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How to Export and Import Live Photos Simply

Live photo is one of the most amazing thing of iPhone. More fun brings us after taking live photos. We can not only capture the moment of life but can also record the actions and voices of the moment. Live photos tell you every story behind pictures in a more dynamic way. Have you ever exported your live photos to pc but finally find that they were turned into static pictures.

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I've been encountered that before and felt desperate. Fortunately, I finally found some ways to save those precious live photos to may computer. Thanks God. Now, I'll share my experience with you. Please follow me to learn how to export and import live photos easily. Let's save those precious moments together.

 Method 1. Export Live Photos with USB Cable

• Step 1. Connect your iPhone to computer

• Step 2. Go to This PC and find iPhone storage under Devices and driver The photos of iPhone can be copied to computer directly by device connection. Thus, it could be an easy way to export live photos to computer directly with USB cable.

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• Step 3. You need to sort the photos if you only want to select live photos. You can ,sort them by type then all live photos which are suffixed by '.MOV' can be displayed clearly.

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• Step 4. Copy live photos you'd like to export and paste them to computer. However, all photos can't be restored to iPhone via this way due to the limitation of Apple.

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 Method 2. Export and Import Live Photos Easily

To export and import live photos, we'd better ask help for the third-party. Because the previous experience taught me that I couldn't export and import live photos easily with iPhone itself. Thus, I want to share you a powerful app - Syncios Mobile Manager which is a handy tool for iOS and Android devices. Syncios Mobile Manager can support to transfer, edit, backup, manage, view iOS & Android mobile data, including music, videos, photos, WhatsApp messages, apps, ebooks, contacts, messages and more. And more importantly, it's free! Here I'd like to introduce you how to export and import live photos for free.

• Step 1: Simply download and install Syncios Mobile Manager. There are five contents on the left panel after you open the program: Media ( including music and videos ), Photos, Ebooks, Apps, and Information ( including Contacts, Notes, Bookmarks, Call history, Messages, WhatsApp, Bookmark history). Now you can choose Photos to find live photos.

To Export Live Photos to iPhone

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• Step 2: Find Live Photos on the right panel then click on it. You’ll see all your live photos of iPhone here.

• Step 3: And choose live photos you've like to export, and click on Export and choose file export path. Then you can export live photos to computer according to your needs. But if you want to import them quickly one day, you'd better remember the export file path.

To Import Live Photos to iPhone

• Step 1. In fact live photos are short videos, thus we need to import them as videos. So go to Media then click on it.

• Step 2. Music and videos are under Media. So find Video on the right panel, then click on Add. You can choose to add file or add folder.

• Step 3. Then find those live photos you've exported to computer before. And get them back now.

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How to Export and Import Live Photos Simply

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