1. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Yes.
    for some odd reason, Apple chose it as the default. Sorta like forcing you to take a slow mo as default, instead of giving you the choice.
    It's easy to turn off, but next time you want to take a pic, there it is, and, if you have to delay your shot while you turn it off, you're screwed.
    It's an APP not an operating system.
    AND they put major screws on you by obscuring the possible out by hiding it under layers of settings with an absurd mockery of a confusing description. This makes Apple sound undependable
    Settings>
    Photos&Camera>
    Preserve Settings>
    Live Photo > Turn ON
    "Preserve the Live Photo Setting, rather than automatically reset to Live Photo turned on"
    There needs to be a "DISABLE Live Photo" button. Or, this sort of cute photo trick (like bubble or photo distortions) should be an app added by choice.
    When I tap to turn live photos off in the camera app, it stays off until I tap on again. I don't see that "preserve setting" in my settings > photos and camera.
    03-19-2017 11:53 AM
  2. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    When I tap to turn live photos off in the camera app, it stays off until I tap on again. I don't see that "preserve setting" in my settings > photos and camera.
    Tartarus and joemd60 like this.
    03-19-2017 12:20 PM
  3. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Like I said, it's not on mine! Was it added in 10.2? Never mind. I see it on my old iPhone 5. My 6s Plus is still on 10.1.1.
    knotsure and ILUMINATIUNDEAD like this.
    03-19-2017 02:33 PM
  4. dee wilkie's Avatar
    It's not a default. It's an option you can choose or not. If you don't want to use it, turn it off.
    Actually it is a default. I’ve tried turning it off and it keeps resetting to Live Photo. Even with the Preserve settings turned ON. VERY ANNOYING
    liketotall likes this.
    10-24-2017 09:38 PM
  5. dee wilkie's Avatar
    As commented earlier, you can go to settings < photos camera < preserve settings < switch the live photo setting on. When you turn live photo off that setting will be saved instead of going back to default Live Photos on the next time you open the camera.
    That’s not working for me. It still resets to Live Photo.
    10-24-2017 09:39 PM
  6. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Actually it is a default. I’ve tried turning it off and it keeps resetting to Live Photo. Even with the Preserve settings turned ON. VERY ANNOYING
    Have you tried Reset All Settings?

    Go to Settings >General >Reset >Reset All Settings. This resets to default everything in Settings, including notifications, alerts, brightness, and clock settings like wake up alarms.

    Then see if it turns off and stays off.
    You could also use a 3rd party camera app, like Camera+. I use ProCamera as my default. It does more.
    10-24-2017 10:35 PM
  7. liketotall's Avatar
    Thank you!
    I tried this and my phone still goes back to the live setting. If I try to take a photo while using imessage it automatically reverts back to live photo even though I have turned it off in preserved settings. It is so annoying. Does anyone have any idea how to stop this? Or a way to get the camera option not to appear in iMessage?
    10-26-2017 01:03 PM
  8. LCW's Avatar
    I must have turned mine off often enough because it enabled that preserve feature without me doing it. The Live photos by default was quite annoying. Happy it’s off now.
    11-14-2017 07:25 PM
  9. baybean's Avatar
    I have Live Photo off. Camera settings are set to Preserve Settings. I have taken photos with these settings in place (“Live off”) ... still, on my iPad, there it is when camera is open that annoying impossible yellow ring of circles. Arrggghhhhhh!
    11-10-2018 03:39 PM
  10. Wotchered's Avatar
    Ok I’ll bite, what is Live Photo’s ?
    11-11-2018 12:08 PM
  11. Tartarus's Avatar
    Ok I’ll bite, what is Live Photo’s ?
    It’s a feature that lets you record a mini-video of 3 seconds before and after the moment you press to shoot a photo.

    You can enable it by pressing the circular icon in the middle of the top row.

    Here is more information about it.
    https://www.imore.com/live-photos?amp
    11-11-2018 12:13 PM
  12. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    I keep mine turned off. Live photos will take up more storage space. I only turn it on when I want it live. I have a really cool one of my Christmas tree from a few years ago. Looks cool on my lockscreen.
    Tartarus likes this.
    11-11-2018 01:12 PM
  13. bamf-hacker's Avatar
    The camera settings app will allow you to preserve settings
    11-11-2018 02:03 PM
  14. Stormy Knight's Avatar
    It's in settings. Just go to Settings > Photos & Camera > Preserve Settings, and switch Live Photos to ON. This will preserve whatever you had Live Photos set to the last time you used the Camera app rather than returning to the default setting.
    Except thats not PERMANENT. Even with thoae settings, Live will randomly turn back on. Mine just did. Worse, it has actually turned itself on and posted videos I did not know were being taken. Wa-ay too sensitive there on the touch screen! The question is how to make this bug - er, I mean feature - no, sod it, I do mean bug - go away forever, never to be turned on again?
    12-08-2018 10:24 PM
  15. Tartarus's Avatar
    Except thats not PERMANENT. Even with thoae settings, Live will randomly turn back on. Mine just did. Worse, it has actually turned itself on and posted videos I did not know were being taken. Wa-ay too sensitive there on the touch screen! The question is how to make this bug - er, I mean feature - no, sod it, I do mean bug - go away forever, never to be turned on again?
    That’s definitely odd.
    I use my iPhone’s camera everyday multiple times and not one single time Live Photo’s has been enabled without me doing so.
    12-09-2018 02:34 AM
  16. joemd60's Avatar
    I just turn off Live Photo when I go into the camera. But I agree, I have it toggled off, yet Live Photo is still automatically turning itself back on.
    12-17-2018 07:05 PM
  17. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    Except thats not PERMANENT. Even with thoae settings, Live will randomly turn back on. Mine just did. Worse, it has actually turned itself on and posted videos I did not know were being taken. Wa-ay too sensitive there on the touch screen! The question is how to make this bug - er, I mean feature - no, sod it, I do mean bug - go away forever, never to be turned on again?
    Can't be done. I offered the next best solution in my response from 2016. You can also use a third party camera app if you choose. There are plenty available.
    12-17-2018 09:45 PM
  18. dubstir's Avatar
    The "preserve settings" no longer work for defaulting back to the camera > photo, it ALWAYS opens the camera app to its last setting whether preserve setting is OFF (which I want) or ON. The live photo setting works though, thank god for that.
    Tartarus likes this.
    01-06-2019 11:35 AM
  19. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    I have "live photos" toggled on under Preserve Settings. It stays off in the camera app, unless I enable it.
    01-14-2019 01:50 PM
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