How to Pair the Camera with the GoPro App


If you are trying to pair a HERO5 camera to Capture, please visit the link below for instructions: 
How to Pair the Camera with Capture​
 


HERO4 pairing process

Video Tutorial: HERO4 Pairing Video (older firmware)

Pairing HERO4 Black or HERO4 Silver with the GoPro App for the First Time

  1. On your smartphone/tablet, complete these steps:
    • Download the GoPro App to your smartphone/tablet from the Apple® App Store or Google Play Store
    • Tap "Connect Your Camera.”
    • Tap "Add New Device.” *Android - Click "Choose A Device" and then "Add New Device."
    • Tap "HERO4.”
  2. On your camera, complete these steps:
    • Press the mode button to power on your camera. 
    • Press the mode button until you highlight "Setup,” then press the shutter button to select it.
  3. On the app, tap "Continue."
  4. On the camera, complete these steps:
    • Press the shutter button twice to turn on Wi-Fi.
    • Press the mode button to highlight “Pair,” then press the shutter button to select it.
  5. On the app, tap "Continue."
  6. On the camera, press the shutter button to select "GoPro App."
  7. On the app, complete these steps:
    • Tap “Continue.”
    • Enter the PIN that is listed on the camera's LCD screen, then tap “Pair.”
    • Enter a name and password for your camera.
    • Tap “Update Your Camera.”
  8. For iOS users: Go to Settings > Wi-Fi on your phone and select your camera name, enter the password, then return to the app. You will see a blue dot next to the camera name indicated that it is connected.
  9. Tap your camera name to connect to the camera’s Wi-Fi network and you are all set!

Pairing HERO4 Black or HERO4 Silver with the GoPro App on Additional Devices

​Any additional device will need to be paired using the same exact process and steps listed above.
 


HERO4 Session Pairing process

Connecting HERO4 Session with the GoPro App for the First Time: 

If your HERO4 Session has never been paired with the GoPro App on any smartphone/tablet, follow the instructions below to connect your camera to the app.

  1. On your smartphone/tablet, complete these steps:
    • Download the GoPro App to your smartphone/tablet from the Apple® App Store or Google Play Store. 
    • Open the app, then tap "Connect Your Camera."
    • Tap "Add New Device.Android - Click on "Choose A Device" and then "Add New Device."
    • Tap HERO4 Session.
    • Because this camera has never been paired with the app on any device, tap "Yes."
  2. On HERO4 Session, complete these steps:
    • Press the Info/Wireless button to turn on the display.
    • Press the Info/Wireless button again to cycle to APP, then press the Shutter/Select button to select it.
  3. On your smartphone/tablet, complete these steps:
    • Tap "Continue."
    • Enter the PIN displayed on your camera status screen, then tap "Pair."
    • Create a new camera name and password, then tap "Continue."
    • For iOS users: Go to Settings > Wi-Fi on your phone and select your camera name, enter the password, then return to the app. You will see a blue dot next to the camera name indicated that it is connected.
    • Tap your camera name to connect to the camera’s Wi-Fi network and you are all set!

You can now control your camera with the app.
 

Connecting HERO4 Session with the GoPro App on an Additional Device

If your HERO4 Session has already connected to the GoPro App on a smartphone/tablet or has already been paired with a GoPro remote, follow the instructions below to connect your camera to the app on a different smartphone/tablet. 

