Quick iPhone Tip-Turn off Live Photos

By January 16, 2017 No Comments

Why do my photos keeping spinning? What’s taking up all this space on my phone? These are some of the questions that I have recently gotten from family and friends about their iPhone. I started noticing that most of these questions stemmed from Apple new feature being turned on by default called Live Photos.

“Live Photos records what happens 1.5 seconds before and after you take a picture. What you get is more than a great photo — but a moment captured with movement and sound.” This is useful if you want to capture a short moment like a bouquet been thrown at a wedding or your kid jumping in the pool for the first time. However, many people do not realize it is on when they are trying to take still photos. This results in photos with some added spin and noise. It also results in a photo that takes up more space on your device. If do not want this feature enabled for every photo, follow these steps:

  1. Tap Settings
  2. Tap Photos & Camera
  3. Choose Preserve Settings
  4. Enable Live Photo

I know what you’re thinking,” Enable Live Photos, I thought we wanted to disable them.” Here is the thing: The Live Photos setting is a little odd because enabling Live Photo suggest you’re saying “Always keep Live Photo on when I start the Camera app.” What you’re really doing is telling it to “Honor whatever Live Photo setting we chose the last time we used the Camera app.”

Hope this simple tip helps you save all those precious memories through the correct lens. Don’t hesitate to contact us for further assistance with optimizing the use of iPhones and iPads for your employees.


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