How to Export and Import Live Photos Simply

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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.

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.

Part 1. Export Live Photos with USB Cable

Step 1Connect your iPhone to computer. 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 2You 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 3Copy 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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Part 2. Export and Import Live Photos on Windows PC

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.

To Export Live Photos to Windows PC

Step 1Simply 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.

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

Step 3And choose live photos you'd 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 from Windows PC

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

Step 2Music 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 3Then find those live photos you've exported to computer before. And get them back now.

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Part 3. Export and Import Live Photos on Mac

For Mac version of Syncios Manager, it's a little different from Windows version. Thus, here we are going to provide you a detailed tutorial on how to transfer live photos between iPhone/iPad and Mac.

To Export Live Photos to Mac

Step 1Simply download and install Syncios Mobile Manager for free and launch it.

Step 2Find Photos > Camera Roll. You’ll see some of photos are marked as 'video' which is in fact a mark of live photos. Or you can go to Photos > Video to find your live photos.

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

To Export Live Photos to Mac

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

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

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

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Conlusion:

It's annoying if you lost photos, especially live photos. Because they record part of your best moments. Get tips from this article to export and save those important live photos to your computer to avoid data loss forever.