How To Get Sound On Live Photos

Live Photos

Live Photos is a feature available on iPhones that captures a few seconds of video and audio before and after a photo is taken. These Live Photos come to life when you press and hold them, but what if you want to hear the sound as well? This article will teach you how to get sound on Live Photos.

Make Sure Your Live Photos Have Sound

Live Photos Sound

The first step in getting sound on your Live Photos is to make sure they have sound in the first place. To do this, open the Photos app and select a Live Photo. If the Live Photo has sound, you will see a small speaker icon in the top left corner. If there is no speaker icon, then the Live Photo does not have sound.

Turn On Live Photos Sound

Turn On Live Photos Sound

If your Live Photo does not have sound, you can turn on the feature in the camera settings. To do this, go to Settings > Camera > Preserve Settings and make sure Live Photo is turned on. Once Live Photo is turned on, you can also turn on the option for Live Photos to capture sound by toggling on the “Live Photo Sound” option.

Check Your Volume Settings

iPhone Volume

If your Live Photos have sound but you still can’t hear anything, check your volume settings. Make sure your phone is not on silent or in Do Not Disturb mode. Also, make sure the volume is turned up and that your phone is not connected to a Bluetooth device that could be playing the sound through a different source.

Try Tapping and Holding

Tap and Hold

If you are still having trouble getting sound on your Live Photos, try tapping and holding on the photo again. Sometimes the sound can be muted by accident, and tapping and holding again can unmute it.

Update Your iOS

Update iOS

If none of these solutions work, try updating your iOS. Sometimes there can be bugs or glitches that prevent Live Photos from playing sound, and updating your iOS can fix these issues.


Getting sound on Live Photos is easy once you know how. Make sure your Live Photos have sound, turn on Live Photo sound in the camera settings, check your volume settings, try tapping and holding again, and update your iOS if necessary. With these tips, you’ll be able to enjoy your Live Photos with sound in no time!

Related video of How To Get Sound On Live Photos