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Impossible to use cellular/mobile connection while the phone is connected with the camera.

Hi,

 

1. I have a GoPro Hero4 Black camera (3 of them in fact)

 

2. I also have a Huawei Mate 20 Lite phone with Andoid 8.0.1 (Oreo), with the official GoPro app installed.

 

3. I can successfully connect the GoPro camera with the phone, via the camera's WiFi.

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Meanwhile, on the phone, the mobile data connection is activated but it's not working. I am not able to browse the internet while the camera is connected to the phone via the camera's WiFi.

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I want to use the internet in the same time to be able to upload photos from GoPro camera to Google Photos cloud. From what I understand, automatic upload together with GoPlus subscription is available only for GoPro Hero 5 and above cameras. I have 3 GoPro Hero4 Black cameras and I do not want to upgrade them all right now.

 

So, is there something I can do to use the mobile data connection to browse the internet while the GoPro is connected to my phone?

 

Thanks!

 

GoPro
Posts: 6,050

Re: Impossible to use cellular/mobile connection while the phone is connected with the camera.

Hi @ramonam776

 

Phones prioritize Wi-Fi connections over mobile data.

Should you need to connect to the internet or open an app that requires connection, there should be a prompt on your phone to switch networks.

 

 

Thanks!

Ej