How to Pair a GoPro HERO5 Black with the GoPro App

Introduction

Setting up your GoPro HERO Camera is quick and easy. This guide will take you through the process of getting your new GoPro HERO camera paired with the GoPro App so you can begin using it as intended.

Be sure you have all of the contents contained within the packaging of your new GoPro HERO camera, as the documentation and supplied USB cable may be needed during this process.

GoPro Hero5 and Hero6.

? What kind of mobile device do you have?

  1. iOS
  2. Android

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Setting up your GoPro HERO Camera is quick and easy. This guide will take you through the process of getting your new GoPro HERO camera paired with the GoPro App so you can begin using it as intended.

Be sure you have all of the contents contained within the packaging of your new GoPro HERO camera, as the documentation and supplied USB cable may be needed during this process.

GoPro Hero5 and Hero6.

  1. Open Settings.
    iOS Settings.
  2. Select Bluetooth.
    iOS Bluetooth
  3. Ensure that the Bluetooth toggle is in the On position.
    Bluetooth toggle switch highlighted in iOS settings.

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.
  1. Open the GoPro App:
    GoPro app icon.
     
  2. From the home page, tap the icon in the top left corner.
    Screenshot of the GoPro app highlighting the camera icon in the upper-left corner.

  3. Tap on Add A Camera.
    Screenshot of the GoPro app highlighting the add a camera button.

  4. Select HERO5 Black.
    Screenshot of the GoPro app displaying a list of available GoPro devices.

  5. Pick up your camera & follow the App's on-screen instructions to get the camera ready to pair.
    Screenshot of the GoPro app displaying on-screen instructions on how to connect your GoPro to the app.

  6. Select Continue to allow the App to begin searching for the camera.
  7. Tap Pair to connect via Bluetooth.
  8. Then tap Join to connect to the Wi-Fi on your camera.
  9. If prompted, enter the associated Wi-Fi network password.
  10. Congratulations! Your GoPro HERO5 Black is now connected with your GoPro app and is ready to use!
  1. Swipe down from the top of the screen.
    Swipe down
  2. Tap the Bluetooth icon to enable it.
    Bluetooth Enabled
    Bluetooth Enabled
    Bluetooth Disabled
    Bluetooth Disabled

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. Open the GoPro App:
    GoPro app icon.
     
  2. From the home page, tap the icon in the top left corner.
    Screenshot of the GoPro app highlighting the camera icon in the upper-left corner.

  3. Tap on Add A Camera.
    Screenshot of the GoPro app highlighting the add a camera button.

  4. Select HERO5 Black.
    Screenshot of the GoPro app displaying a list of available GoPro devices.

  5. Pick up your camera & follow the App's on-screen instructions to get the camera ready to pair.
    Screenshot of the GoPro app displaying on-screen instructions on how to connect your GoPro to the app.

  6. Select Continue to allow the App to begin searching for the camera.
  7. Tap Pair to connect via Bluetooth.
  8. Then tap Join to connect to the Wi-Fi on your camera.
  9. If prompted, enter the associated Wi-Fi network password.
  10. Congratulations! Your GoPro HERO5 Black is now connected with your GoPro app and is ready to use!
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