How to Connect Wyze to New Wi-Fi | Easy to Follow Guide

I have not been a big fan of smart home devices but I have always been worried due to leaving my little munchkin with the babysitter at home. One of my friends noticed that problem and suggested a Wyze camera for live monitoring. I was a bit skeptical about the idea of buying one but found no other escape.

Finally, I bought it but after using it for a few days, I started facing a couple of problems including jittery video and time lags. To my wonder, it was due to my Wi-Fi network. After a ton of anticipation and re-plugging of router wires, I finally decided to change my Wi-Fi network provider. 

And then came an even bigger problem – How to Connect Wyze to New Wi-Fi? Now, it may sound easy but took me an hour to solve the problem. Of course, I tried to google it but all I got were either stale posts or scattered responses. Therefore, I finally decided to put all the right information in a single post so that you do not have to go through the same. 

How to Connect Wyze to New Wi-Fi | How to Reset Wyze camera Wi-Fi?

Connecting Wyze to New Wi-Fi is an easy game and you can nail it too. But before going on to the procedure, I would assume that you will be ready with the following pre-requisites:

1. Your Wyze camera that’s connected to the power supply. 

2. Wyze app installed on your smartphone.

3. Credentials of your Wi-Fi. (I entered an incorrect password 10 times.)

Step-by-step Guide to Connect Wyze to New Wi-Fi

Sadly, the Wyze app does not have a feature where you can swap your Wi-Fi networks (and nobody talks about it). Therefore, the only option is to reset your Wyze camera first and start the installation process from scratch. Fortunately, Wyze has not complicated the process, and here is how you can do that-

Step 1: Plug in the power supply to your Wyze camera and wait for the boot-up. (A red light will pop up).

Step 2: Connect your smartphone with the new (or changed) Wi-Fi network and launch the Wyze app.

Step 3: A list of all the nearby Wyze devices will appear on the app. Select the device that needs to be connected to the new Wi-Fi network. (I selected my Wyze camera)

Step 4: After selecting the device, tap on the settings gear icon present in the top right corner.

Step 5: On the settings page, scroll down until you see the “Delete Device” option and tap it. 

Step 6: A confirmation pop-up will appear. Tap on “Yes” to delete the device. 

Step 7: You will be returned to the main screen with the message Deleted successfully and the “+ New Device” button will appear. Click it.

Step 8: On the next screen, select the device category (I selected the camera option).

Step 9: After selecting categories, you will be required to choose the model of your device and this screen may differ according to the type of device you have. 

Step 10: Then, follow the on-screen instructions and press the setup button present in the base of your Wyze cameraor other device. A voice command “Ready to connect” will be played. 

Step 11: Then select the “Next” option on the app screen. A new page asking for Wi-Fi credentials will appear. Enter your credentials. 

Step 12: Then select the “Next” option on the app screen. A new page asking for Wi-Fi credentials will appear. Enter your credentials. 

Step 13: Upon successful authentication of Wi-Fi credentials, a barcode will be displayed on the app. You have to scan it using the Wyze camera.

Step 14: Finally, a green light will flash on your Wyze camera to ensure that the connections have been established. Then you can see a live view on your Wyze app.

Why is My Wi-Fi Network not appearing on the Wyze app?

Why is My Wi-Fi Network not appearing on the Wyze app?

If your Wi-Fi network is not appearing on the Wyze app then perform the following quick checks to solve your problem:

  1. Ensure your Wi-Fi router is ON.
  2. Ensure the Wyze app and camera are in the proximity of your new Wi-Fi network.
  3. Ensure the 2.4 GHz band is enabled on your Wi-Fi router (because Wyze cameras do not support bands other than 2.4 GHz).
  4. In case nothing works, turn on your mobile hotspot (2.4 Ghz) and check if this network appears on the Wyze app.
  5. Try restarting both the Wyze app and the Wi-Fi router.

How to Connect Wyze to New Wi-Fi on iPhone?

The process of connecting Wyze to an iPhone is similar to Android. You can simply turn on the power supply for your Wyze camera, connect your iPhone to the Wi-FI network, and open the Wyze app. Then go to the settings option from the top right corner and scroll down to delete the already registered device. Then add a new device and enter your Wi-Fi credentials to start using it.

Does a Wyze camera work without Wi-Fi?

Yes. A Wyze camera can work without Wi-Fi. During the initial setup, you need an active Wi-Fi connection on your smartphone as well as on the Wyze camera to connect both devices. After the setup is completed, you can disconnect Wi-Fi from the camera. Even without Wi-Fi, it will continue to record and store videos as per the capacity of the memory card inserted. However, you will be unable to monitor live view without Wi-Fi.

Conclusion

You do not have to be a techie to connect Wyze to New Wi-Fi as the app is user-friendly. I have listed down detailed steps so that you do not get stuck at any point whatsoever. If you are still facing issues with connecting Wyze to new Wi-Fi, or want me to cover any other technical problem that you can’t solve, then leave a comment and I will be happy to guide you further. 

This brings me to the end of the article How to Connect Wyze to New Wi-Fi. At ConnectManual.com, our mission is to make “Connection Manuals” easy and quick to perform. For more tips and easy guides, do not forget to follow us.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. How to Connect Wyze to New Wi-Fi?

You can simply turn on the power supply for your Wyze camera, connect your iPhone to the Wi-FI network, and open the Wyze app. Then go to the settings option from the top right corner and scroll down to delete the already registered device. Then add a new device and enter your Wi-Fi credentials to start using it. 

2. Does a Wyze camera work without Wi-Fi?

Yes. A Wyze camera can work without Wi-Fi. During the initial setup, you need an active Wi-Fi connection on your smartphone as well as on the Wyze camera to connect both devices. After the setup is completed, you can disconnect Wi-Fi from the camera. Even without Wi-Fi, it will continue to record and store videos as per the capacity of the memory card inserted. However, you will be unable to monitor live view without Wi-Fi.

3. Why is My Wi-Fi Network not appearing on the Wyze app?

If your Wi-Fi network is not appearing on the Wyze app then perform the following quick checks to solve your problem:
1. Wi-Fi router is ON.
2. The Wyze app and camera are in the proximity of your new Wi-Fi network.
3. 2.4 GHz band is enabled on your Wi-Fi router 

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