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Tourist
Posts: 4

Re: Can't turn off front LED when recording, Capture app option turns back LED off instead !

This issue was resolved with the v2 update. If you read the manual, you will see that you can switch off either both or one (front) LED. The issue was that when selecting one LED from the app, it was the rear that switched off - and that was not correct. Logically, you want the rear one on to know it is recording and the front one off so it (i) does not distract/reflect (ii) is not visibly indicating recording is active. 

 

I need to mark my own earlier response as Solved but don't see a way to do that!

 

Sightseer
Posts: 2

Re: Can't turn off front LED when recording, Capture app option turns back LED off instead !

I made a type in my post.
I meant to say "just checked it in the GoPro App (Android)", not "Go check your self."

Explorer
Posts: 11,174

Re: Can't turn off front LED when recording, Capture app option turns back LED off instead !

Android app and Hero5 Session. If your camera and app Are updated, you have the option to turn off both lights or just the front. It works as it's supposed to.
Adventurer
Posts: 8,934

Re: Can't turn off front LED when recording, Capture app option turns back LED off instead !

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More or less the topic is old and  we have had  Firmware 1.50, 1,57 2.0 and 2.51  since then .     to say the latest firmware fixes  the issues that some are having not all have it  

good luck

Explorer
Posts: 11,174

Re: Can't turn off front LED when recording, Capture app option turns back LED off instead !

Not sure what your point is here FISH. Since there was a recent post, it becomes topical again. Listing off firmware update numbers really has no value as there is always only one official update available (the latest) which includes all previous updates. Since trayanm recently and incorrectly stated that Android devices don't have the option to turn off the front light, I think it's important to clarify that it does (as long as the app and camera have been updated).👍😉
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Adventurer
Posts: 8,934

Re: Can't turn off front LED when recording, Capture app option turns back LED off instead !

As  op and others join they find solutions   to their resolutions enjoy