@truckmen, you just did Wyze a service. As simple as it may seem to us folks who have had dozens of Wyze Cams for quite a while now, your simple newbie experience points out a simple, but important, hole in the Wyze instructions. Also, at least you read the instructions, which way too many people cannot be bothered with, hence many of the problems experienced.
Folks at Wyze Cam (@WyzeGwendolyn et al.), one of the problems with writing instructions/procedures is that the person writing them is too often too close to the product and so simple steps are considered obvious to the most casual observer, but they are in fact necessary for the new user (and even us old-short-memoried users).
I have written instructions/procedures and taught classes for everyone from grocery employees to Nuclear Submarine Operators.
Think about it for a minute, assume (you know what that means) for a moment you want to make a cup of coffee. You have heard about it, but you have never seen a cup of coffee or how it is made. Now try to write some instructions for someone who has never done this before on how to do it. Your instructions will be graded, and if you are like most of my students, you will fail by omitting may steps because you are assuming what you consider the obvious.
Yes, this exercise gets a bit ridiculous, but it is designed to teach that the person writing instructions/procedures must know their audience and provide a bit more detail than they think necessary. And pictures do help.
It is great that Wyze has such a supportive community.
Yes, labeling of images is really important and needs to be inclusive and detailed. Exploded views can help with added detail. Even views of the interior, even though the item may not be designed for user disassembly.
This would help with the many posted questions like:
I agree. Sometimes what looks easy isn’t so easy. I found my greatest help by watching a youtube video on unboxing and setup for the Wyze cam. There are many helpful videos on the youtube Wyze channel. Also, tons of other videos on there by experienced Wyze cam users. There is lots of tips on how to connect and setup your Wyze cam without the confusion. By watching these videos first, it helps to avoid basic setup problems and other issues.
Oh, brother: this is my hottest of the hot buttons. Good manual and instruction writers are salt of the earth. I almost killed my Point of Sale software dev before we got it settled as to how much crucial material he left out. Luckily he had a sense of humility and I apologized for being the grammarian school marm. HOWEVER, Dad Cooks presents the case. In my industry, try this in order to frame a picture: blank the mat to the correct size, cut the window, size the glass using correct side, install in the proper frame with fitting procedure and hardware. There, fixed it for ya. The Wyze Group mods are a fun and helpful bunch, even if leaving out some teensy details sometimes.
it’s not really a button it’s a right above the SD card slot just push on that to set up
It’s right by my finger on this looks the same on the model you have
And you need an SD card for every camera to have it do everything well
Cheapest SD cards have to buy them from wyze when you buy cameras