How to Send Live Photos as GIFs on iPhone/iPad in iOS 11 without Any Efforts and Cost

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Carman Updated on Jun 20, 2018 to iPhone Data Transfer | How-to Articles

Take live photos with your new iPhone X, iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus in iOS 11 and want to upload pictures on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, apps or share with friends across different mobile platforms? Here we offer FREE solutions to guide you how to send live photos as GIFs on iPhone/iPad in iOS 11.

What're Live Photos on iPhone/iPad? Live Photo is a great photo shooting feature starting from iPhone 6s. Live photos move like 3-second GIFs that are taken on iPhone/iPad, distinctively on the new iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus which are allowed to view through 3D Touch technology. Of course, you see live pictures that seem to be added life on your iPhone/iPad. However, live photos become normal ones when you transfer them to PC or share on Facebook, Twitter, iMessage or other apps. Luckily, you can turn Live Photos into GIFs on iPhone/iPad and send Live Photos as GIFs in iOS 11 to your PC or friends directly.

How to send Live Photos as GIFs in iOS 11 in a few easy clicks?

  • Step 1: Open your Photos on your iPhone/iPad.
  • Step 2: Click Albums at the bottom right corner.
  • Step 3: Then tap on the Live Photos album.
  • Step 4: Select Live Photos you want to turn into GIFs.
  • Step 5: Now swipe up the photos you choose and see four live photo effects here - Live, Loop, Bounce and Long Exposure.
  • Step 6: Choose an effect and turn back to Albums.
  • Step 7: See photos as GIFs in the newly created Animated Album.
  • Step 8: At last, tap on the photos from the Animated Album and click Share button at the bottom left corner to send Live Photos as GIFs on iPhone/iPad to apps like Air Drop, Mail, iMessage, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Important Tips: iPhone/iPad data backup is necessary to send Live Photos as GIFs without data loss.

EaseUS suggests that you can back up your photos before turning into GIFs and sharing for data protection on your iOS devices and avoid data loss in the process. EaseUS MobiMover Free – world's first FREE iPhone data transfer software can help to move your Live Photos from iPhone/iPad to PC as backups for iOS data within a few clicks.

How to Back up Your Photos on iPhone/iPad in iOS 11 with EaseUS MobiMover?

Download and install FREE iPhone data transfer software – EaseUS MobiMover Free on your Windows PC. And also install iTunes on the PC to allow EaseUS MobiMover an access to data on your iOS devices.

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Step 1: Connect your iPhone (iPhone X/iPhone 8 included) to your Windows computer. Tap on Trust on your iPhone screen if a pop-up occurs. Then, run EaseUS MobiMover and go to the main interface like the sample image shows below

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Step 2: Click the Folder icon or the computer icon to set the path for backing up photos on your PC. Then, click Select Folder and Next to take the following step. If you don't set the route on your own, MobiMover will save the files to a desktop folder named Exported by MobiMover

set the path for backing up photos from iPhone to PC

Step 3: At the very beginning, MobiMover will read and load the whole compatible data files as the screenshot displays below. You can uncheck Select all and tick Photo only to backup iPhone pictures. 

choose photos to be backed up to the PC

Step 4: Click Transfer to begin to back up photos from iPhone to PC without iTunes or iCloud. Except for photos, other contents you can back up to the computer are contacts, notes, books, movies, TV shows, music, audiobooks, and more. 

begin to back up photos from iPhone to PC

After data backup to PC, you can go ahead to turn Live Photos into GIFs on iPhone/iPad in iOS 11 and share around on any apps or with your friends. Likely, it's also easy to take the same steps of transferring photos from iPhone to Windows PC to  back up other files on your iOS devices.