How to Make a Slideshow on iPhone (iOS 17)

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Have you ever wanted to show a slideshow of your favorite photos to your friends and family? The Photos app on both iPhone and iPad makes it really easy to create a personalized slideshow from any album, and you can even add music, too. Here's how to create a slideshow on iPhone or iPad.

Why You'll Love This Tip:

  • Make a slideshow for any album or series of photos to show your friends and family.
  • Have the iPhone automatically add music and seamless transitions to make the video look polished in seconds.
  • A great way to share vacation pictures or photos of holiday get-togethers.

How to Create Slideshow in Photos

System Requirements

This tip was performed on an iPhone running iOS 17, but will work on iPad as well. Learn how to update to iOS 17 and update to iPadOS 17.

You can make a slideshow from any album in the Photos app. You could create a slideshow of your entire Photo library if you wanted to. If you like learning tips about your Apple devices, be sure to sign up for our free Tip of the Day! Here's how to make a slideshow in photos.

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  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open Photos.

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  2. Go to Albums.

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  3. Select the album you want to turn into a slideshow.

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  4. Tap the three dots in the top right.

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  5. Tap Slideshow.

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  6. The slideshow will automatically begin to play with music and transitions added. To pause the slideshow, tap the screen to bring up the menu.

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  7. Tap the Play/ Pause button.

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  8. To edit the slideshow, tap Options.

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  9. From here, you can choose the layout of each slide in the slideshow.

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  10. The music that accompanies the slideshow.

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  11. Whether it will play on a loop.

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  12. And lastly, how quickly or slowly the photos change with each slide.

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  13. Tap the AirPlay icon in the top right to share your slideshow to another screen, like your TV or MacBook.

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  14. Tap Done to escape the slideshow.

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And that's how to make a slideshow in the Photos app. Enjoy watching the cool transitions the app generates! 

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Rachel Needell

Rachel Needell is a Feature Writer at iPhone Life, and a poet and author. With 10-plus years of experience working with Apple devices, she specializes in all-things iPad and is a Notes App expert, having worked on both the 2023 iPad Guide and the Notes App Guide. You can usually find her writing in the Daily Tip newsletter as one of our senior Tip writers. Rachel received her Master’s degree in English Literature in 2021 and her most recent work appears in the Winter ’21 edition of New Note Poetry. When she’s not obsessing about Apple products, you can find her voraciously reading fantasy books with her cat in Asheville, North Carolina.