Follow these steps to start using the GoPro App with your HERO3+, HERO3, or your HD HERO2 camera + Wi-Fi BacPac for the first time:

Get the latest software

You can now update your HERO3+ Black Edition and HERO3+ Silver Edition camera software directly through the GoPro App.  Check out this article for more information:  How to Update Camera Software Wirelessly with the GoPro App.

  1. Make sure the software is up to date on the HERO3+ or HERO3 camera in the version.txt file (or the HD HERO2 camera, Wi-Fi BacPac, and Wi-Fi Remote in GoPro Studio).
  2. Download the GoPro App to your smartphone or tablet.

Pair the camera and the GoPro App


  1. Open the GoPro App and select "Connect to Camera"
  2. Press the "Add A New Camera" button
  3. Select "Add Your HERO4"
  4. Press and hold the Settings button on the lefthand side of the camera until Wi-Fi Mode appears on the screen
  5. Press the mode button to scroll down to "GoPro App" and press the Select button
  6. Press the "Continue" button in the app
  7. Select your camera from the list (e.g. GP245###....)
  8. Enter the pin number and select "Pair My Camera"
  9. Create a new camera name and password
  10. You should now see and be able to control the camera that your phone or tablet is connected to


  1. Power on your camera.  If you're using an HD HERO2 camera, with both units already powered on, attach the Wi-Fi BacPac to the HD HERO2 camera.
  2. Press the Wi-Fi button on the side of the HERO3/HERO3+ camera or Wi-Fi BacPac to go to the Wi-Fi menu.  Note - you'll need to press the button two times if you're using the HERO3+ or HERO3 camera.
  3. If you have a HERO3/HERO3+ camera, select "GoPro App", or if you have an HD HERO2 camera, 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.
  4. In your smart phone or tablet’s Wi-Fi Network settings, connect to the camera's Wi-Fi network. You should find the name of your camera/BacPac listed in your available Wi-Fi networks for you to select. By default, the name will be something like “GOPRO-BP-….”. The default password is “goprohero”.
    • You can change the name and password of their Wi-Fi BacPac any time in GoPro Studio’s Device Window.  You'd need to manually re-update the HERO3 camera software to change the name and password of the HERO3 camera.  The password must be 8-63 characters long. It can contain upper and lower case letters, numbers 0-9, and symbols "@", "-", and "_".
  5. Open the GoPro App on your phone or tablet.
  6. Tap “CONNECT + CONTROL”. 
  7. You should now see and be able to control the camera that your phone or tablet is connected to.
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:
Here's a couple of videos video that'll get you started with the App:
GoPro App introduction video:
Tutorial Video Covering Control, view, & share: