How to Enable Live Photos in Any iOS 9 Device


iOS 9 is consisted with great features. If you use iPhone 6S or 6S Plus, you will get even more features and options alongside iOS 9. For instance, a brand new camera feature is included in two new iPhones aka iPhone 6S and 6S Plus. This is known as Live Photos.

“Live Photos” helps iPhone 6S and 6S Plus users to capture animated images. Previously, this was just impossible. The only way was available in all mobiles. That is something like this – at first, record a video, then convert that into GIF. This is how thousands of people made animated pictures.

Nonetheless, iPhone 6S and 6S Plus have changed the way people used to create animated images. Live Photos is the simplest yet very handy feature of those two iPhones. You do not have to use any video to GIF converter. The most interesting part is you can also convert the captures animated images into GIF.


Anyway, this comes with a restriction, which is quite awkward. This is because Live Photos option is available only in iPhone 6S and 6S Plus. That means, it doesn’t matter whether you have iOS 9 or anything, you cannot get “Live Photos”. Older iPhones (iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 5S etc.) are capable of upgrading to iOS 9 but users of those mobiles cannot get this amazing camera feature.

Enable Live Photos in Any iOS 9 Device

However, here is a trick that will let you enable Live Photos in any iOS 9 device including iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, 5S and any other. Although, it is tricky, yet, very useful and working. All you need to do is to jailbreak your iOS 9 device. As jailbreak is available for iOS 9, you can follow that method to jailbreak your device – at first.

Following that, you need a Cydia tweak, which is called EnableLivePhotos. This free Cydia tweak is available on BigBoss repository. And, the most beautiful thing is you do not have to do anything except installing to get Live Photos in your older iPhone. Therefore, install it from the BigBoss repo.

After that, open your Camera. You should get an additional button to capture animated photos. You cannot find any difference between this trick’s result and original Live Photos option of iPhone 6S or 6S Plus. You can check your captured live photos from the camera roll.

If you are going to use Live Photos option for the first time, you should know that,

  • You can use Live Photos as your wallpaper or background
  • You can share your live photos through any available sharing option
  • You will get a little movement for Live Photos whereas still images will remain still

Final Word

Live Photos is a great feature for new iPhones users. However, if you really need this feature, you can follow this guide. Although, you need to go through some tricky steps but those are worth going through.