Setup: Aura Plus & Aura Hearts — macOS Sonoma & Earlier

In this doc:

  • Setup A: New user steps
  • Setup B: macOS Sonoma update steps (you've already had Aura and recently updated your Mac)

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Setup A — You're New to Aura

Follow this if this is your first time using Aura

  1. Download the .zip via the link in your order confirmation email, or order confirmation page after checkout. Ensure you’ve selected the .zip that reflects your current macOS.
  2. On your Mac, open up the .zip file, then the .saver file inside. This will automatically launch System Settings into the Screen Saver section. From there, you can choose to install it for your own user account, or all user accounts on your machine.
  3. Head to System Settings → Screen Savers, horizontally scroll down to “Other”, select Aura Hearts, and you're done!
  4. To change the color theme, select “Options…” on the right-hand side. Under the “Theme” dropdown, you can pick between all themes!
  5. To change the clock options, under the same "Options…" menu via the “Clock” dropdown. You can pick between 12-hour, 12-hour with AM/PM, and 24-hour clock modes.

Setup B — Sonoma Update

If you’ve had Aura before and recently updated to macOS Sonoma

To delete the old Aura Hearts Screensaver:

  1. Open System Settings.
  2. From the lefthand sidebar, click “Screen Saver”.
  3. Scroll down to the Other section, then scroll horizontally to find your previous Aura Hearts screensaver.
  4. Right-click (or Ctrl key + click) the screensaver thumbnail, then click “Delete Aura Hearts”.

  1. From the pop-up window that appears, click “Move to Trash”.
  2. Empty your Mac’s trash.

Once that’s done, here’s what you need to do to install the new one:

  1. Close System Settings.
  2. Restart your computer ( top left → "Restart...").
  3. Download the new screensaver file labeled “Sonoma” on your order download page.
  4. Unzip the .saver file, then double-click it to open it.
  5. From the System Settings pop-up that appears, click Install.
  6. Scroll down your screensaver list to Other, then scroll horizontally to find your new Aura Hearts Screensaver — click it to set it as your current screensaver.

General Tips & Troubleshooting

  • All Theme and Clock Options are available in “Options…” in top-right of the Screen Saver window
  • On Sonoma, ensure “Show on all Spaces” is toggled on at the top of the System Settings → Screen Saver window
  • Hover over the preview thumbnail at the top of the Screen Saver window, and click “Preview” to check it out and pick your favorite theme!
  • If you're on Sonoma: Ensure “System Settings” → “Lock Screen” → “Show Large Clock” is set to “Never” so it doesn’t appear over the screen saver
  • If you’re on a version older than Sonoma: Ensure “Show with clock” at the bottom of the System Preferences window is not checked — this will prevent the secondary gray rectangle clock from appearing
  • To customize when the screen saver appears, pick from the first dropdown at the top of System Settings → Lock Screen

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