How to Install the GoPro App

Introduction

With the GoPro app, recorded footage moves to your mobile device and automatically transforms into a QuikStory - an awesome video with effects and music. You can also use the app to control your GoPro, check out your shots and create short clips that you can then share on Instagram, Facebook and more.

The following steps will guide you though the process of installing the GoPro app onto your mobile device.

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  1. Android
  2. IOS

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With the GoPro app, recorded footage moves to your mobile device and automatically transforms into a QuikStory - an awesome video with effects and music. You can also use the app to control your GoPro, check out your shots and create short clips that you can then share on Instagram, Facebook and more.

The following steps will guide you though the process of installing the GoPro app onto your mobile device.

Depending on what device (Smartphone or Tablet) and which generation you have, the menu theme and options might look slightly different on your screen. However, the steps should be similar across all Android devices and generations.

To Check If Your Android Mobile Device Is Connected to Wi-Fi

  1. Open Settings on your phone or tablet.
    Android Settings.
  2. Select Wi-Fi.
    Wi-Fi
  3. Make sure Wi-Fi is turned On. The Wi-Fi network that you are connected to will say Connected under its name.
    Wi-Fi settings with Wi-Fi On switch and connected network highlighted.
  1. Open Play Store.
    Google Play Store app
      
  2. Type "GoPro" in the search bar and select GoPro (formerly Capture).
    Google Play app store highlighting the GoPro app within search results. Screenshot.
      
  3. Tap Install to start downloading the app.
    GoPro app within the Google Play app store with the install button highlighted. Screenshot.
      
  4. Once installed, tap Open to proceed to the setup.
    GoPro app within the Google Play app store with the open button highlighted. Screenshot.
  1. Locate the Power/Mode button on the side of the camera and press it to turn it on.
    GoPro HERO6 with power button highlighted.
  2. On the touchscreen, swipe through the languages and select your preference then tap on the checkmark on the top right corner.
    GoPro HERO6 screen with language selection options.
  3. To continue, you have to Agree with the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.
    GoPro HERO6 with terms and privacy screen. Disagree and Agree buttons along the bottom.
  4. Choose whether you want the GPS feature to be turned On or left Off.
    GoPro HERO6 GPS screen with OFF and ON buttons below.
  5. Next you'll be presented with a quick Camera Tour. Tap or swipe the screen to proceed through the slideshow.
    GoPro HERO6 camera tour screen with Modes and settings.
  6. Once you've completed the Camera Tour you'll need to connect the camera with your smartphone. Tap on Ready to continue.
    GoPro HERO6 prompting the user to connect their camera with a smartphone.
  7. The camera will show you the Wi-Fi network name and Wi-Fi password you need to use to the connect to it with your smartphone.
    GoPro HERO6 displaying temporary Wi-Fi information that will be used for initial setup.
  8. On your smartphone, go into Settings, then Wi-Fi. Look for and tap on the Wi-Fi network name indicated on the camera screen.
    GoPro HERO6 next to a smartphone, demonstrating the Wi-Fi connection process.
  9. Type in the Wi-Fi password provided on the camera screen and tap on Join or Connect.
    GoPro HERO6 next to a smartphone demonstrating the user entering the Wi-Fi password.
  10. Then go back to main screen and launch the GoPro app.
    Smartphone opening the GoPro app.
  11. Tap on Allow to receive notifications.
    Smartphone prompting the user for permission to display notifications.
  12. Tap on OK to give permission to the app to perform listed tasks.
    GoPro app prompting the user for permission to perform tasks on the smartphone.
  13. Read through the QuikStories feature presentation and tap on Got It.
    GoPro app displaying a list of features.
  14. Tap on the camera symbol on the top left corner of the screen.
    GoPro app with the camera icon highlighted in the upper-left corner of the smartphone screen.
  15. Then tap on Add Camera.
    GoPro app with the add a camera button highlighted.
  16. Select your camera from the list.
    GoPro app displaying a list of available GoPro devices.
  17. The Wi-Fi connection to the camera will be replaced by a Bluetooth connection. Tap on Continue.
    GoPro app informing the user that the GoPro will connect to the smartphone via Bluetooth at this time.
  18. Then tap on Pair.
    GoPro app prompting the user for permission to connect via Bluetooth.
  19. Once the Bluetooth pairing is established, your smartphone will reconnect to the default Wi-Fi network and check for software updates. Tap on Update to continue.
    GoPro HERO6 displaying a successful connection screen, and a smartphone checking for available updates.
  20. Tap on Accept & Continue to agree with the Firmware License.
    GoPro HERO6 displaying a successful connection screen, and a smartphone displaying a EULA acknowledgement.
  21. The smartphone will download the software update. Tap on Continue when it completed.
    GoPro HERO6 displaying a successful connection screen, and a smartphone in the process of downloading an update.
  22. Then it will transfer the update to the camera. You'll notice the camera reboot a few times.
    GoPro HERO6 displaying its update process, and a smartphone displaying it processing update files wirelessly to the GoPro.
  23. You'll be notified when the setup is compete. Tap on Done and you're all set.
    GoPro HERO6 having completed the update process, and a smartphone acknowledging the update was processed successfully.

Depending on what device (iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch) and which generation you have, the menu theme and options might look slightly different on your screen. However, the steps should be the same across all iOS devices and generations.

To Check If Your iOS Mobile Device Is Connected to Wi-Fi

  1. From the main screen of your device, look for and open Settings.
    iOS Settings icon.
  2. With Settings open, look for the Wi-Fi field. This field will display the current Wi-Fi status on the right hand side:
      • Off - the Wi-Fi antenna is currently disabled.
      • Not Connected - Wi-Fi is turned on, but your device is not currently connected to a network.
      • Wi-Fi network name - Wi-Fi is turned on, and the network name displayed is the network your device is currently connected to.
    Wi-Fi highlighted in iOS settings.
  3. You can also tap on the Wi-Fi field and make sure the Wi-Fi switch is in the On position. The switch should be green in color and will display the network that you are currently connected to directly beneath it with a check mark to the left.
    iOS Wi-Fi menu highlighting the Wi-Fi switch and the currently connected network.
  1. Open the App Store.
    iOS app store
      
  2. Type in "GoPro" in the search bar.
  3. Find GoPro in the search results and tap on GET.
    GoPro app within the app store, highlighting the get button. Screenshot.
      
  4. Tap on Install to start download.
    GoPro app's install button within the app store. Screenshot.
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