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How To Add Pictures to a Samsung Fridge

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The ability to add pictures to your Samsung fridge is a unique feature that truly personalizes the refrigerator experience. This article will provide a comprehensive guide on how to add pictures to your Samsung fridge, applicable to models with a Family Hub feature.


To add pictures to a Samsung fridge, you need to use the SmartThings app. Open the app, select your fridge under ‘Devices’, and tap ‘Upload pictures and videos’. Choose ‘Picture’, select the photos you want to upload, and tap ‘Upload’. You can view and customize the display of these pictures on your fridge’s Family Hub screen.

Understanding Samsung Family Hub Refrigerators

Before we delve into the steps, it’s important to understand which Samsung refrigerators support this feature. The Family Hub is a feature found in Samsung’s smart refrigerators, such as the Bespoke 4-Door Flex™ Refrigerator. These refrigerators have Wi-Fi connectivity and a built-in touchscreen that can be used for a variety of purposes, from displaying recipes to controlling smart devices and even displaying your favorite photos.

Prerequisites for Adding Pictures

To add pictures to your Samsung fridge, you need to have the SmartThings app installed on your phone. This app is available for download at your phone’s app store.

The technical requirements for the pictures include: – Image format: BMP, PNG, GIF, or JPEG – File size: 5 MB or less – Image dimensions: At least 100 pixels tall and 100 pixels wide

Steps to Add Pictures to Your Samsung Fridge

Once you’ve ensured the prerequisites are met, follow these steps to add pictures:

  1. Open the SmartThings app on your phone.
  2. Navigate to the ‘Devices’ section and select your fridge.
  3. Tap ‘Upload pictures and videos’.
  4. Select ‘Picture’ and choose the source of the photos.
  5. Allow necessary permissions if required.
  6. Select the photos you want to upload.
  7. Tap ‘Upload’ in the upper right corner.

The selected pictures will be automatically added to your Family Hub. You can view them on your Family Hub screen by tapping the Gallery app.

Customizing the Display of Pictures

You can further customize the display of your pictures on your Samsung fridge. For example, you can set a photo as a screensaver or create a slideshow. To do this:

  1. Navigate to the Settings menu on your Family Hub.
  2. Tap ‘Display’, and turn on the screensaver.
  3. Tap ‘Screensaver theme’ and select ‘Slideshow’.
  4. Choose the albums you want to include in the slideshow and customize the settings as desired.

Troubleshooting Common Issues

If you encounter issues while trying to add pictures, ensure you have the latest version of the SmartThings app. Check the file type and size limits for photos on your fridge. If issues persist, try reinstalling the SmartThings app or contact Samsung’s SmartThings department.


Adding pictures to your Samsung fridge is a fun and easy way to personalize your kitchen space. Whether it’s family photos, holiday memories, or your favorite artwork, this feature allows your fridge to be more than just an appliance. With this comprehensive guide, you can easily navigate the process and troubleshoot any issues you may encounter. Happy decorating!

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I add pictures to my Samsung fridge if it does not have a Family Hub?

No, the feature to add pictures is exclusive to Samsung refrigerators with a Family Hub. This feature is not available on other models.

Can I add pictures directly from my computer?

Yes, you can add pictures from your computer. To do this, you would need to transfer the pictures to your phone first. Then, follow the steps provided above to add them to your Samsung Family Hub refrigerator via the SmartThings app.

Is there a limit to the number of pictures I can add to my Samsung fridge?

No, there is no specific limit to the number of pictures you can add. However, you should consider the storage capacity of your Family Hub. Ensure you have enough space for the pictures and other data you may want to store.

Can I add videos to my Samsung fridge?

Yes, you can add videos to your Samsung fridge. The process is similar to adding pictures. Instead of selecting ‘Picture’ in the ‘Upload pictures and videos’ menu, you would select ‘Video’. The video file must be in MP4 format and should not exceed 500 MB in size.

Can I delete pictures from my Samsung fridge?

Yes, you can delete pictures from your Samsung fridge. To do this, navigate to the Gallery app on your Family Hub screen, select the picture you want to delete, and tap ‘Delete’.

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