How to Make Memories Slideshows in Photos in iOS 10

Here is a guide on how to use iOS 10’s Memory Slideshow feature.

iPhone cameras have become one of their most used features and we are constantly documenting our days and trips with pictures and videos. There have always been ways to accumulate these items into a cohesive slideshow using iMovie or third-party applications yet iOS 10 brings a new feature to its Photos app to do just that.

Memories is a new tab in the Photos app and will reveal all of your events based on a certain context it gathers based off of location or time.

How to Make Memories Slideshows in Photos in iOS 10

Here are the steps to view and customize your Memory slideshows in iOS 10.

Watch the above video for more information on creating slideshows from your Memories.

Automatically Generated Memories

The first thing you will likely see when navigating to the Memories tab is one or more automatically generated Memories that are ready to view as a slideshow. Again, these will be generated based on a certain location, person’s face, time period and will be ready to play at the tap of a finger.

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These slideshows are fairly well constructed, sampling from your photos for the given context. When you tap the play button for your Memory, the iPhone will automatically create a movie for you complete with Ken Burns zooms and a soundtrack from their stock music.

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The slideshows are actually great quality and would serve perfectly as a method of showcasing a trip or event to friends or family! You can adjust the settings here for clip duration and the mood of the soundtrack yet tapping the Edit Slider will reveal more customizations.

Customizing Memory Slideshows

Now that you understand how Photos aggregates your photos for a given event or location, you can tweak the settings for these slideshows to make them more to your personal liking. This includes creating your own custom memories within albums, adding custom titles and music and more.

The advantage of the Memories feature is that you are able to rely on the Photos app to create a fairly competent and flashy slideshow in no time at all. Yet if you are interested in making these slideshows more to your personal liking, the tools are still readily available to custom further.

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The Title field will give you options to change the title and date of your slideshow and change the font selection as well.

Music will allow you to choose from the Apple branded tunes or dig into your own Music library and use locally downloaded songs from Apple Music or iCloud Library.

Duration will dictate the overall length of the slideshow, therefore shortening or extending clip length.

Lastly, the Photos and Videos tab will give you access to what the slideshow is actually using for content and allow you to add or delete at your will.

Memories Within Albums

If you are the type of user who categorizes your photos into albums on your iPhone, you will be able to see Memory Slideshows for any album you create!

After creating your album (or accessing one you already have) you will sill see the date range for the photos at the top of the page for your added content. Tapping this will open a Memories panel within your album.

Just as any of the pre-loaded Memories, you can let Photos do the work or completely customize it within the Edit tab.

Photos has received quite a face-lift within iOS 10 and with this new Memories feature, iPhone users will be able to again create very professional looking content with minimal effort. I have found that using these slideshows as presentations or even just vacation recaps is a very concise and clean way to present your photos and videos.

iOS 11 vs iOS 10: What’s New in iOS 11.1.2

What's New in iOS 11.1 & iOS 11.1.2

What's New in iOS 11.1 & iOS 11.1.2

The iOS 11.1.2 update focuses mainly on fixes for the iPhone X that are very important for many users. The update is about 50 to 60MB for most users and should install pretty quickly if you are already on iOS 11.1.1.

  • Fixes and issue where the iPhone X screen becomes temporarily unresponsive to touch after a rapid temperature drop. 
  • Addresses an issue that could cause distortion in Live Photos and videos captured with the iPhone X. 

If you are on a much older version the update will be larger and it will include the other fixes listed below. 

The iOS 11.1.1 update is out now for the iPhone and iPad. This update includes all of the changes from iOS 11.1 and two very important fixes. This small update is just over 50MB in size on most iPhones that are on iOS 11.1 already. 

  • Fixes autocorrect problem that replaced "I" with a question mark box and other symbols. 
  • Fixes Hey Siri not responding. 

The iOS 11.1.1 update includes all of the same security fixes as iOS 11.1, and the new features outlined below. After a lot of iOS 11 problems, the iOS 11.1 update is about delivering a lot of fixes that will help you use the iPhone better. This is a free update that is about 200 to 300 MB in size and it is one that most users will want to install on their iPhone. Here's a full list of the changes in iOS 11.1 including many fixes for the Photos app and for Accessibility. 

  • Over 70 new emoji characters including new food types, animals, mythical creatures, clothing options, more expressive smiley faces, gender-neutral characters and more
  • Resolves an issue that could cause some photos to appear blurry
  • Addresses an issue that could cause Live Photo effects to playback slowly
  • Fixes an issue that could cause some photos to not display in the People album when restoring from an iCloud Backup
  • Fixes an issue that could impact performance when swiping between screenshots
  • Improves braille support for Grade 2 input
  • Improves VoiceOver access to multi-page PDFs
  • Improves VoiceOver rotor actions for announcing incoming notifications
  • Improves VoiceOver rotor actions menu when removing an app from the App Switcher
  • Fixes an issue for some users where alternative keys would not display when using VoiceOver with Touch Typing
  • Fixes an issue where VoiceOver rotor would always return to default action in Mail
  • Fixes an issue where VoiceOver rotor would not delete messages
  • Adds back support for accessing the app switcher by pressing on edge of display with 3D Touch
  • Fixes an issue that caused cleared Mail notifications to reappear on Lock screen
  • Fixes an issue in enterprise environments that prevented data from being moved between managed apps
  • Fixes an issue with some 3rd-party GPS accessories that caused inaccuracies in location data
  • Resolves an issue where settings for Heart Rate notifications were appearing in Apple Watch app (1st generation)
  • Fixes an issue where app icons were not appearing in notifications on Apple Watch

Apple also includes a number of important security fixes, including one for a major WiFi flaw in this update. Most users will want to install iOS 11.1 for the security updates as much as for the new emoji. 

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