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GoPros are popular amongst YouTubers, adventurers, hikers, and professional divers. Many GoPro cameras come with wireless capabilities. They allow users to connect to a Wi-Fi network, update the camera software, and transfer photos and videos to other wireless devices. If your GoPro is equipped with Bluetooth, you can also use your smartphone or tablet to control your camera actions.
To connect your GoPro to Wi-Fi, first, you need to turn on the Wi-Fi on your camera. Then you can connect to a home network or other wireless mobile devices through the GoPro application on your smartphone.
This article will explain how to enable Wi-Fi on your GoPro and connect to a network and other devices. Let’s get going.
Connect Your GoPro to A Mobile Device
The latest GoPro cameras, such as the Hero series, have Wi-Fi functionality. You can efficiently operate them from your smartphone using the GoPro Quik application. You can start/stop the recording, take pictures, download them, and modify some camera settings wirelessly. Here is how you can do it:
- Go to PlayStore/App Store on your smartphone and download the GoPro Quik application. The GoPro App is free on the App Store for iOS devices and Google Play for Android devices.
- Sign up with the required details or log in if you already have an account.
- On your GoPro, swipe down to go to Connections.
- Select Enable Wi-Fi.
- Now, Go back to Connections and choose Wireless Devices.
- Select Add New Device.
- Now, choose your smart device and select Pair without code. Your device will be connected to the GoPro network automatically.
- Now open the GoPro Quik app and tap on Add Your Camera.
- From the list, select your camera model.
- A code will appear on your camera screen. Enter the code on the app and tap on Continue.
Now you can monitor the record screen, start/stop the recording, snap a photo, modify frame rate, resolution, and much more from your smartphone.
Connect Your GoPro to A Wi-Fi Network
You can also connect your GoPro to a home wireless network and accomplish many tasks. For example, updating the software, using your GoPro as a webcam, and accessing your camera remotely.
To use your GoPro as a webcam for video conferencing, team meetings, and Skype calls, you must download the GoPro utility program from its official website. After that, your GoPro will be listed in the source camera devices, and you can easily select it whenever you need a webcam.
All you have to do is turn on GoPro Wi-Fi and let your wireless router detect it. Once your camera’s IP is listed on the Router DHCP client list, you can copy and paste it into a web browser, access media, and modify some settings.
To connect your GoPro to a Wi-Fi network, follow these steps:
- Press the Mode button a few times to navigate to the Preferences menu, and hit the Shutter button to enter the Preferences menu.
- Using the Up and Down buttons, select Connections and press the Shutter button to enter.
- Select and enter the Wi-Fi Control option using the same up/down buttons.
- Select Wi-Fi On and press the shutter button to turn it on.
- Using the Mode button, go to the main menu and select Connect.
- Navigate to the Wi-Fi Network and press the Shutter button to enter the menu.
- Select your Wi-Fi network, enter the password, and press the Shutter button to confirm.
Once your GoPro is connected to the Wi-Fi network, you can use the GoPro App on your phone or tablet to control the camera features and download the media remotely.
To use the GoPro App, you must ensure your phone or tablet is connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your GoPro. Once you have connected your phone or tablet to the Wi-Fi network, open the GoPro App and follow the instructions to connect to your GoPro.
Once connected, you can use the GoPro App to control the camera remotely, preview photos and videos, and download photos and videos to your phone or tablet. You can also use the app to edit and share your photos and videos on social media.
In summary, connecting your GoPro to a Wi-Fi network can be a convenient way to control the camera and transfer media to your phone or tablet. Following the steps outlined above, you can easily connect your GoPro to Wi-Fi and start using the GoPro App.
Q. How to connect GoPro to Wi-Fi?
A. To connect your GoPro to Wi-Fi, you can download the GoPro Quik app on your smartphone and connect your camera through the app. This way, you can transfer media and control some of the camera features from your smartphone.
Q. Why I can’t play GoPro videos on my laptop?
A. Sometimes, you can’t play videos because they are corrupted during the file transfer. Also, Your laptop’s processor and memory may not be sufficient to render 4k/5k videos recorded on your GoPro.
Q. Why can’t I connect my GoPro to my computer?
A. One common reason is the low battery on your camera. If your GoPro has a low battery, it won’t keep the Wi-Fi on all the time. Ensure you have enough battery on your camera before connecting it to the computer.
Q. How to transfer media from GoPro to my computer?
A. Open Google Chrome or any other web browser on your computer and type 10.5.5.9:8080/videos/DCIM or 10.5.5.9/videos/DCIM. It will open the folder with all the media stored on your camera. You can watch your images and videos by clicking on them. To save them, right-click and select Save as an option and choose your desired location on your computer to store them.