USER MANUAL
Smartbridge HD Live App (For Smartphones)
INTRODUCTION
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Section
Description
Page#
Connecting Your Device with Your Smartphone
1
Enabling Smartbridge Functionality
4
Downloading the App
4
Creating a Smartbridge Account
5
Logging the App into Smartbridge
7
Devices
2
Adding a Device
9
Removing a Device
10
Configuration
3
Adding Password Protection
11
Removing Password Protection
11
Modifying Your Password
12
Viewing Traffic Statistics
12
Live View
4
Live View Feature Overview
13
Accessing Your Device’s Cameras
15
Adding and Deleting Camera List Favorites
16
Capturing a Picture
17
Recording Video
17
Controlling Pan, Tilt, and Zoom (PTZ)
18
Using Image Quality Adjustments
19
Turning Live View On/Off
20
Disabling the Sound
20
Using Two-Way Audio
21
Controlling Alarms
22
Digital Zooming
23
Remote Playback
5
Remote Playback Overview
24
Accessing a Remote Recording
26
Capturing a Picture
27
Taking a Video Snippet
27
Pausing Playback
28
Disabling Sound
28
Canceling Remote Playback
28
Digital Zooming
29
Alarm Features
6
Enabling Push Notifications
30
Viewing the Alarm Log
30
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INTRODUCTION
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Section
Description
Page#
Picture and Video
7
Thumbnail View
31
Viewing Videos
31
Viewing Pictures
32
Deleting Multiple Pictures and Videos
32
Sharing Multiple Pictures
33
Welcome
Thank you for choosing First Alert for your security needs!
For more than half a century, First Alert has made the home-safety and
security products that make your life easier. Our products are built to the
highest standard which has earned us a leadership role in the home-safety
and security product categories. We are committed to serving our customers,
from the professionals who install our products, to the families and businesses
who count on them. First Alert has been helping families and businesses stay
safe for over 50 years. By having a First Alert Security System, you’re taking
the first step in protecting your home or business from damage or theft.
This manual is written for the Smartbridge HD App for your Apple® or Android
Smartphone. A separate app is available for your tablet. It was accurate at the time
it was completed. However, because of our ongoing effort to constantly improve
our products, additional features and functions may have been added since that
time and on-screen displays may change. We encourage you to visit our website at
www.firstalert.com to check for the latest manuals (English and Spanish), firmware
updates, downloads, other security camera products and announcements.
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Enabling Smartbridge Functionality
In order to utilize the Smartbridge Smartphone application your system must be
connected to the Internet and you’ll need to register for a Smartbridge account. The
Smartbridge features can be enabled through the DDNS interface on your system.
See full user’s manual for instructions.
Downloading the App
The next step in accessing your system from your smartphone device is
downloading the software from the Apple iOS App Store or the Google Play store.
1. Tap the Apple iOS App Store Icon or the Google Play Store.
iOS App Store
Google Play
Store
2. Search for Smartbridge HD Live and touch to download it. You may
need to enter your Apple ID Password or Google Play Store password.
NOTE :
You may notice two versions of the Smartbridge Application. The version labeled
Smartbridge High Definition HD is intended for tablet use.
3. Once the app is downloaded and installed. Tap the
Smartbridge HD Live App icon to begin.
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Creating a Smartbridge Account
Now that you’ve installed the Smartbridge Mobile App, you may need
to create an account if you have not already done so.
1. Once the Smartbridge App
is open tap Register.
2. Enter your Email and the verification
code displayed on the right. Tap Get
Verification Code to continue.
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3. Enter the verification code received by the email
you submitted in the previous step and tap Next.
4. Enter your User Name and Password to
create your account and tap Finish.
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Logging the App into Smartbridge
Now that you’ve prepared your system and downloaded the app we can connect your smartphone directly to
your live video feeds. The first time you launch the application you will see a blank Live View screen.
1. Begin by touching the Main Menu icon in the
red bar in the upper left of the screen. 2. In the drop down menu touch
the Smartbridge button.
