DS photo APK

Version 1.0.3 - com.synology.dsphoto
Last updated: 2020-05-10

DS photo allows to browse photos and videos stored on a Synology DiskStation.

DS photo apk

APP Information

Download Version 1.0.3 (10027)
Apk Size12.82 MB
App DeveloperSynology Inc.
Malware CheckTRUSTED
Install on Android5.0 and up
App Packagecom.synology.dsphoto.apk
Website https://myds.synology.com/support/support_form.php?lang=enu

Download DS photo 1.0.3 APK

App Description

DS photo is synology,dsphoto,video,players,editors,photo, content rating is Everyone (PEGI-3). This app is rated 4.33 by 3 users who are using this app. To know more about the company/developer, visit Synology Inc. website who developed it. com.synology.dsphoto.apk apps can be downloaded and installed on Android 5.0 and higher Android devices. The Latest Version of 1.0.3 Available for download. Download the app using your favorite browser and click Install to install the application. Please note that we provide both basic and pure APK files and faster download speeds than APK Mirror. This app APK has been downloaded 31298+ times on store. You can also download com.synology.dsphoto APK and run it with the popular Android Emulators.

**You must own a Synology NAS to run this app, and have upgraded to Photo Station 6.6.0 on your Synology NAS to get the complete set of features**

DS photo allows you to browse through the photo collection on your Synology NAS server on the go, as well as interact with friends using the comments in real time. Organizing your photos is easy: with traditional albums, using tags to create virtual albums or with a simple tap with the timeline mode! Better yet, download albums to the Android device to view them even when no network connection is available, and use the Photo Backup to effortlessly upload your photos taken with your Android device onto your own personal cloud.

Find all detailed features about the app on our website:
www.synology.com > DSM 6.0 > Mobile Apps > Software Specs

App ChangeLog

  • 1. Supports user interface in Thai language
  • 2. Minor bug fixes

App Screens

DS photo App Screen 1DS photo App Screen 2DS photo App Screen 3DS photo App Screen 4DS photo App Screen 5DS photo App Screen 6DS photo App Screen 7DS photo App Screen 8DS photo App Screen 9DS photo App Screen 10DS photo App Screen 11DS photo App Screen 12


Apk scan results

Apk Scaned By TotalVirus Antivirus,com.synology.dsphoto.apk Was Pure And Safe.

Scan Stats:confirmed-timeout:0|failure:0|harmless:0|malicious:0|suspicious:0|timeout:0|type-unsupported:11|undetected:64|
File type:Android
Magic:Zip archive data
File size:13441631
Uncompressed Size:23260908
Contained Files	:688
Contained Files By Type:MF:1,RSA:1,SF:1,dex:2,gz:1,ogg:4,png:386,so:3,xml:288,


requires following permissions on your android device.

view network connections
Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.

full network access
Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.

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Google Play Reviews

  1. Douglas Terry-avatar

    The app is horrible after the long gone refresh click is gone. My photo file structure is constantly tweaked by my family as they upload photos and without the refresh feature I can no longer see the current file structure in order to upload. Great server, great photo and video upload speeds IF AND ONLY IF I can see the file structure.

  2. Robert Nedved-avatar

    Doesn't work with Synology drive. Can't change location of the ds photo folder, so there is no way how to sync pictures with Synology drive. Upload is fast, but browsing uploaded photos is too slow, takes almost a minute to open a picture. This app is totally useless

  3. Halchin Raul-avatar

    I spend a lot of time debugging this app. It's not able to create all my folders/albums, after talking with the support team (more than 1 week) it has problems with indexing and database... Don't loose you time guys.

  4. Zach Whittle-avatar

    Would be a great app, if it ran better. It's super slow, especially when compared to someone accessing the same server with the iOS app. Seems to be an issue across all of the android DS apps.

  5. Adam Lichfield-avatar

    Fix your stupid app. I got 2 weeks of use out of it, and thought it was amazing. All of a sudden "Log in - Unknown error". DS File works just fine, why can't I get past the Login screen on any of my devices with THIS app?

