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Hiker
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Hero 7 Black Wifi still On

Hi my Hero 7 black wireless connection is set to on, but when I turn my gopro off the wifi of the gopro is still on, and my phone still can connect.

Is this normal?
Is this how the Smart Remote turn the gopro on the same time i turn remote on?

Thanks. I've been having many issues on my Hero 7 black, and I'm not sure if it's normal or not

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GoPro
Posts: 9,484

Re: Hero 7 Black Wifi still On

Hi @shotsofredmist

 

It is normal. See information below:

 

Bluetooth requires less energy than Wi-Fi to connect the GoPro App to your camera. In the current implementation, the Bluetooth is used only for "waking the camera up" from a low power wireless state.  After waking up the camera, you still need the camera to connect to the mobile device via Wi-Fi for any additional functionality (preview, start/stop, mode changing, etc.).

Keep in mind if bluetooth gets disconnected from the camera then the user will need to go back into their mobile device's bluetooth settings and reconnect. 

Is connectivity Bluetooth or Wi-Fi?

Both. The camera and mobile app use both technologies in different contexts.  Wi-Fi is still used for connect and control, preview, etc. Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) is used for initial set-up and staying connected with camera.  The GoPro App can "wake up the camera" over BLE. 

 

 

I hope this helps.

 

Thanks!

Ej

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GoPro
Posts: 9,484

Re: Hero 7 Black Wifi still On

Hi @shotsofredmist

 

It is normal. See information below:

 

Bluetooth requires less energy than Wi-Fi to connect the GoPro App to your camera. In the current implementation, the Bluetooth is used only for "waking the camera up" from a low power wireless state.  After waking up the camera, you still need the camera to connect to the mobile device via Wi-Fi for any additional functionality (preview, start/stop, mode changing, etc.).

Keep in mind if bluetooth gets disconnected from the camera then the user will need to go back into their mobile device's bluetooth settings and reconnect. 

Is connectivity Bluetooth or Wi-Fi?

Both. The camera and mobile app use both technologies in different contexts.  Wi-Fi is still used for connect and control, preview, etc. Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) is used for initial set-up and staying connected with camera.  The GoPro App can "wake up the camera" over BLE. 

 

 

I hope this helps.

 

Thanks!

Ej