Why is my Bihiwoia digital picture frame stuck on the loading screen?
Getting stuck on the loading screen is a commonly reported issue with Bihiwoia digital picture frames. The power button and the frame reset button don’t work once the freeze takes place. These frames often get stuck on the loading screen due to the software being out of date, faulty hardware, or a larger issue with the Bihiwoia digital picture frame.
To fix this issue, there are a couple of things to try. Try rapidly pressing the power button 3 to 5 times. This may start a frame reset. Once a handful of users report this method working for them.
Another potential fix is to unplug the frame from its power source. Once unplugged, hold down the power button to release any charge currently held inside the frame (this is a method many smart TV owners use when their TV freezes). Wait for 5-minutes before plugging the Bihiwoia digital picture frame back into its power source.
Finally, you could try holding down the Bihiwoia frame’s reset button. Note that the reset button is located inside the headphone jack and may be hard to find at first. You’ll need a tool that can reach the button and hold it down for around 5-seconds. No such tool is provided with the frame upon purchase.
If all of these methods fail, you should contact Bihiwoia’s support and try to get a refund or return the frame. Frozen displays and getting stuck on the loading screen are a common issue with many of the newer Chinese brands – and if often a result of cut corners, poor internal software, and/or hardware issues. It’s why we recommend sticking to digital frames with proven high-quality consistency like the Pix-Star digital picture frame!
How to send pictures to the Bihiwoia digital picture frame?
The only way to send pictures to the Bihiwoia digital picture frame is by using the Frameo mobile app. Like many other newer Chinese digital frame brands, Bihiwoia’s frames don’t have a dedicated mobile app – instead of relying on the popular 3rd party Frameo app for digital frames.
To send pictures to the Bihiwoia digital frame, connect to the Frameo mobile app. Once downloaded on your phone or tablet, follow the on-screen instructions to get the sync code. Inputting this code into the Frameo app will connect it to your Bihiwoia digital picture frame.
Once connected, you can select pictures from your phone’s gallery or take new pictures. Note that you can only send up to 10 pictures at the same time. This is one of the most common complaints against the Frameo app.
You can send short 15-second video clips to the Bihiwoia digital picture frame using the Frameo app. Note that you cannot include these video clips in slideshows alongside photos as they are saved to a different partition of the frame’s internal storage.
Bihiwoia digital picture frames are very limited when it comes to photo-sharing options. Competing digital frames like the Pix-Star offer several ways to share photos including a more versatile mobile app, a web interface, importing photo albums from social media, emailing pictures, bulk photo-sharing via USB and SD cards, and more.
Does the Bihiwoia digital picture frame support USB and SD cards?
While the Bihiwoia digital picture frame does have a USB port, it does not allow you to transfer photos from a USB or SD card. The only way to transfer photos to the Bihiwoia digital picture frame is using a 3rd party mobile app called the Frameo app.
We don’t recommend digital picture frames that don’t offer USB and SD card support. They don’t work well without Wi-Fi and are less elderly-friendly. Additionally, they aren’t great for bulk photo-sharing, especially when you consider that the Frameo app only lets you share a handful of photos at a time.
For reference, the Pix-Star digital picture frame offers full USB and SD card support. You can use any USB/SD card size and play slideshows directly on the Pix-Star frame (without having to copy the content to the frame’s internal storage first).
How many photos can the Bihiwoia digital picture frame hold?
The Bihiwoia digital picture frame can hold around 30,000 photos on the frame’s 16GB of internal storage. While this is quite a significant quantity, the frame doesn’t have a great internal file explorer.
This makes it very hard to organize the photos into files, folders, and/or playlists. You have very little control over which photos are included in which slideshows, their play order & frequency, etc.
Another issue here is that the Frameo mobile app (the only app that Bihiwoia digital picture frames can use) only lets you send 10 photos at a time. Since these frames don’t support USB or SD cards, bulk photo-sharing is extremely slow and frustrating. Imagine having to share 30,000 to 50,000 photos at only 10 pictures per batch.
Another important point worth noting is that Bihiwoia digital picture frames don’t support USB or SD cards or plug & play. Competing frames like the Pix-Star let you connect any size of USB/SD card to the frame and play photos directly to the frame’s display (without copying anything to internal storage first). This gives frames like the Pix-Star virtually unlimited storage space as you can use any size of USB/SD card.
Do Bihiwoia digital picture frames play video?
Bihiwoia digital picture frames can only play 15-second video clips. Note that you can only send these video clips to the frame using the 3rd party Frameo mobile app. Videos cannot be included in slideshows alongside photos and cannot be played from external sources like USBs or SD cards.
Popular high-end digital frames like the Pix-Star let you play 2-minute video clips along with their recorded audio. You can send these video clips to the frame via the Pix-Star Snap mobile app and by USB/SD card.
Unlike Bihiwoia digital picture frames, Pix-Star lets you include videos in slideshows. Additionally, you can set these video clips to play muted by default, play them in slideshows alongside your favorite photos, and more.