Daily Tip: How to hide the “Photo Slideshow” option on your iPad lock screen

Passcoded your iPad but still worried someone could access your personal pictures via the Photo Slideshow button on the lock screen? Luckily, if you don’t want to use the slideshow button, there is a very simple way to remove it. We'll show you how... after the break!


Before you begin, you need to make sure you have a passcode set on your iPad, otherwise you can't change the selection that turns it off.

  1. Launch Settings
  2. Tap General
  3. Tap Passcode Lock.
  4. Turn the Passcode On.

  1. Once you have a passcode set, the “Photo Frame” option should become active.
  2. Change the option to 'Off'.

  1. The button will not appear on your lockscreen anymore.

That's it! Your private photos are now safer and more secure. Have any other photo tips for us?

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  • Pretty cool, but you have to leave the passcode on in order to keep this button from showing up.
  • yeah, but then again, if the passcode was disabled, having the button there or not really doesn't matter since anyone could just enter your photo app anyway.
  • Pretty cool indeed, hope its useless tbh ;)
  • hope we see the same option for the quick camera button
  • Cool I never knew how to take that off and now I do. If you need to leave passcode on no worries for me I use it. People like to get too friendly with iPhones sometimes.
  • OMG. I tried for hours to get rid of that darn picture frame. You are a genius!!!!, It took 30secs. to get rid of it with your simple instructions.
  • Hello,
    I have a question, I tried out the slideshow and added music when I took the slideshow off now everytime i go to unlock my ipad the wallpaper is the album cover of the song I played during the slideshow?
    I have reset my wallpaper several times and it is still there.
    Any suggestions?
  • Nevermind, i'm dumb. I just power cycled it and the wallpaper previously had was back . . .
  • Great tip, but even after setting the passcode and turning off picture frame the button is still available on the lockscreen as of 5.1.1.
  • I didn't even realise this button existed until I gave my ipad to someone to charge and they started talking to me about my holiday photos!