I have a Ghost X camera that I use when cycling. I recently put the Drift Life companion app on my iPhone, so I could easily tweak some settings. But the app would not connect to the camera.
You are supposed to turn turn the camera WiFi on, join your phone to a ad-hoc WiFi network the camera broadcasts (Ghost-X in my case). Then when you launch Drift Life app and press the “Camera Connect” option, it should connect to the camera and all good.
When I launched the app and selected the “Connect Camera” option I was prompted to join the camera’s WiFi even though I was already connected. The Next button was greyed out.
It turns out it was a permissions issue. I had denied the app the permission to use my location.
In the world of iOS the “Location” permission is required to retrieve the name (SSID) of the connected WiFi network. As the app did not have the “Location” permission it did not know it was on the camera’s network.
How to grant the Location permission on iOS
- Open Settings
- Locate and tap the “Drift Life” app in the bottom section
- Change the location permission to “While using the app”.
- “Precise Location” also needs to be Enabled for some reason.
8 thoughts on “Drift Life App Not Connecting With Camera”
Thank you. This has been driving me mad for weeks and now the camera is connected
Hi I did followed this instructions but on my iphone I still have the error: “No internet connection” while I trie to connect the camera to the wi-fi.
I have this also, did you manage to figure it out?
I have the same issue connected but with out internet. I have my mobile data turned on but that didn’t fix my issue. Any suggestions?
We just bought two of these cameras for work, couldnt figure it out, thanks for the info connected now.
Glad it helped!
Thanks for the info my ghost XL now connects
You managed to give me the information Drift technical help could not
Glad it helped 🙂