Play Slideshow on iPod nano
Ask iLounge offers readers the opportunity to get answers to their iPod-, iPhone-, iPad-, iTunes-, or Apple TV-related questions from a member of the iLounge editorial team. We'll answer several questions here each week, and of course, you can always get help with more immediate concerns from the iLounge Discussion Forums. Submit your questions for consideration using our Ask iLounge Submit Form. We reserve the right to edit questions for grammar, spelling, and length.
Q: I have an iPod nano and I can’t for the life of me figure out how to play the slideshow of my photos. i know I have the photos on there I just can’t start it. Can you help me, please?
A: Actually, the answer to this is simpler than you may expect: Simply go into your photo library on your iPod nano, select the photo to start viewing, and while the photo is shown full-screen, press either the centre SELECT button, or the PLAY button. No specific visual feedback will be given, but the slideshow will simply start.
When you first select a photo from one of your photo albums, you can also use the click wheel to scroll through your photos rapidly by moving your finger around the wheel. However, once the slideshow is running, you will not be able to do this, although you can still advance to the previous or next slide by pressing the previous or next track buttons on the click wheel. You can also pause the slideshow simply by clicking the PLAY/PAUSE button. The display will show a pause symbol and the slideshow will remain paused until you resume it by pressing PLAY/PAUSE again.
Note that this works in the same way on ALL generations of iPod nano, although the on-screen symbols may be slightly different. Further, the first and second generation iPod nano models do not support TV output of slideshows, so you will only be able to view your photos as a slideshow on the iPod screen itself. The third-generation iPod nano does support TV output, although technically only with the purchase of a specific TV output cable that connects via the Dock Connector (see further below for possible workarounds to this, however).
Note that you can also further customize your slideshow settings by visiting the “Settings” menu under the iPod Photos menu. This will allow you to set such options as music for your slideshow, shuffle or repeat your photos, transition effects to display between photos, time per slide, and to enable the TV Output feature in the case of the third-generation iPod nano.
- Will removing a credit card from Safari also remove it from Apple Pay?
- Can I mute Handoff calls coming into my Mac from my iPhone?
- How do I keep my iPhone calls from ringing on my Mac?
- Why doesn’t Traffic show up on my Today Notifications Screen?
- Why doesn’t my iPhone reconnect to Wi-Fi after I turn it on?
- Why can’t I see the iPad-style landscape view on my iPhone 6 Plus?
- Apple hires hint at improvements in encryption, health monitoring
- Hyundai adds CarPlay support to more vehicles
- Plaintiffs file new motion to keep ‘Error 53’ Touch ID lawsuit alive
- Report: Apple developing Siri home speaker to rival Amazon’s Echo; will release Siri SDK at WWDC
- Apple’s plan to open stores in India hits a snag
- iOS Spotlight search now offers relevant results for some emoji
- Cook discusses ambitious plan to beef up Apple Watch’s health monitoring
- New leak shows dual camera exclusive to ‘iPhone 7 Plus,’ but no Smart Connector
- Apple releases first developer betas for iOS 9.3.3, tvOS 9.2.2
- More iPhone 7 leaks surface, protruding camera seen
- OtterBox Symmetry Series Hybrid Case for 12.9” iPad Pro
- Logitech Logi BASE Charging Stand for iPad Pro
- Twelve South TimePorter for Apple Watch
- August Doorbell Cam
- August Smart Lock HomeKit enabled + Smart Keypad
- ecobee3 HomeKit-enabled smart Wi-Fi thermostat
- Zagg Now Cam
- Yantouch EyE Portable Wireless Speaker
- Netatmo Wind Gauge
- Incipio Stashback for iPhone 6/6s
- Filling the Gap: A look at third-party HomeKit apps
- Instant Expert: Secrets & Features of tvOS 9.2
- Instant Expert: Secrets & Features of iOS 9.3
- Opinion: Why Apple needs a dedicated HomeKit app
- Inside the betas: What’s new in iOS 9.3 and tvOS 9.2 (Updated)
- Life with HomeKit: Our experiences with Apple’s home automation system
- Under the Radar: 10 ‘hidden’ details about the new Apple TV
- Instant Expert: Secrets & Features of iOS 9.0
- Under the Radar: A closer look at smaller iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus changes
- A First Look at iOS 9’s Transit in Apple Maps (Updated for watchOS 2)