Smart & Connected Life Travel Tech How to Connect GoPro to Your iPhone Take control of your GoPro videos using your iPhone By Jordan Baranowski Writer Jordan Baranowski is a former Lifewire writer and educator with experience writing for SVG, The Nerd Stash, and Feast Magazine. our editorial process Twitter LinkedIn Jordan Baranowski Updated May 18, 2019 Onfokus/Getty Images Travel Tech Digital Cameras & Photography Tips for Mobile Photography Tweet Share Email There are many reasons to connect a GoPro to your iPhone, including smoother editing and uploading, and controlling the camera with the iPhone. Connecting your iPhone to your GoPro is a simple process that involves a companion app, so there's no good reason not to connect the two as soon as possible. How to Connect GoPro to Your iPhone On your iPhone, open the App Store and search for "GoPro" to find the official app from GoPro, Inc. Tap Get to download and install the app. Once and installed, you'll need to pair your iPhone to your GoPro. It's easiest to do this when both devices are connected to the same Wi-Fi network, but you can also use a Bluetooth connection. A Wi-Fi connection is recommended, as it can provide a more stable connection. On your GoPro device, select either Settings > Connect or Preferences > Connect, depending on you GoPro model. On others GoPro models, the Connect option can be found by scrolling through the available Mode options. Select Pair or Pair Through the GoPro App. On your iPhone, open the GoPro App, then tap the camera icon on the main screen. Depending on the version of the app and GoPro, the app will either locate the GoPro and pair automatically, or it will pull up a list of devices. If the latter happens, tap your GoPro and the two devices will begin pairing. Once you've paired the two, you will be able to change the name of your GoPro through the app. This is especially useful if you have multiple cameras - change the name to something easily identifiable. Why Pair Your iPhone to a GoPro? After pairing the two devices together, you can control the camera using your iPhone, as well as be able to see what the GoPro sees, set it to start and stop, and control the different modes it shoots in. It will also automatically transfer any footage you take to a Quikstory. You can also easily download, edit, and share your GoPro videos through the app. Work through the different tabs of the app and you'll see just how many options are now available to you.