Can Wyze Cam Record to SD Card Without Internet Connection?

I am having the EXACT same problem. I just got my camera 3 days ago. Have played around with settings and thru google search found out the basics that the camera can be set to record continuous–》》to sd card.
I set it up in my condo suite with wifi active, light is blue. Take it downstairs 18 flights to the parking garage and put on my dash to monitor while parked (someone tried to pry my hood open a week ago…) light is STILL flashing blue. Have detect sound and everything else to off only record direct to sd card continuous.

Leave it running for about 10 hours bring it back upstairs to check video. Camera reconnects to wifi . Out of 10 hours , it has twice totally stopped recording after 1.5 hours and 2 hours.

Camera is running off an Aukey powerbank 10000 which Wyze said would be sufficient for overnight monitoring.

One note for the Wyze wizards…when I pick up the camera from the car dash after 10 hours the light is blue/orange flashing yet when I originally leave it set it is blue and has no wifi in the garage.

I bought a Wyze Cam to use it at a house that does not have internet yet. Set it up using WiFi at our other home. Memory card inserted. Plugged the wyze at the new home. Hoping it will record. However, when I took the memory card and inserted it to my laptop. It didn’t record anything. Last recordings were footages form the other house with WiFi.

This is a firmware bug that has been acknowledged by the developers. For more info, see here:

Having the exact same problem with 2 of my Wyze Can v2s’ : not being able to continuously record on the SD Card, without having a WiFi access… would it be possible to have an idea when this acknowledged bug will be addressed through a new FW, as this is quite annoying in my case?
Many thanks for an answer.

I’d love a quick fix for this. I have Nine V2 cams , between my mother in-laws, my house and my wife uses them . Over half of which should be recording to SD card without internet. They are useless if they don’t record the video. I fell regret for purchasing them. I can not recommend them to anyone at this point unless they use them within their home that has good internet. I have one cam that constantly restarts for no reason I have tried everything from different SD cards and different locations in my home and tried factory resetting it.

If you’re having a problem you might need to replace the camera @WyzeGwendolyn can possibly assist you with the replacement of the camera that keeps resetting itself constantly.

As for the recording to µSD card without internet this is a reported firmware bug and they are working on correcting the problem as we speak.

Try this thread for “work arounds” and other options in the meantime.

Hope this helps,




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Thanks for covering all that, Tuna! You’re spot on. :slight_smile:

@mount_airync, have you contacted our support people about the Wyze Cam that keeps restarting? If so, may I please have your support ticket number?

I have the same exact experience. I set up the Wyze cam at our old apartment as we are moving to a new home and new home does not have Internet/ WiFi yet. plugged the camera and initially I get this yellow and blue light and a beep. Then solid blue after that. Left if for few minutes and checked the memory card in my laptop. It was empty. The files that were saved where the ones from the old apartment only.

Haha, well, I’m a self-loathing, distrustful ego mania with an inferiority complex. You’re not attending the meetings, we STAY on paranoid camera issues.

Has this been fixed?

According to the release notes, this bug was not fixed in the latest release

Thanks so much! Is there any work around? I am using this on a vacant rental house with no internet. I had my HVAC unit stolen and want to try to catch someone

Here’s a workaround:

At this point I’m not worried abut this cam restarting, worse case ill load a different firmware on it and use it with blue iris software. I’m still waiting on a firmware update for recording to the SD card w/o internet. Not looking for work around just for the cam to work correctly.

The 90-minute reboot problem when there is no Internet was fixed in

Fixed the issue with no internet connection causing reboot

However, you will need an Internet connection to get the camera up-and-running, like a hotspot (test before you go!) After that the cam will record to SD card with no Internet as long as it doesn’t lose power.

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I’m told that this bug fix went out. Could you please check if you were running into this problem?

I realize that a sample size of one is only partially useful, but here is my report. My dashcam was updated to a couple days ago. On Wednesday, I drove to another location for work. The camera lost WiFi connectivity at about 0550. Last night when I returned home, as often happens, the camera did not re-join the WiFi until I power cycled it. After it was back on the WiFi, I checked out the recordings from the uSD card. The camera recorded properly until about 1230 and then stopped. The camera is powered from an unswitched power socket, so I have no reason to believe that there was any power interruption to the camera. I am at work as I type this and will check tonight after I get home and see if it recorded all day.

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The old loss of Internet problem was a reboot that occurred 90 minutes after loss of Internet. It was a watchdog to see if the camera could get itself back on the Internet. They took it out because the people who wanted it were convinced it wasn’t there, and it was interfering with all those that wanted to use the camera off-line. In any case, if it was that routine it should have rebooted your cam at 0720. Since you didn’t have an interruption until 1230, I would say there is a good chance this is something else. So if it’s a new bug, more data would be good!

Yes, I am aware of the 90 minute “bug”. That appears to have been resolved.
The recording stop after about 7 1/2 hours is a return to what it has been doing for a long time. The other one I have not tested (yet) is if a camera will start recording if it does not get an internet connection after power up. That did work at least last July, but many reports that this capability had changed. I expect to test that in the next day or so.

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I look forward to hearing your results. :slight_smile: