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How To Use YI IoT Camera

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This article contains all the contents of YI IoT, multiple ways to add, settings of YI IoT functions, how to use the computer, and will be continuously updated.

Before you start you need to download YI IoT APP and register your account.

Applicable to: Cameras with YI IoT APP or any other brand cameras using YI IoT.

YI IoT APP download

YI IoT supports Android and iPhone, you can download it from google play or app store.

Register your account and login

YI IoT only supports email registration, or you can sign in with Facebook.

Register your account and login - YI IOT

How to add YI IOT Camera?

Connect power

Before add the camera, please connect the to the power supply first.

After the device is successfully started, wait for about 20s, and you can start scanning when you hear a beeping sound.

Add

There are 3 ways to add a Wifi , we recommend using ‘WiFi connection’ to add a camera.

Click the ‘+’ icon, then click ‘Scan code binbing’, scan the QR code on the camera, the APP will show the recommended way to add.

Follow the instructions on the APP to add a

Add camera - yi iot

Add camera: WiFi connection

Add camera WiFi connection - yi iot

1. Select WiFi connection, make sure your is beeping, click ‘l heard the beep‘ > Next.

Note: Only when the beeps ‘drop-drop’, you can add the camera, no beep please reset the camera.

Add camera- WiFi connection - yi iot

2. Enter your WiFi password, then click next.

If the app does not show your wifi, please make sure your phone is connected to wifi.

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3. The app shows the QR code to to scan, phone is 4-8 inches away from the camera, camera will issue a voice prompt for a successful scan.

After the issued voice prompts click “I heard Waiting to connect“, then enter the next step

Add camera- WiFi connection - yi iot

4. Wait for the to connect to wifi, set the camera name after successful connection.
Cloud storage is an additional charge, you can not buy.

Add camera- WiFi connection - yi iot

Add camera: Hotspot config to wifi

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1. Select ‘Hotspot config to wifi‘,make sure your camera is beeping, click ‘l heard the beep‘ > Next.

Note: Only when the camera beeps ‘drop-drop’, you can add the camera, no beep please reset the camera.

Add camera- Hotspot config to wifi

2. Enter your wifi password, then connect the phone WiFi to the network with”CAM_ “the default password is: 12345678 and return to the APP

Add camera- Hotspot config to wifi

3.Back to YI IoT APP, wait for the camera to connect to wifi, set the camera name after successful connection.

Add camera- Hotspot config to wifi 3

How to use YI IoT Camera without Internet?

If you don’t have wifi, or use the camera without internet, you can use Hotspot direct connect.

But you can’t watch the camera remotely, you can’t receive alarm notifications, you can only use the simplest functions.

 

1. Select Hotspot direct connect, then connect the phone WiFi to the network with”CAM_ “the default password is: 12345678 and return to the APP

How to use YI IoT Camera without Internet?

2. Go back to the app, click on to connect, and now you can use the camera.

Note: This mode can only be used if you connect to the camera’s hotspot wifi.

How to use YI IoT Camera without Internet-yi iot

YI IoT Important Function Settings

Share the camera

Sharing the camera allows multiple phones to use the camera.

1. Click on the share icon > Share cameras with your family,You can choose QR Code or YI loT account to share.

Note: The other party needs to have a YI IoT account to add a camera.

Share the camera - yi iot

QR Code Share

1. Select QR Code, Select the permissions available to share, and then tap Share.

Share the camera QR Code - yi iot

2. Ask invitee to open the app and press the account icon in the lower right corner of the page.

Press the QR Code icon in the upper right corner and have your friend scan.

QR Code Share

YI loT account Share

1. Select YI IoT account, select shareable permissions, enter the invitee’s YI IoT email address, and click Share.

2. YI IoT APP will send a notification to your invitee. Your invitee needs to confirm invitation in the App.

YI loT account Share

Recording Settings

The camera will only be displayed when the SD card is inserted SD card recording settings, inserting the SD card will, the camera will restart.

 

By default, the camera is activated with Event recordi, after activating motion detection, the camera will automatically record when it detects motion.

You can set the recording mode in SD card recording.

 

All time recording: The camera will record all the time and will not stop.
Event recording: Only record when an alarm event is detected

All-day Recording: 24-hour operation
Custom: You can set the time to start recording, (up to 3)

Recording Settings - yi iot

View Camera Recording

Click on the Activity to enter the interface, ‘‘ is the cloud storage video, ‘‘ is the SD card video.

