How to make a Live Sticker on iPhone (in iOS 17)⏱️ 3 min read

Make a sticker on iPhone in iOS 17

In the new iOS 17, the Messages app has some remarkable improvements. One cool thing is that you can now make your own stickers, like emoji stickers or custom ones, and put them in your messages wherever you want. It’s super fun because you can create static stickers or animated ones like GIFs. Follow along with the article to learn how to make a Live Sticker on an iPhone in iOS 17.

Why make your own stickers?

You may want to make your own stickers on iOS 17 for a variety of reasons. The following are a few of those:

  • Personalization: You can design stickers that reflect your personality, interests, or even inside jokes with friends to add a personal touch to your messages.
  • Enhanced communication: Custom stickers can make your messages more expressive and fun as they can convey emotions or reactions uniquely and engagingly, improving your communication with others.
  • Creative freedom: You can turn photos into animated stickers and add various effects, as it lets you create eye-catching and imaginative visuals that suit your style.
  • Interactive chats: You can easily access and use your custom stickers within the Messages app, making your conversations more interactive
  • System-wide integration: Custom stickers can be used in various contexts like Tapback and Markup. Letting you incorporate your stickers into different aspects of your iOS experience makes them versatile and enjoyable.

How to make a sticker from a Live Photo via the Photos app in iOS 17

Here’s a straightforward way to turn an image into stickers using an iPhone’s Photos app:

  1. Open the Photos app → Tap a Live Photo.
  2. Press and hold on to the subject within the Live Photo → Select Add Sticker from the pop-up menu that opens.
Make a sticker from a Live Photo via the Photos app

Congratulations! The live stickers have been successfully added to your sticker collection.

How to create a sticker on iPhone from a picture using the Messages app

An alternative method for creating stickers from images on your iPhone involves using the Message app on your device. Here’s how to do it:

  1. Launch the Message app → Begin a new chat or select an existing conversation.
  2. Tap the + icon → Choose the Stickers option.
  3. Select the image you wish to transform into a sticker → Lastly, tap Add Sticker.
Create a sticker from a picture using the Messages app

Your newly created sticker will now start reflecting in the Stickers section.

Adding effects to stickers on iPhone

Regardless of the method you employ to create the sticker, the process for applying the effect remains consistent. You can enhance their interactivity by following these steps if you’ve not closed the app:

  1. You’ll see a pop-up with multiple options after creating a Live Sticker.
  2. Pick Add Effects → Choose the effect you want to use → Tap Done.
Press and hold the sticker, tap Add Effects, choose the effect you want to use, and tap Done

If you quit the application, then you can perform the following steps to add an effect to the Live Sticker:

  1. Open the app → Tap the emoji icon → Choose the stickers section.
  2. Long-press the sticker you want to enhance → Choose Add Effects.
  3. Select the effect you desire → Tap Done.

How to remove stickers on iPhone

Removing a Live Sticker in iOS 17 is relatively easy. I’ll be using the Message app to demonstrate how you can remove your custom stickers from your iPhone:

  1. Launch the Message app → Start a new conversation or navigate to an existing one.
  2. Press the + icon → Tap the Stickers option.
  3. Press and hold the sticker you want to remove → Choose the Remove button.
Tap Stickers option, Press and hold the sticker you want to remove, Choose the Remove button.jpg

Use your photo stickers in apps

You can use the stickers you make from your photos in apps other than Apple’s Messages app. Here’s how you can use them in Facebook Messenger:

  1. Launch the Messenger app → Navigate to a chat.
  2. Tap the emoji icon → Choose a custom sticker → Hit Send button.

Can iOS 17 stickers show up and work on iOS 16?

Unfortunately, you cannot send or receive stickers if your device is not running iOS 17. For instance, sending a sticker from iOS 17 to an iOS 16 device would not work. Moreover, the sticker won’t even appear as a separate photo on the device running on iOS 16. Comment below with your opinions on the Live Stickers in iOS 17. Isn’t it easy to make a sticker on an iPhone in iOS 17?

Nutan Sharma
Content Writer at The Writing Paradigm | + posts

Nutan is a computer science graduate and a fervent enthusiast who likes to explore and talk about tech, business, finance, and startups.

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