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Welcome to your new HERO6 Black! Let’s get started.

 

MICROSD CARDS

To capture video and photos, you need a microSD card (sold separately). Use brand name memory cards that meet these requirements:
• microSD, microSDHC, or microSDXC
• Class 10 or UHS-I rating
• Capacity up to 256GB
 

For a list of the recommended microSD cards, visit gopro.com/workswithgopro.

 

If the memory card becomes full during recording, your camera stops recording and displays FULL on the touch display.

 

NOTICE: Use care when handling memory cards. Avoid liquids, dust and debris. As a precaution, power off the camera before inserting or removing the card. Check the memory card manufacturer’s guidelines for information about use in acceptable temperature ranges.

 

Inserting the microSD Card

1. Hold down the Latch Release button on the battery door, then slide the door open.

 

 

2. Insert a microSD card with the label facing the battery, then close the door.

 

 

Note: To remove the card, press it into the slot with your fingernail and it will pop out.

 

Reformatting Your microSD Card
For best performance, always reformat your microSD card before first use. To keep the card in good condition, reformat it on a regular basis.

Note: Reformatting erases all of your content, so be sure to offload your photos and videos first.

 

To reformat your card, swipe down, then tap Preferences > Format SD Card > Delete.

 

CHARGING THE BATTERY

For the best experience with your new camera, fully charge the battery before first use.

 

1. Hold down the Latch Release button on the battery door, then slide the door open.

 

 

2. Insert the battery, then close the door.

 

 

3. Hold down the Latch Release button on the side door, then slide the door open.

 

4. Connect the camera to a computer or other USB charging adapter using the included USB-C cable. The camera status light turns on during charging and turns off when charging is complete.
When charging with a computer, be sure that the computer is connected to a power source. If the camera status light does not turn on, use a different USB port.

 

The battery charges to 100% in about 2 hours. For more information, see Battery Information (page 30).

 

PRO TIP: For fastest charging, use GoPro’s Supercharger (sold separately) and its included cable. You can also charge your camera with a USB-compatible wall charger or auto charger

 

UPDATING YOUR CAMERA SOFTWARE

To get the latest features and best performance from your GoPro, make sure your camera is always using the most current software.

 

Updating with the GoPro App

When you connect your camera to the GoPro app, you are automatically notified if an update is available.

1. Download the app from the Apple© App Store© or Google Play.™
2. Follow the on-screen instructions in the app to connect your camera. If an update is available, the app provides instructions for installing it.

 

Updating with the Quik Desktop App

When you connect your camera to the Quik desktop app, you are automatically notified if an update is available.

1. Download the Quik desktop app from gopro.com/apps.
2. Connect your camera to your computer with the included USB-C cable. If an update is available, the app provides instructions for installing it.

 

Updating Manually (with an SD Card Reader/Adapter)

1. Visit gopro.com/update.
2. Select your camera, then click the option to update the camera manually.
3. Follow the on-screen instructions.

 

PRO TIP: To see your current software version, swipe down from the main screen, then tap Preferences > About This GoPro.

 

 

POWERING ON + OFF

To Power On:

Press the Mode button []. The camera beeps several times while the camera status lights flash. When information appears on the touch display or the camera status screen, your camera is on.

 

To Power Off:

Press and hold the Mode button [] for two seconds. The camera beeps several times while the camera status lights flash.

 

WARNING: Use caution when using your GoPro as part of your active lifestyle. Always be aware of your surroundings to avoid injury to yourself and others.

Abide by all local laws when using your GoPro and related mounts and accessories, including all privacy laws, which may restrict recording in certain areas.

 

CAMERA STATUS SCREEN

You can see the basics for your current setting on the front screen of the camera:

 

1. Camera Mode
2. Settings
3. Number of Files Captured or Video Duration
4. Remaining microSD Card Storage
5. Battery Status

 

Note: The icons and settings that appear on the camera status screen vary by mode. Those shown above are for Video mode.

 

TOUCH DISPLAY

The touch display’s main screen contains the following information about modes and settings. The settings that appear vary by mode.

 

 

1. Wireless Status
2. GPS Status
3. Media Status*
4. Camera Mode
5. Time Remaining/Photos Taken
6. Battery Status
7. Advanced Settings (icons)
8. Settings

 

Note: The touch display does not work under water

 

*Icon is visible only if your memory card contains footage. Swipe right to access your video and photos.

 

TOUCH DISPLAY GESTURES

Use these gestures to navigate the touch display. When swiping, swipe from the edge of the screen.

 

Tap
Selects an item, turns a setting on/off.

 

Press and Hold
Accesses Exposure Control setting.

 

Swipe Left
Accesses advanced settings (if available) for the current mode.

 

Swipe Right
Displays your media.

 

Swipe Down
From the main screen, opens the Connections and Preferences menus. Otherwise, returns to the main screen.

 

PRO TIP: You can automatically lock the touch display to prevent accidental input. For details, see Auto Lock (page 24).

 

Table of contents

| Your HERO6 Black | Getting Started | Navigating Your GoPro | Map of Modes and Settings | Capturing Video and Photos | Settings for Your Activities | QuikCapture | Controlling Your GoPro with Your Voice | Playing Back Your Content | Using Your Camera with an HDTV | Connecting to Other Devices | Offloading Your Content | Video Mode: Capture Modes | Video Mode: Settings | Video Mode: Advanced Settings | Photo Mode: Capture Modes | Photo Mode: Settings | Photo Mode: Advanced Settings | Time Lapse Mode: Capture Modes | Time Lapse Mode: Settings | Time Lapse Mode: Advanced Settings | Advanced Controls | Connecting to an Audio Accessory | Customizing Your GoPro | Important Messages | Resetting Your Camera | Mounting | Removing the Side Door | Maintenance | Battery Information | Troubleshooting |

 

 

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