well, good news! You can now convert your photos into live photos and enjoy a more immersive experience. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the steps on how to make a video from camera roll a live photo.

What are Live Photos?

Live Photos is an Apple feature that captures a few seconds of video before and after you take a picture. This feature creates a short animation that plays when you press and hold the photo. It’s like having a mini-movie within your photo album.

Step 1: Choose Your Video

The first step is to choose the video you want to turn into a live photo. Open up your camera roll and select the video that you want to convert.

Pro Tip: Choose videos that have interesting movements or actions. Videos with flat or still scenes might not work as well as those with dynamic motion.

Step 2: Edit Your Video

Once you’ve selected your video, it’s time to edit it down to the perfect length for your Live Photo. To do this, open up the Photos app on your iPhone or iPad, and select the chosen video.

Next, tap on “Edit” in the top right corner of the screen. You’ll see a horizontal timeline appear below your video where you can trim it down to size.

Drag the sliders at either end of the timeline to select only the part of the video that you want in your Live Photo. Make sure it’s not too long or too short; ideally, it should be around three seconds long.

When you’re happy with your selection, tap “Done.”

Step 3: Convert Your Video into a Live Photo

Now comes the fun part – converting your edited video into a Live Photo. To do this, follow these simple steps:

1. Open up the Photos app and select the video you just edited.

2. Tap on the “Share” icon in the bottom left corner of the screen.

3. Swipe up on the sharing options to reveal more options.

4. Tap on “Create Watch Face.”

5. The Live Photo will now be saved in your camera roll.

Step 4: Set Your Live Photo as Wallpaper

Once your Live Photo is saved, you can start using it as a wallpaper or lock screen background. Here’s how:

1. Open up your camera roll and select the new Live Photo you just created. Tap on the “Share” icon in the bottom left corner of the screen again. Swipe up to reveal more options, and then tap on “Use as Wallpaper.”

4. You’ll now see a preview of how your Live Photo will look as a wallpaper or lock screen.

5. Choose whether you want it as your home screen, lock screen or both by selecting one of the options at the bottom of the screen.

6. Tap “Set” to confirm your selection.


And there you have it! You’ve successfully turned a video from your camera roll into an engaging Live Photo that you can use as a wallpaper or lock screen background on your iPhone or iPad. With this feature, you can add more life to your photos and make them more engaging than ever before!