The blue time indicates the time when there is video recording.

View Camera Recording - yi iot

Motion Detection Settings

After turning on motion detection, the camera detects motion and the app will push an alarm notification.
The motion detection recording is set in the SD card recording.

You can set the detection sensitivity and notification frequency in Smart Detection, and you can also activate the alarm sound.

Motion Detection: Motion detection switch
Sensitivity Level – High:The camera will generate an alert and video when detecting the object slightly shaking.

Sensitivity Level – Medium:The camera will generate an alert and video when detecting the object moving at an moderate.

Sensitivity Level – LOW:The camera will generate an alert and video when detecting the object moving significantly.

Alert Frequency: Low – 10 minute,Medium – 5 minute, High – 1 minute
Schedule: 
Set alarm notification working time

Camera alarm sound: When activated, the camera will sound an alarm when it detects motion.

Motion Detection Settings - yi iot

Motion tracking Settings

Motion tracking is activated in Camera Settings.
Motion tracking allows you to track moving objects, and the camera will follow the movement of the object.

Motion tracking Settings - yi iot

YI IoT APP Interface Description

1. Watch 4 cameras at the same time 2. Add cameras

3. switch camera display 4. Share cameras

5. Cloud storage 6. Camera settings 7. alarm information

8. alarm information 9. cloud storage

10. personal information 11.Cloud Storage

12. Flip video screen 13. camera settings

14. save the video on the phone 15. voice intercom

16. sound switch 17. Screenshot

18. Full screen zoom 19. alarm message

20. view camera video 22. Control camera movement

YI IoT Interface Description

YI IoT For PC

YI IoT supports Windows computers, and you can download the software here.

How To Add YI IoT Camera To Your Computer?

If you have added a camera to the YI IoT APP, you can use the camera on your computer by simply logging into your account.

1. Login to software, no account please register first.

How To Add YI IoT Camera To Your Computer?

2. Click ‘+’ , make sure your camera is beeping, click ‘I heard “Waiting to connect”‘.

Note: Only when the camera beeps ‘drop-drop’, you can add the camera, no beep please reset the camera.

How To Add YI IoT Camera To Your Computer?

3. Enter your wifi name and password, then click Please choose Wi-Fi

Note: The name and password are case-sensitive

How To Add YI IoT Camera To Your Computer?

4. Let the camera scan the QR code, If you hear “QR Code scan is successful”, please click Next.

How To Add YI IoT Camera To Your Computer?

5. Wait for the camera to connect to the wifi, click Save after successful connection.

How To Add YI IoT Camera To Your Computer?
How To Add YI IoT Camera To Your Computer?

7. Double-click the camera to watch the video.

 

How To Add YI IoT Camera To Your Computer?

YI IoT For PC Interface Description

  1. Enlarge the video
  2. alarm message
  3. camera settings
  4. downloaded cloud storage video
  5. BUG FEEDBACK
  6. set save folder
  7. add camera
  8. camera
  9. cloud storage video
  10. memory card video
  11. camera switch
  12. Pause video
  13. control camera movement
  14. switch resolution
  15. Sound switch
  16. full-screen viewing
How To Add YI IoT Camera To Your Computer?

Why add YI IoT camera failed

Please check the following issues, then reset the camera and add it again.

  1. Ensure camera is powered up and waiting for networking;
  2. Ensure camera has successfully identified the QR code and heard “QR code scanned successfully”,
  3. Ensure Wi-Fi name and password are correct;
  4. Try to restart the router or modem and make sure the camera is as close to the router as possible;
  5. Check if Wi-Fi is 2.4G (some cameras support 5G)

I heard “wifi connection failed” or “wifi password error”

Weak WiFi signal, please move device or cell phone closer to WiFi router, or try rebooting WiFi router.
Make sure the wifi password is correct

I heard “Pairing has timed out”

Reset the camera and then re-add it.

What to do if I did not hear “QR Code scan is successful”?

  1. The plastic cover on the new camera has to be removed and make sure that the lens on an old camera is clean.
  2. The QR code cannot be read if the display resolution of your mobile phone is too low, too dark or it is too far from the camera lens.
  3. please reset your camera.

How to reset YI IoT camera?

Press and hold the reset button for 5 seconds

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