Adding media to entries in Day One for iOS

Adding photos to Day One on iOS

A picture is worth a thousand words and, in Day One, you can include photos, videos, audio, and PDFs to enrich and enhance your entries. Adding media to entries in Day One is a great way to keep your memories alive and vivid.

Basic: 1 photo per entry
Plus: up to 10 photos per entry
Premium: up to 30 media per entry, including 5-minute videos (1080p), audio recordings, and PDFs

Adding photos or video

Tap the Photo icon at the top of the Timeline view to start a new entry with photo options. Long-press on the Photo icon for additional options and a quick look at recent photos to select.

Tap the + button at the bottom to start a new entry. Basic media icons appear in the entry when first launched.

Long press the + button for media options as well.

When editing an entry, tap the paper clip icon to access options to media (and more!). There are options to open to the Photo Library, Camera for still photos or video, Drawing, Scans, or tap File to search for media in the Files app.

Once a photo is loaded into an entry, long press on any photo for options to Cut, Copy, Share, Favorite, Insert Text Below, Rotate Left, and Delete.

Photos can also be added from the Today View. Tap a date in the Calendar to see a variety of sources for new entries including Photos.

Tap the Media view along the bottom to view media in existing entries. Tap the options at the top to start a new entry with these options.


Why can’t I add more photos to Day One? The app doesn’t show my latest photos when I tap the Photos button.

If you do not see all of your photos in the Day One app when you want to attach them to an entry, you’ll want to follow the steps below to make sure you have the correct Photos permission setting for the Day One app:

  1. Open the iOS Settings app.
  2. Go to Day One > Photos.
  3. If you want to allow Day One access to all of your photos, select All Photos.
  4. If you prefer to allow Day One access only to certain photos, select Selected Photos and choose the photos. Note that you’ll need to go to this screen to add more photos if you want to upload newer photos to Day One.

How do I stop Apple Photos from syncing to Day One?

If you allow Day One’s access to all your photos in the iOS Settings, your photos will appear in the Apple Photo Library section in the Today view.

To stop that from happening, you can set the Day One app to have None or Selected Photos permission in iOS Settings app > Day One > Photos.

Can I add photos to templates?

At the moment, it is not possible to add photos/images to templates. Feel free to reach out to us if you’d like to add a vote to the request for this feature.

Can I save photos I take in Day One to my device?

Yes, you can choose to save a copy to the Photo Library when you take a photo with the camera in Day One.

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