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Tourist
Posts: 5

Are there any alternatives to the gopro mobile app?

The gopro app won't run on my phone or my new tablet, only my old one. It needs a network connection to log in, so I have to be in a wifi hotspot (yea, there's a lot of interesting stuff to take video of in a wifi hotspot like Stabucks).

Additionally, it has the longest list of permissions I've ever seen:
find accounts on the device
add or remove accounts
approximate location (network-based)
read the contents of your USB storage
modify or delete the contents of your USB storage
read the contents of your USB storage
modify or delete the contents of your USB storage
view Wi-Fi connections
download files without notification
read sync statistics
receive data from Internet
view network connections
create accounts and set passwords
pair with Bluetooth devices
access Bluetooth settings
change network connectivity
connect and disconnect from Wi-Fi
full network access
read sync settings
set wallpaper
use accounts on the device
prevent device from sleeping
toggle sync on and off
set an alarm
view network connections
create accounts and set passwords
pair with Bluetooth devices
access Bluetooth settings
change network connectivity
connect and disconnect from Wi-Fi
full network access
read sync settings
set wallpaper
use accounts on the device
prevent device from sleeping
toggle sync on and off

 

Huh?

 

All I want to do is be able to control my gopro from my mobile device. I don't need my walpaper set or you looking into my contacts.

 

Are there any NON-gopro alternatives to the gopro mobile app?

Steve

GoPro
Posts: 8,221

Re: Are there any alternatives to the gopro mobile app?

Hello @sjmgopro

 

The GoPro App allows you to connect your camera with your phone even without having Internet connection or setting a wallpaper. All those other options you can maximize at a later, as you prefer. Without Internet, you can choose to go on Offline Mode. This allows you to pair your phone with the camera within 24 hours, and would only require you to login (with Internet) if you would like to access your media from the (GoPro) cloud (if you have the GoPro Plus subscription). Do you see this option on your GoPro App?

 

Let us know how it works out. 

 

Thanks, 
Marius

 

 

 

 

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Tourist
Posts: 5

Re: Are there any alternatives to the gopro mobile app?

>The GoPro App allows you to connect your camera with your phone even without having Internet connection or setting a wallpaper. Without Internet, you can choose to go on Offline Mode. This allows you to pair your phone with the camera within 24 hours, and would only require you to login (with Internet) if you would like to access your media from the (GoPro) cloud (if you have the GoPro Plus subscription). 

 

Are you saying there is a way to pair up my tablet and the camera and control the camera from the tablet without the tablet EVER having an internet connection? I plan on NEVER using the cloud.

 

>All those other options you can maximize at a later, as you prefer.

I don't want to maximize all those options, I want to BLOCK them.

There is nothing I will ever do with my gopro that requires gopro to have access to my contacts.


>Do you see this option on your GoPro App?
The app won't work on any of my devices except my old tablet with the broken screen.

 

My question remains: Are there any alternatives to the gopro mobile app?

 

Steve

GoPro
Posts: 8,221

Re: Are there any alternatives to the gopro mobile app?

Hello @sjmgopro, ,

 

Glad to hear back from you. Please see comments below. I had my answers in bold font for easier reading. 

 

Are you saying there is a way to pair up my tablet and the camera and control the camera from the tablet without the tablet EVER having an internet connection? I plan on NEVER using the cloud. - Yes, this is correct. Ensure that you have the latest GoPro App on your mobile device. 

 

I don't want to maximize all those options, I want to BLOCK them. There is nothing I will ever do with my gopro that requires gopro to have access to my contacts. - Unfortunately, there is no way to block those other features or settings as they are innate in the app but you can choose to not use them at all. 

 

The app won't work on any of my devices except my old tablet with the broken screen. - Make sure that your device has the latest OS version and that you install the latest GoPro App version on it. I tested with a number of mobile devices here - Android and iOs included - and I was able to pair camera and device while in offline mode. 

 

Let me know if you encounter any error message or any issue. 

 

Thanks, 
Marius

Tourist
Posts: 5

Re: Are there any alternatives to the gopro mobile app?

>Yes, this is correct. Ensure that you have the latest GoPro App on your mobile device.

See below.

 

>Unfortunately, there is no way to block those other features or settings as they are innate in the app but you can choose to not use them at all.

It's not ME that I don't want using them, it's gopro that I do not want using them.
If gopro can look at my contacts, then people on my contact list are now known by gopro and they have no ability to accept or decline any terms of service. Does the GDPR even allow gopro to do this?

>Make sure that your device has the latest OS version and that you install the latest GoPro App version on it. I tested with a number of mobile devices here - Android and iOs included - and I was able to pair camera and device while in offline mode.

 

Not sure if you read what I wrote - it won't work on ANY of my current devices, only my old tablet with the broken screen. It specifically says "this item is not compatible with your device".

 

I'll ask again: Are there any alternatives to the gopro mobile app?

 

Steve

GoPro
Posts: 8,221

Re: Are there any alternatives to the gopro mobile app?

Hello @sjmgopro

 

Thank you for the clarification by providing the error message that you are getting. I apologize, I totally missed to consider you may not have a compatible device with the GoPro App. The GoPro App is compatible with the following devices:

  • iOS Devices (iOS 10 or newer)
  • Android devices (Android 5.0 or later)
  • Apple Watch (WatchOS 4.2)

I do not know of any other app that would work like the GoPro App in terms of pairing with the camera and allowing you access to the preview and the media that you have on the camera, and download/import files as well. If you would have a computer that is compatible with Quik for desktop, the importing and viewing could be done there. But then again, this will not be a direct use of your device. 

 

Thanks, 
Marius