Amcrest Camera Setup

A Comprehensive Guide to Amcrest Camera Setup

The Amcrest camera setup allows you to add your camera to the mobile app on your smartphone or tablet. As you add your camera to your mobile, you get the capability to access and manage your camera wirelessly. The Amcrest camera set up and configuration are important if you have recently bought it. 

We have created this post to help Amcrest camera users learn how to go about the Amcrest camera app setup. As a new user, you may it a little difficult to go through the initial configuration on your new home security camera. However, we are here to help you go through it with great ease. 

We have illustrated the Amcrest camera setup process in a step-by-step format to ensure you easily understand it. Let’s proceed with the Amcrest camera set up and installation process with this post. 

Requirements for Amcrest camera setup 

Before you go ahead with the Amcrest camera set up, we would want you to go through the basic requirements. Refer to the points given below to understand the requirements:

  1. Amcrest WiFi camera 
  2. WiFi network with 2.4GHz network 
  3. iOS 8.0 or later 
  4. Android 6.0 or later 
  5. Smartphone or tablet 

Step-by-step guide to Amcrest camera app setup

This part of the Amcrest camera setup guide will walk you through multiple steps to set up your new home security camera. Have a look at the points below:

  1. Firstly, connect your Amcrest camera to the power supply using a power adapter. 
  2. The camera will take approximately 30 seconds to boot up.
  3. Thereafter, you need to connect your camera to the internet. 
  4. You can either use an Ethernet cable or connect directly through WiFi connection. 
  5. For that, you need to use the Amcrest setup app method. 
  6. Open the Amcrest View app on your mobile.
  7. Tap the Hamburger icon in the top-left corner of the app screen. 
  8. Tap Device Manager in the menu and the page will appear. 
  9. On the Device Manager page, tap the + icon in the top-right corner of the page. 
  10. Select Add Device and then choose your product type. 
  11. In this case, it will be a WiFi Camera. 
  12. Next, you need to select the Connection Type. Choose the WiFi Configuration Setup option. 
  13. Thereafter, scan the QR code and follow the in-app instructions to add your camera to the app. 
  14. At last, you will be required to set up the username and password for your camera. 
  15. Click Next and the Amcrest camera setup will be completed successfully. 

Amcrest Camera App and Software

The Amcrest mobile app is available for free on the Play Store and App Store. You can download the app and install on iOS and Android devices to go about the Amcrest setup app method. However, you must ensure that your iOS is earlier than 8.0 and the Android OS is earlier than 6.0. The mobile app allows you to remotely access the camera and cofnigure its settings. 

You can also go about the Amcrest camera set up using your computer. All you have to do is access the Web View software. To access the Amcrest Web View software, you can use the default web address It will allow you to access and modify your camera’s settings using a web browser on your computer.


This guide was all about the Amcrest camera setup and installation. We illustrated the whole Amcrest camera set up process in a step-by-step manner. That way, we ensured to allow for your easy understanding of the initial configuration on your camera. 

We suggest that you always use the Amcrest camera app setup method as it allows you to have a better user experience and great convenience. If you want to access your cameras and view them on a big screen, you can use the Amcrest Web View software. 

If you still come across any issues with your WiFi camera, make sure you get in touch with our support team for more help. 


How can I reset my Amcrest camera?

Resetting your Amcrest WiFi camera is super easy. You can reset your camera by using the factory reset button located on your camera. Press and hold the Amcrest factory reset button for at least 20 seconds. Release the camera reset button and wait for your camera to revert to the default configurations. After a few seconds, the Amcrest camera will reset successfully. 

Can I use Amcrest cameras for outdoor surveillance?

Yes, you can use your Amcrest cameras for outdoor surveillance. However, make sure you buy the outdoor camera as indoor camera does not come with a weatherproof body and can’t bear the outdoor conditions. 

Is it possible to integrate Amcrest cameras with other smart home devices?

Yes, you can integrate your Amcrest cameras with other smart home devices. For instance, you can integrate your camera with Alexa in order to control and access your device using voice commands. Make sure you learn how to connect your Amcrest camera with Amazon Alexa or any other third party devices. 

Can I access my Amcrest camera remotely from a different location?

Yes, you can access your Amcrest camera remotely using the mobile app. Make sure the Amcrest mobile app is installed on your mobile or tablet. Once you login to your Amcrest account, you will be able to access your camera from a different location.

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