We all know how it is with saving GIF images on the iPhone. As soon as it hit the Camera Roll folder, it turns into a static picture.
That all changed in iOS 11 and Apple should’ve mentioned it on stage. You can now store and play GIFs directly inside your Photos app. Most of us here are well-informed that such feature doesn’t even exist unless you download a third-party app from the App Store or use a jailbreak tweak if your device is jailbroken.
How to Save GIFs on your iPhone in iOS 11
Well, that feature is now native in iOS 11. Once you get the upgrade, there will be a new folder inside your Photos app called Animated. It might be empty for some of you if you don’t have any GIF from the previous version. If you do, great! You can put it to the test immediately.
Tap on the Animated folder will present you with all your saved GIFs. This folder not only stores these images but they can also be played like regular GIF pictures as well. You no longer have to see a static part of it.
What if I don’t have iOS 11 Installed?
Well, you should! But if you insist on staying behind, it’s not the end of the world. Like I mentioned earlier, you’re going to need to download a third-party Photos app from the App Store. Something that was designed specifically to let you import GIFs and play them.
In this case, we recommend an app called GIF Viewer. This application is free, and it works really well. You can use it to play and manage your GIF album. Similar to how you would do it in iOS 11 with the new Animated folder.
Apart from this, Apple also added a new Shut down button to the Settings app. You should check that out from here.