Save As Video Live Photo Not An Option In iOS 16? [How To]

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Posted in How To, TILs by Patricia on November 28, 2022

Save as Video not an option iOS 16

Save as Video not available for Live Photo in iOS 16? Option missing in the Share menu of the Photos app, after you updated iPhone to iOS 16, 16.1 or 16.1.1? Fortunately, it’s still available but has been relocated!

Save as Video Not Available iOS 16?

This issue has been reported by Jennifer (iPhone 12 Pro):

“iOS 16.1.1, I no longer have option to save Live Photos as video.”

We’ve seen numerous other confused users complaining on Reddit (1, 2 and 3):

“Save As Video Option Gone from Live Photos in iOS 16.”

“Can no longer save live photos as videos or duplicate them since updating to iOS 16.”

How To Live Photo To Video in iOS 16

As mentioned above, this option has been relocated and you can continue to use it:
save as video live photo ios 16

How To Save As Video Multiple Live Photos

The old Save as Video option in the Share menu was allowing users to select and convert to movie clips multiple live photos at once.

You can do this too in iOS 16:
save as video multiple live photos ios 16

  • Open Photos app and tap on the Albums tab.
  • Scroll for the Live Photos folder.
  • Tap Select and check the live pictures that you want to convert to video files.
  • Tap the three encircled dots, this time in the bottom-right corner of the screen.
  • Go for Save as Video. That’s it the new clips are available in Recents!

Fact: Apparently, Save as Video is not available if you select 4 or more live photos. Are you experiencing the same?

Have you managed to save Live Photo as video in iOS 16? Do you have a better solution or other issues to report? Share your feedback in the comments.

Related: For more iOS 16.1.1 problems and the available workarounds check our detailed review available here.


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