  6. Alex Unnervik-avatar

    I keep having errors about self signed certificates, which isn't true... One missing feature would be to upload/backup photos only while the device is charging. That would allow my device to be more energy efficient, to wake up my NAS less often and batch upload without hassle. Additionally, whenever I make images & videos available offline by downloading via DS Files, DS photo reuploads the copies as separate files... backing up my backup copies...

  7. Austin Klinker-avatar

    Simple but finicky app. I mostly just use this to make sure our mobile devices pictures are backed up, and in that sense this app is great. Runs quietly in the background getting everything. Browsing and searching is cumbersome though with permission errors popping up or the folders not displaying the updated pictures.

  8. red jet-avatar

    Terrible. Omg worse! Most images are blank. Doesn't always upload images but won't tell you. Looking at a photo I've backed up. On my home network. 'the photo can't be downloaded just now, please try later'!!!

  9. Timo Spingat-avatar

    The filter functionality does not work. The keyboard closes as soon as I go to enter my keywords. If I by chance manage to enter it fast enough, it shows the results for a second before refreshing and removing the filter. Terrible experience, especially with a large library where filtering by keywords is absolutely necessary.

  10. Jeroen Versteeg-avatar

    Jeroen Versteeg


    Really solid app. Good UI, even on tablet. What I'm really missing is a way to download pictures to my mobile device. I can share copies and links (public and private, nice!), but can't download. Weird oversight. Also, please let me rotate pictures!

  11. Rob Andrews-avatar

    Could not use this at all, could do with a simplified tool to set up the router to port forwarding, im not a techie on this and most people would not be, i gave up after multiple tries, Shame really does look good but not to pull all my hair out! So Dropbox is the anlswer that was so much easier to use

  12. Pij R.-avatar

    Cant even login. While i log in to the exact same account as DS audio, this app keeps telling me login fails.

  13. Michael Jepson-avatar

    Will not connect. I have a brand new Synology 420j, but this app keeps telling me I have to check the IP and version. Other DS apps work.

  14. Robert Mitchell-avatar

    Robert Mitchell


    Terrible. All the other Synology apps were fine but this one repeatedly failed to log in so in the end I just uninstalled it.

  15. Michal Kalous-avatar

    Auto backup works fine. Some photos don't have thumbnails.

  16. Denis Abramov-avatar

    (1) Doesn't connect to the NAS using a hostname. Can only use IP address OR QuickConnect ID. iOS version of the same app can connect using hostname. (2) Can't share photos using other apps like WhatsApp. PLEASE FIX!!!

  17. Jon Stone-avatar

    App works okay to upload pictures. Interface is it very user friendly. Must do steps in exactly the right order. Once you click upload you cannot create a new album. Albums must exist prior to starting upload procedure. This isn't how most save as style dialog boxes work. bigger issue is that pictures on my phone are not sorted in the albums I have. I have thousands of pictures which are sorted. The only way this app sorts them in the upload window is by time. Takes me forever to pic my photos.

  18. Ali Naqvi-avatar

    This is an excellent app. The one MAJOR issue I have with this is the file limit if 2gb for photo backup. Video files are getting larger and larger with every iteration and generation of mobile phones. 2gb is no longer a large file. The limit needs to be removed asap. My video files are way bigger than 2gb on their 4k 60p setting. Please fix this. It's way overdue.

  19. Z Zhu-avatar

    Backup does not upload the photos under subfolder of DCIM. For example, my phone (Samsung S8), only stores the photos under directory DCIM/Camera, which causes none of these photos being uploaded to the NAS.

  20. Kris Pass-avatar

    Not very user friendly. Photo backup will not let me create a folder to backup to. slideshow wont work if more than 10 pics in folder. App gets less user friendly over time.

  21. Y. D.-avatar

    works flawless, Amazingly easy and fast. easy to access and make changes. many others complain about the app or the Synology, they just don't know how to manage a cloud system nor server setup, as an IT professional, this app pretty much does what it supposed to. Make sure your Synology and all the required apps up to date while this one up to date. not knowing how to run a server is the issue for other users who couldn't get it to run stable.