3. Enter the information you registered with.
Tap the Login button.
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4. Devices you’ve registered with the Smartbridge
application will show under the Devices tab.
Tap the device you’d like to add to the application.
NOTE :
If you don’t see any devices, you’re system may
not be properly connected to your Smartbridge
account. Please see the full product manual
for details troubleshooting connectivity.
5. Tap Start Live View to load the camera
views from your system.
5. Depending on the speed of your network
connect, after a few moments you should see
the live video feeds from your device.
If you don’t see any feeds check to make sure
your system is on and functioning properly.
Refer to the full owner’s manual for additional
tips troubleshooting live video feeds.
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Devices
Devices allows you to add devices to your Smartbridge application directly within the app.
1. Tap the Main Menu button in the
top left corner of the screen.
2. Tap Devices.
Adding a Device
1. If this is the first time you’ve added a device through
the application the device listing will appear blank.
Tap the + icon in the upper right to get started.
2. Complete the New Device form.
a
a.
Alias: choose a name for your device. The device
will appear with this name in the listing.
b.
b
Register Mode: choose the method you
will use to connect to your device.*
a
b
(Recommended)
c
d
e
c
c.
Server Address: type the server address for your device.
f
d.
d
Device Domain: type the domain of your
device. You can snap a picture of a QR Code
created in the Wi-Fi settings in this field.
g
e
e.
User Name: this is the user name on the actual device.
f
f.
Password: this is the password associated with
your user name on your actual device.
g
g.
Camera No: enter the number of the
camera you’d like to access.
* For more information on connection methods please refer to the full user manual.
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3. Once successfully connected your
device tap the Start Live View button to
access your devices camera feeds.
Removing a Device
1. From the Devices menu touch and hold
the device you’d like to remove.
2. Tap confirm when prompted.
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Configuration
Within Configuration you can add a password to your Smartbridge App. Modify your password,
view your data usage statistics, adjust Wi-Fi settings, and access the built in Help information.
1. Tap the Main Menu button in the
top left corner of the screen.
2. Tap Configuration
Adding Password Protection
1. Adding a password gives you an added layer of security if
someone gains access to your phone and tries to access
your security system through the Smartbridge App.
To begin tap Configuration from the Main Menu.
2.Tap Turn Password On.
3. Type your desired password in both fields.
NOTE :
Write your password down separately
and put it in a safe location.
4. Click the save icon in the top right corner.
Removing Password Protection
1. Tap Configuration from the Main Menu.
2. Tap Turn Password Off.
3. Type your password.
4. Tap the Save icon in the top right corner.
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Modifying Your Password
1. To modify your password start by tapping
Configuration from the Main Menu.
2.Tap Modify Password.
3. Type in your old password and then the desired
new password in both the New and Confirm fields.
NOTE :
Write your password down separately
and put it in a safe location.
4. Tap the Save icon in the top right corner.
Viewing Traffic Statistics (Data Usage)
1. To view your traffic statistics (data usage) start
by tapping Configuration from the Main Menu.
2. In the Configuration menu tap Traffic Statistics.
3. Traffic statistics displays information for data
usage over your carrier’s network and information
for data usage over Wi-Fi networks.
4. Tap the Clear All button to reset all statistics.
a
a.
Back: Tap this icon to return to
the Configuration menu.
b.
b
Mobile Data Usage: Data usage
over your carrier’s network.
c.
c
Wi-Fi Data Usage: Data usage
over Wi-Fi networks.
d
d.
Clear All
a
b
c
d
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Live View
Live View allows you to set up and work with your camera feeds. You can choose to show all your
feeds, create favorites, take pictures and video, and more. To access Live Mode do the following.
1. Tap the Main Menu button in
the top left corner of the screen.
2. Tap Live View
Live View Feature Overview
Main Menu
Access Camera List
Shows all available feeds for
your system and allows you
to turn them on and off.
Feed Page Indicator
Live Video Feeds
Indicates which page
of Live View Feeds you
are currently viewing.
