Mobile App for Aurora (iOS and Android)
The mobile app will allow you to take remote control of your camera from your smart device. This guide covers the Aurora, Aurora Sport, Black, and Aurora PRO. Mobile App screens will vary between iOS and Android.
Download and Install the App
Connecting your Smart Device to Aurora
Controlling the Camera
Transfer Images and Videos to Your Mobile Device (and your PC)
Share Images and Videos
Install the App
Turn Aurora’s Wi-Fi on by rotating the Settings Dial to the WiFi/Settings position to view the Settings menu.
Use the toggle buttons surrounding SET to navigate the menu to WiFi and then right to On, and SET to select.
NOTE: WiFi is now on and will remain on until you turn it off.
Turning Bluetooth Off on your iOS Device
NOTE: Your iOS device's Bluetooth signal can cause issues with the app connection. Turn Bluetooth off from iOS Settings and not the iOS Command Center.
From the main screen of your iOS device select Settings/Bluetooth/Turn Bluetooth off.
Open the SIONYX Aurora app, select your language and tap OK.
If firmware is available for your camera, the app will display it here. Tap Update, OK, and then restart your camera.
The app will connect to your camera and display the Media Center screen.
The Mobile app is now ready to control your camera.
Tap the LIVE icon.
The app is now in Live View and will start in Photo Mode.
Photo Mode (1) - Capture still images.
Video Mode (2) - Record live video.
Loop Mode (3) - Capture 30 seconds of video activated by a trigger.
NOTE: The trigger can either be the shutter button or a shock to the camera such as recoil from a rifle.
The Photo Mode icons are numbered and labeled below.
Press the red Shutter button to capture a photo.
Tap the Shutter Speed icon to access shutter speed settings and tap the shutter speed that best suits your scene.
NOTE: Shutter speed describes how fast the shutter opens and closes. A fast speed will stop motion and let in less light, and a slow speed will let in more light.
Tap the +/- Exposure Compensation icon to access settings and tap the compensation best suited for your scene. [HDR Off/On is to the right of Exposure Compensation.]
NOTE: Adjusting exposure compensation allows you to brighten or darken a scene. A positive setting will increase brightness, and a negative setting decreases it.
Tap the Burst Rate icon to access the fps settings to capture several images in succession.
The Self Timer sets a delay between a shutter press and image capture. Press the Self Timer icon to access the delay settings and tap the setting that best suits your scene.
The camera image settings will be visible on the Live screen when Camera Mode is selected. The Night Glow icon will appear when the Scene Ring on the camera is set to Night. Switch between full color, green, and monochrome by tapping the Night Glow icon.
The Video Mode interface icons are numbered and labeled below.
(1) Time Left to record | (2) EIS | (3) Video Resolution | (4) Video Rate [Compass | Zoom | Exposure Compensation | HDR (see Photo Mode above)]
Press the red Shutter button to start and stop recording video.
Tap the Video Rate button to access the FPS. Select the frames per second that best suits your scene.
NOTE: The higher the FPS, the smoother the video. A lower FPS will improve sensitivity in low-light scenes.
The Loop Mode allows you to record short clips based on a trigger or shutter and the icons are numbered and labeled below. To initiate a Loop Mode session, tap the Trigger Mode and Trigger Type to best suit your scene. Then tap the Shutter Button or wait for an incident to trigger the camera.
⇒ Before - 25 seconds prior | Middle - 15 seconds prior, and 15 seconds post | After - 30 seconds post
The Media Center screen will display image thumbnails. Tap the photo(s) and/or video(s) you would like to import from Aurora to the app.
The selected item will appear in full-screen view.
To select multiple items:
Long press an item in the Media Center.
The thumbnail of the item will dim and a one (1) will appear.
Tap on another thumbnail and the next sequential number will appear indicating the total number of items selected.
Tap again to deselect.
Tap the Import button after selecting image(s) and video(s). The Import button will be beneath the full-screen preview if you selected a single item or multiple.
The selected files will begin importing.
Once the files have been imported, you can delete them from Aurora.
Choose Yes to delete or No to save.
To view the imported files, tap In Device at the top of the screen.
To export images to your smart device, long press any item until a (1) appears.
Tap any additional item to select it as well and then tap the Export button.
The exported file(s) will now be visible in your mobile device's photo gallery.
Connect Aurora to your computer with the included USB cable.
Open File Manager to view Aurora as a storage device and drag photos and videos directly to your PC.
Open the Mobile app and tap your wireless network (not your camera) and then tap Continue.
Tap the photo(s) and video(s) in the Media Center you want to share and then tap the Share icon.
Your device will display the sharing options.