Remote mode to connect Xiaomi 1080P smart IP camera to phone
By Zim Watson 2017-04-15 28010 5
Besides the AP mode connection way, you can also connect your Xiaomi 1080P smart IP camera to your phone through the Remote mode, which we have mentioned in the last Xiaomi 1080P smart IP camera AP mode connection guide. So in this passage, we are going to show you how to connect the IP camera to your phone through Remote ways, which can help you realize the remote monitoring with the camera when you are not at home.
What is Remote mode connection?
The remote mode connection is the way to connect the Xiaomi 1080P smart IP camera with your phone without distance limitation. Through this way, you can check the real-time monitoring images captured by the camera on your phone remotely. But both the WLAN network that your IP camera connects to and your phone's network need to be internet available, otherwise, the connection cannot be done.
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How to connect the IP camera to phone via Remote mode?
Step 1. Prepare the essentials you'll use during the connection.
Take out the Xiaomi 1080P smart IP camera, USB power cable and the card pin from the package box, and prepare a power charger, a large capacity power bank, or a power supplied PC / laptop.
Step 2. Connect the IP camera to power source.
Connect the IP camera and USB power cable, then connect the cable's USB end to the power charger and plug the charger into a power socket (Xiaomi overload protection power socket), or directly plug the USB end to a power bank's or the PC/laptop's USB port, to supply the power to run the IP camera. When the camera starts to work, the LED indicator light on the camera's back will light.
Step 3. Install the connection app - Mi Home.
Search and download the Mi Home application from the Google Play store, Apple store, or from its official website (only Android available) on your phone, and install it on your phone (I use my iPhone as the example here).
Step 4. Sign in the Mi Home app.
Launch the Mi Home app and log in your Mi account to enter the app operating interface. If you don't have a Mi account before, you can choose to sign in the app with your Wechat account or Facebook account. Alternatively, you can create a Mi account by pressing the Sign up option. Follow the guide to finish the register, then sign in app.
Notice: Make sure you set the location as Mainland China, otherwise, the Xiaomi IP camera is not available to find in the Add device list.
Step 5. Add device.
After you access the Mi Home app with your account, tap the right top "+" button to choose Add device option. Then you can see that there are two Xiaomi 1080P smart IP camera's selections, which is because the Xiaomi 1080P smart IP camera has two connection ways - the AP mode and Remote mode (there are some Chinese characters inside the app which cannot switch to English version).
Step 6. Choose Remote mode to connect the devices.
Choose the Remote mode Xiaomi 1080P smart IP camera icon to add it. Then operate as the according to the operation guide directs - stick the card pin into the SETUP hole until you hear the clash sound, and then the camera will play a Chinese audio to notice you the IP camera is ready to be connected. Now you can tick the "Wait until you hear a voice prompt" option and tap the Next button.
Step 7. Connect the camera to a WLAN network.
Now the IP camera is asking to connect to an internet available WLAN/WiFi network. Drag the drop-down list and choose the wireless network you use, and input its password, then tap Next button to finish the connection.
Step 8. Scan QR code to connect the camera to phone.
When the connection is successfully done, a QR code will show up on the application's interface. Use the IP camera's lens to scan the QR code until you hear the a Chinese audio, which means the scan is done. Then you can tap the Heard "Scanned successfully" button to continue. If you haven't heard any voice prompt, try to scan again in different angles with the camera. Alternatively, tap the "Can't hear sound" button to operate until you make it.
Step 9. Wait until the connection completes.
When the scan is successfully done, the IP camera will start to connect to your phone. Wait for some time until the connection finishes. During the process, please make sure your WiFi router, phone, and device close to each other, which will make the connection is easier and quicker to complete.
Step 10. Quick settings.
Once the connection completes, the IP camera will ask you to set it like device locations. You can skip these settings at present and do it later. After the settings, tap "Let's get started" to finish all the Remote mode connection procedure.
Step 11. Start to use the IP camera.
Now you can see the Remote mode Xiaomi 1080P smart IP camera is listed under My devices, and it's at the online state. Simply tap the icon, then you can see the current real-time images that captured by the IP camera on your phone.
Totally 11 steps, which seems very complicated, but actually, it's not, right? Compared with AP mode, the Remote mode seems more useful that you can use the camera to protect your home without distance restriction. Even you are far away from your house, only open the Mi Home app can you know what is happening at your home, which is really convenient and awesome! Hope this guide does help you overcome the Xiaomi 1080P smart IP camera's connection difficulties. Enjoy your safe life with this IP camera!
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