How to set up the Tapo camera

Configuration Guide
Updated 01-15-2020 03:12:54 AM 45654
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Follow the steps below to get started with your new camera. Here we take Tapo C200 as an example.

Step 1. Download the Tapo app

Get the Tapo app from the Apple App Store or Google Play, or by scanning the QR code below.

Step 2. Log In

Open the app, and log in with your TP-Link ID. If you don't have an account, create one first.

Step 3. Set up the camera

Follow the app instructions to complete the setup.

Note: The location permission is needed to find and connect to your camera during the setup. Grant the location permission when prompted and you can disable it after the setup.

For iOS:

1. Tap the Å button in the app and select Smart Camera C200.

2. Plug in your camera and wait about 30 seconds until the LED blinks red and green. Click Next.

3. Go to your phone's Wi-Fi settings and join your camera’s network: Tapo_Cam_XXXX. Then return to this app.

4. It will start searching for your camera. This may take a minute or two.

5. After the camera is found, connect the camera to your home Wi-Fi network and enter the password.

6. Click Join on the pop-up window, and it will start pairing your camera. Make sure the LED stays solid on during the paring.

7. When the paring is complete, give your camera a unique name and set a location for easy identification. Click Next to complete the setup.

 

8. The “Complete” page means the camera is successfully added and tap Done to start using your camera.

For Android:

1. Tap the + button in the app and select Smart Camera C200.

2. Plug in your camera and wait about 30 seconds until the LED blinks red and green. Click Next.

3. Grant the location access and allow the location permission to find and connect to your camera. You can disable it after the setup. Then it will start looking for your camera.

 

4. After the camera is found, connect the camera to your home Wi-Fi network and enter the password. Click Next.

5. It will start pairing your camera. Make sure the LED stays solid on during the paring.

6. When the paring is complete, give your camera a unique name and set a location for easy identification. Click Next to complete the setup.

7. The “Complete” page means the camera is successfully added and tap Done to start using your camera.

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