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

Last Updated Sep 19, 2022
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Using an SD card with your Wyze Cam v3 allows you to store video directly and enables continuous recording. It is not needed, but how do you insert an SD card if you have one?

To insert the SD card, unplug the camera and insert the SD card into the slot on the bottom of the camera. Use a FAT32 formatted, 32 GB micro SD card in a Wyze Cam v3.

A micro SD card in your Wyze Cam is not needed, but using one offers many benefits, such as recording the live stream of the camera and saving many videos.

How to Insert an SD Card into Wyze Cam v3

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

  1. Unplug the camera to prevent 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 using 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. Sandisk is a popular and trusted brand of SD cards as well.

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. Pay attention to any alerts.

Formatting a MicroSD Card for Wyze Cameras 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 will remove all information that was on the SD card.

  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. 

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, the recommended format for the Wyze Cam v3.

Wyze Cam v3 Does Not Recognize SD Card

You can attempt a few easy troubleshooting steps to get your Wyze Cameras to recognize your SD card.

Try Power Cycling Your Wyze Cameras

A simple power cycle can solve many problems when it comes to electronics. Just unplug the power to your cameras, wait 10 seconds, and plug them back in. 

Test your SD card once the Wyze Cameras are powered back up and online.

Poor Internet Connectivity or WiFi Network

You may be experiencing a poor WiFi network connection or poor internet connectivity. To solve this, you should do a power cycle on your router and modem. 

Just like power cycling your Wyze Cameras, unplug the power for each device, wait 15 seconds, plug them back in and wait for them to come back online. 

Once all the lights on your router and modem are steady and normal, test your cameras and the SD memory card functionality again.

Latest Firmware Update

Firmware updates are just like software updates for your mobile device, except they are for hardware. Your Wyze Cameras will have firmware that governs its actions that needs updating.

To update your Wyze Cameras firmware:

  1. Open the Wyze app
  2. Tap the Settings gear icon located top right on the menu bear
  3. Select Device Info
  4. Select Firmware Version
  5. If there is an update available, there will be the option to upgrade your firmware. If there is no option to upgrade, then you are already up to date.

A Problem with the Cam’s SD Card Itself

You may have a faulty SD memory card. If you have tried everything above, you might try returning the SD card or another one in your camera if you have a spare.

Final Thoughts

Having an SD card in your Wyze Cam v3 has many benefits, such as continuous recording, and time-lapse videos, and your recordings will be saved to the SD card with excellent video quality.

It is not required to use a memory card, but if you do, be sure it is the right size and format to avoid corrupting your data. Remember to back up any SD card used to prevent loss of data.

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