If you need to reset the wifi password of your GoPro HERO5 Black or Session for some reason, it's easy enough to do. But there's…
But there’s a catch: you can’t make up your own camera name (SSID) or password. You can only have the camera generate a new password itself. It’ll be some combination of short word 4 or 5 letters long followed by four randomly generated numbers. Something like “bike3851” or “scuba6512”, for instance. And if you’re using multiple GoPros, it means you’re going to have a different password for each camera.
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Because the HERO5 Black and HERO5 Session have very different on-camera menu systems, the procedure for resetting the password is different for each model.
With the HERO5 Black, the resetting is done with the back LCD touchscreen.
The camera will then do a quick refresh. Obviously, this is going to break any wifi connections you have set up. If you’re using the GoPro smartphone app, for instance, you’ll need to first reconnect the wifi connection with your phone using the new password.
But, oddly, the reset procedure doesn’t automatically show you is the camera’s name and new password. To find that out, you do this:
Another way to display the information is to use the camera’s menu to connect the GoPro app–the camera name and password show on screen during that process.
The menu system on the HERO5 Session is obviously a little different. Instead of the LCD touchscreen of the Black, you have a two-line text screen. But it can still be used to reset the GoPro’s wifi password.
Here’s how you do it:
Press that same button several times to scroll through the menu items until you get to Connection Settings.
To find out the camera name and new password:
You can’t, unfortunately. The camera name is hard-coded and doesn’t change when you reset the connections. I use multiple GoPros, so I’d love to be able to specify a more meaningful camera name for each one so I can tell them apart. But it can’t be done on these particular models (but can be done on later models and some earlier ones).
This post was last modified on October 12, 2020 8:45 pm