Video feed layout is set to
2 x 2 by default. Inactive
feeds appear with the
“No Video” icon.
Turning Live View On/Off
Turn Off
Turn On
Capture Picture
This button will take
a still picture of the
selected video feed.
Take a Video
Record a video from the
selected live video feed.
Remote Camera Control
Make pan, tilt, and zoom
adjustments remotely*
* Requires a compatible camera. Some features may not be available on all models. For additional info visit www.firstalert.com.
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Image Quality
Make digital adjustments
on your Live View feeds
Additional Live View features
are available by swiping the
bottom menu bar to the left.
Mute On/Off
Turns the sound on/off
Use Two-Way Communication*
Enables two-way communication through compatible systems.
Alarm Control Panel
Allows you to remotely enable or disable alarms at your system
Digital Zoom*
Digital zoom allows you to use your smartphone
to zoom in and out on a feed.
By swiping left to right on either your Live View
Feeds or on the feed page indicator you can
access additional video feeds you’ve enabled.
Swipe right to left to return to the previous feed.
* Requires a compatible camera. Some features may not be available on all models. For additional info visit www.firstalert.com.
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Accessing Your Device’s Cameras
1. Tap the Access Camera List icon in the
top right corner of the screen.
2. Systems you have connected to your
Smartbridge application show in the list.
a
a.
d Back to Live View
Tapping the small carrot to the left of your
device icon will show/hide a list of all
available cameras within that device.
Show Hide
List of
b.
Cameras
b To the right of your device icon and ID Number
you will see the include all cameras toggle.
Touching this will enable or disable all cameras.
c.
c With your device’s camera list open, you will
see check-boxes to the right of each camera.
Checked
items appear in your Live View Feed.
d To exit the Camera List menu without
d.
making changes touch the back arrow in
the upper right corner of the screen.
3. Select the cameras you’d like to appear in your Live
Video Feed by checking the corresponding boxes.
NOTE: Only the inputs on your system with
a camera attached and working properly will
show a live video feed. Inputs/feeds without
a camera will show a “No Video” message.
4. Once you’ve selected all the cameras
you’d like to show touch the Start Live
View button at the bottom of the screen.
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a
b Show/Hide All Cameras
c Show/Hide
Individual
Cameras
Adding and Deleting Camera List Favorites
Within the Camera List interface you can add a favorite to make accessing
specific groups of devices and cameras quick and easy.
1. To begin making a favorite touch the
Camera List icon in the upper right
from the Live View home screen.
2. Select the devices and the corresponding
cameras you’d like to include in the
favorite. If you’re not familiar with
selecting cameras see the Selecting
Live View Feeds section.
3. Tap the star icon in the bottom
right to create a favorite.
4. Choose a name for your group of
cameras and touch Confirm.
5. Your favorite will now appear
within the Camera List interface.
6. To remove a favorite touch and hold
the favorite you’d like to remove.
Confirm deleted when prompted.
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Capturing a Picture
1. Tap the Camera Feed you’d like to take a picture
of. The feed will show a small highlighted border
when selected. Double tap to view just that feed.
2. Tap the Take Picture icon in the menu
bar at the bottom of the screen.
NOTE :
1
The bottom menu of the Live View interface contains
two sets of icons. If you do not see the Take Picture
Icon swipe over the bottom bar from left to right.
2
3. Pictures and video you’ve
taken are available in
Picture & Video under
the main menu.
Recording Video
1. Tap the Camera Feed you’d like to take a record a
video of. The feed will show a small highlighted border
when selected. Double tap to view just that feed.
2. Tap the Record Video icon in the menu bar at the bottom
of the screen. A small red dot will appear while recording.
Tap the Record Video icon again stop recording.
NOTE :
The bottom menu of the Live View interface contains
two sets of icons. If you do not see the Record Video
Icon swipe over the bottom bar from left to right.
1
3. Pictures and video you’ve
taken are available in
Picture & Video under
the main menu.
