Apple debuted Live Photos alongside the iPhone 6s in 2015, bringing photographs to life with movement and sound. Whenever you tap the shutter on a Live Photo, your iPhone or iPad grabs 1.5 seconds of video before and after you’re done taking your picture.
While they’re fun, these videos take up a lot of storage space. If you don’t use Live Photos often, consider turning them off to save space.
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The latest iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus are among the first Apple devices to come with a new feature that makes taking photos a whole lot more interesting. The live photos feature records a small, 3-second video along with a still image you are capturing, giving your normal shots an extra dimension.
While this feature is currently limited to the new iPhones, it is possible to turn on and use live photos on all other models thanks to a jailbreak tweak. This allows you to take live photos on any iPhone or iPad that can run iOS 9.
Once you’ve turned on live photos, your camera app will display a yellow icon (similar in appearance to a bullseye) to indicate that it’s running live. Tap the icon, and it will either change to a white one or show a line through it indicating that it’s off.
If you’re unsure what to do, open the Settings app on your iPhone and look for the Camera option. This is where you can turn on or off live photos and other camera features.
For iPhones, you can also see which modes the device is in by looking at the word that appears above the camera button. If it’s something other than Photo, then you need to slide sideways toward it to get into the normal photo mode.
If you’re using an iPhone 6 plus and it’s not taking any photos, it could be an issue with the camera. There are a few things you can try that might get it working again. First, check the camera is turned on.
When the camera is on, you should see a yellow Live button at the top of the screen. Tap the button to turn it on. You’ll also see the word LIVE highlighted in yellow for a moment and a button to turn it off.
Once the Live Photo is on, you can take a picture just like you would any other photo. When you do, a live image will appear on the screen for three seconds before becoming a still photo.
You can view the live photo in the Camera app library or on your Mac if you’re running OS X El Capitan or later. You can also play the Live Photo in your computer’s Photos app by pressing and holding the image.
One of the best features on the iPhone 6 plus is its ability to snap great pictures in low-light conditions. It has an Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS) feature that can keep the image sharp in dim light.
Live Photos are an exciting new feature on the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus. They allow you to capture a short video of what’s happening before and after you take a photo. This is useful for taking action shots or for showing the motion of a scene.
To turn on Live Photos, you’ll need to open the Camera app on your phone. If you have an iPhone 5s or older, you’ll find a Live Photo icon (which looks like a set of concentric circles) at the top of the screen, while an iPhone 6s or 6s Plus will display a yellow icon with a line slashed across it.
Once you’ve enabled Live Photos, they will automatically show up in the camera roll when you open the Camera app. You can also view them in a special album.
You can even share them via iMessage, AirDrop or iCloud. These photos are heavy on storage, however, so if you’re running out of space, it might be time to disable them altogether.
The best way to get started is by downloading the EnableLivePhotos tweak from the BigBoss repo in Cydia. Once installed, you’ll be able to enable the feature on any iPhone model you have in hand.
When you’re ready to shoot a Live Photo, just tap the shutter button for a moment. It will record everything that’s happening around you for three seconds and show it in a moving sequence. You can then choose to add a frame or not, and you can also adjust the settings of the video.
If you’re not happy with the result, you can edit it in the Camera app. You can straighten the image, crop it, or rotate it. You can also add filters to the video.
There’s also the option to mute the sound recording with the Live Photo. This can help you avoid distracting noise when you’re watching the video.
If you want to watch the full length of a Live Photo, you’ll need to go to the Live Photos album in the Camera app. Here you’ll find a series of photos in a row, and when you swipe sideways from one to the next, a short moment of video plays.
Taking a picture with the iPhone can be frustrating because you often have to fiddle with settings before you get the perfect shot. But with the right settings and tricks, you can take the best possible shots every time you press the shutter button on your iPhone 6 plus.
The iPhone 6s and later versions of the device add a live photo feature to the Camera app that captures a few seconds before and after you shoot a photo. It then combines the audio and video into a 3 seconds animation photo, which you can play back in the Photos app.
However, if you don’t like the way your Live Photos turn out or want to avoid this ad-hoc recording option, you can disable it from within the Camera app itself. Depending on your device, you’ll see either a white icon that looks like a bullseye at the top of the screen or a yellow icon that says “Live Off” at the top-center of the screen.
You’ll need to tap the white icon to turn it off, and you’ll also need to make sure that you don’t have any other apps running in the background when you do so. This is because this feature is quite large and can cause some issues with your storage capacity, especially if you have a low-end device with 16GB or less of memory.