Wyze cameras are high-quality yet affordable security devices that almost all of us love to use. But, since these are smart devices, they can be glitchy sometimes.
Power cycling or resetting your camera in such a case is an intuitive response for a user.
You can power cycle the Wyze camera by:
- Switching the power button off. It’s located at the back of your Wyze camera.
- Waiting for 30 to 60 seconds and turning the switch back ON.
- The entire process hardly takes 5 minutes if the camera is positioned at an accessible spot.
Pretty simple, right? It’s simpler with the Wyze mobile app. There are a few ways to try out with that too. I will tell you how to power cycle the Wyze camera or its base station. There’s a bonus tip waiting for you by the end of this blog.
Several errors can emerge when an electronic device fails to connect to the IoT servers.
The camera can occasionally be fixed by power cycling it.
Disconnect the USB cord from the camera, wait 5 seconds, and then insert the MicroSD card back in.
But, it’s good to know what causes problems like the Wyze camera error code or the reasons behind the error message, so you can solve them accordingly.
Smart devices like the Wyze cam pan can malfunction when they aren’t updated with the latest firmware update.
You can check if an update is available by using the Wyze mobile application. If there’s new firmware, the mobile app will tell you to install the firmware update.
The Wyze camera can show several error codes like -19, -24, -33, -41, -42, and -60 and these are related to the camera connection protocol when viewing the Wyze camera.
Wyze error code shows when streaming servers like Netflix or Hulu are unable to reach your outdoor camera or when users may see this message when they are trying to access recorded clips or motion detection recordings.
The first thing that you can do to resolve this issue is to hard reset your device. If you don’t know about the reset process.
You need to have a strong internet connection for Wyze cameras to perform well.
The best way to do it is to connect your smart camera to the wi-fi channel or base station provided by the company. It’s secure and provides steady connections.
Using strong wifi will solve the internet connectivity issue, and you’ll be able to view the saved data anytime.
Wyze servers and Wyze cameras rarely have connectivity issues, but in 4 out of 10 cases, it is a major frustrating point.
Hence, I’ll tell you how you can solve this issue instantly.
- If your camera is not connecting to the base station automatically, you’ll have to restart it, switch it off again, and disconnect it from the power switch.
- Wait until the blinking blue light stops blinking and stays the color blue which indicates the power cable is working fine and the device is connected. The flickering light is a sign that your camera is still unconnected.
- If the Wyze camera is connected, it’s good to go. If not, you’ll have to follow some tips like moving your base station closer to the internet connection to provide the outdoor camera with strengthened WiFi signals.
A potential issue that you can face after restarting your Wyze outdoor camera base station is that it may have difficulties connecting back to the system.
This is why it’s important to know what will be best to do in such a situation.
Let’s have a peak.
Wyze outdoor cameras come with a base station that connects all the cameras across the home to connect with secured signals and other smart devices seamlessly.
Sometimes these base stations need a reboot or a power cycle.
Learn how to do it in the next section
- Power off your Wyze camera.
- Unplug its base station from the power outlet.
- Wait for 15 seconds so the base station is completely disconnected from the power source.
- Reconnect the base station to the power source.
- Turn on your Wyze camera. This will solve any connection issues or bottlenecks in the pipeline.
Restarting the Wyze base station can improve signal flow and smooth connectivity.
Pay note to which Wyze Cam version you have, but before you make a hard reboot, attempt to figure out what’s causing the problem.
The smart devices can be restarted by unplugging the power cord from the source outlet or resetting the factory settings of the device.
- Extract the Wyze cam’s SD card from the device.
- There’s a reset button at the back of the camera device.
- Press the setup button for 10 seconds.
- Wait 15 – 30 seconds.
- The camera will show a blinking yellow LED light (Wyze cam 3 has RED LED). This is an indication that your camera is forgetting the previous settings.
- Redefine your settings.
- Connect the camera to the wall outlet and you’re set to start the setup process.
This was about hard resetting your Wyze camera. Let me also tell you about factory settings through the Wyze mobile application.
Remote setup using your smartphone and Wyze application only takes 5 minutes.
- Go to the Wyze cam app
- Choose live stream
- Touch the gear icon
- Select restart device
If nothing seems to work, connect with the Wyze cam team and they’ll provide you with a troubleshooting guide to overcome these difficulties.
Power cycling usually solves minor glitches in the camera performance so it’s hardly any need for the factory settings.
However, there are different models of Wyze cameras that you may be using but rest assured that the process of resetting your device is the same.
Try these methods and tell me in the comments if they worked fine for you.