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How To Turn On Or Off Live Photos During FaceTime Calls

Turn On Or Off Live Photos During FaceTime Calls
Written by Hassan Abbas

Do you want to turn on or off Live Photos during FaceTime Calls? Using Apple’s FaceTime, you can capture Live Photos during ‌FaceTime‌ video calls. It also allows you to capture special moments as they happen onscreen when chatting with loved ones.

‌Live Photos‌ record what happens 1.5 seconds before and after you capture a picture. It also enables them to come alive after viewing them in Apple’s Photos app.

Apple provides you to control over whether ‌Live Photos‌ can be capture during your ‌FaceTime‌ calls. The service also alerts users when a Live Photo is taken. As they can’t be shot in secret. Also, ‌FaceTime‌ also strips out audio from ‌Live images, so nothing you say will be recorded.

In this article you’ll learn how to start or stop Live Photos from being captured during your FaceTime calls on both iOS and Mac.

Turn On Or Turn Off Live Photos in FaceTime on iPhone and iPad

This is quite a simple setting on your iPhone or iPad that you can modify in your Settings.

Step 1:

Head over to the Settings, choose FaceTime.

Step 2:

Move toward the bottom and you’ll then view the toggle for FaceTime Live Photos. If you’re iPhone newbie, green is on and gray is off once you slide the toggle.

If you have a choice to enable FaceTime Live Photos, this enables others to take images of you during calls. So obviously if you like to secure this, simply disable the toggle.

Capture the Live Photo on iOS

To capture a Live Photo during a FaceTime call on iOS. Simply click the capture button under it. If you don’t view the button, click the screen and it will display.

If your caller has this setting turned off, you’ll then view a message allowing you to know.

Turn On Or Turn Off Live Photos in FaceTime on Mac

Just like the iPhone and iPad, this is a easy as setting on Mac.

Step 1:

Head over to FaceTime and tap FaceTime > Preferences from the menu bar.

Step 2:

Choose the Settings tab and under it mark or unmark the box for Allow Live Photos to be captured during Video calls per your preference.

Again, if you don’t need the caller to be able to capture a Live Photo of you during a call, make sure to unmark the setting.

Capture the Live Photo on Mac

To capture a Live Photo via FaceTime call on Mac. Simply tap the capture button. If you don’t view the button, tap the screen and it will display.

If the setting turned off, you’ll then view a message asking if you want to turn on it. Make sure, it must be turned on both devices.

While capturing a Live Photo during a ‌FaceTime‌ video call, don’t fret about your own image in the screen corner. This is automatically deleted from the Live Photo that’s stored in your ‌Photos‌ Library, along with any other interface elements.

Conclusion:

If you and your loved ones want the ability to capture some Live Photos during your FaceTime calls, this is the best feature. And just know, if you want to secure others from snapping your face during the calls, it’s quite simple to turn off it.

What are your suggestions on the Live Photos during FaceTime calls feature? Let us know in the comment section below!

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About the author

Hassan Abbas

Tech enthusiast with too many items on his wish-list and not nearly enough money! Specializing in all things tech, with a slight Apple bent he has been writing for various blogs for the best part of (too many) years

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