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GoPro WiFi Password Reset Tutorial

GoPro WiFi Password Reset Tutorial


WiFi and gadgets can be so tricky sometimes. But you don’t have to smash your GoPro to
the ground if anything goes wrong with it. Cause today I will show you step by step how
to reset the WIFI settings on the GoPro and then how to connect your phone to the GoPro. Hey everyone I’m Criss and welcome back to
Eye Stocker. Right before we jump into this tutorial, I
need to share a story with you. In fact, I don’t know how to call this.. epic
GoPro fail or epic iPhone 6 fail. If you have any other suggestions please leave
them in the comments section below, let’s have some fun. I got so mad recently when I tried to make
a timelapse video with my GoPro and I totally failed. I prepaired everything before the shoot, the
GoPro, the settings, the tripod, the timer and my iPhone. Everything was just fine and working. I drove about 18 miles away from my home,
at the right time, to get ready and shoot a sunset time lapse. Anyway, some weird things happened right before
I started to shoot. So I found a great spot to position my tripod,
I’ve put the GoPro on it and then I tried multiple times to connect my phone to the
GoPro and it simply didn’t worked at all. I needed the WiFi connection with my phone
because my GoPro doesn’t have an LCD screen on the back. It’s the GoPro 4 Black edition. So I needed to check my framing on my phone
before starting to shoot the time lapse. I also checked the WiFi settings on my phone
as well as the bluetooth connection and they looked just fine. So I missed that sunset and I was so upset
about this, I got home and I started to search on Google and YouTube what did I missed. So I found out that maybe.. maybe I should
reset the GoPro wifi settings. So I did this and as a miracle, I was able
to pair again the two devices, the GoPro and my iPhone and everything was back to normal.However,
I still failed in that day. But… there is always a but, from every major
issue like this, you should learn something. Because I did and I want to share this with
you today. And if you have friends who experienced the
same issue like I did, I think it’s a good opportunity to share this video, to share
this tutorial with them. Oh, and just to make it clear, I’m not mad
on my GoPro at all. I actually love it. I own the GoPro 4 Black edition and I can
tell you that it’s an amazing camera. The most amazing thing about this camera is
that you can record 1080p videos at 120 frames per second (fps), which means you can slow
down the footage by 4 times in post-production and get that super-slowmotion like you see
on TV, while still having a 30 fps movie in the end. On the other side, I have an iPhone 6 which
works great too and it’s the best phone I’ve ever had until now and of course I use the
GoPro app which let’s me preview my shots and my time lapses very quickly. So here are the main steps you should follow
to reset your GoPro wifi settings. First, you need to turn on your GoPro by pressing
on the front button. You have a side button right here, hold it
down until the blue LED starts blinking and then, without releasing it, press the front
button. Right after this, you should see the reset
menu which will ask you if you want to reset the GoPro wifi settings or not. Obviously you should not press cancel. You must push the front button to move down
to reset and then confirm the action with the top button. Now the wireless settings on the GoPro are
reset and the camera will restart itself in a few seconds. The next is to hold down again the side button,
a bit longer this time, for about 7 seconds or so, until the wireless menu shows up. Select pair and confirm again with the top
button. You have 3 options now, GoPro app, WiFi Remote
Control and Back. Choose the first one, press the top button
and you should see a pairing code. From this moment you have 3 minutes to pair
your iPhone to the GoPro. Plenty of time mister GoPro, thank you very
much. We now move to the iPhone. I will hit the settings icon, enter the bluetooth
menu where you should see a GoPro somewhere in the list. You must click on the info button on the right
side and then on Forget this Device. Confirm the action by pressing the Forget
Device and now the GoPro should be gone from your bluetooth list, as you can see. Let’s open the GoPro app on the phone. Now, you must choose connect your camera,
add new, select your GoPro model, in my case it’s the GoPro 4, continue, continue, continue,
it says “searching”. Ok.. bluetooth pairing request. You should enter now the code which appears
on the GoPro screen and then press pair. So you can give a name the your GoPro with
a minimum of 8 characters which also applies to the password. So let’s name it GoPro Eyestocker and for
the password I will choose a hard one.. let’s say.. 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8. And then press update your camera. Now it says… go to settings- WiFi on your
iPhone. Select GoPro eyestocker and enter this password. I’m in the wifi settings, I will choose GoPro
EyeStocker, enter the password, 12345678 and then choose join. It’s connected now. Let’s go back to the GoPro app, I’m pressing
twice quicly on the home button to switch between the apps.You can see that the wifi
icon is blue, it’s active, I can press on control and we should see a live session here
which is great the problem is solved. With my story from the beginning I just wanted
to point out, how important is to know what to do exactly in specific situations when
your gadgets are not listening to you anymore. If you have an Android phone the steps should
be very simmilar to what you’ve seen in this video. And if you have other solutions for this WiFi
issue, please post them in the comments section below, I would love to read them, I would
love to learn new things from all of you. If this tutorial helped you in any way, hit
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100 thoughts on “GoPro WiFi Password Reset Tutorial”

  1. Hello 
    Thank you very much for your clear and easy explanation on how to rest the camera ….it was a mystery…Very good video !!!! 😉 
    Cheers
    Mike

  2. Hey what if when you are trying to pair it and no pin shows up. Where or how can you find the pin to enter in? Thank eye stoker

  3. So what you do is go to the highest point you can jump (not off) and throw it as hard as you can to the ground. And what you are throwing it at should be hard like concrete. Lol XD

  4. Did not work for me i ave no reset on menu, tried 2 hrs to reset and soon i will smash the camera with a big hammer. why is this so hard??

  5. You saved my sanity this afternoon. I was in Epic Failure spin cycle until I found your video. Thank you.

  6. I just got my GoPro 4 black addition, However please forgive me for lack of my incompetence of my knowledge of cameras, so could you please can you help me setting my WiFi resetting ? & understanding it a bit more on shooting and downloading the apps from GoPro4 blacking addition on editing as well? I go have an android galaxy 5 note, and I/PadPro

  7. I'm having troubles as well pairing my Hero 4 to my tablet. See, I bought AN USED GOPRO, so it has already a wifi name (of the former dude that selled me the camera), and the app asks me for THE PASSWORD to that wi-fi which, of course, I don't know.

    Should I RESTART THE WIFI like you did on this tutorial?

  8. I have had my Hero4 about a year and I bought it from a lady on craigslist. Came with everything except how to reset it. Well I could no longer get a hold of the woman for her pass word. I searched YouTube to figure it out and every video I found was too fast or I could not understand what the guy was saying. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR EASY TO FOLLOW AND UNDERSTAND VIDEO!! My GoPro is now reset and personalized!!!

  9. Thank you very much Brother, I'm from Venezuela, and I have had these issue for more than 2 Years in my las MotorBike trip to La Gran Sabana (near Angel falls) . You are the only one that give a very easy solution for these problem, thank you so much!!

  10. Man, really THANK YOU. I was watching more than 10 videos to resolve this issue, but just in this video the tutorial is complete, and functional.

  11. Hey! Thank you of this! Do you have any tip on how to reset when the go pro won't allow the action to be made? I press the button to reset but nothing happens.. =/

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