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Wyze Cam v3: How to Insert SD Card? (and Which SD Card Works?)

Last Updated Mar 9, 2021
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Using an SD card with your Wyze Cam v3 allows you to store recorded footage directly to the card and enables continuous recording. It is not required to use an SD card with your Wyze Cam, but having one can be a plus.

To insert the SD card into the Wyze Cam, unplug the camera and insert the SD card into the slot on the bottom of the camera. For the Wyze Cam v3, it is recommended to use a 32 GB micro SD card formatted as FAT32.

While it is not required to use an SD card in your Wyze Cam, using one offers many benefits, and the size of the card will determine how much footage you can store.

How to Insert an SD Card into Wyze Cam v3

You can insert an SD card into your Wyze Cam v3 in a few easy steps:

  1. Unplug the camera to prevent any corruption of previous recordings stored on the card.
  2. Locate the SD card slot on the bottom of the camera; there is an image on the camera to show which way the card should be inserted.
  3. Insert the SD card into the slot. Once inserted, if done correctly, you should hear a ding sound.

If you do not hear a dinging sound once the card is inserted: Unplug the camera, remove and reinsert the card, and plug the camera back in.

Which SD Card Works with the Wyze Cam v3?

The Wyze website recommends that you use a 32 GB SD card formatted to FAT32. If you want to purchase an SD card with a warranty, you can purchase one from their website. If you choose to use a different card, the Wyze Cam supports Class 10 8 GB, 16GB, and 32GB formatted to the FAT32 format.

It’s worth noting that the Wyze Cam will recognize larger SD cards 64GB and over (formatted to exFAT), but these cards have been known to be unstable, and it is more likely that you will run into problems later on.

Formatting a MicroSD Card for Wyze Cam v3

If the MicroSD card you are using has been used before, it is recommended that the card be reformatted. Keep in mind that reformatting the SD card will remove all information that was on it.

  1. From the Wyze App, go to the Home tab and then go to Settings.
  2. Tap Advanced Settings.
  3. Tap Local Storage, and then tap Format.

To format an SD Card to exFAT on Windows using File Explorer:

  1. Insert the SD card into your computer’s SD card reader and make sure that it’s recognized.
  2. Open Windows File Explorer by clicking “Computer,” “PC,” or “My Computer.”
  3. Under “Devices with Removable Storage,” you should see your SD Card. Right-click on the SD card, and click “Format.”
  4. A window will pop up, select “exFAT” from the File System pull-down menu and click “start.” (To make the process faster, make sure you click “Quick Format.”)

To format an SD Card to exFAT on Windows using Command Prompt:

  1. Run diskpart as “Administrator.”
  2. Input each of the following commands in order, pressing “enter” after each one:
  3. List disk (enter)
  4. Select disc “n” (“n” is your SD card) (enter)
  5. List partition (enter)
  6. Select partition “m” (“m” is the number of SD card partition) (enter)
  7. Format fs = exFAT (enter)
  8. Exit (enter)

If you try either of these solutions to format the card and it will not format, you can find free software online to format your SD card. To format an SD Card to exFAT using AOMEI free software:

  1. Download and install AOMEI Free Partition Assistant Standard Software.
  2. After it is installed, open AOMEI Partition Assistant.
  3. Right-click on the drive you want to format to exFAT and click “Format Partition.”
  4. Under “Format Options,” choose “exFAT” from the File System pull-down menu.
  5. Click “Apply” to begin formatting your SD card.

You can use this software to format your SD card into other formats, such as FAT32, which is the recommended format for the Wyze Cam v3.

Final Thoughts

Having an SD card in your Wyze Cam v3 has many benefits, such as continuous recording, time-lapse videos, and your recordings will be saved to the SD card. It is not required to use one, but if you choose to use one, make sure it is the right size and formatted correctly to avoid corrupting your data. Also, remember to back up any SD card that was previously used to prevent loss of data.

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