Connecting a GoPro to your computer: 5 steps (with pictures)

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Connecting a GoPro to your computer: 5 steps (with pictures)
Connecting a GoPro to your computer: 5 steps (with pictures)
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In this article, you'll learn how to connect a GoPro portable camera to your computer so you can download and edit the photos and movies you've captured.

Steps

Part 1 of 2: Connecting the Gopro to the computer

Connect a Gopro to a Computer Step 1

Step 1. Turn off the GoPro

Do that by pressing the Shutter button on the front or top of the camera until it turns off.

Connect a Gopro to a Computer Step 2

Step 2. Locate the USB port

There is a mini USB port on the side of the GoPro.

Connect a Gopro to a Computer Step 3

Step 3. Connect the GoPro to your computer

Use the USB cable that came with your GoPro. Plug the end with the USB mini-jack into your camera, and plug the USB jack into an empty USB port on your computer.

  • Connect the camera to one of your computer's USB ports, rather than a USB hub or a port in your keyboard or monitor.
  • You can also remove the microSD card from the GoPro and insert it into a card reader connected to your computer.

Part 2 of 2: How to access the content

Connect a Gopro to a Computer Step 4

Step 1. Turn on your GoPro

Do this by pressing the Shutter button until a red LED lights up. When the GoPro recognizes the connection, it should enter USB mode, causing a USB symbol to appear on the camera's screen, if it is equipped with a screen.

  • If the camera does not enter USB mode automatically, press the Shutter button again.
  • If you are using a HERO3+ or older, please turn off the WiFi on the camera before connecting it to your computer.
Connect a Gopro to a Computer Step 5

Step 2. Locate your photos and videos

On a Mac, a camera icon will appear on the desktop. Double-click this to access the photos and videos stored on your camera's microSD card.

  • For Windows, go to My computer, and find your GoPro in the list of all available drives, then double-click it.

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