SnapBridge wi-fi workaround for D850 (& other cams with WU)

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SnapBridge wi-fi workaround for D850 (& other cams with WU)

Postby TheBrew » Tue Dec 19, 2017 3:24 pm

ShutterSnitch doesn't support Bluetooth transfers via SnapBridge.

Cameras such as the D850 and D500 can however be told, via SnapBridge, to turn on their built-in wi-fi, which will start the regular WU network.

Nikon has basically just moved the "Enable wi-fi" option away from the in-camera settings menu to their SnapBridge app.

Here's how to make it work. First, the initial setup that you only need to do once if you haven't done so already:

1. Go to the collection overview in ShutterSnitch, tap the 'Options' button, tap 'Setup Guide', tap 'Nikon WU / Built-in Wi-Fi', and then tap 'Done'.
2. Install the Nikon SnapBridge app on your iOS device and follow the instructions to pair it with your camera.

Now for the steps needed each time you want to pair ShutterSnitch with your camera:

1. Open the SnapBridge app and tap the 'Remote photography' button at the bottom the the Camera page. Tap 'OK' to turn on the camera wi-fi.
2. The app will ask you if you want to join it - and here's the important part - Tap Cancel.
3. Now go to the Settings app and join the camera network.
4. Open ShutterSnitch and enter a collection to connect to the camera.
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Re: SnapBridge wi-fi workaround for D850 (& other cams with

Postby TheBrew » Tue May 14, 2019 4:01 pm

Rejoice! It looks like Nikon listened to its customers and released firmware versions for D850, D500, D7500 (and others?) that support turning on the wi-fi without going through the app. Search for yours and see if you're in luck!
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