Add transition effects to your PowerPoint presentation on a mobile device

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Slide transitions are the animation-like effects in PowerPoint that occur in Slide Show view when you move from one slide to the next during an on-screen presentation.

Add a transition

  1. Open your presentation.

  2. (phone) Tap the Edit icon Edit icon at the top of your screen, tap the up arrow Tap the up arrow at the bottom right corner to open the ribbon commands. at the bottom right to open the floating ribbon, tap Home, and then tap Transitions.

    (tablet) Tap the Transitions tab:

    Transitions tab

  3. Tap Transition Effects to see a gallery of transition effects grouped by category.

    Transition Effect options in PowerPoint for Android Phone.

  4. Choose a transition; for example, tap Morph to have one slide gradually turn into the next slide.

  5. Tap Effect Options to choose the direction of the transition.

    Effect Options in PowerPoint for Android Phone.

  6. (Optional) Tap Apply to All to apply the same transition to all slides in the presentation.

Remove a transition

  1. (phone) Tap the Edit icon Edit icon at the top of your screen, tap Home, and then tap Transitions.

    (tablet) Tap the Transitions tab.

  2. Expand Transition Effects.

  3. Tap None.

    Remove transitions

Things to remember

  • In PowerPoint, transitions are different from animations. An animation is a special effect on a slide, while a transition is a special effect that happens between slides. For related information, see Add animation effects.

  • You can't add sound effects or set a time to advance to the next slide in PowerPoint on mobile devices at this time. But if you use your mobile device to open a presentation that already has these features, you will be able to play them.

Add a transition

  1. Open your presentation.

  2. (iPhone) Tap the Edit icon Tapping the Edit button allows you to make changes to the presentation. , tap the ellipsis button Tap the ellipsis at the bottom right to open the floating command bar. at the bottom right, tap Home, and then tap Transitions.

    (iPad) tap the Transitions tab.

    Transitions tab

  3. Tap Transition Effect. You will see a gallery of transition effects grouped into Subtle and Exciting categories.

    Transition Effect options.

  4. Choose a transition; for example, tap Morph to have one slide gradually turn into the next slide.

  5. Tap Effect Options to choose an effect. (These options will vary depending on the transition you choose.)

    Effect Options for transitions.

  6. (Optional) Tap Apply to All to apply the same transition to all slides in the presentation.

Remove a transition

  1. (iPhone) Tap the Edit icon Tapping the Edit button allows you to make changes to the presentation. , tap Home, and then tap Transitions.

    On your iPad, tap the Transitions tab.

  2. Tap Transition Effect.

  3. Tap None.

    Remove transitions

Things to remember

  • In PowerPoint, transitions are different from animations. An animation is a special effect on a slide, while a transition is a special effect that happens between slides. For related information, see Add animation effects.

  • You can't add sound effects or set a time to advance to the next slide in PowerPoint on mobile devices at this time. But if you use your mobile device to open a presentation that already has these features, you will be able to play them.

Add a transition

  1. Open your presentation.

  2. Tap the Transitions tab.

    Transitions tab

    On your Windows phone, double-tap the slide you want, then tap More More at the bottom right of your screen, tap Home, and then tap Transitions.

  3. Tap the down arrow to expand the Transition Effects. You will see a gallery of transition effects grouped into Subtle, Exciting, and Dynamic categories.

    Transition effects

  4. Choose a transition; for example, tap Morph to have one slide gradually turn into the next slide.

  5. Tap Effect Options to choose the direction of the transition.

    Effect options

  6. Tap Preview to see the effect applied to your slide.

    Transitions preview

  7. (Optional) Tap Apply to All to apply the same transition to all slides in the presentation.

Remove a transition

  1. Tap the Transitions tab. On your Windows phone, double-tap the slide you want, then tap More More at the bottom right of your screen, tap Home, and then tap Transitions.

  2. Expand Transition Effects.

  3. Tap None.

    Remove transitions

Things to remember

  • In PowerPoint, transitions are different from animations. An animation is a special effect on a slide, while a transition is a special effect that happens between slides. For related information, see Add animation effects.

  • You can't add sound effects or set a time to advance to the next slide in PowerPoint on mobile devices at this time. But if you use your mobile device to open a presentation that already has these features, you will be able to play them.

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