How do I turn off Live Photo?

Live Photos are the moving photos taken on an Apple iOS device. They are saved as HEIC files that cannot easily be shared, but they can be converted to JPEG. To avoid the need for converting, it's better to turn off Live Photo mode.

  1. Open the Settings app
  2. Scroll down and tap Camera
  3. Tap Preserve Settings
  4. Set Live Photo to On

NOTE: Yes, this seems counter-intuitive as we want to turn Live Photo off, what this is doing is preserving your Live Photo settings. There is one more step...

When using the Camera app to take the photo, tap the icon as shown below to turn off Live Photos. Once off, these your preference to keep it off will be remembered.

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