  22. Chuong Le Pham-avatar

    Uninstall and forget all DS apps and others similar offerings from Synology since they neither work 100% of the time against Synology's own NAS hardware. Just use a powerful file explorer like Root Explorer, etc, that offers connection via SAMBA. Sure, you may not be able to auto sync content with file explorers (you can do it manually though). You do, however, get everything else working with your Synology NAS like in-place editting, etc, and it works 100% of the time with a file explorer.

  23. Aleksei Pikhtovnikov-avatar

    Aleksei Pikhtovnikov


    After multiple attempt to login, I figure out that you have to install application called 'Photo station' inside the Synology itself. Ok. But it finally does not work as I need. For example it has a limit for 300 items for upload. I have 1400 now and don't want to spend more time for looking the solution. It better to find out third party software or write down your own

  24. Martin Dentith-avatar

    It's ok. Does what it needs to do with minimal fuss. Three minor gripes. Photo backup doesn't always automatically backup on Wi-Fi as stated in previous reviews The timeline is my favoured view. Why can't it be set as the default view? It could also do with being a little more polished aesthetically. Otherwise can't complain.

  25. Muhib Raza-avatar

    Synology android apps are nothing but a failure. As always, DS photo never ever lets you login peacefully. Despite putting correct IP address, username and password, login always fails.

  26. Lee Whitlocke-avatar

    Does not backup files in the background. What's the point of the backup if I have to manually run it each time? May as well use DS Cloud

  27. Kent Chiang-avatar

    Cannot backup HEIC Photos, showing format not supported. :(

  28. Stephen Devane-avatar

    Not working any more. Cannot connect using quickConnect or IP

  29. K Y-avatar

    Unable to login to user photos after latest DSM update.

  30. Dr House-avatar

    simply doesn't work on my android phone. Other app like DsVideo, DsFile work well, but I can't connect to my NAS with DS Photo. An error message like "Login failed.Please make sur your Synology NAS IP is correct and the DSM version is newer than 6.0" Well 1) I used the same account tto login to my NAS with DS File, DS video... 2) my DS version is 6.2.2... So what's wrong???

  31. John L-avatar

    Frustratingly bad app. On android its completely random if I'm able to see full size images in my albums. Thumbnails display fine, when trying to view full size some display, others just get a black screen with refresh symbol. Photos that work vs photos that dont exactly the same .jpg format. Useless app.!

  32. Reuse And Play-avatar

    I like that fact it keeps all photos in the same order I created but WHY I can't share folder with subfolders in it??? All my pictures already sorted by years folders with month folders in it and no way to create sharing album for the year that includes all months subfolders and pictures in them 🤔 when i try to add month folder to shared empty year folder app stops working

  33. kevin blanchette-avatar

    kevin blanchette


    I no longer can move photos between albums. States I do not have permission to manage folders. I checked as admin and the user permissions are set properly. I still cannot move photos if I sign in as admin user. Therefore this is a bug. Happens on both iPad and Android phone. Browser on computer works as expected.

  34. A Google user-avatar

    1. Filter doesn't seem to be able to read TAGS, so you cant search by entering tags. 2.App only sees images in /photo folder. I want to be able to select mycustomfolder with images. Indexing mycustomdolder doesn't help because Photo Station sees only the images in /photo folder.

  35. A Google user-avatar

    Real potential here, and should be a great way of accessing the photos on your Synology NAS. But the app is buggy, crashes constantly and often displays images partially off the screen. 🙁

  36. VinothKumar Rajendran-avatar

    VinothKumar Rajendran


    I am using ds drive and video but ds photo seems slower than the other. I have given 5 star for video this just 2....🙄

  37. Artur Arturson-avatar

    Unbearably slow app. I have 100/100 connecition and File manager is mutch faster for viewing photos. Please optimize this app. It shoud be snappy and convenient app not a liability. Im really dissapointed and feeling cheated.

  38. Sar Ebadi-avatar

    The entire synology is waste of money. Cannot access app outside of my home network. The support sucks. And the only solution they come is quick connect. I am sure the product works, but the support and the tutorial sucks. Therefore would not recommend this.

