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    Viewing photos and videos

    Arrow left Xperia XA2 support overview

    Use the Album application to view photos and play videos that you’ve taken with your camera, or to view similar content that you've saved to your device. All photos and videos are displayed in a chronologically ordered grid.

    Album overview

    Album in grid view
    1 Open the Album home screen menu
    2 Launch Cast to share media files with another device
    3 View menu options
    4 View a slideshow of your photos and videos
    5 Drag the screen across to open the Album home screen menu
    6 View date of items in the group
    7 Tap a photo or video to view it
    8 Scroll up or down to view content

    To view photos and videos

    1. Find and tap Album.
    2. Tap a photo or video that you want to view. If prompted, tap Music play normal icon.
    3. Flick left to view the next photo or video. Flick right to view the previous photo or video.

    The Album application may not support all file formats.

    You can set the screen to rotate automatically when your device is turned sideways. To enable or disable this feature, find and tap Settings > Display > Device rotation .

    To change the size of the thumbnails

    • When viewing thumbnails of photos and videos in Album, spread two fingers apart to zoom in, or pinch two fingers together to zoom out.

    To zoom a photo

    • When you are viewing a photo, spread two fingers apart to zoom in, or pinch two fingers together to zoom out.

    To watch a slideshow of your photos

    1. When you are viewing a photo, tap the screen to display the toolbars, then tap Menu icon > Slideshow to start playing all the photos in an album.
    2. Tap a photo to end the slideshow.

    To play a video

    1. In Album, find and tap the video that you want to play.
    2. Tap Music play normal icon.
    3. If the playback controls are not displayed, tap the screen to display them. To hide the controls, tap the screen again.

    To pause a video

    1. When a video is playing, tap the screen to display the controls.
    2. Tap Pause music icon.

    To fast-forward and rewind a video

    1. When a video is playing, tap the screen to display the controls.
    2. Drag the progress bar marker left to rewind, or right to fast-forward.

    To adjust the sound volume of a video

    • Press the volume key up or down.

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