How to start a slideshow with the Photos app for iPhone and iPad

Show off your pictures in a variety of ways with the Photos app.

There are actually two ways to start a slideshow in the photos app: either you can manually select the photos you want to use for a slideshow, or you can simply play the entire album.

How to start a slideshow with the Photos app for iPhone and iPad

There are actually two ways to start a slideshow in the photos app: either you can manually select the photos you want to use for a slideshow, or you can simply play the entire album.

 

How to start a slideshow with selected photos

  1. Open the Photos app on your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Tap on an album or the Photos tab.
  3. Tap Select.

    Start a slideshow with select photos in Photos app on iPhone and iPad by showing steps: Launch Photos, tap your album, tap Select

  4. Tap the photos you want to include in your slideshow.
  5. Tap the share button in the bottom-left corner.
  6. Tap slideshow. Your slideshow will start immediately.

    Start a slideshow with select photos in Photos app on iPhone and iPad by showing steps: Tap the photos you want to use in slideshow so that they have a blue checkmark, then tap Share, then select Slideshow

How to play an entire album as a slideshow

  1. Open the Photos app on your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Tap the album you want to play as a slideshow.

    Start a slideshow with an entire album in the Photos app on iPhone and iPad by showing steps: Launch Photos, tap the album you want to use

  3. Tap the album name and date range.
  4. Tap the play button.

    Start a slideshow with an entire album in the Photos app on iPhone and iPad by showing steps: Tap the album name and date range at the top, then tap the play button

How to play an entire album as a slideshow in iOS 14

In iOS 14, there are some slight changes to how to start a slideshow with an entire album. Here's how to do it.

  1. Launch Photos on your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Tap the album you want to play as a slideshow.

    Start a slideshow with an entire album in Photos in iOS 14 on your iPhone or iPad by showing steps: Launch Photos, tap the album you want to use for a slideshow

  3. Tap the "..." button in the upper right corner.
  4. Scroll down and select Slideshow from the menu. Your slideshow starts immediately.

    Start a slideshow with an entire album in Photos in iOS 14 on your iPhone or iPad by showing steps: Tap the ... button, select Slideshow from the menu

How to AirPlay your photos to your TV

If you want to share a picture or video from the Photos app with everyone in your family room or boardroom, AirPlay can send it straight to your Apple TV and big screen TV.

  1. Launch the Photos app from your Home screen.
  2. Tap the photo or video you want to share.
  3. Tap the share button in the bottom-left corner.

    AirPlay your photos to your Apple TV by showing steps: Launch Photos, select the photos and videos that you want to share, tap the Share button

  4. Tap AirPlay.
  5. Tap on the Apple TV or AirPlay-compatible TV to which you'd like to share the photo or video.

    AirPlay your photos to your Apple TV by showing steps: Select AirPlay from the menu, select the Apple TV or AirPlay-compatible TV that you want to use

 

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