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App: How to add cameras to Foscam Viewer on iOS devices manually?
Last Updated 5 years ago

Step1:
Install Foscam Viewer

Search Foscam Viewer in the App Store, download and install it on your iOS devices. Then you will see the shortcut icon on the device screen. Note: The publisher of the app should be ShenZhen Foscam Intelligent Technology Co., Ltd.
Step2:
Add Cameras in Foscam Viewer

There is a help guide to walk you through when you logining it at the first time, please click Enjoy to enter the app. There are four ways to add cameras in IPC tab:

1. Add Cameras in LAN
2.Add Cameras by QR Code
3. Add Cameras Manually
(We are going to introduce this method in this article)
4. Add the online dome
Step3:
Tap the image button, and add your camera manually. The camera can be added by IP Address, DDNS URL and P2P UID.

IP Address
Select Device Type, input the Device Name, IP Address, choose the main stream or sub stream, input Http Port, Media Port (the same number as your http port), Username and Password (the default username: admin, no password by default), then click Add.

Note:You can find the IP address and Http Port of your camera as the way below.
Insert the CD into the CD drive on your computer. Go to the folder “IP Camera Search Tool” and find the folders “For Windows OS” and “For Mac OS”. Copy and paste the IP Camera Tool file to your desktop (or drag it onto your desktop).

Open the IP Camera Tool, it should display the camera’s IP address and http port in your local area network.


DDNS URL
Make sure you can access your camera through Internet by DDNS first. Select Device Type, input the Device Name, DDNS URL, choose the main stream or sub stream, input Http Port, Media Port (the same number as your http port), Username and Password (the default username: admin, no password by default), then click Add.
Note: You can find your DDNS on the bottom label of your camera.

P2P UID
Select Device Type, input the Device Name, P2P UID, choose the main stream or sub stream, input Http Port, Media Port (the same number as your http port), Username and Password (the default username: admin, no password by default), then click Add.
Note: You can find your UID on the bottom label of your camera.


Attention:
1. If your camera is MJPEG based camera, please choose Standard Definition for the Dev Type
2. If your camera is a H.264 based camera, please choose High Definition for the Dev Type;
3. If your bandwidth is sufficient, you can choose main stream to view more clearer video, if your bandwidth is limited, such as on 3G or LTE, you can choose sub stream to view more smooth video;
4. The Device Name here is just used to distinguish the camera on your phone, it won’t modify the camera name of your IPC;
5. Foscam SD cameras and new HD cameras just have HTTP Port, only FI9801W, FI9802W, FI9818W and FI9821W have Media Port.

Step4:
Click IPC back to the IPC list page, tap the camera you want to connect.


Step5:
Modify the Username and Password. If you have modified the Username and Password, you can do not perform this step.


Step6:
Click OK, then click Video, you’ll be able to view the living video of your camera.



Done. Congratulation!


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