Getting D500 / Snapbridge to Work

Started Dec 3, 2017 | Discussions thread
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atalwar Contributing Member • Posts: 659
Getting D500 / Snapbridge to Work

Am Starting this thread for those who have the need to use the feature and want to get it working.

I don't know what Nikon plans were/are with this , however being a Software Systems Architect I do have a bit better understanding of their reasons of using bluetooth and on-demand wi-fi.

Please be aware that lot of problems we face are potentially not because of the camera or implementation but rather than the restrictions in phones and their security. Some of these things tend to make things quite slow as there is a lot going behind the scenes.

Having said that here are few things to do in order to get it working.

1: On you phone / ipad delete forget any wifi hotspots related to camera like D500_yourserialnumber

2: Unpair and delete any Bluetooth deivces related to the camera from your bluetooth

3: From anapbridge app use skip etc to see if it shows any camera and if so, go to it and forget/unpair it.

4: From the camera go to bluetooth and delete any previous paired devices like phone / ipad

5: Now you should be in clean mode to start from scratch.

6: Switch off and On the camera (optional)

7: Go to menus and use connect to smart device

8: Follow the prommpts (hit Ok) until you reach a screen with your camera model and serial.

9: Switch OFF and then ON bluetooth on your phone.

10: Launch snapbridge app and it should likely find your device now, otherwise repeat from 1.

11: Now come the trickier part, getting the wifi to work.

12: Use one of the options in the app to connect to camera like live view or download pictures

13. Follow the prompts that follow.

14 A New Wifi hotspot will be created with name like D500_xxxxxxxx

15: If your phone/ipad does not connect to this hotspot then you will have to manually go to your phone wifi and connect to it. do this quickly so that the camera does not time out. otherwise do the step 1, and then repeat steps from Step 10.

16: Go back to the snap bridge app and it should be working.

Optional:If you like me are using a third party app like qDslrDashboard make sure you disable your mobile data connection so that wifi fallback gets IP So that dslr dashboard can find the camera on that ip.

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Tamron SP 70-300mm F4-5.6 Di VC USD Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm F1.8G Tamron SP 150-600mm F5-6.3 Di VC USD Canon PowerShot G11 Nikon D500 +24 more
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