How to Transparent the Background in PowerPoint on iPhone and Mac


Microsoft PowerPoint gives you a lot of options when it comes to making presentations. You can select to include YouTube videos in your presentation, collaborate with colleagues using the built-in sharing features, and track changes. On iPhone, iPad, and Mac, the PowerPoint app is accessible.

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In this post, we’ll look at a feature that will give your presentations additional depth and purpose. On the iPhone and Mac, we’ll teach you how to make the background translucent in PowerPoint.


First, let’s look at how to use your iPhone to add transparency to your PowerPoint background image. This function is useful when you want to add text to your slide that complements an image. You can place that text on top of the image without impacting its legibility by making the backdrop translucent.


You may utilise this feature on the fly by downloading the PowerPoint app to your iPhone.

To make the background transparent, follow these steps. These methods apply to iPad users as well.

Step 1: Launch the PowerPoint application.


Step 2: Open or create a new PowerPoint presentation. Select the slide to which a transparent backdrop should be applied.

Step 3: Once the slide is selected, tap the three dots in the bottom-right corner.

Step 4: Press the Home button.


Step 5: From the menu, choose Design.

Step 6: Select Format Background from the Design menu.

Step 7: From the Format Background options, choose Picture Fill.


Step 8: Select Insert Image.

Step 9: Choose the image you’d like to use as a transparent (or translucent) background.

Step 10: Drag the Adjust Transparency slider after adding a picture to the slide.


Step 11: When you’ve made your choice, touch the bottom arrow to close the tab.

This is how you can change an image’s backdrop transparency in PowerPoint. If you want to put some text on it for your presentation, this will help.

On older iPhone models, there may be a minor lag while increasing transparency.



The Mac App Store does not include the PowerPoint application. Except for the keyboard shortcuts for features and operations, it performs almost identically to its Windows counterpart.

In PowerPoint for Mac, here’s how to make the slide backdrop transparent.

Step 1: On your Mac, launch the PowerPoint application.


Step 2. Open a new slide in

Step 3: At the top, select the Design tab.

Step 4: On the right side, select Format Background.


On the right side of your screen, the Format Background tab will appear.

Step 5: Select Picture or Texture Fill from the drop-down menu.

Step 6: Select Insert from the Picture Source tab.


Step 7: Click Insert after selecting your file from its saved place.

Step 8: Drag the Transparency slider once the image has been added into the slide.

You can also select to add a certain transparency percentage number.


Now, in the bottom-right corner, click the Apply To All button to apply the same background transparency to all of the slides in your presentation.

To reset the background, go to the bottom and click Reset Background.

As a Transparent Background, use a Solid Color or Gradient.


Instead of utilising an image or a transparent background for your presentation, you can use a solid colour or gradient to make it look more spectacular. To make a solid colour translucent background, follow these instructions.

Step 1: Launch the PowerPoint software and the document you wish to work on. At the top, select the Design tab.

Step 2: On the right side, select Format Background.


Step 3: Select Solid Color from the Format Background tab.

Step 4: Click the Color icon on the right to select a colour.

Step 5: From the palette menu, choose the colour you want.


Step 6: After you’ve chosen a colour, adjust the Transparency slider to your liking.

To add a gradient to the translucent backdrop, follow these instructions.

Step 1: Select Gradient Fill from the Format Background box.


Step 2: Edit the Type, Direction, and Angle of one of the Preset Gradients.

Step 3: Adjust the Transparency slider to your preference.


This is how you can make your PowerPoint presentations have a transparent background. This tool allows you to make your slides more impactful. You may use this function to give each slide a unique appearance and feel. Just make sure the PowerPoint app on your iPhone, iPad, and Mac is up to date.


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