• Android
  • iOS

Use SnapBridge to pair the camera with your smart device as described below.

Before Pairing

Before proceeding:

  • Enable Bluetooth on the smart device (see the device manual for details),
  • Be sure the batteries in the camera and smart device are fully charged to prevent unexpected loss of power, and
  • Check that there is space remaining on the camera memory card

Nikon Z Mount Mirrorless Cameras

  1. Camera: Turn the camera on.

  2. Camera: Select Connect to smart device > Pairing (Bluetooth) in the menus, then highlight Start pairing and press J to display the camera name.

  3. Smart device: Launch SnapBridge on the smart device and tap Connect to camera.

    Pairing After Launch

    If you skipped pairing by tapping Skip at the top right corner of the welcome dialog, tap Connect to camera in the tab and proceed to the next step.

    Launching SnapBridge Early

    If you launched SnapBridge before being prompted by the camera, SnapBridge will direct you to choose a camera type in Step 3. If you tap mirrorless camera, you will then be given a choice of Wi-Fi or Bluetooth; tapping Pairing (Bluetooth) displays a dialog instructing you to enable Bluetooth on the camera. In the camera menus, select Connect to smart device > Pairing (Bluetooth), then highlight Start pairing and press J to display the camera name on both the camera and the smart device.

  4. Smart device: Tap the camera name.

    Camera Name Not Displayed

    SnapBridge may not show the camera name if launched before the camera displays the launch prompt (Step 2). Exit SnapBridge and confirm that it is not running in the background (the procedure varies with the smart device; see the documentation provided with your device for details) before tapping the SnapBridge icon to launch SnapBridge again.

  5. Camera/smart device: Confirm that the camera and smart device display the same authentication code (the code is circled in red in the illustrations below).

  6. Camera/smart device: Initiate pairing.

    • Camera: Press J.
    • Smart device: Tap PAIR (the button circled in red in the illustration below, which may be labelled differently in different versions of the operation system).

    Pairing Error

    If you wait too long between pressing the button on the camera and tapping the button in SnapBridge, pairing will fail and an error will be displayed.

    • Camera: Press J and return to Step 1.
    • Smart device: Tap OK and return to Step 4.

    Pairing for the First Time

    After completing pairing for the first time using the SnapBridge app, you will be prompted to choose auto link (auto upload and auto clock and location synchronization) options. This prompt will not appear again, but auto link settings can be accessed at any time using Auto link in the tab.

  7. Smart device: Tap OK when pairing is complete. The tab will be displayed.

    The Connection Status Icon

    Connection status is shown by the following icons in the top right corner of the tab:

    • : No Bluetooth signal detected from the camera. If no signal can be detected even when your device is close to the camera, check camera network settings.
    • : The SnapBridge app has detected the camera’s Bluetooth signal. You can now access the SnapBridge app’s various features.
    • : The SnapBridge app has established a Bluetooth connection to the camera or is in the process of downloading pictures.

If Pairing Fails

If an error occurs during pairing, read the solutions here before attempting pairing again.

Pairing with Multiple Cameras

To pair with additional cameras, tap , select Add camera, and repeat Steps 4–7. SnapBridge can be used to pair with up to 5 cameras.

Launching SnapBridge for the First Time

Be sure to grant the SnapBridge app permission to access storage or location data if prompted, as otherwise many features will be unavailable.

Other Cameras

  1. Camera: Turn the camera on.

  2. Camera: In the camera menus, highlight Connect to smart device and press J and then, if prompted, highlight Start and press J. The camera will display a message directing you to download and launch the SnapBridge app on the smart device; ready the smart device and proceed to the next step.

    Other Prompts

    The camera may not display the message shown above. If the camera displays the following message, press J and proceed to the next step.

    If the camera displays an NFC dialog, touch the NFC antenna on the smart device to the camera logo (N-Mark), then wait for SnapBridge to launch and proceed to Step 6. To proceed without using NFC, press the camera J button and proceed to the next step.

  3. Smart device: Launch SnapBridge on the smart device and tap Connect to camera.

    Pairing After Launch

    If you tapped Skip at the top right corner of the welcome dialog to skip pairing when launching SnapBridge for the first time, tap Connect to camera in the tab and proceed to Step 4.

