iOS 17: How to Turn Your Favorite Picture Into a Live Sticker - CNET

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Apple released iOS 17 Monday, astir a week aft the institution announced the caller iPhone 15, the Apple Watch Series 9 and Apple Watch Ultra 2 astatine its "Wonderlust" event. The caller OS includes a fig of improvements, specified arsenic the fantastic StandBy mode. But 1 of the astir awesome caller features is iOS 17's quality to crook your photos and unrecorded photos into customized Live Stickers

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Live Stickers are an improvement of the tap-and-lift photograph diagnostic introduced successful iOS 16, which lets you chopped retired the backgrounds of photos and unrecorded photos. The caller iOS 17 diagnostic lets you adhd effects to the cut-out images and store the stickers successful the caller app drawer successful Messages.

Here's however you tin instrumentality your pictures and marque them into stickers to nonstop successful Messages.

How to marque Live Stickers successful iOS 17

1. Open your Messages connected your iPhone.
2. Go into immoderate substance speech and pat the positive motion (+) adjacent to the substance field.
3. Tap Stickers
4. Tap the folded-over ellipse adjacent the top-right country of the Stickers app. 
5. Tap the ample positive motion (+). This volition unfastened your Photos. 
6. Select which photograph oregon unrecorded photograph you privation to marque into a sticker. Your iPhone volition automatically chopped the inheritance from the photo.
7. If you're blessed with the sticker, pat Add Sticker successful the bottom-right country of your screen.

Five pictures of a brownish  and achromatic  dog

Make definite you prime the folded-over ellipse (selected above) to make your ain stickers.

Screenshot by Zach McAuliffe/CNET

Your Live Sticker volition beryllium added to the Stickers app successful Messages automatically, and you'll beryllium fixed the options to Rearrange, Add Effect oregon Delete your Live Sticker wrong the Stickers app. Tapping Add Effect volition enactment an effect connected your sticker, similar a achromatic outline to marque it truly look similar a sticker. 

According to Apple, you tin usage your caller Live Sticker anyplace you tin entree emoji, including successful different apps and betwixt different Apple devices that aren't moving iOS 17. I tried to usage a Live Sticker connected the messaging app Slack, however, and my sticker was fixed a achromatic background. I besides couldn't entree my Live Stickers successful immoderate third-party apps, similar TikTok. So you mightiness tally into immoderate issues erstwhile utilizing your Live Stickers extracurricular of Apple apps and devices.

For much connected iOS 17, here's my review of the latest OSwhether oregon not the OS volition enactment connected your iPhone and our iOS 17 cheat sheet.


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