Adding Photos

Adding photos to an Aura frame is simple using the Aura app. Below is an overview of the different sections in the app where you can select photos for your frame.

Please note: Aura does not support video or play sound. If you're using an iOS device you can add Live Photos to the frame, which will animate when you gesture through photos on the frame.

First, open the Aura app and tap on the "Your Photos" tab at the top. This section of the app contains all of your photos which are available for you to select for an Aura frame.  Only you have access to these photos which have synced from your device.

You'll notice 4 sections:

App home screen

Photos

Photos is the first section under the Your Photos tab and contains your entire photo library (sometimes referred to as camera roll). Scroll down to view your photos by date. You can select one photo at a time or select multiple photos at once. To go back click "cancel" followed by "<" in the top left.

Selecting one photo at a time:
  1. Tap into Photos.

  2. Tap on a photo to view its details.

  3. Tap on "Select Photo."

  4. If you have multiple frames in the Aura app, select the frame in which you'd like to share the photo.

  5. Tap "Save."

Selecting multiple photos at once:
  1. Tap into Photos.

  2. Tap the "Select Photos" button.

  3. Check the circle in the bottom right of each photo you'd like to share with a frame.

  4. If you have multiple frames in the Aura app, select the frame in which you'd like to share the photos.

  5. Tap "Save."

Albums

Albums is the second section section under the Your Photos tab and contains all of the albums that have synced directly from your device. For iOS users this section also includes shared iCloud albums. Your Shared albums will appear at the top followed by the rest of your albums sorted by the number of photos in that album (high - low).

Selecting an entire Album for a frame:
  1. Tap into Albums.

  2. Tap on the Album you'd like to add to a frame.

  3. Tap "Add All."

  4. If you have multiple frames in the Aura app, select the frame in which you'd like to add the album and click "save."

  5. If you choose to add an entire album, any photo added to that album in the future will sync with the album in the Aura app and be selected for the frame.

Selecting individual photos from within an Album:
  1. Tap into Albums.

  2. Tap on the Album in order to locate the photo.

  3. Tap "Select Photos."

  4. Check the circle in the bottom right of each photo you'd like to share with a frame.

  5. If you have multiple frames in the Aura app, select the frame in which you'd like to share the photos.

  6. Tap "Save."

Smart Albums

Smart Albums is the third section under the Your Photos tab and is where the people you take photos of most are sorted into their very own album. Even photos of your pets are sorted into their own album! Tap into Smart Albums to view the people which Aura has grouped into their own photo collection.

Selecting an entire Smart Album for a frame:
  1. Tap into Smart Albums

  2. Tap on the Smart Album (or person) which you'd like to add to a frame

  3. Tap "Add All"

  4. If you have multiple frames in the Aura app, select the frame in which you'd like to add the album and click "save."

  5. If you choose to add an entire Smart Album any photo taken of that person in the future will sync with their Smart Album in the Aura app and be selected for the frame.

Selecting individual photos from within a Smart Album:
  1. Tap into Smart Albums

  2. Tap on the Smart Album in order to locate the photo of that person

  3. Tap "Select Photos"

  4. Check the circle in the bottom right of each photo you'd like to share with a frame

  5. If you have multiple frames in the Aura app, select the frame in which you'd like to share the photos

  6. Tap "Save"

Google Photos

Google Photos is the fourth section under the Your Photos tab. The integration gives users the option to connect their Aura Account with their Google Photos. To link your account tap where it says "Add Google Photos" and enter your Gmail address and password. Once you've granted access all of your albums and photos saved with Google will sync with the Aura app.

Selecting an entire Google Photos Album for a frame:
  1. Tap into Google Photos.

  2. Tap onto the "Albums" tab on the top right.

  3. Tap on the Album you'd like to add to a frame.

  4. Tap "Add All."

  5. If you have multiple frames in the Aura app, select the frame in which you'd like to add the album and click "save."

  6. If you choose to add an entire Google Album, any photo added to that album in the future will sync with the album in the Aura app and be selected for the frame.

Selecting individual photos from within Google Photos:
  1. Tap into Google Photos

  2. Tap onto the "Photos" or "Albums" tab to locate the photos for your frame.

  3. Tap "Select Photos"

  4. Check the circle in the bottom right of each photo you'd like to share with a frame

  5. If you have multiple frames in the Aura app, select the frame in which you'd like to share the photos.

  6. Tap "Save."

Need help or have a specific question not answered here? Email help@auraframes.com or call (646) 630 7237. For the quickest response time, please submit a request and an Aura expert will be in touch.

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