    Launching SnapBridge Early

    If you launched SnapBridge before being prompted by the camera, SnapBridge will direct you to choose a camera type in Step 3. Tapping the desired camera type displays a dialog instructing you to display the launch prompt on the camera; display the launch prompt and proceed to Step 4.

  4. Smart device: Tap the camera name.

    Camera Name Not Displayed

    SnapBridge may not show the camera name if launched before the camera displays the launch prompt (Step 2). Exit SnapBridge and confirm that it is not running in the background (the procedure varies with the smart device; see the documentation provided with your device for details) before tapping the SnapBridge icon to launch SnapBridge again.

  5. Camera/smart device: Confirm that the camera and smart device display the same authentication code (the code is circled in red in the illustrations below).

  6. Camera/smart device: Initiate pairing.

    • Camera: Press J.
    • Smart device: Tap PAIR (the button circled in red in the illustration below, which may be labelled differently in different versions of the operation system).

    Pairing Error

    If you wait too long between pressing the button on the camera and tapping the button in SnapBridge, pairing will fail and an error will be displayed.

    • Camera: Press J and return to Step 1.
    • Smart device: Tap OK and return to Step 3.

    Pairing for the First Time

    After completing pairing for the first time using the SnapBridge app, you will be prompted to choose auto link (auto upload and auto clock and location synchronization) options. This prompt will not appear again, but auto link settings can be accessed at any time using Auto link in the tab.

  7. Camera/smart device: Follow the on-screen instructions.

    • Camera: Press J. When pairing is complete, the camera will display a message stating the camera and smart device are connected. Press J and follow the on-screen instructions.

    • Smart device: Pairing is complete. Tap OK to exit to the tab.

      The Connection Status Icon

      Connection status is shown by the following icons in the top right corner of the tab:

      • : No Bluetooth signal detected from the camera. If no signal can be detected even when your device is close to the camera, check camera network settings.
      • : The SnapBridge app has detected the camera’s Bluetooth signal. You can now access the SnapBridge app’s various features.
      • : The SnapBridge app has established a Bluetooth connection to the camera or is in the process of downloading pictures.

If Pairing Fails

If an error occurs during pairing, read the solutions here before attempting pairing again.

Pairing with Multiple Cameras

To pair with additional cameras, tap , select Add camera, and repeat Steps 4–7. SnapBridge can be used to pair with up to 5 cameras.

Launching SnapBridge for the First Time

Be sure to grant the SnapBridge app permission to access storage or location data if prompted, as otherwise many features will be unavailable.

Nikon Z Mount Mirrorless Cameras

  1. Camera: Turn the camera on.

  2. Camera: Select Connect to smart device > Pairing (Bluetooth) in the menus, then highlight Start pairing and press J to display the camera name.

  3. iOS device: Launch SnapBridge on the iOS device and tap Connect to camera.

    Pairing After Launch

    If you skipped pairing by tapping Skip at the top right corner of the welcome dialog, tap Connect to camera in the tab and proceed to the next step.

    Launching SnapBridge Early

    If you launched SnapBridge before being prompted by the camera, SnapBridge will direct you to choose a camera type in Step 3. If you tap mirrorless camera, you will then be given a choice of Wi-Fi or Bluetooth; tapping Pairing (Bluetooth) displays a dialog instructing you to enable Bluetooth on the camera. In the camera menus, select Connect to smart device > Pairing (Bluetooth), then highlight Start pairing and press J to display the camera name on both the camera and the smart device.

  4. iOS device: Tap the camera name.

    Camera Name Not Displayed

    SnapBridge may not show the camera name if launched before the camera displays the launch prompt (Step 2). Exit SnapBridge and confirm that it is not running in the background before tapping the SnapBridge icon to launch SnapBridge again.

  5. iOS device: A confirmation dialog will be displayed; read the pairing instructions carefully and tap Understood.

  6. iOS device: Tap the camera name when prompted.

  7. Camera/iOS device: Initiate pairing.

    • Camera: Press J.
    • iOS device: Tap Pair (the button circled in red in the illustration below, which may be labelled differently in different versions of the operation system).

    Pairing Error

    If you wait too long between pressing the button on the camera and tapping the button in SnapBridge, pairing will fail and an error will be displayed.