  1. On your smartphone/tablet, complete these steps:
    • Download the GoPro App to your smartphone/tablet from the Apple® App Store or Google Play Store. 
    • Open the app, then tap "Connect Your Camera."
    • Tap "Add New Device.Android - Click on "Choose A Device" and then "Add New Device."
    • Tap HERO4 Session
    • Because this camera has already been paired with the app on another device, tap "No."
  2. On HERO4 Session, complete these steps:
    • Press the Info/Wireless button to turn on the display
    • Press the Info/Wireless button repeatedly to cycle to "ADD NEW," and then press the Shutter/Select button to select it.
    • Press the Shutter/Select button again to select APP. The camera goes into pairing mode.
  3. On your smartphone/tablet, complete these steps:
    • Tap "Continue."
    • Enter the PIN displayed on your camera status screen, then tap "Pair." Android - Enter the camera's password first, and then the PIN number.
    • Tap "Continue" to save the camera’s current name and password.  Note: If you change your camera’s name and password in this screen, you’ll have to re-pair your camera with any other device it was paired to.
    • For iOS users: Go to Settings > Wi-Fi on your phone and select your camera name, enter the password, then return to the app. You will see a blue dot next to the camera name indicated that it is connected.
    • Tap your camera name to connect to the camera’s Wi-Fi network and you are all set!

You can now control your camera with the app.
 

HERO+ and HERO+ LCD Pairing process

Pairing HERO+ or HERO+ LCD with the GoPro App for the First Time

If your HERO+ LCD has never been paired with any smartphone/tablet, follow the instructions below to pair the two devices. 

  1. On your smartphone/tablet, complete these steps:
    • Download the GoPro App to your smartphone/tablet from the Apple® App Store, Google Play, or Windows® Phone marketplace.
    • Open the app and tap "Connect Your Camera."
    • Tap "Add New Device." Android - Click on "Choose A Device" and then "Add New Device."
    • Tap HERO+ .
  2. On the camera, complete these steps:
    • Press the Power/Mode button to power on your camera.
    • Press the Power/Mode button until you highlight "Setup,” then press the shutter button to select it.
    • Press the Shutter/Select button twice to open the Wireless menu.
  3. On your smartphone/tablet, tap "Continue."
  4. On the camera, press the Power/Mode button to highlight GoPro App, then press the Shutter/Select button to select it. Your camera is now in pairing mode.
  5. On your smartphone/tablet, complete these steps:
    • Tap "Continue."
    • Tap "Continue" again.
    • Enter the PIN displayed on your camera’s status screen, and then tap "Pair."
    • Create a new camera name and password and click "Update Your Camera."
    • For iOS users: Go to Settings > Wi-Fi on your phone and select your camera name, enter the password, then return to the app. You will see a blue dot next to the camera name indicating that it is connected.
    • Tap your camera name to connect to the camera’s Wi-Fi network and you are all set!

You can now control your camera with the app.

 

Pairing HERO+ LCD with the GoPro App on an Additional Device

If your HERO+ LCD was already paired to a smartphone/tablet using the GoPro App, follow the instructions below to pair your camera to a different smartphone/tablet.

  1. On your smartphone/tablet, complete these steps:
    • Download the GoPro App to your smartphone/tablet from the Apple® App Store, Google Play, or Windows® Phone marketplace.
    • Open the app and tap "Connect Your Camera."
    • Tap "Add New Device." Android - Click on "Choose A Device" and then "Add New Device."
    • Tap HERO+.
  2. On the camera, complete these steps:
    • Press the Power/Mode button to power on your camera.
    • Press the Power/Mode button repeatedly to cycle to Setup.
    • Press the Shutter/Select button twice to open the Wireless menu.
  3. On your smartphone/tablet, tap "Continue."
  4. On the camera, complete these steps:
    • Press the Power/Mode button to highlight GoPro App, then press the Shutter/Select button to select it.
    • Press the Power/Mode button to highlight "New," then press the Shutter/Select button to select it. Your camera is now in pairing mode.
  5. On your smartphone/tablet, complete these steps:
    • Tap "Continue."
    • Tap "Continue" again.
    • Enter the PIN displayed on your camera’s status screen, and then tap "Pair." Android - Enter the cameras password first, and then the PIN number.
    • If you do not want to change the camera name and password, tap "Continue." Otherwise, enter a new name and password, and then tap "Continue."  Note: If you enter a new name and password for your camera, you must later re-pair your camera with any other smartphone/tablet that it was already paired to.
    • For iOS users: Go to Settings > Wi-Fi on your phone and select your camera name, enter the password, then return to the app. You will see a blue dot next to the camera name indicated that it is connected.
    • Tap your camera name to connect to the camera’s Wi-Fi network and you are all set!

