How long does it take the camera to power ON when controlled by the remote?

Where does it apply?

  • HERO4
  • HERO4 Session
  • HERO3+
  • HERO3
  • HD HERO2


It should take about 3-5 seconds for the camera to power on once the power button is pressed on the Wi-Fi Remote.  If the camera does not power on, check for the following:

  • If Wi-Fi is built in, be sure it is powered ON and set to the "REMOTE" or "RC & APP" mode.
  • If using a HERO2 or HD HERO, make sure that the Wi-Fi BacPac and remote are paired, and that a connection is recognized. Make sure that the camera, Wi-Fi BacPac, and Remote batteries are fully charged.  Remember that you need to charge the Wi-Fi BacPac by connecting it to a computer, USB charger, or auto charger directly.  It can't be charged through the camera.
  • If the camera takes 10 seconds or more to power on, please visit the Software Updates page to update the software on the camera (and/or Wi-Fi BacPac and remote).