2
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Controlling Pan, Tilt, and Zoom (PTZ)*
1. Tap the Camera Feed you’d like to control. The feed
will show a small highlighted border when selected.
Double tap to view just that feed.
2. Tap the PTZ icon in the menu bar at the bottom of
the screen.
NOTE :
1
The bottom menu of the Live View interface contains
two sets of icons. If you do not see the PTZ Icon
swipe over the bottom bar from left to right.
2
3. The Remote Control (PTZ) menu will appear and you will be
able to access the following remote control features.
a Auto Scan: Tap to start / stop auto scan
(automatic camera rotation).
b Zoom: Tap to access the Camera’s
zoom controls. You can also pinch two
fingers on the screen to zoom out or
pull two fingers apart to zoom in.
c Focus: Tap to access the
Camera’s focus control.
d Iris: Tap to access the Camera’s Iris
control. The Iris control changes the
amount of light your camera is receiving.
a
e Presets: Once you have set a camera
scene for a specific purpose, you can create
a preset. Setting presets allows you to
quickly apply zoom, focus, and iris settings
without having to adjust them each time.
Creating a Preset
Recalling a Preset
1. Set the zoom, focus and iris
to your desired settings.
1. Tap the Preset button (e).
2. Tap the Preset button (e).
2. Type the desired preset
number and touch call.
3. Assign a number between 1 and 256.
4. Tap Set.
* Requires a compatible camera. Some features may not be available on all models. For additional info visit www.firstalert.com.
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b
c
d
e
Using Image Quality Adjustments
1. Tap the Camera Feed you’d like to adjust. The
feed will show a small highlighted border when
selected. Double tap to view just that feed.
2. Tap the Image Quality icon in the menu
bar at the bottom of the screen.
NOTE :
The bottom menu of the Live View interface contains
two sets of icons. If you do not see the Take Picture
Icon swipe over the bottom bar from left to right.
1
2
3. From this menu you can choose from three
presets: Clear, Balanced, or Fluent.
NOTE :
Adjustments you make will affect the live view as
well as images you capture and video recordings.
4. For Custom settings touch the Custom Button.
5. The custom image settings menu allows you to
adjust the Stream Type, Resolution, Frame Rate, and
Bitrate. Refer to your camera’s full owner’s manual
for additional information on these settings.
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Turning Live View On/Off
1. Tap the turn Live View On/Off button to turn
Live View off and again to turn it back on.
NOTE :
Toggle Off
Toggle On
The bottom menu of the Live View interface contains
two sets of icons. If you do not see the Toggle Live
View Icon swipe over the bottom bar from left to right.
Disabling the Sound in Live View
1. Access the additional Live View menu items by
swiping the bottom menu bar from right to left.
2. Tap the Sound button to turn the sounds from your
camera feed off. Tap it again to turn them back on.
Sounds On
Sounds Off
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Using Two-Way Audio­*
1. Access the additional Live View menu items by
swiping the bottom menu bar from right to left.
2. If your device is equipped with two-way communication you
can utilize the Smartbridge app to talk and listen remotely.
When Live View is launched the microphone will be disabled.
Tap the Two-Way Communication icon to begin twoway communication, tap the icon again to disable.
Two-Way Communication Disabled
Two-Way Communication Enabled
NOTE :
If you can’t hear any sound from your camera feed
first make sure the sound is on in the Smartbridge
App and the volume on your phone is turned
up. If you are still having problems refer to the
full owner’s manual for trouble shooting tips.
Sounds On
Sounds Off
* Requires a compatible device. Some features may not be available on all models. For additional info visit www.firstalert.com.
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Controlling Alarms
1. Access the additional Live View menu items by
swiping the bottom menu bar from right to left.
2. Click the Alarm Output Control icon.
3. Tap the alarm output sliders to enable
or disable an alarm output.
Turn Alarm Output On
Turn Alarm Output Off
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Digital Zooming
1. Access the additional Live View menu items by
swiping the bottom menu bar from right to left.
