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Connecting to your Smartphone with Thinkware F800 (Android)


The Thinkware F800 is finally here! Here is our quick guide to connecting your F800 with your smartphone.

Step 1: Open the Thinkware F800 App

Download “Thinkware Dashcam Viewer for F800” from the Google Play Store. Open the app > Tap Next > Allow Access > Check Box (Do Not Allow this Popup Again) > OK. Open the app, and tap the red bar towards the bottom of the screen indicating “Dash Cam connection is required.”

Step 2: Configure new Connection

Select “Configure New Connection” Press the WiFi button on the F800 device. You will hear an audio message stating “On your smartphone, connect to a Wi-Fi network whose name starts with Thinkware”

Step 3: Connect Phone to Thinkware's WiFi

Tap Next on the app Tap Wi-Fi Settings and find the camera in the list of networks. In our example, this network is called “Thinkware_XX”


Step 4: Turn on Hotspot

Now, select "Turn On Hotspot". Tap Next. This will take you to Device Settings > Toggle "Allow Permissions" to On. Now, select “Turn On Hotspot” Lastly, turn on your personal hotspot and wait around 10-20 seconds. If your phone connects successfully, you will be met with an audio message stating “Connected to the Internet”. You can now access the dash cam through the App.