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How to make a 'Memories' slideshow on your iPhone using the Photos app

Business Insider 2019-11-06 22:56:00

  • You can make your own Memories slideshow with an iPhone using the Photos app.
  • In the Memories tab of the Photos app, your iPhone groups together photos you've taken in similar time periods and places, and creates preset sideshows with those photos.
  • Memories may not always generate a slideshow to your liking, and you can create your own Memories in just a few simple steps.
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You may have noticed that your iPhone's Photos app contains a Memories section, which groups your photos by time and place, and creates preset slideshows out of those groups.

This can be fun if you want to look back on a vacation or an evening out with a song to set the mood.

However, sometimes


algorithms simply don't put together the photos you want it to. This doesn't mean you can't create your own Memories slideshow, though.

Here's how to create your own Memories on an iPhone.

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How to make a Memories slideshow on your iPhone

1. Open the Photos app.

2. Go to the Albums tab on the bottom bar of your screen.

3. Tap the "+" symbol in the upper left-hand corner, then select New Album to create a new album.

4. Name the album - make this the name you want for your Memories slideshow.

Name the album for your Memories slideshow.

5. A tab of all your photos will pop up. Select the ones you wish to include in the slideshow. This can include videos with sound, as they will play in your Memories slideshow. When you are finished, select Done in the upper right hand corner.

Select the photos you want.

6. Your new album will now appear first in your Albums tab, after Recents and Favorites. Tap to open it, and make sure all the photos you want are in it.

7. You will notice a gray arrow or ">" symbol in the upper right corner, under "Select" and across from the album title. Tap it.

Tap the ">" symbol.

8. Press the play button at the bottom left of the slideshow preview in order to view your Memories.

Press the Play button to view your slideshow.

Tap the screen once to bring up the settings. From there, you can select the music, customize the slideshow, and change its length. Don't worry too much about your choices, as you can always change them later.

Tap the screen to bring up the slideshow settings.

10. To add this to your Memories, tap Edit in the upper right-hand corner. This will bring up a prompt instructing you to add the movie to Memories before you can edit it. Select "OK."

Tap Edit, then tap "OK."

11. Make sure all the settings are to your liking, then tap Done in the upper right-hand corner. Your new Memories slideshow will now appear in the Memories tab of your Photos app.

Finalize your Memories slideshow.