How to Make a Slideshow on iPhone

Thanks to the iPhone’s built-in Photos app, you can make a slideshow and have your photos and/or videos play one after another without manual interaction. You can choose a custom background music track, theme, and even the speed of the slideshow.

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RAYMOND OGLESBY @RaymondOglesby2
May 24, 2022

Thanks to the iPhone’s built-in Photos app, you can make a slideshow and have your photos and/or videos play one after another without manual interaction. You can choose a custom background music track, theme, and even the speed of the slideshow.

Note: The Photos app only lets you play your content as a slideshow; you can not save these slideshows to play at a later time on another device. However, as a workaround, you could record a video of your iPhone’s screen while it plays and save it, or stream it to your Apple TV using AirPlay.

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Create a Slideshow

First, launch the Photos app on your iPhone.

In the Photos app, select the photos and/or videos you would like to include in your slideshow. Refer to the below image where we have selected 15 photos:

Slideshow 1
Selected photos

Next, when you have selected your photos and/or videos, in the bottom left-hand corner of your screen, tap the Share icon. See the below image:

Slideshow 2
Selecting the Share icon

Now, in the Share menu that opens, tap the Slideshow option. See the following image:

Slideshow 3
Selecting the Slideshow option

Next, your iPhone will automatically create and play a slideshow containing your photos and/or videos.

Now, to customize this slideshow, tap on the slideshow and then select Options in the bottom right-hand corner. Refer to the below image:

Slideshow 4
Selecting Options

Next, on the Slideshow Options page, choose the item you would like to change for your slideshow. Your options are:

  • Theme: Use this option to change your slideshow’s theme.
  • Music: Change your slideshow’s background music with this option. You can load music from the Music app as well.
  • Repeat: To play your slideshow in a loop, enable this option.
  • Slider: Use this slider to change your slideshow’s playback speed. Dragging the slider to the left decreases the speed, while dragging it to the right increases the speed.

Now, when you have specified custom options, save your settings by tapping Done in the top right-hand corner. See the below image:

Slideshow 5
Saving your options

Enjoy the customized slideshow of your favorite photos and/or videos! If only Apple allowed you to save the slideshow for later playback would make this a nifty feature.


Another way to make a slideshow on your iPhone or other devices is to use Google Photos.

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