How to Update a GoPro Camera

Introduction

To get new features and optimal performance, be sure to keep your GoPro products up to date with the latest software. This guide will go over common methods in which you can update your GoPro camera.
GoPro camera connected to a computer via USB.

? How would you prefer to update?

  1. Wirelessly using the GoPro App
  2. Connect to computer with GoPro Quik
  3. Manual update

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To get new features and optimal performance, be sure to keep your GoPro products up to date with the latest software. This guide will go over common methods in which you can update your GoPro camera.
GoPro camera connected to a computer via USB.

  1. Ensure that your mobile device has access to the internet.
  2. Ensure you enable the camera's Wi-Fi and connect it to your wireless network.

    You will also need to enable Bluetooth for HERO4, HERO3+, HERO+ family, and HERO Session / HERO4 Session cameras.

  3. Start the GoPro App. If you do not have it installed, download and install it from your device's appropriate app store or marketplace.
    GoPro app download advertisement. Screenshot.
  4. Select Connect Your Camera.
    GoPro app with connect your camera option highlighted.
  5. If you only have one camera available, it should appear on your screen. If multiple are available, select the appropriate camera and tap the camera button.
    GoPro app displaying the available device. Camera button highlighted.
  6. If there is an update available, the GoPro App should prompt you to update your camera. Select Install.
    GoPro app prompting the user to update the camera. Install button highlighted.
  7. The app will begin downloading the update software necessary to perform the update.
    GoPro app processing available updates.
  8. Select Accept & Continue on the firmware license agreement.
    GoPro app update license agreement screen. Accept and continue button highlighted.
  9. Update files will then be transferred to your camera.
    GoPro app transferring update files to the camera.
  10. The installation process will then begin.
    GoPro app processing available updates.

    During the update process, your GoPro's screen will turn off and on several times. This is normal.

  11. Once the update is completed, you will be sent to an "All set" screen. Select OK.
    GoPro app displaying an all set screen, alerting the user the update has completed successfully.
  1. Download and install GoPro Quik for your PC or Mac from GoPro.com.
    GoPro website displaying download options for the GoPro Quik app.
  2. Ensure that your camera is fully charged.
  3. Launch Quik for Desktop on your computer and sign into your GoPro account (options to create an account will be available if you do not have one).
    GoPro Quik app login screen.
  4. Connect your camera to your computer using the provided USB charging cable.
  5. Quik for Desktop will prompt you that a camera update is available; follow the on-screen prompts to perform the update.
    GoPro Quik app processing an available update.
  1. Go to the GoPro website from your PC or Mac computer.
  2. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click Download Update under the header "Camera Software Updates."
    GoPro website with the download update link highlighted.
  3. Select the GoPro product you are looking to update.
    GoPro website displaying a list of available devices.
  4. Under the "Other ways to update" header, click Update your camera manually.
    GoPro website with the update your camera manually link highlighted.
  5. Enter your product's serial number and enter other required registration information.
  6. Click Next Step.
    GoPro website prompting the user for registration information. Next step button highlighted.
  7. Click Click here to download firmware.
  8. Follow the remainder of on-screen steps for detailed instructions for your computer's operating system.
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