How to Share Slideshow on iPhone

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The Slideshow feature within the Photos app is a great way to quickly show off your photos. However, you can't easily share a slideshow. If you want to create a slideshow in the Photos app and save it or send it to friends and family, you'll need to create what's called a Memory Video. Once you've saved the video, you can send it to your contacts. Here's how to send a slideshow on an iPhone.

Why You'll Love This Tip:

  • Create customized slideshow videos of your family trips or favorite photos set to music.
  • Easily save and share the videos with friends and family.

How to Share a Slideshow on iPhone

System Requirements

This tip was performed on an iPhone 12 running iOS 17.5 or later. Learn how to update to the latest iOS.

In order to save and share a slideshow, you need to create what's called a Memory Video from an album in the Photos app. You can either create a new photo album with new pictures from your latest trip or use an existing one. For the purposes of this tip, I will be using an existing album. If you like learning cool ways to use your iPhone, be sure to sign up for our free Tip of the Day!

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  1. Open the Photos app.

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  2. Tap Albums.

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

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  4. Tap the three dots at the top right.

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  5. Tap Play Memory Video.

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  6. Tap the screen as the video is playing to bring up the menu.

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  7. Press the Pause button to pause the video.

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  8. If you're happy with the slideshow, tap the Share button.

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  9. To AirDrop the video to a friend on the same Wi-Fi as you, tap the AirDrop button.

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  10. To save it to your camera roll as a video, tap Save Video. Once it's saved to your camera roll, you can send it where it needs to go at a later time or to multiple locations.

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  11. You can also send the slideshow directly to a friend via Messages.

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  12. Or you can send the slideshow via the Mail app.

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And that's how you send and save a slideshow on your iPhone!

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Author Details

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.