If you have more images in your Google Photos app than you know what to do, why not put your phone to work to display them? With a few simple steps, you can use your Android phone’s screen saver feature to turn your phone’s screen into a digital picture frame while it’s charging.
This works especially well for phones with wireless charging (so you can see your photos with the phone on the charger), but it will work with any kind of charging mode or if you leave your phone off the dock. let’s connect. It’s built right into the operating system, and it’s a clean, easy way to show off some of your favorite photos.
I used a Motorola Moto G Stylus (2022) for the steps below, but the process is very similar on a Samsung or Pixel phone. You’ll need the photos you want to display in Google Photos Albums.
- go for Settings > Display,
- Tap advanced Select More to reveal more menu options (if you need to) screen saver,
- Tap current screen saver And select the Google Photos app icon. This will take you back to the main screen saver menu page. From there, tap gear icon next to current screen saver,
- From here, you can access some preferences, such as turning the animated zoom effect on or off. To choose which photos the screen saver will show, select your Google Account to bring up a list of your Google Photos albums. (You can also see a list of albums on your device.) Put a checkmark next to the ones you want to include.
- Navigate back to the main screen saver menu page and tap when to start To choose when the screen saver will turn on — while charging, docked, or both.
- Navigate back to the main screen saver menu page, and tap start now (either Preview) to see how it would look.
done! Here are some additional pointers for your brand new, no extra cost digital photo frame:
- Obviously, photos oriented vertically will look best.
- Choose photos that have the subject focused, otherwise they may be cropped right out of the picture.
- If you have a lot of horizontally oriented photos, turning off the “Photo fill screen” option will help, but your images will look quite small on your display.
The screen saver will always start with the first picture in the album and will continue to show the album in whatever order it is sorted. If this sounds a little too repetitive, you can create an auto-updating album. Here’s how to do it:
- Start a new album in Google Photos. In the app, you’ll tap on Library Tab at the bottom of the screen and select the plus sign for New Album. Or, choose an existing album by going to the same Library tab and selecting an album.
- Give your new album a title, and tap under Add Photo Select people and pets, Select the topics you want to include in the album. Google will automatically detect them in new images uploaded to Google Photos and add them to your album.
- If you’re using an existing album, tap the three dots in the upper-right corner, select the optionand down add photos automatically, tap the plus sign and choose who you want to include. check Add existing photos too If you want.
- New images will appear at the beginning of the album, so they’ll be the first to appear when your screen saver starts.