Mylio Quick Start Guide

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Meet Mylio.

The new home for all of your photos is as fun to learn as it is to use. We’ll walk you through the first steps of getting your photos imported, protected, and on all of your devices.

 

 

On a computer, navigate to www.mylio.com/download to download Mylio. Once downloaded, use the App Store on your iOS devices or the Play Store on your Android devices to download Mylio. Using your Mylio account email and password, sign in to Mylio on all of the devices you want to sync pictures and video across.

 

Mylio uses a Wi-Fi network to move your photos between your devices (this is called peer-to-peer syncing). In order for your photos to sync across all of your devices, they must meet three criteria:

  • All devices signed in to the same Mylio account.
  • All devices on the same Wi-Fi network.
  • All devices have Mylio running at the same time.

 

Feeling a little overwhelmed getting your memories organized in a viewable way? Connect your already organized calendar and let Mylio create events out of your imported photos. See them beautifully displayed in Calendar view.

Photos can be imported into Mylio from many different sources. Importing your photos from your computer can be done using the Import menu. Within the Import menu you have many different options for your import:

  • From This Computer: Mylio will watch selected folders leaving them in their original location and allow you to edit and organize them directly from your Mylio library.
  • Add External Drive to Mylio: Select folders on an external drive that you would like Mylio to reference. The drive will be added as a protection device and the selected folders displayed in your Mylio Library while remaining on the external drive.
  • Online Services: Copy photos directly from your Facebook albums, Flickr account, or Picasa and Google Photos to be displayed in Mylio.
  • Apple Photos: Mylio will copy your Apple Photos Library directly into your Mylio Library. This will copy your photos, file structure, and most edits and metadata.
  • SD Card: Similarly to importing from “This Computer”, Mylio will duplicate the selected images/folders from a SD card into your Mylio Library.

 

External DeviceProtecting your photos is an integral part of Mylio. Photos imported into Mylio can be automatically sent to external drives for safe keeping. Setting up an external device can be done by selecting the plus sign at the top right of the Dashboard. By adding a removable device, you are asking Mylio to protect all media that is in your library to the external device. By default, all originals will be set to be protected by the added device.

The status of your library’s protection can be seen by looking for green check marks in the Originals section of the Dashboard. Your images are protected when you have at least two devices holding Originals that are fully synced (the more the better!).

 

Mobile View

Click here to download a printable version of this guide.

Meet Mylio.

The new home for all of your photos is as fun to learn as it is to use. We’ll walk you through the first steps of getting your photos imported, protected, and on all of your devices.

 

On a computer, navigate to www.mylio.com/download to download Mylio. Once downloaded, use the App Store on your iOS devices or the Play Store on your Android devices to download Mylio. Using your Mylio account email and password, sign in to Mylio on all of the devices you want to sync pictures and video across.

 

Mylio uses a Wi-Fi network to move your photos between your devices (this is called peer-to-peer syncing). In order for your photos to sync across all of your devices, they must meet three criteria:

  • All devices signed in to the same Mylio account.
  • All devices on the same Wi-Fi network.
  • All devices have Mylio running at the same time.

 

Feeling a little overwhelmed getting your memories organized in a viewable way? Connect your already organized calendar and let Mylio create events out of your imported photos. See them beautifully displayed in Calendar view.

Photos can be imported into Mylio from many different sources. Importing your photos from your computer can be done using the Import menu. Within the Import menu you have many different options for your import:

  • Online Services: Copy photos directly from your Facebook albums, Flickr account, or Picasa and Google Photos to be displayed in Mylio.
  • Add Camera Roll/ Media Library (mobile): Importing your Camera Roll happens automatically. However, if you need to add your Camera Roll again you can do so from the Import menu within your device’s Mylio settings. If Mylio alerts you that the Camera Roll or Media Library is already added, it may have been done during initial setup.

 

External DeviceProtecting your photos is an integral part of Mylio. Photos imported into Mylio can be automatically sent to external drives for safe keeping. Setting up an external device can be done by selecting the plus sign at the top right of the Dashboard. By adding a removable device, you are asking Mylio to protect all media that is in your library to the external device. By default, all originals will be set to be protected by the added device.

The status of your library’s protection can be seen by looking for green check marks in the Originals section of the Dashboard. Your images are protected when you have at least two devices holding Originals that are fully synced (the more the better!).

 

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