  39. Alex Ang-avatar

    Unable to select specific folders for photo backup. Only able to select top level folder. There are alot of folder under DCIM. Should allow adding of a list of folders to backup.

  40. CleanDeskPolicy-avatar



    Unable to use automatic backup since a few weeks back because that section in the software claims I must use a DSN with version 6 or higher, which I do have. Extremely annoying.

  41. W Fenwick-avatar

    Cant just back up pics simply. Only handles 300 at a time. Can't select a bunch at a time. I dont want to have to put my pics in the cloud just to have a decent interface.

  42. G Ray-avatar

    missing task feature (so don't have visibility as to how my uploads are tracking) ... out which I had in IOS version. also some photos don't load our not visible.

  43. Oskari Petas-avatar

    Laggy and slow. Sometimes photos don't load and it shows a grey placeholder instead

  44. stanley g-avatar

    Cant even login. Same as others report with message about NAS IP and DSM needinging to be higher than 6 blah blah. Rubbish. So that's this app and DS File that are not working for me. So, synology, please tell me what I use now with this brand new nas device I splashed out on!!

  45. Josh Scott-avatar

    Way too buggy. Leaving "verify certificate" unchecked, it still tries to verify Let's Encrypt certs, which fail. Even though DS finder works fine and so does web browser.

  46. Dominic Goode-avatar

    Suddenly decided to re-upload a second copy of decades worth of photos from my phone to the NAS. Ruined an otherwise almost perfect app. Needs user control and needs to remember what it's already uploaded!

  47. Christopher Halbersma-avatar

    Christopher Halbersma


    Can't use without the photo app installed on the Synology but the photo app on Synology borks the folders.

  48. Alexandru Onea-avatar

    It handles correctly its tasks, but it's not able to handle both the personal directory and the /photo. It's either the /photo or the personal.

  49. Alexey Shmonov-avatar

    Please consider enabling manual input for the timeline dates, otherwise it takes forever to scroll when you have a lot of photos for multiple years

  50. Bashley Bhana-avatar

    Still needs development. Would like to have a platform where problems experienced can be layed out and then fixed by developers.

  51. Grissa Pong-avatar

    I can work and login for Andriod p30pro. The users have to open service in control panel of dsm first u should tell all users. I spend 30 min to solve problem. If normal users i think he spend more.

  52. Dilwyn Tng-avatar

    Features are improving overtime. But it has 1 major issue, the app is not auto launch in Huawei phone. I hope this can be fixdd

  53. WK LOH-avatar

    Setting up backup features seems not working and not very responsive when uploading photos. It just not as seamless as Google drive.

  54. Rico Rodriguez-avatar

    Unable to log in, same NAS IP and DSM >6 everyone else is getting

  55. A Google user-avatar

    Has stopped working since I updated my DSM software for the NAS. Worked well before then but now unable to connect at all.

  56. JP Ruiz-avatar

    Doesn't work with the newer photo format heic.

  57. Noel Caffrey-avatar

    Can't login, despite correct ip password etc. Utterly useless app.

  58. Christoph Diehl-avatar

    Christoph Diehl


    Postive: Folder based albums instead of timeline mess; works great for a Lightroom photo source and destination. Minor negative: Could use some UI refreshments.

  59. Matt Pinder-avatar

    Very buggy. Photo backup doesn't always work and refresh is very slow.

  60. Simon C-avatar

    Started failing/crashing on each use.

  61. Sally Eccleston-avatar

    Sally Eccleston


    No end of issues logging into either the quick connect address or the ip address on my mate 10 Pro, is useless as it is

  62. Davidiam-avatar

    Refresh is ridiculously slow. No easy way to refresh images when not displaying.

  63. Chi Kin Jackie Fu-avatar

    Chi Kin Jackie Fu


    So confusing moments and photos and others.. so which set of apps or features are the most up to date and no function overlapping?

  64. Maulana Kurniawansyah-avatar

    Maulana Kurniawansyah


    So far good experience. Not the best user interface though.

