The Live Photos feature is switched on by default. There is an icon in the Camera app that consists of three concentric circles. This is the Live Photos toggle, which will be yellow when enabled. Tapping this icon will disable Live Photo, but it will automatically switch back on once you leave the Camera app. Here's how to permanently keep Live Photo disabled:
- Open the Camera app on your device.
- Tap the yellow Live Photo icon so it is white and crossed out.
- Navigate to the Settings app.
- Tap the Camera tab.
- Tap Preserve Settings.
- Tap the Live Photo slider so it is ON/GREEN. This will save your last Camera app settings and stop Live Photo from being automatically enabled.
You can learn more about the Preserve Settings feature here.
Live Photos can be captured on the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus and later starting with iOS 9. Preserve Settings is available in iOS 10.2 or later.