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6 Steps to Make Your First GoPro Experience a Success

Welcome to the GoPro Family! All of us here on the GoPro Support Hub are here to help make sure you get the most out of your GoPro gear, and if you've just gotten your first GoPro, this is a great place to start.

Here are six steps you can take to make sure your first GoPro experience rocks!

1. Download the Manual

Complete product manuals as well as Quick Start Guides are available for many of our products, including GoPro cameras, the Karma drone and the Karma Grip, and even many of our mounts and other accessories. Having this information on hand is a great idea.

DOWNLOAD PRODUCT MANUALS + QUICK START GUIDES

 
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2. Install the Free GoPro Apps

GoPro Apps GoPro's free apps can give you the option to control your camera remotely, to automatically create awesome videos you can share online, and more!

GET THE GOPRO APPS

 

3. Get Your GoPro Charged Up

Your GoPro should arrive with some power already in the battery, but it's a good idea to top it off so you're ready for whatever comes up.

CHARGE YOUR GOPRO GEAR

 
Charge Your GoPro

4. Get a microSD Card That Can Keep Up

SD Card GoPro cameras can help you capture some amazing shots, but you will need a microSD card that can keep up with what your camera can do. Using a card that isn't verified to work with your camera can cause the camera to overheat, to freeze up, and to stop recording on its own.

RECOMMENDED MICRO-SD CARDS

 

5. Update Your Camera

GoPro is constantly upgrading our products - adding new features and helping your gear get to optimal performance. Before using your new gear, be sure to update the camera so you can be sure you've got the most up to date version. You can update your gear using our Quik for Desktop app, the GoPro app, or by doing a manual update.

UPDATE YOUR GOPRO GEAR

 
Update Your Camera

6. Join the Conversation

Join the Conversation Other GoPro users along with members of the GoPro team are active on the GoPro Support Hub every day. This is a great place to ask a question, answer someone else's question, or even just share a cool video or photo you took with your GoPro.

JOIN THE CONVERSATION

 

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