  65. Adam Ignaczak-avatar

    Doesn't work. Got latest synogy ds218+ and can't connect with it. I've got the latest stable ds firmware :-(

  66. Roberto Kompany-avatar

    Roberto Kompany


    can't login. keep getting error DSM version must be higher than 6.0 Mine is!!!

  67. Igor Hasimi-avatar

    It's good app, sometimes backup is not working. Why there is no app for Chromebook?

  68. Andrew Gee-avatar

    Guys, when a new folder is created, you not gonna see it unless you logoff/logon. Refresh doesn't help

  69. Wei Zheng Goh-avatar

    It fail to upload video, video keep upload from 0 to 100 and keep repeat the process with the same video in fact it actually fail to upload

  70. Exiled Void-avatar

    I notice it did not required a 2 factor auth uppon loging in it's kind a not good now a days anyone can brute force password guest it the password

  71. Peter Antonis-avatar

    No connection to nas after update to 6.2.3

  72. Paul Di Gregorio-avatar

    Paul Di Gregorio


    Broken - no longer refreshing photos. DS File shows the photo but not this app.

  73. Shane Johnson-avatar

    Keeps thinking a folder is deleted after attempting to upload a bunch of photos...

  74. Kenneth Foong-avatar

    For those who can't log in, make sure you have the photo app installed on the NAS.

  75. Manuel Hanel-avatar

    I was worried about the bad reviews. But the app is simple, fast and does exactly what it should.

  76. Lucas M-avatar

    all the pther ds apps work except this one. wont even log in.

  77. Bai Wu-avatar

    android ds photo can't open video ,. I don't know what happen to this company.

  78. Bruno C-avatar

    some pictures don't show, have to click on them to see

  79. Stef C-avatar

    I can't sync oldest photos first...

  80. pal P-avatar

    cant log in - unknown error

  81. PabloV Raven-avatar

    I don't have available to backup video from my smartphone which has size bigger than 2gb . Why ? Today is a future . I shoot video always in 4k. I

  82. Joel Arce-avatar

    Wish it had more options. It won't even let me create a folder.

  83. Kit Mok-avatar

    icon disappeared on my vivo nex and not able to use it. please fix.

  84. Jon BLueSS-avatar

    So slow. Ds file is faster.

  85. David Olandersson-avatar

    David Olandersson


    Can't login.

  86. A Google user-avatar

    Installed, wouldn't connect.

  87. O. Ryo-avatar

    For using this app, Download Photo station app on NAS

  88. Neville Voice-avatar

    Just doesn't work, poor product

  89. Frank Barnhart-avatar

    The Photo app must be installed on the NAS.

  90. Norbert Varga-avatar

    Probably the worst app ever.

  91. Carlos Collart-avatar

    waiting for the .heic format support

  92. A Google user-avatar

    where is the cast option?? help plz

  93. Silviu Sava-avatar

    stupid application made by lame programers

  94. madonna massey-avatar

    Does not work

  95. Attila B-avatar

    Absolutely useless

  96. dragos popa-avatar

    Auto upload photos on wifi is not working. This option is VERY IMPORTANT to me. When i access the photo backup, the app is not auto refreshing the gallery. I have Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus. 2 stars until you repair this bug. Good luck.

  97. A Google user-avatar

    Unreliable. I use this to backup photos from my phone to my NAS. Whilst away from home, wifi off, nothing for the app to do, it consumes prodigious amounts of battery - doing what? When I return home, wifi connected, the app might - or might not - start to back up my photos. Often it does sweet nothing and I have to open the app and press 'backup' in the menu before it decides to start. Edit: unable to handle heic format photos, so now totally useless.

  98. Ryan Murphy-avatar

    Lately the backups have been unreliable. I can't even get it to show me photos from yesterday despite restarting the app many times and toggling airplane mode.

  99. Курага с Нугой-avatar

    Курага с Нугой


    Вот ради всего святого, добавьте предпросмотр .psd файлов

  100. Danica Nepomuceno-avatar

    Danica Nepomuceno


    Please enable slideshow across albums