    Pairing for the First Time

    After completing pairing for the first time using the SnapBridge app, you will be prompted to choose auto link (auto upload and auto clock and location synchronization) options. This prompt will not appear again, but auto link settings can be accessed at any time using Auto link in the tab.

  8. iOS device: Tap OK when pairing is complete. The tab will be displayed.

    The Connection Status Icon

    Connection status is shown by the following icons in the top right corner of the tab:

    • : No Bluetooth signal detected from the camera. If no signal can be detected even when your device is close to the camera, check camera network settings.
    • : The SnapBridge app has detected the camera’s Bluetooth signal. You can now access the SnapBridge app’s various features.
    • : The SnapBridge app has established a Bluetooth connection to the camera or is in the process of downloading pictures.

If Pairing Fails

If an error occurs during pairing, read the solutions here before attempting pairing again.

Pairing with Multiple Cameras

To pair with additional cameras, tap , select Add camera, and repeat Steps 4–8. SnapBridge can be used to pair with up to 5 cameras.

Launching SnapBridge for the First Time

If the message ‘“SnapBridge” would like to access your photos’ is displayed when you launch the app for the first time, click OK.

Other Cameras

  1. Camera: Turn the camera on.

  2. Camera: In the camera menus, highlight Connect to smart device and press J and then, if prompted, highlight Start and press J. The camera will display a message directing you to download and launch the SnapBridge app on the smart device; ready the smart device and proceed to the next step.

    Other Prompts

    If the either of the following messages are displayed, press J repeatedly until you are prompted to launch SnapBridge.

  3. iOS device: Launch SnapBridge on the iOS device and tap Connect to camera.

    Pairing After Launch

    If you tapped Skip at the top right corner of the welcome dialog to skip pairing when launching SnapBridge for the first time, tap Connect to camera in the tab and proceed to Step 4.

    Launching SnapBridge Early

    If you launched SnapBridge before being prompted by the camera, SnapBridge will direct you to choose a camera type in Step 3. Tapping the desired camera type displays a dialog instructing you to display the launch prompt on the camera; display the launch prompt and proceed to Step 4.

  4. iOS device: Tap the camera name.

    Camera Name Not Displayed

    SnapBridge may not show the camera name if launched before the camera displays the launch prompt (Step 2). Exit SnapBridge and confirm that it is not running in the background before tapping the SnapBridge icon to launch SnapBridge again.

  5. iOS device: A confirmation dialog will be displayed; read the pairing instructions carefully and tap Understood.

  6. iOS device: Tap the camera name when prompted.

  7. Camera/iOS device: Initiate pairing.

    • Camera: Press J.
    • iOS device: Tap Pair (the button circled in red in the illustration below, which may be labelled differently in different versions of the operation system).

    Pairing Error

    If you wait too long between pressing the button on the camera and tapping the button in SnapBridge, pairing will fail and an error will be displayed.

    Pairing for the First Time

    After completing pairing for the first time using the SnapBridge app, you will be prompted to choose auto link (auto upload and auto clock and location synchronization) options. This prompt will not appear again, but auto link settings can be accessed at any time using Auto link in the tab.

  8. Camera/iOS device: Follow the on-screen instructions.

    • Camera: Press J. When pairing is complete, the camera will display a message stating the camera and smart device are connected. Press J and follow the on-screen instructions.

    • iOS device: Pairing is complete. Tap OK to exit to the tab.

      The Connection Status Icon

      Connection status is shown by the following icons in the top right corner of the tab:

      • : No Bluetooth signal detected from the camera. If no signal can be detected even when your device is close to the camera, check camera network settings.
      • : The SnapBridge app has detected the camera’s Bluetooth signal. You can now access the SnapBridge app’s various features.
      • : The SnapBridge app has established a Bluetooth connection to the camera or is in the process of downloading pictures.

If Pairing Fails

If an error occurs during pairing, read the solutions here before attempting pairing again.

Pairing with Multiple Cameras

To pair with additional cameras, tap , select Add camera, and repeat Steps 4–8. SnapBridge can be used to pair with up to 5 cameras.

Launching SnapBridge for the First Time

If the message ‘“SnapBridge” would like to access your photos’ is displayed when you launch the app for the first time, click OK.