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How do I update the firmware of my Foscam IP camera?

You can install a Foscam camera in 2 ways. You use the following method when you adjust advanced settings. Do you want to record images via FTP, or would you like to receive notifications via email? Then read on quickly.

What do you need?

  • Your Foscam ip camera
  • A laptop or desktop connected to the same network as the IP camera or a smartphone connected to the internet.

Step 1: download the firmware

Do you use the Android or iOS application to download your firmware? Then skip the steps below and go to Step 2: \ "update the firmware ". Do you use a computer? Then read on.

  1. Open your internet browser on your laptop or desktop and go to the Foscam website.
  2. Select your model ip camera in the overview. A new screen opens with the available firmware updates.
  3. To the right of the firmware you see a tray with an arrow. This is the download sign. Click to download the firmware. Save the file in a recognizable place.
  4. The firmware is now ready. We will now continue to update.

Step 2: update the firmware

Method 1: via your smartphone

  1. Open the Foscam application on your phone.
  2. Select the correct IP camera in the overview.
  3. Press the gear icon at the top of the image.
  4. Select the 'Firmware Upgrade' option.
  5. If new firmware is available, it is automatically displayed. Press 'Upgrade' under the firmware information.
  6. The firmware starts downloading. This takes a few minutes depending on the size of the firmware. The camera will then restart again.
  7. When the camera is started, it is ready for use again.

Method 2: via the web interface

  1. Open the web interface of your camera. Use the Foscam software if you can not find the interface anymore.
  2. Click on the 'Settings' tab at the top.
  3. In the next screen you will see a menu on the left. Select 'System'.
  4. A number of extra options will appear under your choice. Choose 'System Upgrade' here.
  5. In the screen on the right, press 'Browse' and navigate to the file you just downloaded. Select the file and press 'Open'.
  6. Now choose 'System Upgrade'. The IP camera is now updated. This process takes a few minutes depending on the size of the firmware update. The IP camera will then restart again.
  7. As soon as the camera is restarted, it is ready for use.

Is it not working?

We are happy to help you update the firmware of your Foscam ip camera. If it is not possible to use this step-by-step plan, you can contact our customer service.

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