How to Disable/Turn Off Live Photos on iPhone Camera App on iOS 9

This should work for those using iPhone 6S/6S Plus, or iPhone SE Apple smartphones. The new Live feature on the camera app is quite exciting, in fact numerous iPhone users now use the upgrade on the photo camera app to create and share short videos on Social Media such as Facebook Live and so on, but there will be certain times when you don’t want to utilize it.
There’s also a negative side to it because it uses up your device’s memory as you create Live photos/videos, so to avoid or manage all that trouble, the best thing to do is Switch off this feature.

Apple iOS offers an option to manage this feature, this will enable you turn your Live photos Off or On right from the camera application on iPhones as long as you’re on iOS 9.

Guide to Turn off or Disable live photos on iPhone 6S or iPhone 6S Plus/ iPhone SE running iOS 9

Step 1: Open the Camera app on your iPhone/ iPad.

Step 2: Live photo is an online application on simple photo view type. Hence Live Photo option is not available for other Time-Lapse, Slo-Mo, Square, PANO type.

Step 3: From top camera view screen, Tap on the concentric shaped in circle. Next, enable it by selecting “ON” option. This normally enables Live Photo on iPhone.

Note: the yellow colored concentric shape circle indicates that Live photo is enabled and the White shows it's turned off Live photos on the iPhone, select the White.

Step 4: After selecting the white, you can now capture or take photos like you normally do (without Live feature).

Also note that once you enable/Turn on OR Disable/Turn off this feature, this setting is automatically saved for all time incase you re-open your camera app after closing it on iPhone 6S/ 6S Plus or iPhone SE, this doesn’t have effect on your previous setting on Live photos.

If you use other iPhone models (different from iPhone 6/ 6 Plus, iPhone 5S/ iPhone 5) with latest iOS 9 or 10 version, with such devices you won't be eligible to take live photos using Live photos apps and Sharing Live Photos on Social Media.

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