iOS 17 and iPadOS 17 offer the ability to create Live Stickers from photos taken directly on an iPhone or iPad. In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to turn photos into live stickers on your iPhone.
Prerequisites for creating animated stickers
Before you start creating Live Stickers, you need to make sure that the photo you want to use to create the sticker was taken directly from your iPhone or iPad. Your device must also be running iOS 17 or iPadOS 17.
Also, when taking a photo, make sure the subject of the photo stands out from the background. This will give you a sharper cut when you want to separate the subject from the background.
We have a step-by-step guide that shows you how to crop an image and remove its background right on your iPhone. Samsung Galaxy also offers a similar feature.
How to create animated stickers on iPhone?
There are two ways to turn photos into Live Stickers: You can do it in iMessage’s new menu or in the Photos app.
Here’s how to create live stickers directly in the iMessage app:
- Open the iMessage app and press new news at the top of the page, or just select an ongoing conversation
- according toplus (+) icon next to the input field
- choose applique in the menu
- chooseLive Stickers Tab
- according to Plus (+) button Open gallery
- Just click on the tab and you can highlight and view Live Photos live
- Select a Live Photo, and press add stickers
You will be able to create Live Stickers using Live Photos in the iMessage app / © nextpit.com
Once the last step is complete, your live sticker will appear in the tab live stickers. You can also add effects using available presets. Here’s how to customize Live Stickers:
- Enter menu decals Your iMessage app’s
- Choose from the following live stickers available and long press it
- press add effects and choose an effect
You can add effects to stickers by going to the “Live Stickers” tab and long pressing on the sticker / © nextpit
Also create live stickers from your gallery. This is the same method used to remove the background. Here’s how to turn photos into live stickers with the Photos app:
- Openphoto app
- View Live Photos by visiting only the album Then live pictures
- Select Live Photo
- Press Shoot the subject and wait for the light to end
- press add stickers in the options that appear
You can go directly to the gallery and long press on the subject in the photo to create live stickers. / © Xiakeng
Live stickers created by this method will be displayed in the same tab live stickers. From here, you can long-press on any sticker to rearrange or delete created entries.
The steps are the same on iPad, you also need Live Photos for this to work.
How to add live stickers to the application?
Apple has also improved the way you add stickers and emoji in apps by integrating the stickers tab into the keyboard. You will be able to insert these stickers into your messaging app, mail and other apps. Just press (+) to find the icon from the keyboard applique.
Compatible iPhone and iPad models
Function live stickers Compatible with devices running iOS 17 and iPadOS 17. That is, iPhone XR and XS and subsequent models such as iPhone 14 (test). Here’s a full list of compatible iPhones:
- iPhone XR
- iPhone XS (maximum)
- iPhone 11 (mini) and iPhone 11 Pro (max)
- iPhone 12 (mini) and iPhone 12 Pro (max)
- iPhone 13 (mini) and iPhone 13 Pro (max)
- iPhone SE (2022)
- iPhone 14 (Enhanced) and iPhone 14 Pro (Maximum)
Here is a list of compatible iPad models:
- iPad Mini 5 (2019) and iPad Mini 6 (2021)
- iPad 6 (2018), iPad 9 (2021) iPad 10 (2022)
- iPad Air 3 (2019), iPad Air 4 (2020), iPad Air 5 (2022)
- iPad Pro 10.5
- iPad Pro 11 (2018), iPad Pro 11 (2020), iPad Pro 11 (2021), iPad Pro 11 (2022)
- iPad Pro 12.9 (2017), iPad Pro 12.9 (2018), iPad Pro 12.9 (2022), iPad Pro 12.9 (2021), iPad Pro 12.9 (2022)
Do you also use stickers or emoji when chatting on your iPhone or iPad? Which sticker packs do you have installed?
To learn more, check out all the new features iOS 17 brings to your iPhone this year. Also learn how to install the iOS 17 developer beta on any iPhone.