If you’re looking to reset your Wyze Outdoor Camera but are not quite sure how to do it, we’re here to help.
In this post, we’ll walk you through the steps to reset your Wyze Outdoor Cam. Let’s get started.
How to Reset Wyze Outdoor Camera?
Follow the steps below:
- Switch the power switch off (you can find the power switch on the back of the camera).
- If your Wyze Outdoor Camera is connected to a power source, unplug it.
- Wait 30 seconds, then switch the power switch back on.
That’s all you need to do to reset/power cycle your Wyze Outdoor Camera.
Note: This process doesn’t restore default settings on your camera. It’s a hardware reset/power cycling, which refreshes the device and helps fix some unseen glitches.
You cannot perform a factory reset on your Wyze Outdoor Cam (as of now), as Wyze has not made provision for that.
What Does a Reset do?
For other Wyze devices, performing a reset (factory reset) will erase all custom settings and return the device to factory default settings. However, for the Wyze Outdoor Cam, power cycling suffices—as you can’t perform a factory reset on it.
Wyze has stated that users are not allowed or cannot factory reset their Wyze Outdoor Camera for security reasons.
So, if you’re looking to reset your Wyze Outdoor Camera, the only option available for you is power cycling. This also helps with troubleshooting.
When Should I Power Cycle my Wyze Outdoor Camera?
Generally, power cycling helps with troubleshooting. So you can power cycle your Wyze Outdoor Cam when it malfunctions. Some problems that may require power cycling include:
Connectivity Issues: This is when your camera disconnects from the router or won’t connect to your home Wi-Fi. While there are other troubleshooting tips for this, power cycling also helps fix some connectivity issues.
Recording Issues: If your Wyze Outdoor cam isn’t recording videos, you can try to power cycle it to see if it works. As mentioned, power cycling usually helps to fix some malfunctions, including video recording issues.
Not Picking Up Motion: You can also power cycle your Wyze Outdoor Cam to fix issues with motion detection. However, this is not the only troubleshooting process for this issue, so you want to try other troubleshooting steps if this doesn’t help.
As of now, users can’t restore default settings on the Wyze Outdoor Camera through a factory reset. As mentioned earlier, there’s no way to perform a factory reset on the Wyze Outdoor Cam or within the Wyze.
However, power cycling the device will suffice for a reset. But keep in mind, it doesn’t remove your custom settings nor restore default settings. It refreshes the device and helps with troubleshooting.
You may also like to see how to troubleshoot power issues in Wyze Outdoor Camera.