2. Tap the Camera Feed you’d like to zoom in on. The feed
will show a small highlighted border when selected.
3. Tap the Digital Zoom button.
2
4. Touching zoom will focus the app on the
selected live view camera feed.
ZOOM IN: with two fingers on your smartphone
screen pull apart to zoom in.
ZOOM OUT: with two fingers on your
smartphone screen pinch to zoom out.
SCROLL: with a feed zoomed you can scroll around
the image by dragging with your finger.
NOTE :
3
Digital Zoom is not utilizing a compatible
camera’s* lens to zoom in and out.
If your camera is capable of lens
zooming see the section on remotely
controlling your camera (PTZ).
5. When digital zoom is enabled the icon will appear
red. To exit digital zoom tap the icon.
5
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Remote Playback
Remote Playback allows you to access saved video feeds from your camera system while
you are away. Access the Remote Playback features by doing the following.
1. Tap the Main Menu button in the
top left corner of the screen.
2. Tap Remote Playback
Remote Playback Feature Overview
Main Menu
Access Remote Recordings
Shows available devices
and allows you to access
full recordings or recordings
based on a date rage.
Timeline
Playback Window
Drag left or right to change
video playback time.
Once loaded, video feeds will
play in this area of the screen.
Cancel Remote
Playback
Turn Off
Capture Picture
Takes a still picture from
within your recorded video.
Take Video Snippet
Allows you to take a
snippet of video.
Pause
Pauses the remove
video playback.
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Mute On/Off
Turns the sound on/off.
Additional Remote Playback features are available
within the toolbar at the bottom. To access,
swipe over the toolbar from right to left.
Digital Zoom
Allows you to zoom in and zoom
out on a remote video.
NOTE :
Digital Zoom is not utilizing a compatible
camera’s* lens to zoom in and out. If your camera
is capable of lens zooming see the section
on remotely controlling your camera (PTZ).
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Accessing a Remote Recording
In order to use the Remote Playback features within the Smartbridge app you’ll
first need to load a remote recording from one of your devices.
1. Tap the Access Recordings icon in the
upper right hand corner of the screen.
2. Your devices will show under two date range fields.
NOTE :
If you do not see your device listing make sure you are logged
in and that you’ve set up your devices prior to accessing them
through the Remote Playback feature. Refer to the sections
on logging in and setting up devices for more information.
3. Tap the carrot icon to reveal the camera
inputs on your remote device.
4. Select the camera feed you’d like to remotely access
a recording from by touching the dot to the right.
A camera is selected when the dot turns green.
2
3
5. Tap the From and To calendar rows to set the time
frame you’d like to review from your recording.
NOTE :
It is recommended you connect to the Internet via
Wi-Fi if you plan on reviewing longer recordings.
Loading videos remotely uses a large amount of
data. Cellular data charges may occur. Contact your
wireless carrier for additional details on data charges.
4
6. Tap the Start Playback button to large your recording.
NOTE :
Loading times vary based on data connection
speed and system video quality.
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Capturing a Picture
1. With a recording loaded you can capture a still picture
of the live video feed. Navigate to the moment in the
recording you’d like to capture and tap the Pause button.
NOTE :
You can also take an image capture
while the movie is playing. Playback will
continue after the image is taken.
2. Tap the Capture Picture icon.
3. Pictures and video you’ve taken are available
in Picture & Video under the main menu.
2
1
Taking a Video Snippet
1. Slide the timeline bar to the location you’d like
to begin recording the clip at and touch play
if you’re video is currently stopped.
1
2
2. Tap the Snippet icon to begin recording.
3. While your video snippet is recording a small red dot
will appear in the upper left corner of the screen and
the Snippet icon will show highlighted in red.
4. Touch the Snippet icon again to stop recording.
5. Pictures and video you’ve taken are available
in Picture & Video under the main menu.
4
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Pausing Playback
1. With a recording loaded tap the Pause button to stop
playback. Tap the icon again to resume playback.
Disabling Sound
1. To mute the audio of a recording tap the Mute
button. Tap it again to turn the sound back on.
