iPad Tip: Using Your iPad as a Digital Photo Frame Even When Locked


I recently had this question from a student in my online Master Class:

What is “picture frame” under Passcode Lock?

Your iPad is also a digital photo frame. Picture Frame mode (Settings > Picture Frame) lets you choose images, select transitions and set other options for slideshows. You can use your iPad as a digital photo frame even while locked. You need to turn the feature on first. Go to Settings> General> Passcode Lock> Picture Frame. Now your iPad’s Lock screen will show a small flower icon in the bottom right corner. You can tap it to start your slideshow without having to unlock your iPad.


About Andy Brovey

Dr. Andy Brovey, The Portable Prof, helps others make sense and make use of digital tools through his work, websites and social media. He has over 30 years experience in educational technology, including teaching, administration and professional development. In 2007, Apple Inc. recognized his work and named him an Apple Distinguished Educator. He started this iPad Academy website shortly after the first iPad went on sale to help others become more comfortable and competent with the iPad, in person and online. His latest venture is Teach About Tech, a resource marketplace for technology trainers.