How to View Slide Shows on Your iPhone

By Joe Hutsko, Barbara Boyd

With its larger Retina display, both iPhone 5 and later models show off your photos beautifully, but earlier iPhones are nothing to sneeze at. You can also connect to a television or monitor to play your slide show. To view a slide show on your iPhone, follow these steps:

  1. Open the photo or album where you want the slide show to begin.

  2. Tap the Share button and then tap Slideshow.

    The Slideshow Options screen appears.

  3. Tap Transitions.

    Choose the type of transition you want from the list. A transition is what happens on the screen between one photo and the next.

  4. Tap the Play Music switch on or off.

    If you want music to accompany your slide show, tap on. The Music app opens so you can make a selection from any of the lists. After you tap your selection, you automatically return to where you were in Photos.

  5. Tap Start Slideshow.

    The slide show plays from the photo where you begin through to the end of the album.

The Slideshow settings give you a few viewing options. Open the Settings app and tap Photos & Camera. In the Slideshow section, set the following:

  • Play Each Slide For: Choose the duration of each image on the screen, from 2 to 20 seconds.

  • Repeat: Plays the slide show in a continuous loop.

  • Shuffle: Plays the images in a random order.

Moving photos from your iPhone to your computer is handled by your photo management software. On a Mac, this might be Image Capture, iPhoto, Aperture, or another application that you prefer. On Windows, you may use Photoshop Elements (8 or later), Live Photo Gallery, or Pictures Library.

When you connect your iPhone to your computer with the USB connector cable, the photo management application you use recognizes your iPhone as it would any other digital camera. If import photo choices don’t appear automatically, you may have to go to a command such as File→Import and choose to import all the photos or select only some of the photos you want to import.