If you own a GoPro and love sharing the videos and pictures to social media, having the right information and knowledge regarding how to connect GoPro to an iPad is quite a pre-requisite.
There could be various other reasons to connect the GoPro to the iPad i.e controlling the GoPro from the Ipad or uploading and editing the videos or photos.No matter what the purpose, the process is quite easy and simple.
Now, before you start on with the process, you must know that there are two methods of connecting a GoPro to iPad :
- Via a USB cable
- Via wifi, while using the GoPro app
Connecting GoPro to iPad using a USB cable
Ensure buying a high-quality USB cable to facilitate faster and smoother connection and file transferring process. Also, the connection depends on the fact whether the Ipad and the GoPro have the USB-C port.
If the USB-C port is not available in either of the devices, using a compatible USB adaptor is recommended.
Step1. Preparing the camera
You first need to turn off the GoPro before making it connect to the iPad via USB cable. Once done, connect the smaller end of the USB cable to the GoPro and the IPAD’s larger end.
Step 2. Establishing the connection
Power on the GoPro by pressing the MODE button. Go to the main menu of the Gopro and opt for the CONNECT option. Now tap on the CONNECT NEW DEVICE option under the sub-menu named CONNECTED DEVICES.
Step 3. Pairing the devices
Download and install the GoPro app from the AppStore on Ipad. Now, opt for PAIR via the GoPro app. You can then see the GoPro icon on the device. Tap on it, and the pairing process will kickstarts.
The devices are now connected, and you can continue with the transfer of your favorite videos or photos.
Connecting GoPro to Ipad via WIFI
The connection can be established easily if both the devices are connected to the same wifi connection.
Step1. Preparing the GoPro
You need to follow the same process of powering on the GoPro while pressing the mode button. Provided that the GoPro app is already downloaded and installed on the Ipad, opt for SETUP on the GoPro device.
Step 2. Preparing the iPad
Opt for CONNECT YOUR CAMERA on the GoPro app on Ipad and select ADD NEW DEVICE from thereon. Now tap on the icon that shows your GoPro device and click CONTINUE.
Step3. Establishing the connection
Connect your GoPro device to wifi by double-pressing the shutter button. Once done, highlight the PAIR option while pressing the MODE button. Press the SHUTTER button again to select the same option.
Opt for CONTINUE on the GoPro app on the Ipad. Now tap on the GoPro app on the camera and opt to CONTINUE in this case as well. You will now be prompted with a Pin on the device’s screen. Enter it to the app and select UPDATE YOUR CAMERA.
Step 4. Pairing the devices
Go to the GoPro app on the Ipad and select your GoPro model on the app, ready for the pairing process. The devices are now successfully paired, and you can continue with the transfer of your files, videos, and pictures without any worries.
Key things to remember while connecting Gopro to Ipad
- Ipad supports mainly two video formats – H.264 and MPEG-4. So, you may not see all your videos getting played with the same video quality on the Ipad.
- Still, if you want to play all of the videos, you may have to download certain video converters from the app store to continue with the process.
- Dont use Itunes to transfer your videos and photos from the GoPro to Ipad as it doesn’t sync well to a GoPro or any other camera.
- Establishing a connection between two devices may take some good time, so you need to be really patient and calm during the whole process.
- Check whether both the devices have a USB-C connection and pick the right USB cable accordingly to take through the connection process in a smooth and hassle-free manner.
Bottomline for how to connect GoPro to iPad
The process of connecting the GoPro to the iPad is quite easy and simple. Pick the right options and accessories, and you will never face issues while getting through the same task. Also, do check the compatibility of the devices to the accessories before establishing the connection.