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Sightseer
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Keeping wifi on in standby. (Wifi turns off when camera turns off) Hero Session 5

Hi,  

 

I have a Session 5 and I want to be able to connect with the app at anytime.  The problem I have been having, is that if I am not actively running the app or even if it is, the camera eventually turns off.  When the camera turns off, it no longer seems to be available wirelessly (wifi or bluetooth).  When this happens I can not connect with the app unless I manually press the button on the camera.  Since where I want to mount the camera at times is inconvinient to reach after I set it up, I dont want to have to climb to reach the camera to hit the button when I need to use it.  I understand this might just be the way the camera is, in order to conserve battery.  However I can not seem to find a clear answer about this.  Long story short,  I want to know if the the Session 5 can stay in wifi standby when it turns off.  Or for that matter how long it does when it turns off.  Any help will be appreciated 

 

Thanks.


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Tourist
Posts: 3

Problem solved by me with

I experimented a bit, and the problem for me was some Android setting to improve battery life.

 

Go to Android Battery Settings,

Battery Optimization,

Advanced Optimization (more menu right upper corner)

 

And disable the 'Advanced Optimization' 

And also select the GoPro App, within the long list one step before, and select 'Don't Optimize' 

 

Since that moment, everything worked as expected. 

Hope this helps someone. 

 

 

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Adventurer
Posts: 10,223

Re: Keeping wifi on in standby. (Wifi turns off when camera turns off) Hero Session 5

I bench test yourtheory. I know it can standby without wifi for ten minutes.be a interesting test.  . have  you tried it out?

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Tourist
Posts: 3

Re: Keeping wifi on in standby. (Wifi turns off when camera turns off) Hero Session 5

I have completely the same problem. For me even worth. I start transferring all movies from my go pro session 5 to my android smartphone (OnePlus 5) and suddenly the camera turns off and everything fails to transfer. 

 

Not sure what exactly is the reason for that. 

Tourist
Posts: 3

Problem solved by me with

I experimented a bit, and the problem for me was some Android setting to improve battery life.

 

Go to Android Battery Settings,

Battery Optimization,

Advanced Optimization (more menu right upper corner)

 

And disable the 'Advanced Optimization' 

And also select the GoPro App, within the long list one step before, and select 'Don't Optimize' 

 

Since that moment, everything worked as expected. 

Hope this helps someone.