How to Edit Live Photos on iPhone in iOS 11

Live Photos were a welcome feature with iOS 9, but now with the latest iteration of iOS, you can make changes in Live Photos as well. In iOS 9 the feat had to be done through some third party tools, but with iOS 11 the feature is built into the OS. You will get your hands on some top quality tools which can help you fine tune the Live Photos to your heart’s content. So, here is the complete guide on how to edit Live Photos in iOS 11 on iPhone.

To edit iPhone Live Photos in iOS 11, you must have some live photos (it goes without saying). So without further ado, here is the complete guide on how to edit Live Photos in iOS 11 on iPhone.

How to Edit Live Photos in iOS 11 on iPhone

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How to Set Key Live Photos in iOS 11 on iPhone
Disabling Sound on Live Photos in iOS 11 on iPhone
Applying Effects on Live Photos in iOS 11 on iPhone
Editing Live Photos Using Markup Tool in iOS 11 on iPhone
Trimming Live Photos in iOS 11 on iPhone
Reverting Live Photos to Original Instance in iOS 11 on iPhone

How to Set Key Live Photos in iOS 11 on iPhone

Step #1. Launch the Photos App and then Choose the Live Photo which you want to edit.

Open Photos App and Tap on Live Photos

Step #2. Tap on the Edit button.

Tap on Edit

Step #3. Now you will have to choose a frame which you want to apply on the new key Photo. This can be done from the Scrubber.

Tap on Make Key Photos

Step #4. Confirm the changes by tapping on Done.

Tap on Done

There are a lot of editing tools which can help you to add several filters, adjust the image size and even rotate the image. Take full advantage of these images to decorate your Live Photo.

How to Disable Sound on Live Photos in iOS 11 on iPhone

Step #1. Open the Photos app, select the Live Photo you want to edit and then simply press on Edit.

Open Photos App and Tap on Live Photos

Tap on Edit

Step #2. Now the upper left corner, there should be a sound button. Tap on that to mute or unmute the Live Photo.

Tap on Sound Icon

Step #3. Once you have made the alterations to the sound, tap on Done, and your changes will be saved.

Tap on Done Option

How to Apply Effects on Live Photos in iOS 11 on iPhone

Step #1. Open the Photos App and select the Live Photo on which you wish to apply effects.

Open Photos App and Tap on Live Photos

Step #2. Now swipe up on the photo.

Swipe up to see Effects

Step #3. Here you will see four options namely, Live, loop, Bounce or Long Exposure. Now tap on the Effect you wish to apply.

Select any Effects

How to Edit Live Photos Using Markup Tool in iOS 11 on iPhone

Step #1. In order to turn your Live Photo into a Still Picture and then edit it, you can take the help of Markup Tools.

Step #2. Open the Photos app and then chose the Live Photo that you have been thinking on editing. Now press Edit.

Open Photos App and Tap on Live Photos

Tap on Edit
In the down tray, you should not a button having three dots placed in a circle. Tap on that.

Tap on three dots

Step #3. This should bring up a card with two options, namely, Markup and More. Tap on Markup. This should again bring up a popup stating that Markup will turn off Live Photos and the edits will only be applied on the still photo. Just press OK.

Tap on Markup and turn off Markup Live Photos

Step #4. Now you will get your hands on a variety of tools to help you annotate and tweak the pictures. Do so to your heart’s content.

Markup Live Photos

How to Trim Live Photos in iOS 11 on iPhone

Step #1. Open the Photos App and then Select the Live Photo you want to edit. The next step should be obvious by now. Press on Edit.

Open Photos App and Tap on Live Photos

Tap on Edit

Step #2. Now on the scrubber which appears to the bottom of the screen, slide left and right to fine tune the starting and ending points of your Live Photo.

Select Live Photo Potion to Trim

Step #3. Once you have trimmed the Live Photo to your desired length, press Done, and the changes will be saved.

Finally tap on Done

How to Revert Live Photos to Original Instance in iOS 11 on iPhone

Step #1. Open the Photos App. Choose the Live photo you want to revert. Now press on Edit.

Tap on Edit

Step #2. You should see the revert option located to the bottom right corner of the screen. Tap on that and a pop up will show up wanting confirmation if you want to revert back to the original instance. Tap Confirm and you are all done.

Tap on Revert and Finally tap on Revert Orignal

Your selected Live Photo will be reverted back to its original without any hassle.

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