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Reset Gopro Hero 3 Wifi PASSWORD

Have you forgotten your Gopro 3 WiFi Password? This guide will show you how to reset Gopro Hero 3 WiFi password in 1 minute. You will wonder how it is possible. By the end of the article, I am damn sure you will be able to reset your password all alone.

GoPro allows you to change the WiFi name and password in just a few steps. The procedure is quite simple on the latest models. But in previous versions, such as Hero 3 and Hero 3+, it is necessary to enter the manufacturer's website and perform a manual update. It will take possibly 2 minutes.

Don’t worry, you aren’t the first and certainly not last to forget the password. Even I have forgotten the password numerous times. It is an easy fix. In this article, I will give a step-by-step guide to learn how to change your GoPro 3 Hero WiFi network password at any time.

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Why Do YOU Need a Password for Your GoPro?

To connect the camera to your phone, you will need a password. Here are a couple of reasons why you should set the password:

  • If you have one or more GoPro's, then I recommend you set up "camera name" and "password" for each. Having unique names will help you to find which camera is which.
  • For security reasons, you need to update your GoPro password. If you failed to take control of your camera, then anyone can misuse it. This will allow other people to access your camera files. So it’s better to set up your password and connect your camera with your phone.

Are you going to allow others to access your Gopro camera files? Just follow the steps given below and keep your files secure.

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METHOD 1 - Reset gopro hero 3 wifi password without a computer

If this is your first time pairing your camera to the app, then it does not take much time to reset your password. In 2-3 minutes, you can solve the problem. Just follow the steps given below:

Note: Before making any changes to your GoPro, it is mandatory to remove your SD card.
  • First, Turn On the camera and press the mode button repeatedly until the "Setup" option appears on the screen.
  • Select the "Setup" option and continue clicking the "Camera reset" settings.
  • Finally, click the "Reset WiFi" option.
Setup > Camera Reset > Reset Wi-Fi
  • It will reset your default WiFi password - "goprohero".
  • Then you can connect your mobile app to Gopro. And set up your custom new password and device name.

METHOD 2 - Reset gopro hero 3 wifi password with a computer

You can also use a PC or laptop to reset the WiFi password. All you need to do is, follow these simple steps.

Note: To proceed with the steps, you need to know your Gopro 3 product serial number. Just remove the GoPro battery, and there you will find the product serial number.
  • After entering all the details, click the next step.
  • Select "Wifi & Firmware Update" and Click "Next"
  • Enter your camera name and new password. Again click "Next Step" and Download the File on the next page.
  • Move the downloaded file to the SD card and remove the SD card from your computer.
  • Next, insert the SD card in GoPro and switch on it.
  • Once you started the GoPro, you can see on the screen "Updating."
  • Once updated, you can connect your mobile app to Gopro. And set up your custom new password and device name.

With the above steps, you can easily reset the password.

METHOD 3 - Reset gopro hero3 wifi password

You should see two files on your SD card: "settings.in" and "update". If not, you have gone wrong somewhere, so check the steps given above.

  • Open up "settings.in" in a text editor. On Windows, right-click and select "Open with", then select Notepad or a similar text editor.
  • Edit the "SSID" and "Password". Update your new camera name and password.
For Example: {"ssid":"MyGoProCamera","password":"newpassword"}
  • Finally, insert your SD card back into the camera, and the update will proceed with your new WiFi password settings.

Conclusion

These are the steps that should help you fix the problem occurring with the WiFi connection of GoPro hero 3. I have covered both the methods of with and without the computer. This will undoubtedly be able to reset the WiFi connection in the GoPro. In the latest mobile phones, the WiFi password gets saved for future use.

So you do not have to put the password every time you connect with GoPro’s WiFi. But if by chance you lose the password, then this procedure to reset the password will help you. In the future, try to save the password within the device to escape from this problem. Now you can enjoy filming—happy blogging with the GoPro Hero 3. I hope that the WiFi works fine after following the steps given above.

Author

Hello, Myself is Antonio. I’m a full-time blogger, Interested in accessories like the camera and other tech accessories. In my meantime, I enjoy writing about it. On my self-testing, I shared many reviews on the tools and gadgets I used. My blog helps you to get your ideal products or accessories at the best quality.

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