How to Play Slideshows from the Photos App on iPhone

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From editing to organizing, there’s certainly a lot that your Photos app has to offer; but did you know that you can also showcase your favorite pictures in a slideshow, right from your iPhone or Apple TV? You can even edit the transitions and add music to the background, if desired. Here’s how to play slideshows from the Photos app on iPhone.

Related: How to Hide Photos on iPhone in a Locked & Private Photo Album

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How to Play Slideshows from the Photos App

  • Open the Photos app and select the album that you would like to use in your slideshow.
  • Tap on the picture you want your slideshow to start with.
  • Once you've selected your image, tap on the Share button at the bottom left.

  • Select Slideshow.
  • It will automatically begin to play. To edit the settings of the slideshow, tap the screen and tap Pause at the bottom center of the screen.
  • Tap Options.
  • Here, you can edit the Theme, Music, whether or not it Repeats, and the speed that the slideshow plays. Once you’ve made your changes, tap Done. It will begin to play.

  • To AirPlay your slideshow to another device, tap Pause again and select the AirPlay icon in the upper right corner of the screen.
  • Tap the device you wish to AirPlay your slideshow to.

  • When you’re done playing the slideshow, tap Done in the upper left corner to close it.

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Rheanne Taylor is the associate editor of iPhone Life magazine. In her spare time Rheanne is an avid iPhoneographer who loves trying out the latest apps and gadgets for her iPhone camera. She recently graduated with her BA in literature and writing from Maharishi University of Management in Fairfield, Iowa.