How to Share Live Photos with iPhone 6s/6s Plus

How to Share Live Photos with iPhone 6s/6s Plus

We have covered “how to take Live Photos on iPhone” and also let you know the easy steps to turn off/on Live Photos. Now what’s next that you want to know about Live Photo? No doubt, once you’ve created the Live Photos on iPhone, the next step is to share your masterpieces with the world. Otherwise what’s the point of having such a cool feature if you can’t share it with anyone? All right, in this article we’ll show you how to send a Live Photo while making sure the “live” part of the photo remains.

How to Find Live Photos on iPhone 6s/6s Plus

When you open the Photos app to view the Live Images, you may notice that there is no specific album added for the Live Photos which makes it hard to determine if an image is Live or not.

Although you cannot tell the Live Photos from others normal pictures directly at the first sight, if you select a photo for sharing, you can see the LIVE icon show up.

How to View Live Photos?

Note: Make sure that your devices are running the latest system software: iOS 9 on iPhones/iPad, watchOS 2 on Apple Watch and EI Captian on the Mac.

  • On iPhone: To view a Live Photos on your iPhone, tap and hold the image in the Photos app, then the image will come to life.
  • On the Apple Watch: You can view it in its Photos app or via the cover-image of the Watch.
  • On Mac computer: Go to the Photos app and move your cursor over the “LIVE” box on the lower left corner.


How to Share Live Photos?

To Share Live Photos from your iPhone 6s, follow the steps below:

Step 1: Find a Live Photos you’d like to share in the Photos app.

Step 2: Tap on the Share icon.

Step 3: Then you will get an option to share the Live Photo. If you would like to share the photo as still image, just tap on the Live Photos icon with the LIVE label to turn Live Photos off.

Step 4: Select the method of your sharing and send it to whoever you like.


There are only three ways to share a Live Photo while preserving the video animation:

  • Via the Messages app
  • Via AirDrop
  • By creating a Shared Photo Album

If you share a Live Photo via email or other ways, the photo will be sent and viewed as a still image.

The Live Photos can only be taken by iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, but other iOS devices running iOS 9 can view the Live Photos. So if your friend has not upgraded to the latest iPhones, you can still share the images with them. Are the tips useful? Now try them out now and see it for yourself!

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