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5 Quick Tips For Your New Owlet Cam

January 12, 2022

We hope you’re enjoying your new Owlet Cam. To help you maximize the features of the Cam, here are a few tips and tricks that will help you have an even better experience.

1. Turn on/off the light on the front of the Cam.

Do you know how to turn off the light on the front of the Cam? It’s simple! Open your app and click the “Account” button in the bottom right corner. Then under “My Owlet Devices”, click on your connected Cam. Once you’re on this page, scroll down to the “Status Light” button to toggle the light on and off.

2. Turn on/off background audio.

Using your Owlet Cam, you have 3 different audio feature options to choose from.

  1. Cam Audio: On – Your Cam’s audio will play through your mobile device while you’re in the Owlet App.
  2. Cam Audio: Background – Your Cam’s audio will play through your mobile device, even outside of the Owlet App.
  3. Cam Audio: Off – Your Cam’s audio is muted on your mobile device.

To choose an audio setting, make sure you are on the “Home” tab of your Owlet App, found in the bottom left corner. Next, click the up arrow next to your connected Cam to show the dropdown menu options. You should now see the “Cam Audio” option on your screen. Click the word “on” that is found next to the “Cam Audio” option. A popup should appear with the options to toggle between on, off or background audio.

3. How to toggle notifications on/off. 

Want to turn off Owlet Cam notifications? The toggle on the home page turns off both sound and motion notifications on your mobile device. It’s helpful to note that turning on/off notifications with this toggle won’t impact the settings on other devices you may have that access the same account. 

4. How to talk through the Owlet Cam

If you’re wondering how to talk through the Owlet Cam, you must press the microphone button in order to do so. To project your voice, you’ll need to push and hold the microphone button.

5. How to stream Cam video footage on different smartphones

One advantageous feature of the Owlet Cam is that you can stream footage from your Cam on up to 5 smart devices simultaneously. This means that if dad, grandma or your babysitter wants to monitor your baby, they all can. To stream on multiple devices, simply have each person download the Owlet app and sign in using your same account credentials.

*Important note: If you have multiple people wanting to stream footage from the same Cam, don’t create a separate app login for each account. This will cause the Cam to disconnect from the previous account and reconnect to the new app account. Instead, make sure everyone you are giving streaming access to (up to 5 smart devices simultaneously) uses the same login/account credentials.

For more instructional info, visit our support page here.

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The Owlet Cam streams HD 1080p video with night vision and two-way audio to your smartphone over a secure, encrypted WiFi connection so you can hear and see your baby from anywhere. Never miss a moment with sound and motion notifications, and background audio that plays while you use your phone for other tasks.

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17 thoughts on “5 Quick Tips For Your New Owlet Cam


Hi Dennis, it sounds like you’ll want to connect with our technical support team for assistance. Reach out via chat in the Owlet app and they’ll take a look!


Dennis Rogers


I am not able to stream video outisde of my home. when on home wifi I can access the video. but when on another wifi or using cell phone data i am ont bale to access the camera stream. I am able to see the sock data when not at home. my wifi signal says Good. so could you please help me with my problem. Thank You.


Hi Jennifer! There’s not but we can definitely let our team know that there’s interest in having this available!



Sometimes our baby is sleeping in our room and we don’t need the camera. Is there a way to turn it off through the app? Thanks


Hey McCall! They will be available in the future. Please feel free to check back with us for updates! It will just be a software update to the app. 🙂


Hi Brittany, you can view footage from the last 24 hours by removing the SD card from the back of your Cam.



Can I rewatch camera footage? Or does it record??



Hi. Do you have an ETA for cam notifications? And will this just be a software update for those of us who already have the camera?


Hey Marcia, make sure that you’re selecting the microphone icon in the app to access the two-way audio.



How do I talk to baby through owlet. No sound come out of the camera.


Hi Ashley, there are not different permissions available through the app but you can unplug the Cam when it’s not in use or you could change the password on your account.



My boyfriend gave his mother the login credentials and I do not want her opening the camera whenever she wants to. Is there a way to disconnect her from viewing the camera whenever she wants? I feel like this is an invasion of my privacy.


Hi Sarah, we don’t have an exact date yet but we are planning on getting them added in the future.


Danielle Browitt

How does one use this with a babysitter? I wouldn’t necessarily want them to log into our account or give them our password. Is there an option for a guest profile? How are others using this under these circumstances?



Do you know how far in the future these notifications will be available? Do you have a projected date?


Hi JC, the Cam will have motion and sound notifications available in the future. Make sure to keep an eye out!



I’ve seen other cameras with cry notifications. Our room is in a lower story than our baby’s room. Better to include additional capabilities for cam notifications. Would be annoying to buy other devices for this.