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Live Photos and videos are fundamentally different. However, there are times where you want to take a small snippet of a video and make it a Live Photo for the sole purpose of setting it as a wallpaper. While Apple doesn’t currently offer a solution, there are third-party solutions. Follow along to learn how to convert a video into a Live Photo…

For the most part, Live Photos posted to the web are converted into a static image, which is unfortunate. This will likely never change due to Live Photos being a proprietary Apple technology.

How to convert a video into a Live Photo on iPhone & iPad

  1. Go to the App Store and search for IntoLive and download the app.
  2. Launch the app and give it Photos access.
  3. Tap on the video you’d like to convert.
  4. Edit the video however you’d like (trim, color correction, rotation, etc.) and then tap Make on the top right.
  5. If you’d like to make the Live Photo repeat more than once, go ahead and do that (paid), otherwise, tap No repeat.
  6. Give it a few seconds to create and then tap Save Live Photos on the bottom.

Boom. Now you have created a Live Photo by converting it from a video.

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