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How to Set Up Your Owlet Cam

January 17, 2019

We are so excited for you to start using your new Owlet Cam! Whether you have your Cam and are ready to set it up or you’re patiently waiting for it to come in the mail, we’re here to help make the setup process go smoothly. Before diving in, make sure and download the New Owlet App in the App Store or Google Play Store so we can get started.

1. Turn on your Owlet Cam

Start by connecting the Micro USB end of the Smart Cable to your Owlet Cam. Next, connect the Standard USB end of the Smart Cable to the USB Power Adapter and plug it in. Pick an outlet close to where you would like your Owlet Cam to reside.

2. Pair your Owlet Cam with your phone and WiFi

Open your New Owlet App and choose to set up an Owlet device. When the screen prompts you to pick which device to set up, click “Owlet Cam”. Next, you’ll want to make sure your Owlet Cam is in pairing mode. Check this by, first, listening for it to say “ready to pair” and waiting for the light on the front of the Cam to blink red and blue. Then make sure and enable your location when prompted so we can detect your WiFi network.

3. Use the QR code to finish pairing

Your app screen should then prompt you with a QR code. Hold your phone screen up to the Owlet Cam until you hear a chime. Don’t hold it too close or too far away. Look at the graphic below for reference. Setup will continue automatically upon successful connection. This may take up to two minutes. Wait until you receive the screen that says “Pairing successful”. Once your Cam is successfully paired, it will have you check for updates. Do this to make sure your Owlet Cam is using the most up-to-date version. If you have any issues pairing your Owlet Cam, head to our website or give our team a call at (844) 334-5330 for further assistance.


4. Set up a child profile

Once your Cam is paired, it will ask you to connect your device to a child profile. Create a new profile and then assign your Cam to the child profile you created. The app will also prompt you to name your recently connected device. This will help differentiate if you have multiple devices connected to your account.

5. Start live streaming

Your Owlet Cam should be all set up and ready to go! Enjoy streaming HD 1080p video and audio from your Cam directly to your smartphone. Stay tuned for Cam updates and follow our social pages for additional tips and tricks when using your Owlet Cam.


Author Info

Channing Merrell

Hi! I'm Channing and I'm a proud member of the Owlet team!

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4 thoughts on “How to Set Up Your Owlet Cam


Leonardo gagliano

I can’t connect the cam because it says the new app is not available in my Country (Colombia) but at moment i am at Miami . The sock is working right !



Call tech support at (844) 334-5330 and they’ll take a look into this for you!


Brent Harnisch

How do you have it check for updates once its set up?



Hi Brent, just go to the app store to check for updates once you’ve set up your device.