Create slideshows, personalize contacts, and custom wallpapers, all with Photos for iPhone and iPad!

The Photos app for iPhone and iPad not only lets you edit and organize your pictures, but also lets you show them off to friends and family. You can create custom wallpapers and contact pictures, and even custom slideshows with automagic animations, transitions, and music that you can share on your iPhone or iPad, or send to your Apple TV over AirPlay.

How to assign pictures to contacts using the Photos app for iPhone and iPad

  1. Launch the Photos app from your Home screen.
  2. Tap into the album you'd like to use in the slideshow.
  3. Tap on the photo you'd like to start the slideshow on to open it.

    Launch photos, choose an album, choose a photo

  4. Tap on the Share button in the bottom left hand corner.
  5. Swipe left on the bottom menu to reveal the Assign to Contact option.
  6. Tap Assign to Contact.

    Tap the share button, swipe left, tap Assign to Contact

  7. Tap the contact to whom you'd like to assign the photo.
  8. Tap Choose, once you've moved and scaled the photo to your liking.

    Tap the contact, tap Choose

Now the photo will appear next to the contact's name beside chats and in your contacts list.

How to set your iPhone or iPad wallpaper using the Photos apps

  1. Launch the Photos app from your Home screen.
  2. Tap into the album you'd like to use in the slideshow.
  3. Tap on the photo you'd like to start the slideshow on to open it.

    Launch photos, choose an album, choose a photo

  4. Tap on the Share button in the bottom left hand corner.
  5. Swipe left on the bottom menu to reveal the Use as Wallpaper option.
  6. Tap Use as Wallpaper.

    Tap the share button, swipe left, tap use as wallpaper

  7. Tap Set.
  8. Choose the screen to which you'd like to attribute this wallpaper.

    • Tap Set Lock Screen to set the photo as your Lock screen wallpaper.
    • Tap Set Home Screen to set it as your Home screen wallpaper.
    • Tap Set Both to make the photo your wallpaper for both your Home and Lock screens.

    Tap Set, choose where to set it

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

  1. Launch the Photos app from your Home screen.
  2. Tap into the album you'd like to use in the slideshow.
  3. Tap on the photo you'd like to start the slideshow on to open it.

    Launch photos, choose an album, choose a photo

  4. Tap on the Share button in the bottom left hand corner.
  5. Tap on Slideshow.

    Tap the share button, tap Slideshow or Airplay

To exit, just tap anywhere on the screen.

How to AirPlay your photos to Apple 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. Go to the picture or video you want to share.
  3. Swipe up from the bottom bezel to bring up Control Center.
  4. Tap the AirPlay button, middle right.
  5. Tap on the Apple TV source you want to AirPlay to.

To turn off AirPlay, just go back to the source list and choose your iPhone or iPad.