How to Play Background Music in Slideshow on iPhone or iPad

Get nostalgic watching your favorite photos as slideshow with background music on your iPhone and iPad. Not sure how to do it? Read on to know more...

Both the iPhone and the iPad come with a powerful and yet simple slideshow feature which can be used to spend some time looking through your photo collection.

You can configure this to show only specific photos from the album and you can also add some music playing in the background as the slideshow goes on.

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In this short tutorial, we’ll see how you can set up, configure and start slideshows on iPhone and iPad with the accompaniment of music.

How to Enable Background Music to Slideshow on iPhone or iPad

Step #1. Open the Photos app on your iPhone and tap on “Select” and then drag your finger over photos that you wish to include in Slideshow.

Select Photos on iPhone

Step #2. After you are done selecting photos, tap the Share icon at the bottom-left corner. From the list of available options, tap on “Slideshow.”

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Tap on Share Sheet then Tap on Slide Show on iPhone

Step #3. By default, the slideshow will play in full-screen mode. Tap anywhere on the screen once and then tap on the “Options” at the bottom-right corner.

Tap on Options while Slideshow is Playing on iPhone

Step #4. Here you can customize the slideshow theme and also Music. Tap on Music and then select the background music that you like. You can also add music from your iTunes library.

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Step #5. After you are done selecting the music go back to the previous screen and then tap on “Done.”

Add Background Music to Slideshow on iPhone

Now just tap the “Play” icon at the bottom and you’ll have a slideshow with your favorite music in the background.

Play Slideshow on iPhone with Background Music

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How to Add Background Music to Slideshow on iPad

The process for playing Slideshow on iPad with background music is almost similar to the iPhone. The major difference is that when you are in an Album, you get the “Slideshow” option at the top-right corner itself. If you wish to select specific photos, you simply need to follow the steps mentioned in the above tutorial.

Another notable difference is that when you play a Slideshow on iPad and then tap the “Options” button, it doesn’t stop the playback. Instead, it will show the same option like the iPhone, but as a pop-up while simultaneously playing the slideshow. You simply need to follow the steps mentioned above to change Music or add music from your iTunes library.

That’s all folks!

Signing off…

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Hope you enjoyed watching your favorite moments in the slideshow along with relevant music to add a spark. If there’s anything that this post is missing, you know that we are just a comment away.

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Dhvanesh Adhiya
Dhvanesh Adhiya is the founder and editor-in-chief who takes care of audio, visual, and textual contents uploaded on He is passionate about wonderful apps that change the way your iPhone interacts in your life.
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