I am trying to set up 4 cameras in a woman’s home who has dementia. I have followed all of your instructions but cannot get the cameras set up. I am certainly tech savvy. Now I find there’s a 5-7 day wait for help. This is unacceptable “customer service”. If there’s a 5 day backlog to get some help, it seems to me your product has some serious issues. That you boast “our team is available…” and cite hours and days but really NO ONE IS HOME and there’s no one to call and I have to now wait 5-7 days to try to get these cameras working is really pathetic. I am not happy. Can anyone blame me? To go over this:
I have: removed the clear plastic cover from the camera, I am on a 2G network, I push the button to get the blinking yellow light flashing quickly and get the voice prom. I open the app. I go so far as to re-enter the correct Wi-Fi password and nothing happens. So yes, I am criticizing THE IDEA that ‘customer service’ means a FIVE DAY WAIT!
Hi @musicangle, I’m one of the volunteer moderators. It almost sounds from your description you are possibly skipping steps in the setup. Please check the following out. One is a video to help setup a camera, and the other is a support page with several troubleshooting tips. Please let us know if that helps, or not.
OK, so it sounds like you are getting to Step 5: “Scan QR code with your Wyze Cam”. Sometimes there have been issues with the screen brightness of the phone or tablet, so you might want to experiment with different brightness levels on the device you are setting the camera up with. Also, start about 3 inches from the camera lense, and slowly move the phone/tablet away from the camera. Let me know if that helps.
That is extremely helpful! Because my last attempt ended after the QR code could not be read and the “Waiting to Connect” prompt continued.
I gave up figuring I’d not actually successfully completed the previous step!
Of course the pamphlet that came with the camera did not explain that OR mention difficulties that might ensue getting the code read, which returns me to my original comment, which is that far better and more complete written instructions are needed and that doing so might reduce response times from a ridiculous WEEK!
Sadly this is a problem that infects much high-tech today.
I bought a ROON Nucleus (not sure if you know what that is but of course you can find out) and it too came with a ridiculously incomplete pamphlet that instructed one to plug it in, but did not say “turn it on” or show where the well-hidden “on-off” switch was located!
Believe me, if you didn’t know it was the “on/off” switch you’d think it was like a USB or other port and that the unit did not have an on/off switch or need to be switched on BECAUSE THE INSTRUCTIONS DIDN’T MENTION IT!!!
ROON too asks that you rely on their “community” and yes, that’s useful but ONLY after there are reasonably complete set up instructions!
I thank you for your continued follow ups! This will help me tomorrow when i again try to get these cameras functioning….