Sounds On
Sounds Off
Canceling Remote Playback
1. To cancel the remote playback feed tap the
Cancel Remote Playback button.
NOTE :
Stopping digital playback will disconnect
Smartbridge from the remove video. To stop
playback temporarily use the Pause button.
2. You can also stop the playback by tapping and
holding on the playback window and dragging
the window upwards to the trash can.
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Digital Zooming
1. Access the additional Live View menu items by
swiping the bottom menu bar from right to left.
2. Locate the time frame in the video playback you’d like
to zoom in on and tap the Digital Zoom button.
3. ZOOM IN: with two fingers on your
smartphone screen pull apart to zoom in.
ZOOM OUT: with two fingers on your
smartphone screen pinch to zoom out.
SCROLL: with a feed zoomed you can scroll
around the image by dragging with your finger.
NOTE :
Digital Zoom is not utilizing a compatible
camera’s* lens to zoom in and out. If your camera
is capable of lens zooming see the section on
remotely controlling your camera (PTZ).
5. When digital zoom is enabled
the icon will appear red. Tap the
digital zoom icon again to exit.
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Alarm Features
The Smartbridge Application allows you to receive Push Notifications
when an alarm is triggered and see Alarm Information.
1. Tap the Main Menu button in
the top left corner of the screen.
2. Tap Alarm.
Enabling Push Notifications
1. Tap Alarm Push Notification.
2. Tap the on/off switch for the device you’d
like to enable push notification for.
Viewing the Alarm Log
1. Tap Alarm Information.
2. Alarm information is displayed. Tap the Trash Can
icon in the upper right to clear the information.
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Picture and Video
You can access image captures and videos you’ve recorded from Live View
and Remote Playback through the Picture and Video menu item.
1. Tap the Main Menu button in the
top left corner of the screen.
2. Tap Alarm.
Thumbnail View
1. Pictures and Video are arranged into albums
by date and displayed as thumbnails. Swipe
up and down to scroll through your pictures.
2. To view a picture or video tap the thumbnail.
Viewing Videos
1. Tap Pictures and Video from the Main Menu
and choose the video you’d like to work with.
a
2. Video Features:
a
a.
Back: Tap this icon to return to the thumbnail page.
b
b.
Play: Tap to begin playback.
c.
c
Timeline Scroll Bar: Drag to change the time line position
d
d.
Capture Image: Tap to capture an image of the video
feed. Captured images appear on the thumbnail page.
e
e.
Play: tap to pause/play the video.
f.
f
Mute: tap to mute the sound of the video feed.
b
c
d
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e
f
Viewing Pictures
1. Tap Pictures and Video from the Main Menu and
choose the picture you’d like to work with.
a
2. Picture Viewing Features:.
a
a.
Back: Tap this icon to return to the thumbnail page.
b
b.
ZOOM IN: with two fingers on your
smartphone screen pull apart to zoom in.
ZOOM OUT: with two fingers on your smartphone screen pinch to zoom out.
b
Scroll: with a feed zoomed you can scroll around
the image by dragging with your finger.
c
c.
Share Image: Tap the icon and select the
method you’d like to use to share your image.
d.
d
Delete this Image: Tap to capture an
image of the video feed. Captured images
appear on the thumbnail page.
c
Deleting Multiple Pictures and Videos
1. Tap Pictures and Video from the Main Menu.
2. Tap the Edit Icon in the top
right corner of the screen.
3. Select the images you’d like to delete. Images
with a check mark will be removed. You
can select both videos and images.
NOTE :
Images are deleted permanently.
4. Touch the trash can icon and confirm
deletion when prompted.
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d
Sharing Multiple Pictures and Video
1. Tap Pictures and Video from the Main Menu.
2. Tap the Edit Icon in the top right corner of the screen.
3. Select the images you’d like to share.
Images with a check mark will be sent. You
can select both videos and images.
4. Touch the Share Image icon and choose
how you’d like to share your image.
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