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How To Make A Video Into A Live Photo

✎ Key Takes:

» You can easily transform a video into a live photo by using editing apps; just select, edit, and convert your chosen video, adjusting its length, speed, and adding filters, then tapping Make/Convert to save it as a live photo in your device gallery.
» If you want to set the live photo as your device wallpaper, go to Settings, click on Wallpaper, choose a New Wallpaper, select the live photo from Camera Roll, and click Set to enjoy your personalized dynamic wallpaper.

How To Make A Video Into A Live Photo:

There are a few methods for your iPhone to make videos into live photos:

1. Using TikTok

You can also use TikTok to convert videos to live photos on your iPhone. The app of TikTok has several editing tools that can be used to edit a video into a live photo. To use TikTok’s editing tools,  you’ll need to have a TikTok account as it’s a social media app.

You can directly make TikTok videos into live wallpaper.

If you don’t have a TikTok account, then you need to create one first to use the tool’s editing features. 

Here are the steps that you need to follow: 

🔴 Steps To Follow:

Step 1: Download the TikTok application from the App Store. 

Install TikTok

Step 2: Then open the TikTok application and log in to your TikTok account.

Step 3: Next, click on the + icon on the home screen. 


Step 4: Then, you’ll be taken to the camera screen. Next to the capture button, you’ll find the Uploads icon. Click on it. 


 Step 5: It will show you the videos you’ve on your device. 

Step 6: From the videos, select one and click on Next. Adjust the length of the video, then click on Next. 

Step 7: You’ll be presented with a set of editing tools. You can add filters, texts, etc to it if you want to edit the video. Click on Next. Make the video private and then you’ll need to click on Post. 

Click on Post

Step 8: Next, after it’s uploaded, head on to your TikTok profile page by clicking on Me. Then click on the Lock icon to see the private videos.

click on the Lock icon

Step 9: Click on the video you’ve just uploaded. Then click on the three dots icon. Next, click on Live photo

Click on Live Photo

It will be converted and saved to the gallery. 

2. Using App: intoLive

You can use the app intoLive to convert your videos into live photos. The live photos are mainly used as wallpapers on the home screen and lock screen of devices as they look attractive and visually appealing. 

If you have a video that you want to use as wallpaper, then first, you’ll need to convert it to a live photo using the intoLive app.

🔴 Steps To Follow:

Step 1: Download the intoLive app from the App Store. 


Step 2: Next, open it, and then you’ll be displayed the choices of videos from which you’ll need to choose the video that you want to convert to a live photo. 

Step 3: Then, you’ll be taken to the editing screen where you’ll be able to edit the video by adding filters to it, changing its speed, etc. Next, you need to click on the red Make button that’s at the top right corner of the screen. 

Click on Make button

Step 4: Then click on No repeat. On the next page, you’ll need to click on Save Live Photo. 

Click on No Reapet
click on Save Live Photo.

Step 5: It will be saved to your device’s photos. You’ll be able to use it as wallpaper. 

Step 6: To add it to your wallpaper, go to Settings and click on Wallpaper.

click on Wallpaper

Step 7: Next, click on Choose a New Wallpaper. Click on All Photos. 

Choose new wallpaper
all photo select

Step 8: Select the live photo as your wallpaper and click on Set. 

Click on set

3. Using App: VideoToLive

Another app you can use to convert video to a live photo is VideoToLive. It’s a free application available on the App Store that you can use for converting your videos to live photos. It removes the time limit from the videos and creates the live wallpaper instantly. 

The app can only be used on iOS devices as it’s not compatible with Androids. You’ll be able to use it only on iOS 13.0 and the later versions. 

It comes with several editing and helpful features that have been listed down below: 

🔴 Steps To Follow:

Step 1: Download and install the VideoToLive app from the App Store. Open the app. 

install the VideoToLive ap

Step 2: Then, you’ll be presented with the videos you’ve on your device. Choose and select a video from it. 

Choose video

Step 3: Next, you’ll be presented with the editing screen. On the editing screen, you’ll see the play button that can help you get a preview of the video.

Step 4: You can trim and shorten the video before converting it to a live photo by dragging the ends of the yellow box. 

Drag video

Step 5: Drag the white line to set a cover for the video. After you’re done editing your video, you need to tap on the Make button on the top-right. 

Click on Make video

Step 6: The video will be converted to a live photo within a few seconds. It will show you the Complete message to inform you that it’s saved and tap on OK. Then finally tap on ‘Done‘ & it will be saved to Photos.

Click on OK

Step 7: You’ll be able to find it in your gallery. From the Settings, click on Wallpaper. Click on Choose a New Wallpaper.

click on Wallpaper
Choose new wallpaper

Step 8: Click on the All Photos. Select the live photo and click on Set to use it as wallpaper. 

all photo select
Click on set
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