iOS 9 Live Photos is Cool and Easy to Use

First an explanation to those who follow this blog. (Thanks so much).  I just started a full time job after being retired over 15 years so I haven’t been active in the blog. Getting used to it now so more blogs will follow.

This tip is about Live Photos which is a cool new feature of iOS 9. Love using it with my grandson and my cat. I bet you will like it too.

With Live Photo, whenever you take a photo your iPhone 6 or 6S also captures a couple of seconds of video on either side of the shot. When you open the image in your photo app you can press down hard on the image and bring that picture to life. It is totally cool.

To take the Live Photo make sure your photo option is on picture and the circles at the top are turned on. The circles turn yellow when active.


One note though – Live Photos take up a lot of space. You can turn the feature on and off by tapping on the three yellow circles.

You can also use Live Photos as the image on your lockscreen.  Once you take your photo, view the Live Photo version and tap the share icon at the bottom of the screen.  On the share screen, select “Use as Wallpaper” from the options.


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2 Responses to iOS 9 Live Photos is Cool and Easy to Use

  1. Mary Wildavsky says:

    “With Live Photo, whenever you take a photo your iPhone 6 or 6S …” Alas Live Photos is only available on 6s and 6sPlus!
    Congratulations on the new job. Always enjoy your posts.
    Mary – Very Senior Citizen and Mac Maven

  2. Nathan L says:

    You can not take live photos on the iPhone 6, but you can view live photos on the 6. It does not work if someone sends you the photo via email, but if someone with a 6s texts you a photo, shares it with you via iCloud Photo Sharing or Air Drops a photo to you, you can view it by pressing on the photo.

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