The iPad is nothing if not versatile – a real jack of all trades. One of its fun and lesser-know features is its ability to server a a digital photo frame – so you can enjoy all your favorite photos as a slideshow invoked right from the lock screen.
Here’s how to do this and a few options you can set for it:
— You put the iPad into photo frame (or Picture Frame as Apple calls it) mode from the lock screen. When the lock screen appears, do not slide to unlock. Instead tap on the icon over to the right of the Slide to Unlock bar.
That’s it – that will start up a slideshow of your photos and images held in your photo library. You may want to take a look at some of the basic settings for this feature as well though.
To do so, go to the Settings app. You’ll see that Picture Frame has its own section, just below Brightness & Wallpaper. Tap there and you’ll have access to these settings:
Transition: Choose from Dissolve or Origami for the transition effect between photos.
Show Each Photo For: Set how long each photo stays on the screen for (from 2 to 20 seconds)
Zoom in on Faces: Toggle on or off
Shuffle: Toggle on or off
All Photos or Albums: Choose whether you want to display all photos or select just certain albums to display in photo frame mode.
I like to select just a couple of albums that have family and incredibly handsome Labrador photos, so I don’t get lots of app screenshots and other work related images thrown into the mix.
When I’m not using it for work, my iPad sits very close by in a desktop stand – and I love using this feature and having a running show of some of my favorite photos on the iPad.
Happy iPad photo framing.