How to reset the WiFi on the GoPro Hero 4 Black and connect it to the iPhone

WiFi on the GoPro Hero 4 Black

In this tutorial you’ll learn how to reset the WiFi on the GoPro Hero 4 Black and connect it to the iPhone, after an epic fail. I am also using the GoPro App which is installed on my iPhone 6.

In the video above, I told a short story explaining about my GoPro time lapse epic fail, so go ahead and check that out. You’ll know how to avoid simmilar issues.
All the steps mentioned in this written article can also be found in the video tutorial.

How to reset the WiFi on the GoPro Hero 4 Black

  1. Turn ON the gopro by pressing shortly the front button (mode button)gopro hero 4 black
  2. There is a side button on the left. Hold it down until the blue led starts blinking and then whithout releasing it, press the front button.
    Right after this, you should see the reset menu which will ask if you wanna reset the WiFi on the GoPro or not.
    gopro hero 4 black gopro hero 4 black Push the front button to move down to reset, and then confirm the action with the top button. The WiFi on the GoPro Hero 4 Black is reset now and the camera will restart itself within a few seconds.

 

Start the pairing process on the GoPro Hero 4 Black

  1. The next step is to hold down again the side button for about 7 seconds, until the wireless menu shows up. Select PAIR and confirm again with the top button.
    gopro hero 4 black
  2. 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. You have 3 minutes to pair your GoPro with your iPhone.
    gopro hero 4 black

Delete the old Bluetooth conection on the iPhone

  1. We move to the iPhone now. Press the settings icon and enter the bluetooth menu. You should see a GoPro somewhere in the list with an info circled button.
  2. Press the info button on the right side and then on forget this device. Confirm the action by pressing the forget device. The GoPro should be gone from your bluetooth list.

Here comes the GoPro app

  1. Open the GoPro app on the phone.
  2. Choose connect your camera, add new, select your GoPro model, and press continue a few times (3), until it says searching.
  3. The bluetooth pairing request should appear on the screen now. Enter the code which appears on the GoPro screen and then press pair.
    IMPORTANT: The digits you will see on your GoPro will be different than the one you see in the photo below.
    gopro hero 4 black
  4. You can give a name to your GoPro with a minimum of 8 characters which also applies to the password.
  5. I named it gopro eyestocker and for the password I’ve chosen a hard one: 12345678. When you’re done press update your camera.
    gopro hero 4 black

Final steps and you’re done

You must connect to the new GoPro wifi network you’ve just created.

  1. Go to settings -> Wifi
  2. Select the network you’ve just created, it was gopro eyestocker in my case and enter the password, in my case 12345678. Wait until you are connected.
  3. Go back to the GoPro app on the iPhone by pressing twice and quickly on the home button to switch between the apps.
  4. The Wifi icon should be blue and active.
    You can press on control to test it in Live View. You can enjoy life again on your GoPro Hero 4 Black.
    gopro hero 4 black

If you watched the story from the beginning of the video, I just wanted to point out the importance of knowing what to do in specific situations when your gadgets are not listening to you and when your time is limited.
If you have other solutions for this wifi issue, please post them in the comments section below, I would love to learn new things from you.

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