You can now control your camera with the app.

 

HERO3+/HERO3 pairing process

If your HERO3+ or HERO3 has never been paired with any smartphone/tablet, follow the instructions below to pair the two devices. 
  1. On your smartphone/tablet, complete these steps:
    • Download the GoPro App to your smartphone/tablet from the Apple® App Store, Google Play, or Windows® Phone marketplace.
    • Open the app and tap "Connect Your Camera."
    • Tap "Add New Device." Android - Click on "Choose A Device" and then "Add New Device."
    • Tap "HERO3+/HERO3/HERO2." 
  2. Press the Power/Mode button to power ON your camera.
  3. On your smartphone/tablet, tap "Continue."
  4. On your camera, complete these steps:
    • Press the Wi-Fi button on the left of the camera as the lens is facing you. 
    • Press the Wi-Fi button again and look at the camera's LCD screen to see the Wi-Fi option. Now press the Shutter button.
    • Press the camera's front Power button to highlight "GoPro App", and then press the Shutter button to select it. Your camera will display a Wi-Fi signal indicating it is producing a network.
      • Note – if you don’t see “GoPro App” in the menu along with “Wi-Fi RC”, then you need to update your camera’s software before you can use the GoPro App. You can update your HERO3 software here: http://gopro.com/update.
  5. On your smartphone/tablet, tap "Continue."
  6. In your smart phone or tablet's Wi-Fi Network settings menu, connect to the camera's Wi-Fi network.You should find the name of your camera listed in your available Wi-Fi networks to select as something like "GOPRO-BP-..." and the default password will be "goprohero".
  7. Once connected to your camera’s Wi-Fi network, go back to the GoPro App on your phone or tablet.
  8. You will be prompted to create a new camera name and password and click "Apply Settings."
  9. For iOS users: Go back to Settings > Wi-Fi on your phone and select your new camera name, enter the password, then return to the app. 
  10. Once connected go back to the app and you should be all set!
 

HD HERO2 + Wi-Fi BacPac GoPro App pairing process

To pair your GoPro camera with the GoPro App, please follow these steps:

  1. On your smartphone/tablet, complete these steps:
    • Download the GoPro App to your smartphone/tablet from the Apple® App Store, Google Play, or Windows® Phone marketplace.
    • Open the app and tap "Connect Your Camera."
    • Tap "Add New Device." Android - Click on "Choose A Device" and then "Add New Device."
    • Tap "HERO3+/HERO3/HERO2." 
  2. Press the Power/Mode button to power ON your camera. 
  3. On your smartphone/tablet, tap "Continue."
  4. On your camera/bacpac, complete these steps:
    • With both units already powered on, attach the Wi-Fi BacPac to the HD HERO2 camera.
    • Press the Wi-Fi button on the side of the camera or Wi-Fi BacPac to go to the Wi-Fi menu
    • Select “PHONE & TABLET”. This allows your phone or tablet to connect to the camera's Wi-Fi network so that you can control the camera.
  5. On your smartphone/tablet, tap "Continue."
  6. In your smart phone or tablet's Wi-Fi Network settings menu, connect to the camera's Wi-Fi network. You should find the name of your camera listed in your available Wi-Fi networks to select as something like "GOPRO-BP-..." and the default password will be "goprohero".
  7. Once connected to your camera’s Wi-Fi network, go back to the GoPro App on your phone or tablet.
  8. You will be prompted to create a new camera name and password and click "Apply Settings."
  9. For iOS users: Go back to Settings > Wi-Fi on your phone and select your new camera name, enter the password, then return to the app. 
  10. Once connected go back to the app and you should be all set!

 

Still having trouble getting connected?
You may want to try changing your Wi-Fi Name and Password. If you want to change your camera's Wi-Fi Name and Password, you can follow the instructions in this article:
 

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